#248 Slade – Slayed?

Slade is a band I have heard of and I have heard a few songs from, but it was a long time ago. All I know is that AC/DC got their sound from Slade. If you are looking to listen to Slade, then skip Spotify. They can be found on YouTube, especially to listen to the album Slayed?. “Cum On Feel the Noize” was one of Slade’s biggest hits, but not in the States. It was covered by heavy metal band Quiet Riot and it became a hit for them.

The minute the album begins you are transported to another time when people were crazy, but in a good way. This band likes to rock and they do it raw. I think it sounds great in the context of the whole album in its time period. It was not that popular in the USA. Their most popular song in the States was not until 1984 with the Top 20 hit “Run Runaway“.

I Won’t Let It ‘Appen Agen” is probably my favourite song from this album. I like the driving beat. I want to get in my car and drive away to the edge of the universe. Other songs that I really enjoy are “How d’You Ride” and “Mama Weer All Crazee Now“.

This is a really good old school rock album from Slade. It gives the listener a real retro feeling of simpler times, although those never really existed, except in revisionist minds. Go check out the album on YouTube. 8.3/10.

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