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Re: Slade

Postby The Slider » 10 Aug 2017, 14:35

I have no horse in that race
I don't like either of them
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Re: Slade

Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Aug 2017, 15:45

Moleskin wrote:Bad Manners were a comedy band though.

Ah, the crime of attempting to bring joy... ;)
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Re: Slade

Postby Count Machuki » 10 Aug 2017, 16:54

Quaco wrote:
Bent Fabric wrote:They were immense, right? I love those singles like I love...I dunno...curry.

That they (to my knowledge) never had a Sgt. Pepper or a Tommy or an Electric Warrior may have some impact on their "ease of consumption", but...fucking wonderful.

They had a movie!


Did they tour the USA?
Did they bother?
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Re: Slade

Postby Count Machuki » 10 Aug 2017, 16:55

Darkness_Fish wrote:
Moleskin wrote:Bad Manners were a comedy band though.

Ah, the crime of attempting to bring joy... ;)


I have it on good authority that Buster Bloodvessel is a prodigiously odoriferous individual.
Not sure how much that's affected their critical esteem...
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Re: Slade

Postby Bent Fabric » 10 Aug 2017, 17:01

Count Machuki wrote:
Quaco wrote:
Bent Fabric wrote:They were immense, right? I love those singles like I love...I dunno...curry.

That they (to my knowledge) never had a Sgt. Pepper or a Tommy or an Electric Warrior may have some impact on their "ease of consumption", but...fucking wonderful.

They had a movie!


Did they tour the USA?
Did they bother?


I think their concerted efforts to break the States may have stalled their overall career momentum in the long run.

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Re: Slade

Postby Count Machuki » 10 Aug 2017, 17:11

That I didn't realize they even tried probably speaks to that.
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Re: Slade

Postby borofan » 10 Aug 2017, 18:33

Quaco wrote:Which I've never seen.

Then you really should make the effort to do so. Anything but the standard 'pop group in their very own fun movie'. Dark and cynical, and all the better for it.
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Re: Slade

Postby The Slider » 10 Aug 2017, 23:18

My favourite bit of Flame:



And the whole thing, if you fancy it and have never seen it:



My dvd has this great interview as an extra:

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Re: Slade

Postby Nancy » 11 Aug 2017, 00:38

FOR5 wrote:'Whatever Happened To..' is one album of their's that is seriously underrated and rocks like hell.


This. Seconded and then some.
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Re: Slade

Postby Lord Rother » 11 Aug 2017, 10:48

Excellent film with surprisingly good performances from the lads but Flame is chock full of great songs too.

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Re: Slade

Postby Diamond Dog » 11 Aug 2017, 10:49

Moleskin wrote:
Quaco wrote:
Bent Fabric wrote:They were immense, right? I love those singles like I love...I dunno...curry.

That they (to my knowledge) never had a Sgt. Pepper or a Tommy or an Electric Warrior may have some impact on their "ease of consumption", but...fucking wonderful.

They had a movie!


You get a copy free with the most recent reissue of the album!


Just ordered that, thanks Moleskin!
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Re: Slade

Postby billy » 21 Aug 2017, 21:30

I've been revisiting them cos of this thread -- ta all.

I always loved the fact that they weren't at all philosophical. A hard nut to crack at the best of times ... they were spot on.
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Re: Slade

Postby sloopjohnc » 21 Aug 2017, 23:21

From Wikipedia:

Slade moved to the US in the mid-1970s, in an attempt to break into the American market and although this was largely unsuccessful, they left their mark on a number of US bands who have since cited Slade as an influence.[8] During the late 1970s, the band returned to the UK following years of commercial failure both at home and abroad. Slade's career was unexpectedly revived when the band were asked to perform at the 1980 Reading Festival when Ozzy Osbourne pulled out at the last minute. For the next two years, the band produced material tailored towards the heavy metal scene and by 1984, they finally cracked the American market with the hits "Run Runaway" and "My Oh My."

This would have been prime arena show attendance for me and I don't remember them at one arena show or seeing them advertised.
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Re: Slade

Postby The Slider » 05 Feb 2020, 18:10

I have been revisiting them just recently.
I had Play It Loud, Alive and Slayed? at the time but for some reason did not care much for Old New Borrowed and Blue when it came out so I ignored it. It is the one I have been playing to death in the last few weeks.
There is something much more three dimensional on the 74/75 Slade records. A depth that is lacking during the Hit Singles era when they were banging them out to a kind of formula.
ONB&B is very similar in style to the subsequent Flame soundtrack.
They are full of should-have-been hit singles.
Tune after tune after tune.

This one is my current favourite - It's a Jim Lea lead vocal too



Whole album playlist here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFqgU3o ... B4&index=1

Then follow it up with Slade in Flame
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMRdbFc ... 5-Qnto8fG7
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Re: Slade

Postby The Slider » 05 Feb 2020, 18:12

I mean, how was this not a hit?

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Re: Slade

Postby Lord Rother » 05 Feb 2020, 20:15

Absolutely, 2 great songs.

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Re: Slade

Postby Lord Rother » 05 Feb 2020, 20:22

Another favourite of mine. B side of Take Me Bak ‘Ome, now on the Slayed? extended album.


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Re: Slade

Postby Lord Rother » 05 Feb 2020, 20:43

As the man says - “(Cough) that’s hard work that one is!”

Always loved this song as Noddy’s really pushing the limits of his vocal chords on the studio version but especially on this live version that popped up on YouTube a while back (much to my delight).

Could do without the mid-song day-o bit but I guess he was giving himself a breather before the big finish!


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Re: Slade

Postby The Slider » 05 Feb 2020, 23:28

Of all the shows I have seen, if I could go back now and see just one of them again it would be the Earls Court show on July 1st 1973, with SAHB as support
Along with The Stooges they are the three greatest live bands I have ever seen.
(both Led Zep and The Who were well past their sell by dates by the time I saw them and my mum refused to take me to see The Faces when they played at Brixton in early 73)
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Re: Slade

Postby Rorschach » 06 Feb 2020, 08:38

The Slider wrote:
This one is my current favourite - It's a Jim Lea lead vocal too




Since you've been banging on endlessly about hem on Facebook and I've never listened to anything apart from the singles I thought I'd give them a bash. I've started with this album but only got as far as track 2 before I got to work.

The first track was nicked off The Beatles (Birthday) and the one you've posted is a straight Oasis copy!

(I enjoyed them both really...)
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