Archive for the ‘The Slugs’ category

Too Much Too Soon

January 13th, 2011

This is for Maria – as it always is when the Slugs play this song.

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As performed live at the Abbey Pub in Chicago January 22, 2010.

Springing Forward

March 14th, 2010

Johnny L. CD Friend cover artHonoring the return of Daylight Savings Time, I give you “Spring Forward“, a track recorded by The Slugs (Dag, Gregg, Mike and Johnny) for Johnny L.‘s brand new CD entitled “Friend“.  Enjoy this preview, and get your copy of Friend from Amazon – it’s a great record full of wonderful songs and collaborations from Johnny L.!

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The Slugs with John Entwistle

June 17th, 2009

I was talking with an old friend recently about a memorable show the Slugs played in July 1988. We opened for John Entwistle, bass player for The Who.  The Slugs most prominent musical inspiration at the time was The Who and getting this gig was a very big deal to us.

The Slugs with John EntwistleWe played the Riviera in Chicago, an old movie palace that is now owned by Jam Productions, the leading concert promoter in the Midwest. Aside from meeting our hero Entwistle, is was also memorable to meet the Who’s sound engineer since 1968, Bobby Pridden.

Fifteen years later or so, Dag, Gregg and I were joined by guest vocalist Michael Dorff to pay homage to the Who during a Halloween show at Tommy Nevin’s in Evanston. We played about 5 or 6 Who songs with all the loving cacophony we could muster. 

Hear The Real Me from that show: 

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