This CD shows us where Glam Rock came from.Not Glam, but Glam Rock.
Marc Bolan started the glam look when he put glitter stars under his eyes on Top Of The Pops in 1971 and the glam look just snowballed from there with the likes of Slade. Sweet and Gary Glitter. T.Rex and Sweets early hits were great pop tunes with the likes of Metal Guru and Blockbuster. But it was after Slades early hits that Bolan and Chinn/Chapman (The guys who wrote the hits for Sweet) turned up the volume listen to 20th Century Boy and The Ballroom Blitz. Even Bowie and Elton got in on the act, from Space Oddity to The Jean Genie. (Bowie) and Your Song to Saturday Nights All Right For Fighting. (Elton) All these guys were I believe Inspired by the success of Slades early run of hits.
So what about this CD?
21 Brilliant songs my only complaint is the omission of Thanks For The Memory. No7 in 1975. But which song do we take off to fit it in?
Maybe All Join Hands?
I cannot talk about all the songs, as I do not have enough room so I will just mention my favourite songs.
Coz I Luv You. Their Frist of six Number ones just a great song.
Take Me Bak Ome. Mamma Weer All Crazee Now. Gudbuy T' Jane. Cum On Feel The Noize and Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me. Glam Rock at it's best.
After these songs Slade changed direction but the songs were still great.
Everyday. A great ballad. Far Far Away, from the film Flame. Maybe just maybe my favourite Slade song. In For A Penny. Their last great 70's single.
So on to the 80's. We'll Bring The House Down. Their great comeback single and first top ten hit for six years. My Oh My. With it's simple but great melody to their last hit Radio Wall Of Sound.
This is truly a great CD and a must for anyone who liked the music of that time.