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Thursday, 14 July 2011
Slade? Now you're talking
Slade (l-r) Don, Nod, Jim and a BacoFoil Nun
Andy Kershaw's been through the wringer of late. I'm looking forward to reading his cathartic No Off Button. Never one to pull his punches (even Peely gets a kicking, apparently), I love his take on music:
The Beatles? Unexciting. Elvis Presley? Manifestly plastic. David Bowie? Self-important. Slade? Now you're talking...
You know what? He's absolutely right. Slade rock.ReplyDelete
And of course they were a huge influence on American rock. Paul Stanley's broken mirror guitar was inspired by Noddy's hat. The Ramones barnets are Dave HillReplyDelete
time to give the Rochdale Cowboy another chance and a hearing!ReplyDelete
From the ridiculous to the sublime: Nod & Jim play at being Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.ReplyDelete
Whilst Slade posters, along with those of The Sweet, Glitter Band etc adorned my bedroom walls as a 8 year old I only once saw the Feel The Noise Quartet once live and that was many years later in the muddy fields of Donnington. And even that late in their careers, bloody they were too!ReplyDelete
The Ramones barnets are Dave Hill, that has to be the funniest thing I've read this week.ReplyDelete
Didn't know Kershaw had a book out, I'll have to add that to the list. As for Slade, well I grew up in a household where Noddy, Lennon and Percy were considered the greatest vocalists ever.
As you can see from Vic and Bob's Slade In Residence, getting a 'Dave Hill' wasn't easy!ReplyDelete
I never bought into the whole 'Slade are the missing link between The Beatles and Oasis' thang: they were just a bloody good rock and roll band. Check out Slade Alive if it's proof you're after.
I love that they "accidentally" reinvented themselves as a metal band after one good festival in 1980.ReplyDelete
Is was in Music and Video Exchange in Berwick Street this week and they were playing a cracking version of the Nuggets classic "Shape of Things to Come" which was pretty ace.ReplyDelete
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