Slaughter & The Dogs
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||77 punk punk punk rock oi|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Formed in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England, in 1976, this punk quartet originally comprised Wayne Barrett (vocals), Howard Zip Bates (bass), Mick Rossi (guitar) and Brian Mad Muffet Grantham (drums). They took their name from two of their biggest musical influences; Mick Ronsons 1974 recording Slaughter On Tenth Avenue and David Bowies Diamond Dogs. One of the first acts to sign to Manchesters independent Rabid Records, the band subsequently won a recording contract with Decca Records for whom they released Do It Dog Style in 1978. A dispute with their record company, combined with the departure of Barrett, saw them marooned back in Manchester. Adding Billy Duffy (William Henry Duffy, 12 May 1961, Hulme, Manchester, England) on guitar, they auditioned future Smiths legend Morrissey as their new vocalist, before deciding to stay as a four-piece with Rossi singing. An unsuccessful relaunch as Slaughter convinced them to...