Cut [Deluxe Edition] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - John Dougan
Almost as well-known for its cover (the three Slits are half-naked and covered in mud) as for its music, Cut is an ebullient piece of post-punk mastery that finds the Slits' interest in Caribbean and African rhythms smoothly incorporated into their harsher punk rock stylings. Ari Up's wandering voice (a touch like Yoko Ono) might be initially off-putting, but not so much so that it makes listening to the record difficult. Six tracks are revamped from earlier John Peel Sessions and sound better for the extra effort (especially "New Town" and "Love und Romance"). With its goofy charm, gleeful swing and sway, and subtle yet compelling libertarian feminism, this is one of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Dougan
Almost as well-known for its cover (the three Slits are half-naked and covered in mud) as for its music, Cut is an ebullient piece of post-punk mastery that finds the Slits' interest in Caribbean and African rhythms smoothly incorporated into their harsher punk rock stylings. Ari Up's wandering voice (a touch like Yoko Ono) might be initially off-putting, but not so much so that it makes listening to the record difficult. Six tracks are revamped from earlier John Peel Sessions and sound better for the extra effort (especially "New Town" and "Love und Romance"). With its goofy charm, gleeful swing and sway, and subtle yet compelling libertarian feminism, this is one of the best records of the era. [The Deluxe Edition, released in 2010, features 30 bonus tracks, including demos, sessions for Peel's BBC program, and dub versions.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2010
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 600753212509
  • Catalog Number: 5321250
  • Sales rank: 54,566

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Instant Hit (2:43)
  2. 2 So Tough (2:40)
  3. 3 Spend, Spend, Spend (3:16)
  4. 4 Shoplifting (1:36)
  5. 5 FM (3:34)
  6. 6 Newtown (3:48)
  7. 7 Ping Pong Affair (4:15)
  8. 8 Love Und Romance (2:27)
  9. 9 Typical Girls (3:56)
  10. 10 Adventures Close To Home (3:24)
  11. 11 I Heard It Through the Grapevine (3:59)
  12. 12 Liebe and Romanze (4:44)
  13. 13 Typical Girls (4:18)
  14. 14 Love and Romance (2:25)
  15. 15 Vindictive (2:15)
  16. 16 Newtown (3:28)
  17. 17 Shoplifting (1:28)
  18. 18 So Tough (2:16)
  19. 19 Instant Hit (2:30)
  20. 20 Fm (3:35)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Heard It Through the Grapevine (3:45)
  2. 2 Instant Hit (2:32)
  3. 3 Spend, Spend, Spend (3:27)
  4. 4 Newtown (3:38)
  5. 5 Adventures Close To Home (3:37)
  6. 6 Instant Hit (2:42)
  7. 7 So Tough (2:39)
  8. 8 Spend, Spend, Spend (3:18)
  9. 9 Shoplifting (1:39)
  10. 10 FM (3:52)
  11. 11 Newtown (4:30)
  12. 12 Ping Pong Affair (4:40)
  13. 13 Love Und Romance (2:27)
  14. 14 Typical Girls (4:16)
  15. 15 Adventures Close To Home (3:27)
  16. 16 So Tough (1:37)
  17. 17 Instant Hit (2:33)
  18. 18 Typical Girls (4:00)
  19. 19 Spend, Spend, Spend (3:16)
  20. 20 In the Beginning, There Was Rhythm (5:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Slits Primary Artist
Technical Credits
The Slits Creation
Barrett Strong Composer
Viv Albertine Composer
Tessa Pollitt Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Mike Dunne Engineer
Mark Paytress Interviewer, Sleeve Notes
Kevin Van Bergen Remixing
Tibor Pecsi Remastering
Arianne Foster Composer
Paloma Romero Composer
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