Salvo
Slade

Slayed (CD)

Format: CD
Cat. No.: SALVOCD002
Barcode: 698458810229
Playing Time: Less than 1hour

Slade’s first chart-topping album, Slayed?, is a certified classic, a riotous non-stop party, bulging with anthemic original compositions and augmented by stirring cover versions. Crank up the volume and go crazee!

Reviews

Wolverhampton’s unimpeachable purveyors of melody-grounded lads rock grafted unpretentious pop sentiments to garish terrace stomping with such cavalier loutishness in the early 70s that resistance was useless. Yet Slade’s back catalogue has suffered inexplicable undervaluation and neglect in the CD age. Until now, that is. For this packed quartet of enhanced releases marks the opening salvo in a comprehensive reissue programme. [Classic Rock]

Old New Borrowed And Blue

Slade are now known as the missing link between the Beatles and Oasis. This 1974 effort is the pick of their early albums: Noddy Holder’s girder-munching vocals are spread evenly between Black Country rock (Just A Little Bit), Macca-styled ballads (the hit Everyday), and the odd music-hall blunder. This is joyous, unshackled and unpretentious stuff that reminds you how they rattled off six No 1s. [Bob Stanley - The Times]

The sleeve notes written by Dave Ling are informative and amusing and more importantly the sound quality is exceptional particularly when the volume is cranked up high something that is always a consideration when playing Slade albums. [rockahead.net]

At last the Wolverhampton boys get a decent overhaul. [4/5, Jez Burr - bbc.co.uk/nottingham]

Each of these reissues is generously bolstered by B-sides never previously issued on CD, the best of which has to be the ONB&B bonus of Kill ‘Em At The Hot Club Tonite; Nod and Jim airing their perhaps surprising fondness for the jazz stylings of Stephane Grapelli! That’s the thing about Slade: the sheer force and bombast of the hits has, in many ways, blinded listeners to their other myriad joys. They could have been an altogether different prospect once they’d unlaced the big boots. [4 stars, Terry Staunton - Record Collector]

CD
CD1
1.
How D’you Ride
2.
The Whole World’s Goin’ Crazee
3.
Look At Last Nite
4.
I Won’t Let It ’Appen Agen
5.
Move Over
6.
Gudbuy T’Jane
7.
Gudbuy Gudbuy
8.
Mama Weer All Crazee Now
9.
I Don’ Mind
10.
Let The Good Times Roll / Feel So Fine
11.
Bonus Tracks
12.
My Life Is Natural
13.
Candidate
14.
Wonderin’ Y
15.
Man Who Speeks Evil
16.
Slade talk to ’Melanie’ readers