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Against the Glass

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sit_walk Some folks remember where they were when the twin towers fell or when John Lennon died; I'll always remember where I was the first time I heard "Have not been the same". Favorite track: Have Not Been the Same.
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Glasshearts SLOW. are hands down one of the most amazing
Rock/punk bands to have come out of Canada.
Precocious//Ferocious intelligent singing with proficient genius musicians playing a brand of music they described as ‘Demolition Rock’ They were all only around eighteen to twenty years old at the time of these recordings.
Amazing.
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bastard_of_young Incredible that this lost masterpiece is finally readily available to the masses. I have the OG press from Zulu, but copped a red for the 7" tracks. One of the best rock records of all-time, period. Favorite track: Against The Glass.
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Todd Lambeth Great blast from the past! Stands-up better than ever.
Dave Pugh
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Dave Pugh Canadian rock has rarely sounded so menacing. A true gem, this one.
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nicholas_ford I love this album. Seminal hard rock pre-Grunge (and perhaps an influence on Grunge: Slow played a lot in Seattle and, of course, Seattle bands came to Vancouver).
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about

It is almost impossible to over-estimate the effect of Slow on Canadian music. Formed in the mid-80s in Vancouver, and releasing only one album and one 7" on Zulu Records, the band has consistently been called one of the most influential punk rock bands in Canada and forerunners of the Seattle grunge scene. Perhaps most infamously, Slow is also the band that brought Expo 86 to its knees.

Not bad for a band that recorded only eight songs.

Slow was formed by Thomas Anselmi, Christian Thorvaldson, Stephen Hamm, and Terry Russell. Ziggy Sigmund was added to the line-up soon after as a second guitarist. The band released the 7" I Broke the Circle in 1985, followed by Against the Glass in 1986, which featured the legendary "Have Not Been the Same," one of the most iconic songs in Canadian music history. The song's name was even taken as the name for the CanRock Encyclopedia, published by ECW Press.

Slow's brand of rock n roll and punk rock has not aged one bit: Anselmi's voice is monstrous, the guitars seriously rock n roll, and the drummer is all energy and destruction. Against the Glass is the kind of album that could only be delivered by a veteran act of 20 years---or a bunch of genius teenagers with not much better to do. Artoffact Records is overjoyed to present the first-ever official reissue of Slow's only album, complete with both tracks from the first 7", thereby compiling Slow's collected works on both CD and vinyl. The vinyl comes in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with insightful essays written by John Armstrong, journalist and author, and leader of seminal punk band The Modernettes, as well as Taras Grescoe, award winning non-fiction writer. The gatefold also includes tons of images from behind-the-scenes moments, live shots, and even several iconic photos of the controversial events from Expo 86. The audio has been remastered from original tapes and is simply amazing.

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released October 27, 2017

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