SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS
+ SPECIAL GUESTS
Manchester Club Academy
Sunday 12th February 2017
Doors 7pm | Curfew 10.30pm
Tickets £17.50 advance STBF | £20.00 OTD
Hailing from the notoriously tough Manchester suburb of Wythenshawe, Slaughter & The Dogs originally formed when Wayne Barrett (vocals) and Mick Rossi (guitar) got together at school and decided to start a band picking up drummer, Brian (Mad Muffett) Grantham on a bus along the way! Bassist Howared 'Zip' Bates joined them in late 1975. Wayne thought up the name for the band whilst lying in bed prior to their first gig.... a mixture of Diamond Dogs by David Bowie and Slaughter on 5th Avenue By Mick Ronson.
They found themselves at the forefront of the Manchester Punk scene along with the Buzzcocks and The Drones mirroring the London scene. Their gigging schedule grew heavier and they were soon playing at leading London punk venues like The Roxy and Vortex as well as others like the Marquee and the Nashville. The Roxy gave the band their first recording break when they appeared on its live album with two songs Boston Babies and Runaway . This led to a one off single Cranked Up Really High in 1977 on Rabid Records which in turn led to the band being signed by Decca. Classic singles followed Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone? , Quick Joey Small , Dame To Blame and You're Ready Now .