Monday, 25 October 2010


Listening to The Slits 'Heard it through the Grapevine' for the first time as a kid blew my mind. Ari doing her thing on vocals was primal, her energy a force of nature...

John Peel reminisced about The Slits live sessions (which apparently were up there in his all time favourite top ten sessions)..saying "Their inability to play, coupled with their determination to play, that conflict..was....magnificent!"

Jon Savage fondly remembers..."Up front, Ari howled, screamed, toasted, crooned, skanked, hitched up her clothes, pulled at her bird's nest hair, and generally behaved in a most un-lady-like fashion"...

Gone too soon.
The unforgettable Ari. WE LOVED HER x