King of the Slums were a British alternative rock band. Formed in Greater Manchester in the mid-1980s, the band specialised in a kind of electric violin and guitar-driven rock music, and released their debut single in 1986. Whilst the band earned some critical acclaim from the UK music press, commercial success eluded them and the group disbanded in the early 1990s following the release of their second studio album, Blowzy Weirdos (1991). An album of new material plus some older songs appeared in 2009 credited to both King of the Slums and Slum Cathedral User, which was the original name of the group.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Dandelions 5 2
1991 Blowzy Weirdos 2 2
2009 The Orphaned Files 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Barbarous English Fayre 5 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1986 Spider Psychiatry 1
1989 Bombs Away on Harpurhey 4 1
1989 Once a Prefect 4 2
1990 Bear Wiv Me 4 1
1990 It's Dead Smart 3 2


Year Title RatingReleases
1988 England's Finest Hopes E.P. 4 1
1989 Vicious British Boyfriend E.P. 5 1
1991 Joy 3 2

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