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I forget whom, but someone requested some Slade lately, and I aim to please. No a fave of mine, really,
relative to their scene and era, but still quite influential on a number of fronts. Slade were a glam/glitter outfirt from the UK which had a series of singles with absurd spellings in the titles.....you'll see, hold on.....and whom I find close to unlistenable today (consider Quiet Riot's awful cover of "Cum on Feel the Noize", which is still MUCH better than the dull original)......but as a historic curiosity, they rate, and so here is a bunch of their stuff, studio and live, so enjoy.

First we have "Beginnings" from when the band was called "Ambrose Slade".....loaded with covers, definitely for fans and historians only.

  1. "Genesis" (Holder, Lea, Hill, Powell) - 3:17
  2. "Everybody's Next One" (John KayGabriel Mekler) (Steppenwolf cover) - 2:47
  3. "Knocking Nails into My House" (Jeff Lynne) (The Idle Race cover) - 2:25
  4. "Roach Daddy" (Holder, Lea, Hill, Powell) - 3:05
  5. "Ain't Got No Heart" (Frank Zappa) (The Mothers of Invention cover) - 2:38
  6. "Pity the Mother" (Holder, Lea) - 3:59
  7. "Mad Dog Cole" (Holder, Lea, Hill, Powell) - 2:43
  8. "Fly Me High" (Justin Hayward) (Moody Blues cover) - 2:57
  9. "If This World Were Mine" (Marvin Gaye) (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell cover) - 3:18
  10. "Martha My Dear" (Lennon–McCartney) (Beatles cover) - 2:20
  11. "Born to Be Wild" (Mars Bonfire) (Steppenwolf cover) - 3:25
  12. "Journey to the Centre of Your Mind" (Ted Nugent, Steve Farmer) (The Amboy Dukes cover) - 2:56
Next up is 1970's "Play Loud", which really plants the seeds of Slade as we know them......more original material and more eyes pointed to commercicality:

  1. "Raven" (Holder, Lea, Powell) — 2:37
  2. "See Us Here" (Holder, Lea, Powell) — 3:12
  3. "Dapple Rose" (Lea, Powell) — 3:31
  4. "Could I" (Jimmy GriffinRobb Royer) — 2:45
  5. "One Way Hotel" (Holder, Lea, Powell) — 2:40
  6. "Shape of Things to Come" (Barry MannCynthia WeilDid Not Chart — 2:18
  7. "Know Who You Are" (Holder, Lea, Hill, Powell) Did Not Chart — 2:54
  8. "I Remember" (Lea, Powell) — 2:56
  9. "Pouk Hill" (Holder, Lea, Powell) — 2:24
  10. "Angelina" (Neil Innes) — 2:50
  11. "Dirty Joker" (Lea, Powell) — 3:27
  12. "Sweet Box" (Lea, Powell) — 3:25

"Slade Alive" is next, again, cover versions and nothing special, energetic enough performance I suppose......

ALIVE-01 Hear Me Callaing/02 In Like a Shot From a Gun/03 Darling Be Home Soon/04 Know Who You Are/05 Keep On Rocking/06 Get Down Get  With It/07 Born To Be Wild

Next up, 2 disc "Live at the BBC"......t he first disc is actually studio BBC tracks, while the second is a live set....


1."Coming Home"Eric ClaptonBonnie Bramlett
2."The Shape Of Things To Come"Barry MannCynthia Weil
3."See Us Here"Noddy HolderJim LeaDon Powell
4."Know Who You Are"Holder, Lea, Powell, Dave Hill
5."My Life Is Natural"Holder
6."Coloured Rain"Steve WinwoodChris WoodJim Capaldi
7."Man Who Speeks Evil"Lea, Powell
8."Move Over"Janis Joplin
9."Omaha"Skip Spence
10."Sweet Box"Lea, Powell
11."Nights In White Satin"Justin Hayward
12."It's Alright Ma, It's Only Witchcraft"Ashley HutchingsRichard Thompson
13."Raven"Holder, Lea, Powell
14."Gudbuy Gudbuy"Holder, Lea
15."Getting Better"John LennonPaul McCartney
16."Darling Be Home Soon"John Sebastian
17."Let The Good Times Roll"Leonard Lee
18."Dirty Joker"Lea, Powell
19."Get Down and Get With It"Bobby Marchan
20."Wild Winds Are Blowing"Jack Winsley, Bob Saker
21.""Radio 1, where the best music's on""Holder, Lea
22.""Everyday the sounds we play on Radio 1""Holder, Lea
23.""This is Radio 1, we're all having fun""Holder, Lea
24.""We're Slade!""-

01 Intro/02 Hear Me Calling/03 In Like a Shot (From My Gun)/04 Look Wot You Dun/05 Keep On Rocking/06 Move Over/07 Mama Weer All Crazee Now/08 Lady Be Good/09 Coz I love You/10 Take Me Back Home/11 Get Down Get With It/12 Good Golly Miss Molly

1972's "Slayed?" is perhaps their best known LP, with "Mama Weer All Crazee Now", "Gudbuy T'Jane", and some of their other better known material.....


  1. "How D'You Ride" (Holder, Lea) – 3:12
  2. "The Whole World's Goin' Crazee" (Holder) – 3:37
  3. "Look at Last Nite" (Holder, Lea) – 3:06
  4. "I Won't Let It 'Appen Agen" (Lea) – 3:17
  5. "Move Over" (Janis Joplin) – 3:45
  6. "Gudbuy T'Jane" (Holder, Lea) UK #2 – 3:34
  7. "Gudbuy Gudbuy" (Holder, Lea) – 3:30
  8. "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" (Holder, Lea) UK #1 – 3:44
  9. "I Don' Mind" (Holder, Lea) – 3:06
  10. "Let the Good Times Roll / Feel So Fine" (Leonard Lee) – 3:45

Next up is "Sladest", from 1973, something of a "greatest hits" effort packaged for USA consumption...GOD I hate that "Cum on Feel the Noize" piece of crap (listen how bored they sound as they sing "we get wild, wild, wild".......) anyway, 

  1. "Cum On Feel the Noize" (Noddy Holder/Jim Lea) UK #1
  2. "Look Wot You Dun" (Holder/Lea/Don Powell) UK #4
  3. "Gudbuy T'Jane" (Holder/Lea) UK #2
  4. "One Way Hotel" (Holder/Lea/Powell)
  5. "Skweeze Me Pleeze Me" (Holder/Lea) UK #1
  6. "Pouk Hill" (Holder/Lea/Powell)
  7. "The Shape of Things to Come" (Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil) Did Not Chart
  8. "Take Me Bak 'Ome" (Holder/Lea) UK #1
  9. "Coz I Luv You" (Holder/Lea) UK #1
  10. "Wild Winds Are Blowing" (Jack Winsley/Bob Saker) Did Not Chart
  11. "Know Who You Are" (Holder/Lea/Dave Hill/Powell) Did Not Chart
  12. "Get Down and Get with It" (Bobby Marchan) UK #16
  13. "Look at Last Nite" (Holder/Lea)
  14. "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" (Holder/Lea) UK #1
September 2011 reissue by Union Square Music (SALVOCD053) adds four extra tracks:
  1. "Hear Me Calling (Studio Acetate Recording, Previously Unreleased)"
  2. "My Friend Stan"
  3. "My Town"
  4. "Kill 'Em at the Hot Club Tonite"

"Old New Borrowed Blue" shows a true decline, and I didn't like em much to begin with......anyway, Slad fans, rejoice, I do have a copy of it

  1. "Just Want a Little Bit" (Thornton, Bass, Washington, Brown, Thompson) — 4:02
  2. "When the Lights are Out" (Holder, Lea) — 3:06
  3. "My Town" (Holder, Lea) — 3:07
  4. "Find Yourself a Rainbow" (Holder, Lea) — 2:12
  5. "Miles Out to Sea" (Holder, Lea) — 3:50
  6. "We're Really Gonna Raise the Roof" (Holder, Lea) — 3:10
  7. "Do We Still Do It" (Holder, Lea) — 3:02
  8. "How Can It Be" (Holder, Lea) — 3:02
  9. "Don't Blame Me" (Holder, Lea) — 2:33
  10. "My Friend Stan" (Holder, Lea), UK no.2 — 2:42
  11. "Everyday" (Holder, Lea), UK no. 3 — 3:11
  12. "Good Time Gals" (Holder, Lea) — 3:34

Last one today is "nobody's Fools', which, IMO, sucks......there is a song called "Let's Call it quits", which seemed like a good idea......no such luck, they tredge on even 40 years later........so it goes.

I've been kinda rough on em, but as a fan of early 70's glam and hard rock, they just didn't get it done for me.....period piece damn near by definition. Anyway, here you go Slade fans......go get "wild, wild, wi........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"

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