Below is a reblog from last Spring and what I wrote about Ari-up. I’m glad I was able to tell her how much her music helped me to stay true to being the bass-loving weirdo I became to be. If you never had the chance to hear this classic album “Cut” ,I suggest you get on it.
“One of my heros is ARI UP from the Slits . When i was a wreckless ignorant youth I stole this record CUTfrom a friend . I still feel guilty and surprised that I would steal from a friend. (sorry jennifer Miller- it was me ) But I had to have it. Her band was refreshing with its pioneering fusion of dub bass , funk ,punk, and human empowering lyrics. ” -lady Kier