Sunday, 3 June 2018

Slade - Slayed (1972)

  

Released November 1972

TRACK LISTING

1. How D'You Ride
2. The Whole World's Goin' Crazee
3. Look At Last Nite
4. I Won't Let It 'Appen Agen
5. Move Over
6. Gudbuy T'Jane
7. Gudbuy Gudbuy
8. Mama Weer All Crazee Now
9. I Don' Mind
10. Let The Good Times Roll

This was the first album I bought back in late 1972 before progressing to David Bowie, Mott The Hoople and Roxy Music. Obviously, it contains two great singles in “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” and the underrated “Gudbuy T’Jane” but there are some other great slightly blues-influenced rockers too, showcasing Noddy Holder’s rasping voice. The upbeat rockers are “The Whole World’s Goin’ Crazee” and “Let The Good Times Roll”. A bluesy feel is found on “How Do You Ride”, “Gudbuy Gudbuy” and a more than credible cover of Janis Joplin’s “Move Over”.

The deliberate spelling mistakes were continued here on many tracks, including "I Won't Let It 'Appen Agen" and the "Gudbuy" and "Crazee" songs. 

I quickly left Slade behind but they remain really good memories for me. They were a good band, not just a fixture on “Top Of The Pops”. This is a more than acceptable album.

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