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Raging Slab

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Group Members: Jack Irons, Kory Clarke

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Led by singer and guitarist Greg Strzempka, Raging Slab is known for its highly unique Southern-rock boogie sound, with influences from punk and metal. Part of the group's impact comes from slide guitarist Elyse Steinman, who serves as a rhythmic anchor and sometimes adds texture -- unusual functions for a slide player. The band also includes third guitarist Mark Middleton, Alec Morton, and Bob Pantella. While the band's style and innovative arrangements give them their appeal, they have been plagued somewhat by subpar material as typified by albums including 1987's Assmaster, 1993's Dynamite Monster Boogie Concert and 1996's Sing Monkey Sing.