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
Alan Springate on Resonator guitar and vocals.
David Sanchez on double bass.
LP: Tracks of the Slug.
Sassy Productions www.sassy-productions.co.uk have purchased rights to use this album in their films.
Sleep (don't come easy)
Ghost in the Corner
Why Can't I Wake Up
Original material and then pretty much any Jazz, blues, rock covers you want with 2 weeks notice.