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|Origin||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
Formation and members
The Slugs was started by brothers guitarist Dag and bassist Gregg Juhlin and their friend guitarist Al Paulson in Park Ridge, Illinois. In the early 1980s, the trio put out an ad for a drummer that was answered by Chicago native Mike Halston, and the band officially formed on March 5, 1983. Al Paulson eventually left the group, and English vocalist Tristan Gallagher joined but left in 1985. In the 1990s, Johnny L (born John Lukashevich) joined the band as guitarist.
The group put out their first single, "Walking in Circles/Give Me a Sunday", in 1986 on Susstones Records, and then a second single, "Back to the Playground/Now They Can All Lie Down", was issued on Pravda Records in 1987.
The band announced that they would reunite on January 22, 2010 for one show at the Abbey Pub in Chicago to celebrate Pravda Records' 25th anniversary, along with Pravda bands the Service and Boom Hank.
- "Walking in Circles", single, -- Susstones, 1986
- "Back to the Playgrounds"—single, Pravda, 1987
- Non-Stop Holiday—Pravda, 1988
- 20 Explosive Dynamic Super Smash Hit Explosions—cover of Hooked on a Feeling (Pravda, 1991)
- Fort Fun – Pravda, 1992
- Super Fantastic Mega Smash Hits! - Hooked on a Feeling - (BMG/Backyard/Pravda, 1995)
- "Margaret" - Home Brewed in the Windy City - (WXRT/Starbucks, 1999)
- Junior – Famous Mistakes, 2000
- "Honey Rose" - Urbs in Horto compilation (Johann's Face) 2003
- Table Scraps - compilation/retrospective - fan club release 2005
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