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29 0t the Edinburgh bands that have been making waves lately, perhaps the one with the greatest promise is Slice. Compared in some quarters with groups like Hothouse Flowers (and Van Morrison's name has been evoked more than once), they boast a singer ol





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whose versatility has become apparent haVell't already matte 9000 and n - tn his stints with jazz groups like Fat established themselves, torget it. And N E L108! his teeth on standards by the likes ot thllSlo- we hardly got a Single record in Cab Calloway and Louis Jordan with my collection lrom the early Eighties on because or their trontman’s experience in the last tour VeafS- Malling all the that one can use terms like ‘white soul' mistakes, getting up there and Slice might not have seen the light at our demo most at the recording was PRESENT day had guitarist Steve not owned an done in tour or live minutes.’ 8-track machine, and allowed Nick to Getting that ‘live leel' is a very do his own demos on it on the condition important llaft 0t Slice ill the studio. that Nick sang on some or his, The But so many recording artists mouth ott

resulting songs surprised them both, about it. without any apparent results é FEATURING THE MEMPH'S HORNS 1'3? and caught the interest at Virgin’s on their records, that it’s become a i‘ (is 3311:; Bonnie Gurr. That connection didn’t cliche. Name one Top Twenty record ‘4'“ 9 "AN lead anywhere, and theirtirst that's got this ‘live teel', where they

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