Sunday, 3 June 2018
Slade - Slayed (1972)
Released November 1972
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”.
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.