Label: Polydor - 849 182-2 • Format: CD Reissue • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock, Glam
Slade had already conquered the UK and most of Europe bythe year they attempted to increase their profile stateside in a major way by touring, multiple TV appearances, and even a film, Slade in Flame. Though the big break never came, the band managed to make a pretty good "noize," on stage Them Kinda Monkeys Cant Swing - Slade - Slade In Flame screen as they stomped their way across the USA.
This gig was likely recorded on a '76 tour stop at the Showplace in Dover, New Jersey. Live, Slade played a mix of older hits and new material from the album Nobody's Foolsbut they were still far from becoming US stars. They performed accordingly, owning the stage and rocking the hall to its rafters.
He's an excellent between-song banterer and host, though perhaps the English humor and accent had trouble translating to the Jersey crowd. Slade's set has moments that resemble the ramshackle punk breaking out of New York and London, though ironically, it was the advent of that music in that buried bands like Slade, with their rock star posturing and excessive ways. As the '70s closed, Slade was literally brushed aside, that is, until the next wave of big-hair metal lovin' kids discovered their charms.
InQuiet Riot had a top-five stateside Groovy Little Hippie Pad - ZZ Top - El Loco Them Kinda Monkeys Cant Swing - Slade - Slade In Flame "Cum on Feel the Noize," the song performed here in a highly shambolic version as the set rounds its corner to its finish.
Following their attempt to expand their stateside market and despite medium success with it, Slade pressed on, though when Holder and Lea left the band inthey were effectively done.
But thanks to their mid-late '70s good time US run and their '80s revival by hair-metal bands, Slade will not soon be forgotten. Many years later, we're still feeling the noize. Share Tweet Submit Pin. Tags slade live performance showplace dover, nj concert vault paste magazine. Also in Music.
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