"Our first album, Cut, was on Island Records; our second album was on CBS. This is from the set of signing photos we did on the day we signed the contract. Left to right, Christine Robertson our manager; Tessa Pollitt, bass player; Howard Thompson, A&R; Viv; Ari; head bloke at CBS."
"I found this bowl-shaped straw summer hat at a thrift store in L.A. The blue-and-white cotton sailor dress was by a young English designer — it puffed out and nipped in again around the thighs. It was very difficult to walk in. When I wore it in L.A., a girl stopped me and asked if she could buy it off me. We’d already recorded our album by ourselves when we signed to CBS — that was unusual in those days. No one was very interested in The Slits or ‘punk’ in Britain anymore; it’s too small an island to keep too many genres and bands going at the same time. I was at the same junior school as Howard, and I think that’s why he signed us. The album is great, though, even better than Cut, but no one much knows about it. It’s called The Return of the Giant Slits.