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Shop Assistants [53rd & 3rd EP, 1986]
Four gals and one guy--who plays guitar, darn it--spend two days in Edinburgh doing the impossible: recreating punk. They're everything I wanted the Slits to be: fast, tuneful, primitive, hard, tender, a little mysterious, and not altogether averse to slow ones. Speedy one's called "Safety Net" (they don't have one, "you" do), fast one's called "Almost Made It" (and if it wasn't for "you" we would have), slow one's called "Somewhere in China" (searching for a better life). Speedy one's the A. A-