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SLADE - SCHAEFER MUSIC FESTIVAL, CENTRAL PARK, NY 21/7/75 (RECORD MIRROR)

And of course the worst had to happen. Several people got involved in a fight with the security guards just as Slade started another rocker. Noddy stopped the show. "Hold It! We don't want the security guys getting heavy down here. All you security guys better get out. We.......................................READ MORE

 

SLADE / J GEILS BAND ~ LOUISVILLE GARDENS, LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY 21/9/1975

Two years ago an English rock group named Slade came to Louisville during their American tour, playing small halls like Louisville Gardens, so their high decibel could be fully appreciated, in hopes of spreading "Slademania" to America. Last night, the four member group....................................READ MORE

 

ZZ TOP / SLADE ~ ONONDAGA WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, SYRACUSE, NY 25/09/1975

Such numbers as "Them Kinda Monkeys Can't Swing," " Goodbye to Jane," "Thanks for the Memories," "How Does It Feel," " Let the Good Times Roll" and "A Little Bit" were proof of talent, but there seems to be something lacking here. Perhaps if Slade concentrated...............................READ MORE

 

SLADE - FELT FORUM THEATRE, NY 22/11/75 (BILLBOARD)

A slick trio of real life rhinestone cowboys, unabashedly Texan from their illuminated Texas longhorn stage trappings to their riverboat gambler suits, ZZ Top captivated a full house of boogie lovers Nov. 22.The trio is rapidly gaining recognition hereabouts for it's tightly knit ......................................READ MORE

 

SLADE - FELT FORUM THEATRE, NY 22/11/75 (VARIETY)

But the good response was hardly as warm as the reception the headliners got. ZZ Top, who are mining platinum albums for London these days, also scored when Billy Gibbons, strong lead guitarist and vocalist, asked some character in the audience to stop throwing ........................................READ MORE

 

SLADE - THE STARWOOD CLUB, LA 15/4/76

The floor was packed as it would be for Buddy Miles or Canned Heat, and there was plenty of space cases receptive to the groups crude energy level. With that setup, Slade's decline can be laid at no one's feet but its own. The once bearable, even promising pop outfit paddles ..........................READ MORE

 

SLADE /ORIENTAL THEATER , MILWAULKEE 2/5/1976

Slade, one of the premier boogie bands, took the stage with an energy that seemed forceful, yet practiced. Relying on little more than cranked up volume and extended, screeching guitar solos atop speakers, Slade offered a string of its hits to a frenzied audience. Slade seems ....................READ MORE

 

SLADE - LONDON ARENA, LONDON, ONTARIO CANADA 14/5/76

If the measure of greatness in rock music is the number of windows a group can smash in one performance, Kiss is ahead of the British band Slade, and Thundermug is out of the competition. Feeling somewhat unqualified to judge the merits of Slade at Friday's concert in ....................READ MORE

 

SLADE / SPORTS ARENA, TOLEDO,OHIO 18/5/1976

Slade is a rock group that has been together 10 years and now is expanding in new directions, while the group Santana has gone through numerous personnel changes to wind up returning, fortunately, to their earlier sound. The hard rock sound of Slade and the Latin style rhythms of ....................READ MORE

 

SLADE / FALKONER TEATRET, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK 20/4/1977 (MELODY MAKER)

Copenhagen isn't, perhaps, not at its best. They banned live sex shows here two and a half years ago, the Tivoli Gardens are still closed for the winter, the newspapers have been on strike here for over a month. And it keeps raining. Over at the Plaza Hotel, there at least appears to be ...................READ MORE

 

SLADE / FALKONER TEATRET, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK 20/4/1977 (RECORD MIRROR)

WHAT HAPPENED? WHERE AM I? I must've dozed off and missed my stop. Last thing I remember, I was on the 73 to Marble Arch . . . and now, here I am in this funny street where the cars are all on the wrong side of the road. I know - I'll ask these kids over there. I wonder why they're all .......................READ MORE

 

SLADE / FALKONER TEATRET, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK 20/4/1977 (NME)

Bands don't readily admit to being yesterdays heroes....so Slade, not long ago one of Britain's most celebrated bands, will only acknowledge that they've been through a bad patch. After two unsuccessful years in America they're unable to return as triumphant.......................................READ MORE

 

SLADE / WINTER GARDENS, BOURNEMOUTH 2/5/1977

With the stage completely blacked out the opening bars of 'Hear Me Calling' boomed around the venerable old theatre, a warming few bars of the intro and than with all the subtlety of a battalion of stormtroopers Slade were revealed amidst an explosion of lights and........................................READ MORE

 

SLADE / CIVIC HALL, WOLVERHAMPTON 6/5/1977

After that, the beat does the rest, and the old hits roll out to the cheers and waving and dancing of the crowd. It really is a tonic to see everyone having so much fun, and it's only now that they've returned from America that we can see what British rock has been missing for the ...............................READ MORE

 

SLADE / FREE TRADE HALL, MANCHESTER 7/5/1977

I WAS ASLEEP when Liar came on. As the shrill thrusting boogie raked my eardrums and the vocalist sincerely grunted "I've been up and I've been down/I've been lost and I've been found," I was paralysed by the type of fear usually associated with dark alleys and filed teeth. Not..................................READ MORE

 

 

 

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