Friday, February 26, 2010

Doug and the Slugs: Popaganda

Doug Bennet and his Slugs grew stronger as musicians and composers but the eighties was a harsh mistress and those who sought her love drenched themselves in echo-ey beats and key-tars. To be fair as a biased man can be, that approach worked for some English bands who led with their haircuts but it tended to embarrass those who'd learned their trade in more organic times. Popaganda is actually a fine pop album and they saved the worst of the eighties damage for their Tomcat Prowl album (or so I'm told, I've never heard it). Hope you all enjoyed the Slugginess!


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  1. DoumoDoumoKun@hotmail.comFebruary 28, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    Many, many thanks for these posts. Until now the only thing I could find was Slugcology. Was a big fan of the band "back in the day" (yeah, the 80s) and had their first 2 albums on vinyl -- both of which are long gone, left behind when I went overseas and then a fatality of a divorce. So I was overjoyed to see them posted here as Slugcology doesn't contain one of my favorites (Tropical Rainstorm) and I'm not much of a fan of "Best of" compilations (they always leave something out). Never had heard MFTHOT or Popaganda in their entirety so ecstatic to hear more Slugs.

    Again, thank you, thank you, thank you.

  2. Doumo
    You're welcome, dredging up vinyl memories dimmed by time and tragedy is one of our many callings here.

    P.S. There are a few bands well-served by Best-Of's but by accident and design they usually do leave things off and they often just feel like cheating.


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