Slovenly (band)

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OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresPost-punk, indie rock, art rock
Years active1981–1992
Past membersSteve Anderson
Rob Holzman
Tim Plowman
Tom Watson
Scott Ziegler

Slovenly were an American post-punk band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1981.[1] After the group disbanded, Tom Watson joined Red Krayola for their self-titled album and has continued to record with them.[2]


The members of Slovenly had all attended Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach.[3] Steve Anderson, Scott Ziegler and drummer Bruce Lossen were in a band called the Convalescence.[3] When the bass player left, Watson joined and the band name was changed to Toxic Shock.[3]

After graduation, they continued playing music and the initial version of Slovenly was formed.[3] Eventually, Bruce left the band and was replaced by ex-Saccharine Trust drummer Rob Holzman.[2][3]

The band played their first gig as Toxic Shock with Minutemen and Saccharine Trust[4] which led to an invitation from the Urinals to contribute a track to the Keats Rides A Harley compilation album by Happy Squid Records.[4] The band changed their name to Slovenly and continued to gig with Minutemen which lead to releasing their first albums on Mike Watt's New Alliance Records label.[4]


Studio albums


  1. ^ Robbins, Ira (2007). "Slovenly". Trouser Press. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Lang, Dave (July 1998). "The SST Records Story (Part 3)". Perfect Sound Forever. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e Lang, Dave (April 2019). "Slovenly Interview by Dave Lang". Perfect Sound Forever. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Sheppard, Amanda (October 29, 2019). "From Minutemen to Missingmen: Mike Watt and Friends Carry On". Please Kill Me. Retrieved November 3, 2019.

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