Playin’ In Time with the Deadbeat is Slug Guts’ third lp and the
follow up to last years critically acclaimed Howlin’ Gang (SBR-046).
Playin’ In Time sees the band release a record that sounds menacingly
desperate, ugly and malnourished. The album was written and recorded
during a particularly turbulent year for Slug Guts during which they
toured the us, Japan, and Australia, released a live album, and numerous
singles. This album draws on Australia’s rough and agitated pub rock
history, taking dregs from Australian cult icons Feedtime and Venom
P Stinger. Playin’ In time With The Deadbeat was written during a year
which saw members of this seven piece endure trips to the mental
hospital, jail, court trials, death, rehab, and bouts of violence following
thousands of kilometers spent in a van. From the cacophonous gallop of
opening track “Scum”, to the hit single potential of “Adult Living” it is
clear the band, have grown heaps as both writers and players. Despite
personal setbacks and numerous tragedies, Playin’ In Time With The Deadbeat is the definitive Slug Guts album to date; it is a focused, damaged
and unique opus.