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Frantz: “It was our first tour ever, and we were on the road in England with the Ramones. We had one day off, and we chose to go to a concert in Brighton. It was The Clash, The Jam and The Slits. I think it was the White Riot tour.
“After the show, we were ushered back to the dressing room. The Clash were completely rude to us; they didn’t know who we were. The Jam didn’t even come to the dressing room; they left on their bus or something. But The Slits were so nice. Evidently, somebody told them who we were. They were absolutely charming.
“I started listening to their records from time to time. Our friend, Neneh Cherry, who lived upstairs from us in Long Island City, was good friends with The Slits. There's a great picture of them where they’re all covered in mud. It’s kind of archetypal. They weren’t particularly adept at their instruments at the time, but they had the attitude.”
Weymouth: “They were as adept as any of the boys were – that’s the incredible thing. The drumming might not have been pleasing to you, Chris, but I think they got very good. They didn’t give up.”
Frantz: “No, they didn't. In fact, Tina just played on Viv Albertine’s new album. It’s called The Vermillion Border.”