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SLADE / LYCEUM BALLROOM, LONDON 19/10/1980

EUPHORIA, EXCITEMENT, acclaim, celebration - you name it, Slade commanded it tonight, roaring out of the swirling mists of time like conquering heroes returning to their native land.'Retrogression' you say,' Bollox 'I say, Slade were by far the punkiest band on the bill, but then the ..................................READ MORE

 

SLADE / CIVIC HALL, WOLVERHAMPTON, 7/12/1980

Dave Hill leers down from the top of an amp stack, precariously balanced on knee high boots with enormous stacked heels. He wears a huge cowboy hat, and dressed in white leather (liberally laced with black studs) with his hair restored to shoulder length he looks like a Mohican ................READ MORE

 

SLADE / CIVIC HALL, WOLVERHAMPTON, 7/12/1980

 

Noddy Holder and Dave Hill, playing for all they were worth, when glimpsed through the waving arms and dry ice at the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, put me more in mind of Motorhead, rather than the group that held sway over the pop charts in Britain in the early to middle Seventies. Noddy's ..........READ MORE

 

SLADE / ODEON, BIRMINGHAM, 20/12/1980

The fans started the night at fever pitch and Noddy took them from strength to strength in a rip roaring set that did not lose pace for a second. The jubilant football crowd atmosphere continued even after the lights went up, with Noddy setting the crowd singing along to the ..........................................READ MORE

 

SLADE / COLSTON HALL, BRISTOL, 25/1/1981

Slade's resurgence - one of the best things that has happened to the rock scene lately - has come because when set alongside the best of today's bunch of heavy metal bands at the 1980 Reading Festival, they stole the show. It would have been a brave or foolhardy act ..................................READ MORE

 

SLADE / ASSEMBLY ROOMS, DERBY, 22/2/1981

Noddy Holder is as raucous and raunchy as ever. Dave Hill struts and poses, Jimmy lea remains skilful and accurate, and Don Powell still provides a steady backbone. But Slade have widened their scope since their many chart successes of the last decade. A remarkeable version..........................READ MORE

 

SLADE / HAMMERSMITH ODEON, LONDON 26/2/81 (SOUNDS)

"GOWANNNNODDEEE!!" Bellowed an obese lunk next door to me as the lights dimmed, "Yyeaghgoodole Noddee! Whoahhooo!" The poor guy seemed almost rabid with excitement. I was getting quite worried, I can tell you. His not unnoticeable paunch was..........................................READ MORE

 

SLADE / HAMMERSMITH ODEON, LONDON 26/2/81 (MELODY MAKER)

The analogy between soccer and pop is much over used and generally irksome, but it suits Slade right down to the ground. See, the larger the venue and the bigger the occasion, the better they play; and they approach Ham O like the hallowed turf of Wembley..................................................................READ MORE

 

SLADE / HAMMERSMITH ODEON, LONDON 26/2/81 (NME)

"Here's a number for all of you who don't get enough"announced Noddy Holder. "It's called Night Starvation!" Suddenly it clicked : none of these people get enough. One saw the whole thing ---the identification with fearless macho guitar heroes, the aggressive .................................................READ MORE

 

SLADE / HAMMERSMITH ODEON, LONDON 26/2/81 (RECORD MIRROR)

Brian May of Queen was seen skulking around to witness Slade hit the stage amid a kaleidoscope of coloured lights, the atmosphere in the Odeon was similar to the Kop after Liverpool had just scored. One character used the night as the opportunity to invade the ......................................................READ MORE

 

SLADE / DONINGTON PARK 22/8/1981 ( MELODY MAKER)

Great swells of movement swept through the masses. Clouds of steam rose from the throngs at the front, White plastic bottles danced happily in the air like a million balloons. Dave Hill, dressed as ridiculously as ever, pouted and pranced and danced while leather..............................................READ MORE

 

SLADE / DONINGTON PARK 22/8/1981 (SOUNDS)

Although hampered by the worst rain of the day, Slade conquered the proceedings and absolutely stole the show. It wasn't totally surprising. Slade are indisputedly a festival band -- they know the ropes --- and they work their best at HM extravaganzas where their glossy ...............................................READ MORE

 

SLADE / DONINGTON PARK 22/8/1981 (NME)

Next up, Slade were the day's token jesters, an HM band only because there was nothing else to resuscitate their pitiful career. Noddy and the lads will never make the transition from singles hype to metal muthas, because their training is in pop....................................................................................READ MORE

 

SLADE / HAMMERSMITH ODEON, LONDON 20/12/1981

With energy abounding, the best numbers were, of course the old faves; 'Gudbuy t' Jane' and the slower 'Everyday'. But the more recent contributions held a different type of success with 'Lock Up Your Daughters' and 'We'll Bring The House Down' proving that as long as ...............................READ MORE

 

SLADE / LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY 7/12/1983

HERE THEY are again, being famous. With 'My Oh My' doing well, 'Merry Christmas Everybody' pottering about, and with royalties from Quiet Riot's 'Cum On Feel The Noize', Slade ought to be looking like an interesting band. Unfortunately, Slade have a dogged determination to be as ...........................READ MORE

 

SLADE / LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY 7/12/1983

Hearing a football chant at a gig was never more appropriate than at a Slade show. The original bootboys of rock, their anthemic chants, 'Cum On Feel The Noize', 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now,' and the archetypal 'We'll Bring The House Down........................................................................................READ MORE

 

SLADE / LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY 7/12/1983

I wished my eyes could extend out like a little pair of marbles on the ends of stalks to reach deep down inside, past the yellowing teeth, the fetid tongue, the tonsil scars, way down yonder to examine just where that coarse yodel comes from. There's definitely something lodged................................READ MORE

 

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