Thursday, 21 October 2010

The Slits - Ari Up - R.I.P.

Sad news time.....

Ari Up singer with the Slits passed away from a serious illness on the 20th October.  The nature of the illness isn't yet known.

Cut by the Slits has been one of my favourite albums since I first heard it and it never gets old. Any band that can incorporate the use of a shaking matchbox and the striking of a match as they do in Newtown shows a stroke of real genius imo.

Ari was a great and unigue singer who, at 48, was taken far too early.