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SlugBug - Coloring Book​/​Anthology

by SlugBug

Tailgate 03:23
Say Whenever 04:00
Thankless 03:48
Fishnets 03:30
Shortsighted 02:19
I'm The Man 03:20
Live It Down 03:47
Sand Pit 02:56
No Answer 03:02
Eggshells 03:11
Window Seat 03:02
Bookworm 04:41
Bad Hair Day 03:45
40 Days 02:43
Happy Hour 02:10
Operator 03:21
Values Here 02:05


Liner Notes by Dave Miller, 2002:

I’d only left the apartment to give a friend a quick ride, but when I got back I was told I was going to start a record label. “Hardo sez it only costs $500 for 500 7 inches!” My reaction was exactly as my wife predicted – “What do I know about running a record label?” and “500 bucks is a lot of money.”

Well. Needless to say, 1000 seven inches (many of which are still in my basement), 2 tours and three thou later, I must say I had a fuckin’ blast. How can I forget sleeping on cat piss floors, Brian’s bologna sandwiches, wet smokes and girlfriends, petty bickering, Hardo’s foot fungus infections, broken mufflers, Hank’s studliness, playing for tips in Milwaukee by taking requests from a smelly metal dude dubbed “Funyon man,’ Jer’s turtle like stance at the mic, Cross Street Station, Whip-its at the Red Door, Taco Bell, Waxl’s Shoes, screaming for ‘Great White Buffalo’ in the U.P., scummy strip clubs, and being woken up by Kansas City’s finest in the cancer park lying next to a pile of my own puke and 2 piles of dog shit after a rough night and bad show? The fond memories are too many to mention. Pretty much shits n grins.

Slugbug was responsible for most of the fun I had running the label. A straight-up no bullshit rock n roll band. They didn’t break any new ground or set any trends but damnit they enjoyed what they did and did it gosh darn well. You could always count on them do deliver the rock and have a good time doing it. Who else would let a drunken 30 year old birthday boy get up and belt out some Stones while wearing a red bra?

This CD contains almost everything they ever recorded and some rare live tracks. Sit back and prepare to have yer dong rocked off. Hope it’s as good for you as it was for me.

Thanks guys!

Dave Growler
Chicago, Winter 2002


released March 1, 2006

Jeremy Porter – Vocals & Guitar
Brian Wimpy – Drums & Vocals
Chris Hartmann – Bass & Vocals
Randy Barrett – Guitar & Vocals (7/92 – 10/94)
Mike “Hank” Henry – Guitar (1/95 – 8/95)

Anthology organized and arranged by Jeremy Porter. Mastered by Hardo.

Thanks to Dave for the liner notes and Jeff for saving the cassette of the radio interview. Thanks especially to The Growler, Jeff, Steve & Heather, the bars that let us play, the kids who let us stay and all our friends who came to see us.

Disc One:
1 – 10 Coloring Book CD (Previously Unreleased)
11 Coloring Book outtake
12 – 13 On The Dime 7”
14 & 17 TV Party Show 3/18/95
15 Coloring Book Demo
16, 18 & 19 – On The Dime Demos

Hank plays guitar on 12, 13, 14, 16, 18 & 19
Jeff Blumel – Backup Vocals on 12 & 13

Disc Two:
2 – 4 Live It Down 7”
5 – 9 Up From Adirondack EP
6 Alternate Unreleased Mix
11, 12, 14 & 15 – Strong Enough For A Man But Made For A Woman EP
17 Strong Enough For A Man But Made For A Woman outtake
19 Her Head’s on Fire – Dag Nasty Tribute CD (Belgium)
21 – 23 Live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 7/3/94
24 Up From Adirondack Demo

Randy Barrett – Guitar on all disc 2 tracks, main vocals on Bookworm.
Jeff Blumel – Backup Vocals on 8 & 20

Coloring Book recorded at 40oz Sound – Ann Arbor, MI
Mixed at Solid Sound – Ann Arbor, MI.
Engineered by Jeff Streadwick & Chris Goosman

On The Dime, Live It Down and Up From Adirondack recorded at Soundcamp Studio – Macomb, MI
Engineered by Steve Presti

Strong Enough For A Man But Made For A Woman recorded at The Old Schoolhouse – Ann Arbor, MI
Engineered by Pete Bankert

Values Here recorded in Jay Sanford’s Basement – Rockwood, MI. Engineered by Bill Brennan
Demos recorded in Brian’s basement in Wyandotte, MI and Jer’s apartment in Canton, MI.
TV Party Recorded/Filmed at TCI Studios, Woodhaven, MI
Interviews recorded at TV Party Show (d1) 3/95 and Michigan State University Radio, East Lansing, MI (d2) 12/92.

All songs written by Jeremy Porter (One To Give Music, BMI) except:
Bookworm and 50 Percent – Randy Barrett
Thankless, Fishnets, Pockets Full and 40 Days – Words and music by Randy & Jer
Hank's Tune - Words & Music by Hank & Jer
I’m The Man – Joe Jackson,
Standing On My Life (Head Injury) – Jeff Blumel
Operator – Jim Croce
Values Here – Dag Nasty

2010 Update: Every few weeks someone asks me about SlugBug. I’ll get an email or meet someone at the bar: “Is your stuff on CD? What’s Hardo and Brian up to? I remember seeing you guys in Ypsi….” It’s flattering to know that we can look back as old men on a batch of songs and shows that a few people dug.

We lost Dave Miller in 2003. He is as much a part of this band’s history as any of us. Chicago will never be the same.

Plymouth, MI, February 2010

For more info please visit www.jeremyportermusic.com/slugbug.php#slugbug or email slugbugrocks@yahoo.com.

C & P 2010 SlugBug


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Jeremy Porter & The Tucos Detroit, Michigan

Jeremy Porter &The Tucos are an original Rock band from Detroit. Part power-pop-rock (like Cheap Trick, Hüsker Dü and X). Part whiskey-soaked twang (like Uncle Tupelo, Gram Parsons and Waylon Jennings).

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