The Slits were maybe the most popular female punk band to come out of London in punk’s heyday during the late ’70s. Today’s track, “Vindictive,” is a cut from their Peel Session recorded in 1977, one year before the release of their more reggae-influenced debut Cut. Members of the ever-changing Slits lineup included Ari Up (Ariane Foster, also part of the dub collective New Age Steppers); drummer Palmolive (Paloma Romero), later of The Raincoats; and Budgie (Peter Clarke) of The Spitfire Boys and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Although they officially broke up in 1982, the Slits reunited in 2005 and continued to perform together until Ari Up’s death in 2010.



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