Your top 3 Slade albums, if you please

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Your top 3 Slade albums

beginnings
0
No votes
play it loud
1
7%
slayed?
2
13%
sladest
2
13%
old new borrowed and blue
3
20%
slade in flame
3
20%
nobody's fools
1
7%
whatever happened to slade
0
No votes
return to base
0
No votes
we'll bring the house down
0
No votes
till deaf do us part
0
No votes
the amazing kamikaze syndrome
0
No votes
keep your hands off my power supply
0
No votes
rogues gallery
1
7%
crackers
1
7%
you boyz make big noize
1
7%
 
Total votes: 15

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Your top 3 Slade albums, if you please

Postby GoogaMooga » 06 Feb 2020, 23:29

1. Slade in Flame
2. Play It Loud
3. Sladest

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Re: Your top 3 Slade albums, if you please

Postby The Slider » 07 Feb 2020, 12:44

You include a best of but not the live albums.
Odd.

Either way
1 Old New Borrowed and Blue
2 Flame
3 Slayed?

ONB&B has been a recent revelation to me. I honestly thought it I didn't like it, based on one hearing in 1974.
Flame was always my favourite, but there are a couple of less-than-stellar tracks tucked away on side two.
The two of them are very much of a piece -very similar in style. It is that period just post the bellowing misspelled hits era, when they realised they'd hit a creative dead end with Skweeze Me Pleeze Me. Suddenly the songs all become far more musical. The Beatles influence is palpable on those two albums. I honestly think there are are a good half dozen hit singles that never were on them.
I grew up with Play It Loud and Slade Alive - I love them both. And Sladest is chock full of brilliant deep cuts as well as all the hits.
But I feel duty bound to pick a proper album here so Slayed? (which I had as a new release) gets the nod for third.
I have a feeling that Nobody's Fools may displace it in time.

I will point out that there are no bad Slade albums. (edit- apart from Crackers: The Party Album)
They are remarkably consistent, even if they become a little gauche here and there on their later records.
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Re: Your top 3 Slade albums, if you please

Postby GoogaMooga » 07 Feb 2020, 14:25

Yeah, I think Sladest has some singles sides or exclusives not found on the other albums. I'd always keep live ones separate anyway.
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Re: Your top 3 Slade albums, if you please

Postby The Slider » 07 Feb 2020, 15:45

Your poll, your rules.

"Cum On Feel the Noize", "Look Wot You Dun", "Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me", "Take Me Bak 'Ome", "Coz I Luv You" and "Get Down and Get with It" were all non album singles.
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Re: Your top 3 Slade albums, if you please

Postby Rorschach » 07 Feb 2020, 16:49

The Slider wrote:Your poll, your rules.

"Cum On Feel the Noize", "Look Wot You Dun", "Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me", "Take Me Bak 'Ome", "Coz I Luv You" and "Get Down and Get with It" were all non album singles.


And 'The Bangin' Man'.

I think.

Included as an extra on the current version of your current favourite album.
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Re: Your top 3 Slade albums, if you please

Postby The Slider » 07 Feb 2020, 19:20

Yes but it's not on Sladest, which was what I was talking about.
They released LOADS of non album singles
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Re: Your top 3 Slade albums, if you please

Postby Lord Rother » 07 Feb 2020, 19:24

Same as you Slider.

Slayed?
Old New Borrowed and Blue
Flame

(With the under-rated Nobody’s Fools in 4th)

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Postby The Slider » 07 Feb 2020, 19:50

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Re: Your top 3 Slade albums, if you please

Postby Lord Rother » 07 Feb 2020, 22:17

I see Adam has popped in and placed his votes.

Sad soul. :(