Music today has been Slade’s third album Slayed? (1972). It was a big leap for Slade (originally Ambrose Slade) from skinheads to mostly covers on the first album (oddly including a Zappa song and The Beatles’ Martha My Dear) to the glam explosion and mega success in the UK in the seventies. Bassist and violinist Jim Lea and unmistakable singer Noddy Holder’s songwriting with guitarist Dave Hill’s outrageous clothes and haircut, backed up by drummer Don Powell, was a recipe for success in the seventies with 17 consecutive charting singles. Prior to this album they had four non-album Top 20 singles in 1971, Get Down And Get With It (No. 16), Coz I Luv You (No. 1), Look Wot You Dun (No. 4) and Take Me Bak ‘Ome (No. 1). I bought Take Me Bak ‘Ome. The album features Slade classics Gudbuy T’Jane and Mama Weer All Crazee Now, and yes more hits would follow.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. Read the full blog post here.