Homage to the legacy of Tony Slug (1963-2023) – first single out now, feat. members of Temple Fang, Peter Pan Speedrock & The Spades

We are excited to present the first single of the all-star album by Dutch rock’n’roll pioneer Tony Slug, featuring members of Temple Fang, Peter Pan Speedrock and The Spades.

Taken from the forthcoming self-titled album, to be released 22/03/2024 by Suburban Records, Wap Shoo Wap & Alternative Tentacles, the album is an adequate homage to Tony’s legend. Featuring over 30 players/writers, including Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Jennifer Finch (L7), Nicke Andersson (The Hellacopters), Jerry A. (Poison Idea), Happy Tom (Turbonegro), and many more! 

And this is what we know: Tony Slug is hands-down plain & simp the most bad-ass rock’n’roller to ever emerge from the European Continent” — Happy Tom, Turbonegro

As you should know, Tony Slug has been shaking the earth with his riff-driven punk rock since ‘78. He has tirelessly toured with his bands BGK, Loveslug, The Nitwitz, and The Hydromatics. Throughout these crusades, Tony has built a vast network of friends in every corner of DIY rock’n’roll. As a tribute to his legacy, this international group of friends has contributed to what would unfortunately become his final record; right after all recordings were on tape, Tony died at the age of 60 after a brief battle with cancer.

Today, we are proud to present the album’s first single: “Wreckerball. Intertwining mythology with heartfelt contemplations and guitar riffs on life and mortality, Wreckerball encourages listeners to connect with The Tony Slug Experience. Featuring Tony Slug on guitar, Jevin de Groot (Temple Fang) on vocals, Bart Geevers (Peter Pan Speedrock, Speedmobile) on bass, Ries Doms (The Kik, The Sha-La-Lee’s) on drums, and additional vocals by (producer) Steven van der Werff.

The lyric idea was based on the notion that Tony may not be around for much longer… I made up a semi-fictitious character who builds a spaceship out of an old wreckerball and flies around ridding the planet of unwanted non-rock related humans and things. Based on the idea that death brings life and it’s an inevitable part of living… sacrifice, alchemy, destruction and rebirth. Like the mythology of Shiva, Mahadeva: he creates, destroys and sustains.” – Jevin de Groot

More than just an album, this release is a testament to years of enduring friendship, encapsulating the musical artistry and camaraderie that define The Tony Slug Experience. Created with love and shared history, it pays homage to the legacy of Tony Slug.

The Tony Slug Experience album will be released on 22/03/2024 (Suburban Records, Wap Shoo Wap, Alternative Tentacles). The record comes in a gatefold sleeve with a foreword by Turbonegro’s Happy Tom, accompanied by a fanzine-sized biography. Choose between the classic 180g Black Vinyl or 180g Chilli Whacker Red vinyl edition. 

Pre-order: https://suburban.nl/product/the-tony-slug-experience/