Playing In Time with the Deadbeat is Slug Guts' third LP and the follow up to last years critically acclaimed Howlin Gang (SBR-046). Playing In Time sounds menacingly desperate, ugly and malnourished. This album draws on Australia's rough and agitated pub rock history, taking dregs from Australian cult icons Feedtime and Venom P Stinger. Playin' In Time With the Deadbeat was written during a year which saw members of this seven piece endure trips to the mental hospital, jail, court trials, death, rehab, and bouts of violence following thousands of kilometers spent in a van. From the cacophonous gallop of opening track Scum, to the "hit single"¬ù potential of Adult Living it is clear the band, have grown heaps here as both writers and players. Despite personal setbacks and numerous tragedies, Playin' In Time With The Deadbeat is the definitive Slug Guts album to date; it is a focused, damaged and unique opus.