Sloan Unearth 1993 Bootleg for Limited Vinyl Release
Published Nov 14, 2011Having recently celebrated their 20th anniversary with The Double Cross, Canadian power pop heroes Sloan are delving into the archives for a release of a nearly two-decades-old live bootleg. Entitled Is That All I Get?, it was recorded live in concert on September 20, 1993, in Winnipeg, MB.
Limited to 300 copies, these hand-numbered records are pressed on luminous green marbled vinyl. In the product description at Sloan's official webstore, the band's Jay Ferguson wrote that this is a tribute to the '70s and '80s tradition of bootlegged LPs.
"The original recording was captured via cassette by a fan in the audience," he explained. "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!"
The records will come with a bonus video download of "Rag Doll," a song that doesn't appear on the vinyl. To make the deal even sweeter, 25 randomly selected buyers will receive an original copy of the fall 1993 tour poster.
Coincidentally, this show was recorded on Sloan member Patrick Pentland's 24th birthday. The video embedded below shows the band and fans singing "Happy Birthday" for him.
Order your copy of Is That All I Get? right here, though as of press time Sloan were having technical issues with their webstore.