WOW HD AU
All Products
  • All Products
  • Upc/Cat
  • Movies/TV
  • Actor
  • Studio
  • Title
  • Music
  • Album
  • Artist
  • Artist (Lp Only)
  • Label
  • Song
  • Classical
  • Album
  • Person
  • Work
  • Video Games
  • Studio
  • Title
FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING!

Explore

In Stock

Genre

Format

Artists

Actors

Specialty

Rated

Label

Decades

Explore

In Stock

Genre

Format

Artists

Actors

Specialty

Rated

Studio

Decades

Color

Explore

In Stock

Genre

Format

Artists

Actors

Specialty

Rated

Label

Decades

Tracks of the Slug

Tracks of the Slug

(Duplicated CD)
  • By Slug
  • Release 19/02/2009
  • Music Genre Blues
  • Media Format CD
Share Twitter
CD 
Price: $15.87

Product Notes

Biography Slug is the result. But how did we get there? Sometimes the desire to make music grows into something more. David wanted to make music so he brought along his Double Bass, not because he was a Bassist. At the time he wasn't. He just thought he'd like to be, and as fate would have it, it appears that he is. Alan wanted to make music, not because he never has, but because he just loves it. Like most bands do, Slug started out as a covers band. But only very briefly, and for a while they weren't even called Slug. Then, during one of those slightly lost periods, Alan played David one of his own compositions. That went well. David didn't write songs. He wrote tunes. Melodies, but without words. They played the tunes. David opened up his little notebook of jottings. It contained fragmented sentences. Hang on! Whole sentences. These words fitted those tunes. Songs. So now we had two songwriters. Not that any of the songs here are recorded exactly as they were written. Alan finds it hard to follow things note for note. Years of being a solo artist have freed him of the ability to follow songs through from start to finish in precisely the same manner each time. The up shot of this is that a two bar intro might become an eight bar intro. Or the third and fourth verses may swap places, or one may be dropped. And as for the words, well, the meaning remains the same even though Alan sang them slightly differently. But that's okay. Anyway, once David had gotten used to Alan's slightly odd way of 'counting in', and provided he could see what Alan was playing, it was a thumbs-up situation -------------------------------------------------------- Instrumentation Alan Springate on Resonator guitar and vocals. David Sanchez on double bass. --------------------------------------------------------- David Sanchez was born in Ecuador and moved to the Isle of wight as a small boy. He took up the saxophone from the age of sixteen and within a year was widely regarded as a gifted Jazz saxophonist, winning the County Music Award and playing regularly with established Jazz bands. After reading Music and Education at Cambridge University, David moved to London to take up a teaching post and pursue his career in music. He played soprano saxophone for numerous jazz bands and worked with Palmskin Productions as a session musician. As soprano saxophonist with the band Acid Vibe, David has played many perstigious jazz stages, including the Jazz Café, Glastonbury Festival and supported Heat Wave, Gil Scott Heron and Galliano among others. David's latest project involves playing the double bass with the critically acclaimed Jazz duo SLUG. ---------------------------------------------------------- Alan Springate was born and raised in Bromley, South of London. A guitarist and song-writer since his teens. His musical path has led him to fronting and playing with various bands, (Last Bus Home and Underwood Two being the pick of them), and gigs as a solo artist. Relocating to the Isle of Wight in adulthood he released the Bones Wrapped In Skin CD, 'the disc is a psycho-drama with it's own weird logic.' So said Folk On Tap's Brian Hinton. He went on to pronounce that, 'Alan is a master of the National steel guitar; he grasps it's essential harshness, and here are lyrics and impassioned singing to match, oddly disturbing and edgy.' Always keen to help others get started, Alan has found himself teaching guitar on behalf of the Isle of Wight Music Service, and as part of the Islands Yamaha Music School. Then there is Jamming Dodgers, an informal get together which aims to get people of all ages playing music in front of a small appreciative audience. Alan's latest gig? Oh, he's playing guitar and singing with Slug.

Details

Artist: Slug
Title: Tracks of the Slug
Genre: Blues
Attributes: Duplicated CD
Release Date: 19/02/2009
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 884502013658

Credits