SLOGGY - The Singles Collection

Sloggy - The Singles Collection

15 songs
41:16 minutes
***** ****
Hell On Wheels

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Sloggy is a true underground legend from Luxembourg. Eons ago he introduced noise rock to our little community, first with the hardcore outfit Elvis Just Left The Building (who were the only local band ever to release a flexi disc), then with the groovier Gauged. Since a couple of years, it became very silent around Sloggy, although he was still quite active. Retreated in his living room, he founded his own record label Hell On Wheels and released a couple of vinyl 7"-EPs.

For those of you who don't have a regular record player anymore, here's the opportunity you can't miss out on: Sloggy released finally The Singles Collection, where all of the songs of his 5 EPs are for the first time together on CD. His music is an intelligent combination of LoFi and Garage sounds. The latter is mostly emphasised by his love for anything that comes with an engine, hence songtitles like Scootermania, Demolition Derby and Swampbuggy. As Sloggy is foremost a bassist, there is still a lot of groove in the music, but there's also a lot of dirty guitarwork courtesy of local celebrities like Pattex (ex-EJLTB, ex-No More), Gull (ex-Rotzbouwen, ex-Tiger Fernandes) and many more. The vocals are shared between Sloggy himself and Viviane of Ortigas fame.

What you get here is nearly three quarters of an hour lofi garage noise rock sounds, with some truly outstanding tracks like Pirate-Radio and Picnic In Space, which was already featured on the last Bloe Baaschtert CD compilation. Not every song is an instant classic, but you have to look hard to find a CD that has the low budget charm of this CD. In times where every band tries to sound better produced and tighter mixed, it's great to have someone like Sloggy who cares about the song in itself. A must buy!

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