Vintage Animal Slaves -Big Electric Cat-Town Pump Gig Poster-Elizabeth Fischer. GREAT PART OF HISTORY Cool, rare, vintage poster has some creasing, bending & discoloration due to age.Needs TLC & to be framed to preserve. Nimal Slaves was formed by singer/keyboardist Elizabeth Fischer and drummer Ross Hales in 1981. They made themselves regulars on the Vancouver scene while writing some original material, resulting in a number of tracks making various indie compilations. Fischer was the artist on some album artwork & gig posters for Animal Slaves & others. Four of those tracks - "Treblinka, " "Bones Brigade", "Scum", and "Jello Boys" also made it on to the THINGS ARE STILL COMING ASHORE album, a compilation that also featured Junco Run. Rachel Melas (ex of Singing Cowboys, Magic Dragon, and the all-girls Moral Lepers) joined on bass, and their self-titled five-track EP in'84 came out on Mo-Da-Mu Records. Recorded at Howe Sound Studios, the band's guitarist had left permanently for Mexico prior to the tapes rolling, so a host of friends filled in on the album. Drawing on funky rhythms with electronic experimentations and a new wave undertone, it featured "Chinese Restaurant" and Man From Glad. A year later their first full album, DOG EAT DOG was on the store shelves. Continuing in the same vein as its predecessor, "Learning To Live" would ultimately become their biggest hit, finding its way on to a couple more Vancouver comp albums. Their growing regional cult-like following was expanding, and borrowing friends and their guitars, they made it to the east coast for a few dates, as well as working their way down to California, helping chalk up 30,000 kms on their'70s Chevy van's odomoter. But by the end of the decade, Fischer resurrected the band's name with new drummer Paul Brennan and Ryan Moore on bass. They began working on some material, and recorded at Profile Sound and Vancouver Studios over the next year again with Reely behind the controls, Spiral Records released A FINE END in'91. It featured the lead-off "Contemporary Armor, " "Pieces of Bread, " and "Think of That, " and also featured Elliott Sharp on guitars, after Fischer cameo'd on his LAND OF THE YAHOOS album in'89. But the musical landscape had changed, and the record failed to make a dent in the charts or break them through the barrier. The band once again dissolved and everyone went off to other projects.