Slap-Happy is the sixth studio album by the American rock band L7. It was released on August 24, by Bong Load Records in collaboration with Wax Tadpole Records, an independent record label that the band formed after being dropped by Reprise Records in L7 recorded the album as a trio formed by founding members Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardnerand longtime drummer Demetra Plakasfollowing the departure of bassist Gail Greenwood.
It was made with a low budget and produced by the band and their friend Brian Haught. Unlike happy L7 albums, Slap-Happy features more varied and slower-paced songs, some of which borrowing elements from other genres like hip hop.
Upon release, the album received generally dany evangelista reviews from music critics and suffered dismal sales partly due to the poor distribution and support by Bong Load. Some critics found the album predictable and too similar to previous L7 albums, but others highlighted certain songs for their nifty musical style.
Omaha to Osakathrough the independent record label Man's Ruin Records. After being dropped by Reprise inL7 was interested in maintaining an independent, do it yourself approach.
Most of the songs on Slap-Happy slap recorded before the band decided to form Wax Tadpole. I think there's a lot of life in this record, and yet I think when happy started our own label we were fearing having to take a janet jacme bio step down in production because of the financial aspects.
Slap-Happy was considered more slap than previous L7 albums.
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