It has always been an interest of mine to connect with Slade fans around the globe, through travel and most of all the wonders of the world wide web this has been made easy in recent years. A lot of those fans wanted to tell me just what Slade meant to them in their youth, and how and why they have remained fiercly loyal with unshakeable fidelity for most of their lives.
Here are just a few of those memories.........
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES........GEOFF LAKE, ENGLAND.
'Came up to you one night, noticed the look in your eye.' So sang Noddy Holder back in 1972. I was 12 years old. The record was Tak' me bak ome. My brother bought it and I hated it. Crap I thought. Please dear readers, remember, I was brought up on Jim Reeves, Julie Andrews and George Formby. My mums record collection is still not worth noting even to this day. Marc Bolan was all I can remember. Yes, he did look like a girl, but compared to Slade that night on a television programme called, ‘Set of Six', at least he scrubbed up nice..................READ MORE
BELGIUM CALLING.......RANDALL, BELGIUM
Everybody remembers the first records they ever bought, it is either something that you remember with affection or look back on in abject horror as you try to work out what on earth it was that possessed you to shell out your hard earned cash on some two bit novelty record by a one hit wonder. Thankfully, It is with some pride that I remember my first single purchase was 'MY FRIEND STAN',that was 30 years ago. My Next door neighbour was a big fan, his bedroom, like many others throughout Europe at the time was ..............READ MORE
GLITTER SUITS AND PLATFORM BOOTS ... ...ALWYN P TURNER
What can you say about Slade or Dave 'Superyob' Hill? Despite everyone else on these pages and despite all the other superstars - Bowie, Elton, Rod - they were the British singles act of the 70s: six #1 hits, including three straight in at the top (the first band to achieve this), a string of best-selling albums and a reputation for being the best live band of their generation. Oh yeah, and the ultimate Christmas rock & roll record. At the time I can remember them being cited as ...... ..READ MORE
DO YOU REMEMBER THE BAND SLIIIDE? ~ GEOFF GINSBERG
Irony can be a bitch. In this case it is because this is the BEST show I have uploaded, and also the WORST recording - by far. The other shows I recorded with the Aiwa deck it basically did ok. It adjusted levels itself, which is a terrible thing for a recorder to do, but I didn't know jack back then. Unfortunately Slade was also the LOUDEST band I have ever seen and they completely overwhelmed the recorder. It couldn't handle the overdrive. When they were not at full tilt it sounds ok, but when they hit the gas it sounds. ..... ..READ MORE