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SLADE / ACADEMY OF MUSIC, NEW YORK- 20/4/1973 (NEW YORK TIMES)

Slade, headlining the Friday show at the Academy of Music on 14th Street, is obviously a group on the way up. Grin, the group that opened the evening, had to suffer heckling from the Slade enthusiasts impatiently waiting for the British group to appear. And the members of Grin............................READ MORE

 

SLADE / ACADEMY OF MUSIC, NEW YORK- 20/4/1973 (VARIETY)

Slade blasted their way to success at the Academy of Music (20). Decibel count was up and so was the audience by the end. Only one performance was scheduled originally in the British quartet's first Gotham headline appearance, but another was added via a late show as the............................READ MORE

 

SLADE / LONDON GARDENS, ONTARIO, CANADA - 23/4/1973

The rumblings in the corridors of London Gardens Monday night after the English group, Slade, self destructed before more than 4,000 fans on the first half of a double bill concert centered mainly on the group's volume.Even by rock standards the band was excessive, so powerful that a ............READ MORE

 

SLADE / CAPITOL THEATRE, MONTREAL, CANADA 24/4/1973

Slade. Just the name says a lot. The band plays what its name suggests - basic rock. When you go to a Slade concert, you don't go there to see fancy guitar work. You don't go to see apocalyptic lyrics set to a beat.If you are looking for any of that, you're making a mistake. And there wasn't ..............READ MORE

 

SLADE / CIVIC CENTER, SANTA MONICA - 3/5/1973

Remember the troubles T.Rex had in trying to transfer some of its enormous English popularity to these shores? Well, Slade, which has been a regular visitor to the top of the British sales charts, thanks to a series of consistently infectious rock singles, is having those troubles ................READ MORE

 

SLADE / PARAMOUNT THEATRE, PORTLAND OREGON, 12/5/1973

To some of those leaving, Slade was a travesty on the English flashy style of rock 'n' roll, a style that seems embedded in Britain and personalised through far out stage costumes and mannerisms. At least Led Zeppelin can play, and the Rolling Stones can move mountains with one ................READ MORE

 

SLADE / ORIENTAL THEATRE, MILWAULKEE, USA 22/5/1973

Nobody can accuse Slade of being subtle. Four screeching and wailing rock musicians from England, Slade rolled into the Oriental Theatre Tuesday night on a wave of frenzied bedlam that must have had the ceramic Buddhas that line the walls of the old theatre yawning with exhaustion...............READ MORE

 

SLADE / MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY 23/05/1973

Noddy Holder wears a top hat covered with mirrors while he sings, lead guitarist Dave Hill is spangled with gold glitter ~ " I wore it before Jagger. " he boasts ~ and the "noize" vibrates the roof of the memorial Auditorium. The curious crowd of 1,200 soaks it all in. The theatrics........................READ MORE

 

SLADE / GREENS PLAYHOUSE, GLASGOW - 31/5/73

Slade are back from their triumph, yes triumph. in America, as cult leaders of frightening proportions. From now on it's SLADISM and you too can be a Sladist if you can stand on your seat, wiggle your arse, and join in the hysterical ritual that goes with every concert.They must be the ........................READ MORE

 

SLADE / GREENS PLAYHOUSE, GLASGOW - 31/5/73

THE CITY newspaper carried a SLADEMANIA banner headline across its front page. There was a noticeably heavy complement of police on the streets. The occasion was Slade's first concert since their tour of the States and what's more, set to take place at Glasgow Green's Playh.............READ MORE

 

SLADE / COLSTON HALL, BRISTOL 09/06/1973

What can you say? They could have come on stage and stood still for an hour and still have had their fans screaming for more. But Slade, riding high on a wave of fan hysteria didn't take the easy way out. There was to be no half hearted approach to this, their second Bristol concert in a ...............READ MORE

 

SLADE / CITY HALL, SHEFFIELD 12/06/1973

Between numbers he growls at the audience in the same tone and it's a wonder his tonsils aren't in shreds by the end of the night, but he keeps up a blistering pace and comes over as a genuinely funny character. Support band Beckett are worth a mention......................................................................READ MORE

 

SLADE/ KING GEORGE'S HALL, BLACKBURN 13/06/1973

SLADEMANIA came to King george's Hall, blackburn last night with all the force of cup final fever. Slade spark the sort of hero worship normally reserved for big names in football. Fans stood in their seats waving Slade scarves and swaying like a Wembley crowd. At one point they even .................READ MORE

 

SLADE / EARLS COURT, LONDON - MELODY MAKER 7/7/73

IT'S MONDAY morning and my ears are still ringing. The night before, I'd been among the 20,000 fans who packed London's Earls Court to prove beyond doubt that Slade are Britain's most popular pop/rock group.For them and me, it was an emotional occasion. You see, three.......................READ MORE

 

SLADE / EARLS COURT, LONDON - NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS 7/7/73

Mel Bush knows a thing or two about promoting. Looking rather like an unfortunate sufferer from the excesses of a sun ray lamp and a surfeit of canned fruit, he talks about past excursions into the ungodly precincts of Earls Court. " That Bowie gig: Well, they just went ahead..........................READ MORE

 

SLADE / PALACE LIDO/ DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN 14/7/1973

It was the climax to the most tempestuous week in Slade's career. After their gigantic show at earls Court last weekend, tragedy struck during the week when drummer Don Powell was involved in a car crash. He was lucky to be alive and even now has not regained consciousness.......................READ MORE

 

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