In the early 70′s, Dust Commander, the only album recorded by Seattle based band The Slew was rejected by labels and has since remained an obscure obsession of record diggers/collectors and serious rock music fanatics.  Jay Rowlands is the latter of these and he arranged to have a documentary made about the mysterious band and it’s mastermind, Jack Slew.  Unfortunately, due to legal complications, Slew decided to back out of participating in the documentary which ultimately killed the project, save one major score- the film’s score.  The soundtrack was put together by Kid Koala and Dynomite D who enlisted the help of former Wolfmother rhythm section, Chris Ross and Myles Heskett.  They sampled The Slew’s original material and the result is an irresistibly funky, rock and turntablism hip hop blend.  It’s definitely something special and the sound really speaks for itself.  They’re touring one time only so check them out if you have a chance…

MP3:  Kid Koala Presents: The Slew – “It’s All Over” ([download id="11" format="1"])

MP3:  Kid Koala Presents: The Slew – “Robbing Banks (Doin’ Time)” ([download id="12" format="1"])

Download the whole album here

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Thanks to Ryan U for the heads up…

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Date posted: September 20, 2009

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