sloan 'is that all I get?' bootleg lp

Venerable Canadian band Sloan, who marked 20 years together with this year’s The Double Cross, have just released a bit of vinyl ephemera for the collectors out there.

Is That All I Get? is a limited pressing of a cassette “bootleg” from a show in Winnipeg on September 20, 1993 — which happened to be Patrick Pentland’s 24th birthday. Only 300 hand-numbered copies are available on green marbled vinyl, with 25 randomly including an original poster from the tour.

UPDATE (11/15) – Download a digital copy free for the next 24 hours:

As for the tour, if you’re a Sloan historian you’ll note that this show took place between Smeared and Twice Removed. Guitarist Jay Ferguson put the project together and found it interesting to look back:

“I’ve always been a big fan of the live bootleg LPs that began to appear in hip underground record stores in the 1970’s and into the 1980’s. So, here’s our very own (legal) tribute to that tradition… The results are a bit rough at the edges for sure, but kind of exciting and also finds our band at a point in our career where we were finishing a year or more of touring behind our first LP, Smeared, yet beginning to road test some songs that would wind up on Twice Removed… I found it to be an interesting time capsule (Patrick turns 24!) and hope you all think so too.”

So check out early versions of “Pen Pals,” “Shame Shame” and “Worried Now,” along with classics “Underwhelmed” and “Sugartune”:

Oh, and here’s the promo clip with some video from the gig. Enjoy the cocky chatter of a young Sloan and the hilarious punctuator “play a fucking song!”:


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