days are the quiet kind (1997)
Slut is all about basic chords, screaming guitars, and summer hits about
love, midlife crisis and depression.|
It is the least silly of Rudy’s bands. That's to say- the lyrics and music are mostly not the most cheerful ones around, but especially during live gigs, things do tend to get amusing from time to time.
Gore Slut is a band of simple
songs, much like it’s line-up, which is very classic. There are two
guitar players, one bass guitar player and a drummer.
Live, the performance of the band
is usually relative to the audience. When the audience is enthusiastic
and interested, a Gore Slut gig can be a very 'cosy' and wonderful
experience. Rudy likes to make amusing remarks about his own songs, and
the occasional conversation with a loud drunk in the audience can be
hilarious as well.
Gore Slut is another band to
emerge from the Heaven Hotel basement days. In 1992, Rudy Trouvé ,
Jacki Billet (Kiss My Jazz) and Dirk Belmans (Lionell Horowitz) started
playing together as Gore Slut. (Rudy Trouvé: “We played pop
influenced by Jonathan Richman, Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, etc…like
most of the nineties underground guitar bands.”)
In april 1997, a debut album was released. They had sent their demo to Stickman, a German record company founded by Norwegian band Motorpsycho. They liked Gore Slut's demo very much, and picked up the band and its first album, ‘These days are the quiet kind'. While press and fans were very enthusiastic, the band somehow couldn't captivate the attention which Kiss My Jazz or Dead Man Ray could enjoy.
Only one year later, in June 1998 Gore Slut's second baby was already born. ‘Above the Lisa drugstore' was more of the same, although even more noisy and electric this time. In terms of press and public reactions, the story from the first album repeated itself.
A genuine Gore Slut spin-off was born when Kiss My Jazz died january 2000: 'Screaming Headache'. Basically, the band has the same line-up as Gore Slut, but Elko Blijweert plays in stead of Jacki Billet. While sharing Gore Slut's love for screaming guitars, Screaming Headache has virtually no songs, and plays almost nothing but 'vague ideas' and chaotic improvisations.
Late 2000, the band began working on material for their third album. They recorded 5 tracks, played one gig in the AB, and sent out 20 promo singles of the song 'Imitation', a track inspired by Wire's Mannequin.