One track recorded for this album, but subsequently dropped, was a song called ‘Let There Be No More Walls Between Us’ – said to be too funky and too different for “Slam”. Dan and Brion wrote the song after spending three days living under the Burnside Bridge in Portland, among some of the city’s homeless population.
During the lifetime of the album, DRN supported Bon Jovi and the Rolling Stones. Dan also expressed his individuality with a change of image from the long hair to no hair.
“Slam” was produced by Funk Legend, Nile Rodgers, co-founder of Chic, and producer of numerous successful rock and pop albums.
“Slam” was recorded at the seminal Power Station Studios, and also Skyline Studios, both in New York.
The illustrated lyrics were by an artist called Shaolin.
“Stronger Than Steel” ends Side A, with “Cruise Together” opening up Side B.
“I’m Lonely, Please Stay” was originally written for Bad English, but did not end up being used, so DRN recorded it for “Slam”.