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25 Albums – Slade slides in at #22

English rock n roll rarely sounded better than a band called Slade back in the early 70’s. Glam-rock noize at it’s best. These guys never get the credit they deserve.

Slade was huge in the UK, and across Europe but never really hit it big here. Quiet Riot made two of their songs popular, but Slade did it better. They were fun and colorful and exciting.

They toured once in the states back then and I missed them.

Slade had a few albums and I bought them all, but played the hell out of this one. It was just fun loud solid rock n roll and perfect for a 16-year-old kid to annoy the crap out of his parents.

They had a few hits scattered throughout the years, including a Christmas song that gets played once in a while called “Merry Xmas Everybody” and “Run Run Away”. They’re influence is evident in bands like Cheap Trick, Kiss, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot (obviously), Poison, Twisted Sister, The Runaways and many more.

Great album and should be in every rock n roll fans collection.

Slade – Cum On Feel The Noize http://youtu.be/RabCRjOL7nw

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About Stevie GB

60 year old stand up comedian from Long Island. My approach to comedy is telling the truth about being married, middle aged and living in the suburbs. I enjoy making people laugh without making them feel uncomfortable. My act is clean and clever. Featured in Newsday and on News12. Winner of the Huntington Arts Council Laff-off, 2006. 3rd place winner of LI Press Best of LI 2011, A regular on The Long Island Comedy Festival for 9 consecutive years. Opened for Dennis Miller, Louie Anderson, Kevin Pollak, Bobby Collins, Bob Nelson, Uncle Floyd, Kevin Meaney, and many more.

6 responses to “25 Albums – Slade slides in at #22

  1. Gerard ⋅

    Great song, i really like his raw voice.. i read a story about a fight between Kinks and Slade, just googled it. It must have been a nice punch-up in that BBC-bar: http://www.cantstopthebleeding.com/slade-vs-kinks-in-coke-feud

  2. rocknrollnick ⋅

    I wish i had gotten into Slade. I never realized how influential they were till I looked them up because of this blog.

  3. I heard “Merry Xmas Everybody” on the Kmart Radio Network the other day. Pleasant surprise.

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