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Slade: Slade Alive!

Review by Jon Tiven, Rolling Stone, October 1972

DESPITE WHAT you may have heard of "skinhead rock" or "Seventies teddies", Slade is exactly the opposite of a gimmick band. You’ll not find synthesizers, ...

Slade: Slade In Flame (Polydor)

Review by Simon Frith, Let It Rock, February 1975

Some things I'm sure of: Noddy Holder is a great rock singer, up there with the best of British, with John Lennon, even. And Slade ...

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Slade: When Their Hair Finally Grew

Interview by Phil Symes, Disc and Music Echo, August 1971

"A YEAR AGO a lot of people back home walked on the other side of the street if they saw us coming so they didn't ...

Chuck Berry, Pink Floyd, Billy Preston, Slade: Locarno Ballroom, Coventry

Live Review by Tony Stewart, NME, February 1972

ONE OF THE MOST ADVENTUROUS BILLS EVER ...

Slade: Slade Alive!

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Phonograph Record, October 1972

SLADE HAVE BEEN responsible for some excellent singles, but as for this album, forget it. ...

Slade: Slade Alive!

Review by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, October 1972

THIS IS ONE of the best live albums I’ve ever heard. Mike Saunders is out of his mind. ...

Slade: Slade Alive!

Review by Lester Bangs, Phonograph Record, October 1972

GOOD FOR SLADE. They made it at last. These guys have been kicking around the Limey lard-tub for a little while now, garnering a fan ...

SLADE………..ARRIVE!

Report and Interview by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, November 1972

WHEN A GROUP PUTS out five or more singles in their first year, hits the upper regions of the Top Ten with each of them, ...

Slade: Steamroller Rock Knocks 'Em Flat

Profile and Interview by Jonh Ingham, Rolling Stone, February 1973

LONDON – Noddy gets the fans shouting, clapping, stomping, throwing their bras and knickers up on stage. Dave looks inhuman, silver from head to toe, ...

Slade: Superyob

Interview by Keith Altham, NME, February 1973

HE COMES ON stage with Slade like an over-decorated, perambulating Christmas tree – smothered in silver-stars, gold and glitter from head to toe – but ...

Slade: Slayed

Review by Charlie Gillett, Let It Rock, March 1973

Rock and roll at its very best, today. Which is not the same thing as rock 'n' roll at its very best in 1956, as ...

Slade: Slayed?

Review by Lenny Kaye, Rolling Stone, March 1973

ON THEIR HOME continent, Slade are virtually indestructible: singles launched like tank mortars into the Euro-Top Ten at selected intervals, live appearances turned to massive ...

Slade: Slayed (Polydor)

Review by Greg Shaw, Creem, April 1973

PEOPLE SOMETIMES ask why a serious, well-educated, intellectual fellow such as me wastes his time and enthusiasm on the most insignificant passing trends and the ...

Slade: Santa Monica Civic, Los Angeles

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Music World, June 1973

SLADE, WHOM many anticipated to be an important new breath of life in the rock world, was slain by its own device here at the ...

Slade in the USA

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, NME, June 1973

Will Slade break America or will America break Slade – that was the question being resolved by the Noddy Holder Experience as they ...

Slade, Sensational Alex Harvey Band: Earls Court, London

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, July 1973

IT'S MONDAY morning and my ears are still ringing. The night before, I'd been among the 20,000 fans who packed London's Earls Court to prove ...

Slade

Report by Keith Altham, NME, September 1973

Keith Altham gets a sneak preview at the next original Slade Album ...

Slade: Sladest (Polydor)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, September 1973

THE FIRST TIME I saw Slade I thought they were dreadful. It was that memorable night at the Lanchester Arts Festival when Chuck Berry cut ...

Slade: Cum On Feel The Boyz

Report and Interview by Lester Bangs, Let It Rock, October 1973

I'VE NEVER SEEN anything like it, though you may have. The kids come jostling in and pack the halls every time. Two or three thousand ...

Slade: America Feels The Noize

Report and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, November 1973

NO COMPROMISE says Noddy. No compromise at all. America will just have to go crazee, feel the noize and get their boots off Just like ...

Slade's Better Class Of Kidz

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, NME, November 1973

THIS TIME around, Slade are making a dent in the American market. Armed with a new record company and determined to knock 'em dead, the ...

Slade

Profile and Interview by Anne Moore, Los Angeles Free Press, November 1973

AS STREET TALK goes, Slade doesn't have the greatest reputations. It is admitted they are one of the better non-Bowieish-type rock groups to come out ...

Slade: Sladest

Review by Michael Gray, Let It Rock, December 1973

SLADE REMINDS ME of 1963 – not because their music is that regressive, but because the pattern is the same: Lennon-McCartney/Jagger-Richard (or Nanker-Phlenge, as they ...

Slade: Ambassador Theater, St. Louis, MO

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, February 1974

ST LOUIS: The wide Missouri River flowed beneath the hotel window and a few paddle steamers, now tourist traps or floating restaurants, were securely tied ...

Slade May Make It Yet

Interview by Anne Moore, Valley Advocate, March 1974

THE ROLLING STONES of the 70s or working-class slobs, that's what Slade are usually called. Both are apt descriptions of Slade. It merely depends on ...

Slade: Stomp Your Hands And Clap Your Feet

Review by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, April 1974

I've been behind Slade's records 100% since I first heard them, but with this album the backing percentage has doubled. It's a terrific album, with ...

Fashion: The Politics of Flash

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, NME, April 1974

NICK KENT traces the Rise and Fall of The Satin Jacket...and generally walks it like he talks it into the land of 'Rock Chic.' ...

Slade

Report and Interview by Michael Gross, Circus Raves, June 1974

THE AMBASSADOR THEATRE in Saint Louis has held its place in history since the 1920's as a grand old movie palace built in Hollywood's early ...

Slade: Dave Hill...King Of The Stompers

Interview by Anne Moore, Fan, July 1974

SLADE HAS come a long way since their early skinhead days. Yet to this world-famous group everything they have done in the past, all those ...

Slade: Your Public Is Your Judge

Interview by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, October 1974

THEY CAME out of Wolverhampton. Failed skinheads who became the loudest, most aggressive stomping band in the land. A year ago nobody questioned it – ...

Slade: Not As Crazee As Wee Thought

Interview by Kris DiLorenzo, Good Times, August 1975

WHATEVER HAPPENED to Slade, you Lawn Guyland boogie freaks may have asked yourselves lately. The answer is: Nothing – more gold records, more #1 songs ...

Slade: Slade in Flame

Review by John Morthland, Rolling Stone, September 1975

POOR SLADE. The biggest band in England for a while and in the States they couldn't get arrested. Last time out, they toned down and ...

Slade: Ar The Kidz Owt've Site Shock Probe

Report and Interview by Tony Stewart, NME, May 1977

BANDS DON'T readily admit to being yesterday's heroes...so Slade, not long ago one of Britain's most celebrated bands, will only acknowledge that they've been through ...

The Glitter Era: Teenage Rampage

Overview by Ken Barnes, Bomp!, March 1978

JUST THREE YEARS gone and it already seems so quaint. The time was c. 1971-1974, the place England, the sound "glitter," or "Glitter Rock." ...

Slade: Slade On Stage (RCA) *****

Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, December 1982

"'TWAS CHRISTMAS Day in the Workhouse, the radio was at full blast, when up jumped an old age pensioner with a face like a lump ...

Slade: Feel the Noize

Retrospective by Tom Hibbert, History of Rock, The, 1983

"The fans are fed up with paying to sit on their hands while watching musicians who clearly couldn't care less about the customers." Thus commented ...

Slade: Keep Your Hands Off My Power Supply

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, June 1984

HERE IS NODDY HOLDER, raspy lead singer of Slade, putting a move on a member of the opposite sex: "You want equality/You won't get none ...

Slade in St. Louis

Report and Interview by Paul Yamada, Concert News, July 1984

I'VE SEEN SLADE three times; this time makes the fourth. I went out of my way to see them the other times, and each trip ...

Slade In Flame

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Q, 1999

29 JULY 1974. Filming begins on the rock movie Slade In Flame, on location in the UK. ...

A Natter with Noddy Holder

Interview by John Robb, City Life, June 2002

I'M STILL FEELING the noise. Slade are so much part of British culture. They were the quintessential hard rocking band with a neat line in ...

Slade: The Very Best of Slade

Sleevenotes by Chris Charlesworth, Polydor Records, 2005

IT IS JULY 1971 and I'm with Slade in Amsterdam's Vondelpark where they are shortly to perform on a bandstand in the centre of a ...

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