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SLADE - CAPITAL THEATRE, PASSAIC, NY - 21/9/73

The Cult blew Slade right off the stage. After they'd ripped through "The Red and the Black", "Seven Screaming Diz Busters", "Buck's Boogie" incidentally, the long rumored live version is now available on a Columbia sampler titled "the Guitars that Destroyed the World", and "It's.......................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE SLAY THE STATES - ELLIS AUDITORIUM, MEMPHIS - 28/9/1973

SLADEMANIA is sweeping America. Noddy and the lads from Wolverhampton are jetting through the mid West. Stomping and rocking through Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri....The kids are freaking out all over the place, and nothing can stop them. not ..............................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / MORRIS CIVIC AUDITORIUM, SOUTH BEND, INDIANA 30/09/1973

Like an adolescent Ian Anderson in a Fagin type outfit, the youthful guitarist and group leader Noddy Holder had the crowd just where he wanted them from the beginning. Though sitting next to one of the bigger speakers, I began to look for something to plug up my ears by the...................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / ACADEMY OF MUSIC, NEW YORK - 6/10/1973

In Britain, Slade is the unquestioned number one among the younger bands. In this country, audiences and the record-buying-public are respectful enough, but there's no hysteria, nothing really special in their response. At Saturday's early show, Slade bounded on to ....................................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / ACADEMY OF MUSIC, NEW YORK- 6/10/1973

IT WAS just one year ago when Slade invaded these shores for the first time. They were visibly very jittery, having just conquered England, becoming the country's sweethearts after a barrage of hit singles which cracked the charts in repid succession. What was more ....................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / CURTIS HIXON HALL, TAMPA, FLORIDA 12/10/1973

The air in Curtis Hixon Hall was dense and steamy Friday night, but, the atmosphere was made even stuffier by the sounds that permeated the haze through most of the evening's program. Well over 8,000 energetic fans had packed themselves in to hear REO Speedwagon, Slade...............................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / CURTIS HIXON HALL, TAMPA, FLORIDA 12/10/1973

Slade was basic. basic, basic. Backstage I was told the group has been together six years. It should be commended for being together that long and not learning anything. The group has been compared, most favourably, to the Beatles and The Rolling Stones by across ...............................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / AUDITORIUM THEATRE, CHICAGO- 16/10/1973

SLADE'S lead singer last night called out to the crowd that filled about half of the Auditorium Theater, "Is e-e-e--everybawdy cra-a-a-azy!!!" Of course, the hyper tense assemblage answered, "Yeah!" This was very truthful of them, especially when you consider the high.................................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / COLUMBIA MUSIC HALL, WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 12/1/1974

It would be hard to imagine a greater contrast of styles than Saturday night's concert at the Columbia Music Hall in West Hartford. On the one hand, there was Slade - dressed all in gold and glitter, snazzed up, top - hatted, playing silver spangled guitars. And then there was...........................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE, CENTENNIAL HALL, LONDON, ONTARIO - 20/1/74

THE drums roll like mortar fire, then bass notes rip the hazy sweet mary-jane air like thunderbolts from the hand of an angry Zeus. Crash, crash, crunch, thwannnnnnnnnng come the guitars.The four-man British rock group Slade are on stage at Centennial Hall before a full..........................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / JAMES GANG / BROWNSVILLE STATION ~ WINTERLAND, SAN FRANCISCO 25-26/1/1974

Boring, overly loud guitar riffs and flashing lights on the groups speakers couldn't make up for the cacophonous sound - more like a wall of noise than anything else. They finally got their act together on the encore "Roll Over Beethoven." which was more coherent than the.......................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM - 27/1/74

Slade is having another go at America with its sonic blitz, and while Sundays Palladium concert was considerably more palatable than its previous shows here, the English quartet continue to undermine its potential greatness with an approach that constantly crosses the.........................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / RIVERSIDE THEATER , MILWAULKEE 29/1/1974

"We're all crazy," screamed Noddy Holder, guitarist in Slade, England's top pop group, and a sellout crowd at the Riverside Theater Tuesday (28/1/74) screamed back in agreement. From the first sullen crush of hundreds in front of the late opening Riverside, to the last..............................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / HORDERN PAVILION, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 21/2/1974

The group's noise output varies from 120 to 140 decibels, which is about as loud as a Boeng 707 taking off. The best seats for last Thursday night's performance were probably several miles away from the Hordern pavilion.Slade, which has been named England's top .....................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / FESTIVAL HALL, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA 26/2/1974

BRITISH rock group, Slade, made a full blooded assault on the minds and ears of their fans last night and while the method worked, musically, it left a lot to be desired. Roaring down on Festival Hall with a deafening wall of sound they had their audience in a frenzy within seconds..............................READ MORE

 

 

LAND OF THE RISING SLADE - TOKYO SUN PLAZA - DAILY MIRROR 17/3/74

THE gleaming new Sun Plaza Hall in Tokyo had been built to survive an earthquake. For a couple of hours, the big question was: Will it survive Slade ? It was the last date of a successful four week tour which had whisked them through New Zealand, Australia and Japan. As a ...............................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / ST GEORGES HALL, BRADFORD, 19/4/1974

The show had a great communal party atmosphere. Two girls, picked out early as the best Noddy Holder lookalikes, were presented onstage with an album and a cassette tape recorder. The act has changed a bit to take in new songs, but they still hold on to numbers like ..................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / OPERA HOUSE, BLACKPOOL 20/4/1974

THE opening night of Slade's British tour not only turned out to be a Crazee Nite, it was absolute lunacy. The minute they walked onstage the audience piled up to the front and there was no way they could be shifted. Security men tried to keep control, but the people at the front we..................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / BELLE VUE, MANCHESTER, 21/4/1974

Slade, who played at Belle Vue in Manchester last night, were once described by a writer in a hip American music paper ( I must say, I thought rather nicely at the time ) as a band so bad, they should be ashamed to play in public. Wiser far than he, I have spoken to..................................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / THEATRE, COVENTRY, 28/4/1974

Not even an army of bouncers could quell the enthusiasm -- Glitter, boots, braces and top hats - it was quite a colourful occasion. The programme however produced nothing quite as bright as the audience - merely a series of well tried numbers, released both as singles and.........................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / GRAND HALL, SCARBOROUGH SPA 05/5/1974

Britain's biggest selling pop group, Slade, are reaching the cresendo of their non stop 90 minute stage act. Having whipped up the hysteria to a fever pitch, they are skilfully manipulating the crowd with crashing renditiond of their past hit records, making unexpected stops to.................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / KING GEORGE'S HALL, BLACKBURN 8/5/1974

THE casualty list tells its own story. More than 50 youths and girls were treated for fainting and shock, others complained of headaches and earache because of the noise. That was the scene at King George's Hall last night when 2,000 young fans welcomed chart - topping .................................READ MORE

 

SLADE/ CITY HALL, SHEFFIELD 09/05/1974

Few remained sitting, and up in the balconies many fans sat against the safety rail, dangling their feet in the air, for the best view. The tension and excitement became almost solid as time went on. There were chants of 'We want Slade' and 'Super Slade' and then...........................................................READ MORE

 

SLADE / HAMMERSMITH ODEON, LONDON 16/5/1974

Groups are often either good om record or on stage, but only a few really great bands are fantastic on both --- SLADE is one of them. When they took over the Hammersmith Odeon recently for a three day version of Slade's Crazee Nite we knew it was going to be something special..........................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / HAMMERSMITH ODEON, LONDON 16/5/1974

SLADE have never been known as a subtle band - the more popular they become, the more down to earth their act is. Add to that their increasing penchant for elaborate sets and clothes and you have some idea what the gig at the Hammersmith Odeon last week was like.Beckett .....................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / HAMMERSMITH ODEON, LONDON 16/5/1974

The colourful top hats, the scarves and the now familiar braces and boots are a sight and the band are even getting choosy about the colour and "smell" of the numerous pairs of knickers and other garments which seem to find their way on stage. Perhaps it's time for the................................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE - FELT FORUM, NEW YORK, 31/5/74

It was a fight for the decibel and Slade won. Opening act Aerosmith's mighty sound paled in comparison to the power and energy of Slade's four members. Their pounding, churning rock with overabundant bass response shook the very foundation of the audience. Slade .....................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE - FELT FORUM, NEW YORK, 31/5/74

Most of the youthful crowd at [the] Felt Forum, N.Y., Friday (31), were up from the outset, many holding their ears to cut out part of the overpowering volume. Slade, who sold out the 4,500-seat arena for promoter Howard Stein, were rockin' and exhorting their fans to make noise..........................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE / NEW YORK DOLLS / 10cc ~BAYFRONT CENTER ARENA, ST PETERSBURG FLORIDA 8/6/1974

Of course, the most humbled group would be the ones who were supposed to draw in the crowd. And Slade was humble but not sullen. The crude English quartet. like the Dolls, simply decided to go have a good time with the few folks who did come, and again an obnoxiously untalented...................READ MORE

 

 

SLADE- AUDITORIUM, CHICAGO 21/6/74

To Slade's credit, the boys' reach never exceeds their grasp. They have their formula and they stick to it, song after simplistic song. But like most formula music, a little goes a long way, and it doesn't take more than a few numbers before it's all too apparent everything is going to .............................READ MORE

 

 

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