SLADE /HAMMERSMITH ODEON, LONDON 26/1/1981
At a packed Odeon there were bikers, skins, punx and Barry Normal's all keeping the legend alive.
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 stage a record breaking seven times in the hour ! It was as if the clock had been turned back five years and Slade were still a super group making a rare appearance.
Slade's stage presence is so powerful that you are pulled into their brash rock 'n roll world whether you like it or not.
All the hits were there and if the new single ,"We'll bring the house down" was anything to go by, then Slade could at last be in command of the charts again.
PHILLIP HALL, RECORD MIRROR, 7/2/1981