Slade

Also known as Слейд, Slade, The

Short biography of Slade: Band from the Black Country, West Midlands, England, renamed in 1969 from [a=Ambrose Slade].
Members: Noddy Holder (vocals, guitar), Dave Hill (guitar), Jimmy Lea (bass), Don Powell (drums)

current (?) lineup:
Don Powell – Drums
Dave Hill - Guitar
Mal McNulty - Guitar and lead vocals
John Berry - Bass

Slade are an English rock band who rose to prominence during the glam rock era of the early 1970s. With 17 consecutive Top 20 hits and six number ones, the British Hit Singles & Albums names them as the most successful British group of the 1970s. They were the first act to have three singles enter at #1, and all six of the Wolverhampton band's chart-toppers were penned by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea. Total UK sales stand at 6,520,171, and their best selling single, "Merry Xmas Everybody", has sold in excess of one million copies.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music has also made mention of Holder's powerful vocals and guitarist Dave Hill's equally arresting dress sense along with the deliberate misspelling of their song titles for which they became well known.

The group started off as the [a='N Betweens, The], as which they recorded 2 singles and built up a reputation on the nationwide touring circuit. They were reluctantly renamed [a=Ambrose Slade] to satisfy the terms of their new record deal with [l=Fontana Records]. They released one commerically unsuccessful LP under the Ambrose Slade name, before coming under the management of [a=Chas Chandler] who shortened the name to Slade.

While Slade's attempts at cracking the United States market were largely unsuccessful, they left their mark on several US bands who cite Slade as an influence. [a=Kiss] bassist [a=Gene Simmons] admitted that his band's early songwriting ethos and stage performance style was influenced by Slade. In his book, Kiss and Make-Up, Simmons wrote on page 85, "the one we kept returning to was Slade," and "we liked the way they connected with the crowd, and the way they wrote anthems... we wanted that same energy, that same irresistible simplicity. but we wanted it American-style". [a=Tom Petersson] of [a=Cheap Trick] said on their From Tokyo to you DVD that his band went to see Slade perform, and that they used "every cheap trick in the book", thus inadvertently coining his group's name. Cheap Trick covered the song "When the Lights are Out" (the original appeared on Old New Borrowed and Blue) on their 2009 release, The Latest. [a=Quiet Riot] had US hits with their covers of "Cum On Feel the Noize" and "Mama Weer All Crazee Now". The origins of Slade's influence on Quiet Riot dated back to the early 1970s, when [a=Kevin DuBrow] photographed Slade during their first Los Angeles appearances at the Whisky a Go Go.

Also on the Web you may find Slade by links below:
  1. http://www.sladeinengland.co.uk/
  2. http://www.slayed.co.uk/
  3. http://users.swing.be/amazingslade/
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slade
  5. http://www.sladeinwales.co.uk/
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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Slade - My Oh My My Oh My 3
mp3, CD
1983
2 Slade - Run Runaway Run Runaway 2
mp3, CD
1984 RCA Victor
3 Slade - All Join Hands All Join Hands 2
mp3, CD
1984
4 Slade - Everyday Everyday 2
mp3, CD
1974-03-29 Polydor
5 Slade - Wall Of Hits Wall Of Hits 20
mp3, CD
Polydor
6 Slade - Coz I Luv You Coz I Luv You 2
mp3, CD
1971-10-00 Polydor
7 Slade - The Bangin' Man / She Did It To Me The Bangin' Man / She Did It To Me 2
mp3, CD
1974 Polydor
8 Slade - Run Runaway Run Runaway 2
mp3, CD
1984 RCA
9 Slade - My Frieиd Staи My Frieиd Staи 2
mp3, CD
1973 Polydor
10 Slade - Far Far Away Far Far Away 2
mp3, CD
1974 Polydor
11 Slade - Don't Tame A Hurricane / Run Runaway Don't Tame A Hurricane / Run Runaway 2
mp3, CD
1984 CBS Associated Records
12 Slade - My Oh My My Oh My 2
mp3, CD
1983 RCA Victor
13 Slade - Look Wot You Dun Look Wot You Dun 2
mp3, CD
1972-01-00 Polydor
14 Slade - Know Who You Are Know Who You Are 2
mp3, CD
1970-09-00 Polydor
15 Slade - Get Down With It Get Down With It 3
mp3, CD
1971-06-08 Polydor
16 Slade - My Friend Stan My Friend Stan 2
mp3, CD
1973-09-00 Polydor
17 Slade - Mama Weer All Crazee Now Mama Weer All Crazee Now 2
mp3, CD
1972-08-00 Polydor
18 Slade - Play It Loud Play It Loud 12
mp3, CD
1970 Polydor
19 Slade - Mama Weer All Crazee Now Mama Weer All Crazee Now 2
mp3, CD
1972 Polydor
20 Slade - Slayed? Slayed? 10
mp3, CD
1972-12-00
21 Slade - Gudbuy T' Jane Gudbuy T' Jane 2
mp3, CD
1972-11-00 Polydor
22 Slade - Coz I Luv You Coz I Luv You 12
mp3, CD
1974 Karussell
23 Slade - Slade Alive! Slade Alive! 7
mp3, CD
1972-03-24 Polydor
24 Slade - Nobody's Fool / When The Chips Are Down Nobody's Fool / When The Chips Are Down 2
mp3, CD
1976 Warner Bros. Records
25 Slade - Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me 2
mp3, CD
1973 Polydor
26 Slade - I'm A Rocker I'm A Rocker 2
mp3, CD
1980
27 Slade - The Bangin' Man The Bangin' Man 2
mp3, CD
1974 Polydor
28 Slade - The Story Of Slade The Story Of Slade 24
mp3, CD
1977 Barn Records
29 Slade - Greatest Hits - Feel The Noize Greatest Hits - Feel The Noize 21
mp3, CD
1997 Polydor
30 Slade - All Join Hands All Join Hands 2
mp3, CD
1984 RCA
31 Slade - Radio Wall Of Sound Radio Wall Of Sound 3
mp3, CD
1991
32 Slade - Sladest Sladest 14
mp3, CD
1973 Polydor
33 Slade - Get Down And Get With It Get Down And Get With It 2
mp3, CD
1971 Polydor
34 Slade - Far Far Away Far Far Away 2
mp3, CD
1993 Polydor
35 Slade - My Oh My My Oh My 2
mp3, CD
1984 RCA

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