Which brings me to today's offering. Anyone still following me after all these years will know the glue that binds this whole shaky caravan together is four parts shooting from the hip, one part premeditated. Themes or lists (apart from annual roundups) happen when they happen, or, most likely, don't happen when they don't happen. But, for some unfathomable reason I have five songs in my head that were all released in 1970. And even those at the back of the class will know that that's 50 years ago in anyone's language.
So, rather than blurt them all out in one hit I'm going to release them into the ether one at a time.
First up, Slade. Long before Noddy Holder discovered mirrored top hats and indeed before Dave Hill found an alternative use for Bacofoil, Slade were a bunch of Black Country skinheads trying to catch a break. They obviously succeeeded, but not before dispensing with the Ben Shermans, Sta Press and 14 eye DMs (your mum probably called 'em bovver boots). And they sounded like this:
Slade: One Way Hotel (1970)
The third Slade related blog post this week - I predict big things for these guys!ReplyDelete
You could be onto something. However, I've got a feeling that when they're in their seventies the drummer's gonna fall out with the guitar player. Big time.Delete
Slade frenzy this week!ReplyDelete
Get down and get with it.Delete
I enjoyed revisiting Slade at CC's place and now here too! Yes that incarnation of Slade was short-lived and I can't really ever remember seeing them on telly prior to the Bacofoil, tartan rousers and mirrored hat era but thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
When I first went to secondary school the uniform of choice for many of the boys who eschewed official uniform was indeed the Sta Press, Ben Sherman shirt and bovver boots. Don't know if it was national, but the Crombie Coat was the outer garment of choice for that outfit and the Crombie factory making those coats was pretty close to where we lived. Must have been an unexpected money-spinner for them. My Friend Stan had one!
Ah, the Crombie. A fine piece of apparel. With the red silk pocket square?Delete