Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Slade: Slayed?

While I am on the Glam Rock roll, I must single out Slayed? by Slade. Released in 1972.

Slayed? combines the barroom whisky drenched sound that was equal parts Humble Pie and AC/DC (before AC/DC existed!) with the glitter and high heeled boots that artists like David Bowie were wearing at the time.

Slade wrote party anthems with weird spellings, like Mama Weer All Crazee Now, Gudbuy T’Jane, I Won’t Let It ‘Appen Agen, The Whole World’s Goin’ Crazee, and How d’You Ride.

My favorite song on Slayed? happened to be a cover, though. They did an absolutely smoking take on Janis Joplin’s Move Over, with incredible dynamics, and a flame thrower vocal display by lead singer Noddy Holder.

I would love to acquire a cd of this album and crank it to 11.

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