Slow – Against The Glass - 1985 Canada Punk - Black Vinyl LP
Slow – Against The Glass
Artoffact Records – AOF278
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, black
not sealed but unplayed
USA & Canada
A1 Have Not Been The Same
A2 Out Of The Cold
A3 Bad Man
B1 Intro/In Deep
B2 Looking For Something Clean
B3 Against The Glass
B4 I Broke The Circle
B5 Black Is Black
Produced At – Aragon Sound
Recorded At – Aragon Sound
Pressed By – GZ Media – 161425E
Distributed By – Storming The Base
Copyright (c) – Artoffact Records
Backing Vocals – Joey Meyers (tracks: A1), Tommy Dee (4) (tracks: A2)
Bass – Stephen Hamm
Engineer – Howard Fitzgerald
Executive-Producer – Grant McDonagh
Graphics [Original Cover Graphics] – Roger Thorn (2)
Guitar – Christian*, Ziggy Sigmund (tracks: A1 to B3)
Handclaps – Mike (230) (tracks: A2)
Percussion – Terry Russell (2)
Photography By [Cover Photo] – June Boe
Saxophone – Max Todd (tracks: A2)
Vocals – Tom Anselmi*
Written-By, Arranged By – Slow (2)
Includes a digital download coupon.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Text of sticker on shrink wrap): 6 28070 62788 2
Barcode (Scanned sticker on shrink wrap): 628070627882
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): 161425E1/A
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): 161425E2/A
In 1985, the band recorded and released the I Broke The Circle 7″.
The next year, they put out the 12″ EP, Against The Glass.
This was the recording they would tour the pacific northwest with. It should be noted that the band did this during the mid-to-late-80s. They toured Seattle wearing lumberjack shirts and played grungey, 70s-influenced hard rock infused with punk. S0und familiar? Yes, these guys were the original inspiration for the Seattle Grunge movement of the early 90s. I once read a story, where Art Bergmann, of the K-Tels/Young Canadians was once approached by an American record guy about checking out a new group called Mudhoney. The guy was so excited about this great, brand new music and wanted to know what Bergmann thought about them. Bergmann dismissed the band as poseurs. So what? Weve got a group in Vancouver named Slow who are the real thing. (Or something to that effect, Im not actually quoting just typing from memory).
Expo 86 riot
Slow are most famous for a controversial incident which both marred the Expo 86 festivities and effectively ended the band's career. On the opening night of the Festival of Independent Recording Artists, several people who were not attending the concert wandered into the pavilion, witnessed the band's outrageous live show, and rushed out to complain to Expo management. The officials turned off the power, ending the band's set. Hamm expressed his displeasure by mooning the audience, and Anselmi quickly followed suit, also exposing himself frontally.
The band were detained by the Vancouver police, who considered charging them with indecent exposure. Expo officials initially cancelled the evening's concert, citing security concerns.
Some of the fans in attendance got onstage and refused to leave the venue, others began to riot, and yet another group stormed BCTV's onsite studios, where they protested the concert's cancellation so loudly and persistently that the station had to pull its 11:00 p.m. newscast.
The following day, Expo announced the cancellation of the whole concert festival.
The band subsequently split up. Anselmi and Thorvaldson formed the band ©, while Hamm and Russell launched Tankhog.