Over 35 years of gigging, I have been lucky enough to see some of the worlds greatest bands, topped by the mighty Led Zeppelin; but if there was ever one gig I regretted missing it was this one.
I bought this album on vinyl back in the early seventies, and still play it to this day.
The vinyl version contained only the first seven tacks listed on this CD version, and showed Slade at their rocking best.
It even included a bit of melody, with the track Darling Be Home Soon showcasing the fact that Noddy had one of the all time great voices of rock music.
My real reason for writing this review though is for one track alone, and that is Born To Be Wild.
Imagine lying between two speakers on your bedroom floor, trying to blow your eardrums out before your Dad shouted to turn the volume down.
Following the vocal section of the track it becomes a one off masterpiece in unsophisticated white noise.
If you buy this album please please please do not put it on at volume two for a quiet listen. Wait till the whole street is out, give it the full whack, and celebrate the pre over produced days, when a band could turn up at the town hall, erect a stack of Marshall amps that resembled the empire state building, and make a full on attempt to send you home deaf, but very very happy.