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Upcoming Live Performance in CINCINNATI, OHIO, June 08, 2013
Cincinnati Show

Upcoming Performance in CORONA DEL MAR, CA, June 15, 2013
Corona Del Mar Show

Upcoming Live Performance in CHICO, CA, June 17, 2013
Chico Show

Upcoming Live Performance in LOS ANGELES, CA, June 22, 2013
Los Angeles Show


Here is Pal's official website: http://www.palshazar.com/, where you can read all about her solo releases and live performances, her very cool art work, her book, and other stuff.

Her and hubby Jules Shear's joint website: http://www.shear-shazar.com.

Here are some other good links to check out:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5


There are a few newer bands that go by the name Slow Children. I know of one Ska band, and one Punk band. This site has nothing to do with them. It has to do only with the original Slow Children from the early 80's.

Slow Children were basically two people; Pal Shazar and Andrew Chinich. Their two producers, Jules Shear and Stephen Hague, filled in the rest of the music, along with one of two drummers. All songs were written by both Shazar and Chinich. One of the drummers, Dave Scheff, was in the band Translator.

You may remember them from their three most popular songs:

President Am I


Spring In Fialta


Vanessa Vacillating




They only released two albums under this name, neither of which have been officially rereleased on CD. Oglio Records? Rhino Records? Razor & Tie? Where are you when we need you?

PAL SHAZAR - Vocals
ANDREW CHINICH - Guitars, Vocals
JULES SHEAR - Guitars, Backing Vocals
STEPHEN HAGUE - Bass, Synthesizers
DAVID BEBEE - Drums on First Album *
DAVE SCHEFF - Drums on Second Album *
* Dave Scheff played drums on "Spring In Fialta"



ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY

Slow Children S/T US Front Cover   Slow Children S/T US Back Cover
Self Titled first album (U.S. Version) on Ensign Records (RCA) - Released 1981
Produced by Jules Shear and Stephen Hague
SIDE A SIDE B
President Am I (3:15)
Talk About Horses (3:02)
Too Weak To Eat (3:00)
Brazilian Magazines (3:03)
Stuck In Transit (3:02)
Spring In Fialta (3:20)
Staring At The Ceiling (3:16)
Home Life (2:54)
I Got A Good Mind (3:03)
She's Like America (3:25)



Slow Children S/T UK Front Cover   Slow Children S/T UK Back Cover
Self Titled first album (U.K. Version) on Ensign Records (RCA) - Released 1981
Produced by Jules Shear and Stephen Hague
SIDE A SIDE B
Brazillian Magazines (2:56)
I Got A Good Mind (3:04)
Talk About Horses (3:01)
Malicious (2:42)
She's Like America (3:27)
President Am I (2:47)
Too Weak To Eat (3:01)
Home Life (2:54)
Staring At The Ceiling (3:16)
Ticket To France (2:47)
Stuck In Transit (3:03)



Mad About Town Front Cover   Mad About Town Back Cover
2nd album "Mad About Town" on Ensign Records (RCA) - Released 1982
Produced by Jules Shear and Stephen Hague
SIDE A SIDE B
One More Trauma (3:37)
Late Night Transatlantic (3:11)
Unplugging The Vacuum (3:20)
Vanessa Vacillating (2:21)
Suspense (4:33)
President Am I (Extended) (3:57)
Respective Sides (2:32)
Skill Of A Caveman (3:21)
Missing Missiles (2:00)
East Berlin By Rail (3:27)


SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY

Spring In Fialta Single Front Cover   Spring In Fialta Single Back Cover
Extended 12" Single of "Spring In Fialta" on Ensign Records (RCA) - Released 1981
Produced by Jules Shear and Stephen Hague
A SIDE B SIDE
Spring In Fialta
(Extended) (?:??)
Too Weak To Eat
(?:??)


Staring At The Ceiling Single Front Cover   Staring At The Ceiling Single Back Cover
Staring At The Ceiling 7" Single on Jet Records (CBS) - Released 1979
Produced by Jules Shear and Stephen Hague
A SIDE B SIDE
Staring At The Ceiling
(3:12)
That Statue Moved
(2:04)


Talk About Horses Single Front Cover   Talk About Horses Single Back Cover
Talk About Horses 7" Single on RCA Records - Released 19??
Produced by Jules Shear and Stephen Hague
A SIDE B SIDE
Talk About Horses
(3:01)
Ticket To France
(2:48)


Promo 12" Single of "Vanessa Vacillating" on Ensign Records (RCA) - Released 1982
Produced by Jules Shear and Stephen Hague
A SIDE B SIDE
Vanessa Vacillating
(Special Remix) (4:52)
Unplugging The Vacuum
(Special Remix) (5:35)

7" Single of "President Am I" on Ensign Records (RCA) - Released 1982
Produced by Jules Shear and Stephen Hague
A SIDE B SIDE
President Am I (3:15)
Ticket To France (2:50)


If you know of things that are missing from my posted discography, or any other good info for this site, please e-mail me to let me know. Thanks.

Last Updated : 06/06/2013




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Thanks to Pal and Andrew themselves, Matt Paulsen of New Wave Outpost, Scott Davies, and Marcel Segers, for contributing various items or information.


I think this is what Pal Shazar sent me herself, in appreciation for me doing this website, but having packed it away during a move, and not sure what box it's in, I am unsure if it is the same item as "RCA 1982 Slow Children Radio Special- Volume 16" - Catalogue # DJL1-4244. If anyone knows of anything else out there, promotional or otherwise, please let me know. If I ever get a copy of the video they made, and permission to make it available, you might find that here later on.


I have attempted to find the copyright owners of all copyrighted material on this web site, only to find that I would have to pay someone to do this for me. Since this site is meant only for reference and as a tribute to the band, and no money is being made, and there are no losses to the copyright owners, I hope that providing this information is okay. If it is not, I will remove it if asked to do so by the copyright owners.
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