SLASH PUPPET - Out Of Print 1993 Six Song EP Pushes $200.00 US On eBay, Former Frontman Issues Statement
March 24, 2010, 5 years ago
A copy of late '80s / early '90s Toronto rockers SLASH PUPPET's 1993 self-titled six song EP issued on Sweet Leaf Records has gone for big money in an eBay auction, selling for $190.50 US (details here. This comes on the heels of a separate auction that saw a copy of the same record go for over $140.00 US. Former frontman Mif contacted BW&BK with a statement on the turn of events:
Mif: "I can't begin to tell you how flattering this really is considering the length of time that has passed since the release of the Slash Puppet EP back in 1993. It is truly unprecedented for a band like ours that worked so hard back then and got so close just to have to call it a day for no other reason than a serious musical shift (the grunge scene)! I've always felt like we were never given a true chance in the scheme of things and were sent a- packing prematurely, along with many of our metal compatriots. I suppose in some ways the music has stood the test of time and for myself as a songwriter and for the the rest of the members in the band, I'm sure, this is truly satisfying along with the fact that we continue to garner the serious attention of fans the world over."
As previously reported, No Strings Attached, a CD version of Slash Puppet's 1989 demo tape known by diehard fans as The Demo, was issued through Sun City Records out of Australia on September 3rd, 2007. The tracklist is as follows: 'Slow Down', 'Squeeze It In', 'Hard On Love', 'Bad Girls', 'Turn It On', 'Evil Woman', 'Some Kind O' Lady', 'Overload'.
Check out BW&BK's exclusive September 2007 interview with Slash Puppet frontman Mif discussing the band's career and the release of No Strings Attached here.