Slaughter & The Dogs exploded on to the British music scene in 1976 at the now legendary Manchester Free Trade Hall gig with The Sex Pistols, which was to change musical history for ever.
They were the first band in Manchester to release an independent single "Cranked up Really High" in 1977. Q magazine voted this landmark release as one of the top 50 Punk singles of all time.
Slaughter & The Dogs debut album "Do It Dog Style" is now hailed as a classic.
One of the founding forefathers of the British Punk Rock movement, Slaughter & The Dogs remain to this day a force to be reckoned with. Their live shows are legendary and incendiary and so they continue to tour and headline major festivels around the world. They are true Punk Rock Legends.
The Bands influences can be felt near & far......from local Manchester boys, The Stone Roses, Johnny Marr and Oasis, to name but three, to the American super group Green Day.
Thanks to El Presidente, Moz Murray for pulling this website together - we really appreciate it.
Phil Smith, Nov 2012
"WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE"
Endorsed by Wayne Barrett, Mick Rossi, Noel Kay & JP Thollet
A WORD FROM OUR PRESIDENT - MOZ MURRAY
Since Slaughter & The Dogs first incarnation in or around 1975 numerous websites, Wikipedia page and Facebook Pages along with several published books have all told the Slaughter & The Dogs story in one format or another. So if you have followed the band over the years there`s no point in going over old ground and if you are a new follower well your journey can begin with this new Official website but feel free to click on any of the available links to go back in time as History is something to be proud of.
Just a quick brief on me, I grew up in Wythenshawe alongside band members and have been following the band from day one in all its guises over the years. I have the full backing of Wayne, Mick, JP, Noel and Manager Phil Smith to bring you this official Slaughter & The Dogs website and keep all the Slaughter followers up to date with all Slaughter happenings , events, gigs, and any exclusive News over the coming years . Where have all the Boot Boys Gone? Ill be telling you more over the coming months.
*******SPECIAL EVENT NEWS "SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT" on the gigs page********