Sloan To Release Live 1993 Bootleg LPBy Craig Smith • Nov 11th, 2011 • Category: News
They released one of 2011′s finest albums with their 20th anniversary celebrating The Double Cross and now my own personal rock n’ roll heroes Sloan are to release their first live bootleg LP. Titled Is That All I Get? and recorded on guitarist Patrick Pentland’s birthday on September 20, 1993 in Winnepeg, Manitoba, the album documents the band ‘rough and ready’ style (via fan-recorded cassette) after a year of touring their debut album Smeared and features nascent versions of tracks which would later appear on Twice Removed. Released in a limited edition of 300 hand-numbered copies and pressed on green marble vinyl, the album will be available for purchase on Monday November 14 via their online store — sloanmusic.com.
This is what guitarist Jay Ferguson had to say about it:
“See, I’ve always been a big fan of the live bootleg LPs that began to appear in hip underground record stores in the 1970’s and into the 1980’s. So, here’s our very own (legal) tribute to that tradition. Packaged in a heavy duty white jacket, it comes with hand numbered, risographed wrap around outer sleeve, photocopied insert and pressed onto luminous green marbled vinyl!
To further continue with the bootleg custom, the original recording was captured via cassette by a fan in the audience back in Winnipeg, 1993. The results are a bit rough at the edges for sure, but kind of exciting and also finds our band at a point in our career where we were finishing a year or more of touring behind our first LP, Smeared, yet beginning to road test some songs that would wind up on Twice Removed. Early versions of Shame Shame and Worried Now appear with different musical bridges that would not be ironed out until a few months later. We even began the show with an Eric’s Trip cover! I found it to be an interesting time capsule (Patrick turns 24!) and hope you all think so too.”