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Formed in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, Slint were formed in 1985 and originally comprised former members of local legends Squirrel Bait - Brian McMahan (Louisville, Kentucky, USA; vocals/guitar), Ethan Buckler (bass) and Britt Walford (drums) - plus David Pajo (b. Texas, USA; guitar). Informed by a typically brutal Steve Albini production, the bands 1989 debut (later re-released on Touch & Go Records) featured loud guitar-playing and muted vocals, each track named after band members parents and pets. The abrasive edge was toned down somewhat for 1991s Spiderland, which saw a number of changes. Buckler had left to form King Kong and was replaced by Todd Brashear, and producer Brian Paulson engendered a more sympathetic sound while maintaining the twin-guitar bite of the earlier recording. Rather than simple noise, Spiderland incorporated fully developed songwriting that made the album a popular and highly influential item within the American...