Slade Alive! was recorded at the Command Theatre Studio in London, for just £600, and released without overdubs of any sort in March 1972. The seven songs on the album captured Slade s transition from enthusiastic novices with a knack for performing the music of others into a powerful group in their own right and the public loved it. Slade Alive! spent over a year 58 weeks to be exact - on the UK album charts and was a major success across Europe and beyond. As their fans had come to expect, Get Down And Get With It was the showstopper, introduced as ever by Ringmaster Noddy with the now fabled battle cry of: Well, alriiiiiiiiiiight everybody... let your hair down!! The band s version of the Steppenwolf standard Born To Be Wild was further evidence of their showmanship. Alongside the cover versions, In Like A Shot From My Gun , Know Who You Are and the rock n roll pastiche, Keep On Rocking , all ably represented the group s own developing compositional ability.