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Whatever Happened to Slade

Slade Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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One of Britain’s most popular and enduring bands, Slade exuded pure unadulterated fun. Lauded by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Alice Cooper and Ritchie Blackmore among other luminaries, they’ve been described as “the missing link between the Beatles and Oasis” – the latter, of course, having covered Cum On Feel The Noize and Merry Xmas ... Read more in Amazon's Slade Store

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  • Audio CD (17 Feb 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B000024KPE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 369,308 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Be
2. Lightning Never Strikes Twice
3. Gypsy Roadhog
4. Dogs Of Vengeance
5. When Fantasy Calls
6. One Eyed Jacks With Moustaches
7. Big Apple Blues
8. Dead Men Tell No Tales
9. She's Got The Lot
10. It Ain't Love But It Ain't Bad
11. The Soul, The Roll And The Motion

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best Slade ever made 22 Jan 2002
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Format:Audio CD
In 1975 Slade, having sold more records than any other group since the Beatles, (in Europe), tackled the only market they had not yet conquered the good old U.S.of A. By 1977 they returned to England having played their hearts out to an audience that could'nt place them in a category and subsequently rejected them. With the Punk thing in full swing Slade were just about as un-cool as they could be. Their time had come and gone, they could'nt get arrested. But just before leaving America they recorded this masterpiece. Forget all the hit singles, (as good as some of them were), this was pure, 100% Rock music. On this album the band really displayed their musical talent like never before. The only commercial track was 'Gypsy Roadhog'.
(And they got to sing it on Blue Peter)This track was a minor hit in the singles chart but the album was all but forgotten except by us die hard fans. The title was sprayed in huge letters all over London in an unusual advertising campaign. I saw them perform at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London soon after it's release and they were superb. Songs like, 'Be', Lightning Never Strikes Twice' and 'Soul The Role & The Motion' were (and still are) fantastic. But my favourite track is 'Big Apple Blues' a tribute to New York. How this song was never in a movie score or T.V. show about the city remains one of life's mysteries to me. Every track on this album stands out and nearly all of them are masterpieces. Slade never made an (studio) album as good as this before and, in my humble opinion, never did again. Don't get me wrong, all their albums are good and some are brilliant but this is the best. If you consider yourself an expert on Rock music, check your collection and see if this is in it. If it aint, I suugest you buy it from here straight away, before they sell out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars They went away and came back better than ever! 1 Mar 2000
Format:Audio CD
I remember when I bought this album on vinyl during the Punk infested days of 1977. There was a small independent record shop in Kentish Town Road in North London. The girl behind the counter slagged me off for buying such **?/! **. Only for her boss to reprimand her, and give me the album for nothing. As for the music, the album was different from what had come before. Slade had gone State side, and had returned with a heavier compilation (with the exception of 'Gypsy Roadhog'). How the master of the strained larynx got his vocals to keep pace with his brain during 'Be' is beyond me. Top track has to be 'One Eyed Jacks with Moustaches' A true Slade rocker this one. Hearing this one live subsequently only enhanced the song. All in all this is worth a listen. Many earlier followers of Slade may have missed out altogeher on this one. Give it a try, you may be suprised!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Whatever Happened to Slade - It has to be asked! 11 Dec 2008
By 12stringbassist VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The 'Whatever happened to Slade' album dates from the beginning of Slade's so-called 'wilderness years' on the Barn label, recorded at Portland Studios in London, which was owned by Chas Chandler, with investment from the group. Slade had returned from a long self-imposed exile concentrating on the American market and had a serious amount of rebuilding to do, career-wise.

Slade had been replaced in the charts by newer and younger pop heroes and the transient section of their teenage fan base had moved onto 'the next big thing', leaving Slade with just their hard core fans (not the majority of their previous customers) desperate to hear their next release.Their previous album, 'Nobody's fools' had shown Slade's formidable ability to diversify, but 'Whatever happened to Slade' (note the deliberate lack of a question mark - this album tells you in no uncertain terms EXACTLY what happened to Slade) saw them concentrate on a solid, deliberate return to the type of hard rock that they had played best.

Slade made a most deliberate and serious about-turn from their comfort zone of easy on the ear, catchy rock songs in order to re-invent themselves as being more of a 'rock' than 'pop' group. The playing on the songs is disciplined and the subject matter is not all typical or immediate Slade fare. Tracks like the astonishing 'Be', 'Lightning never strikes twice' and 'It ain't love but it ain't bad' show Slade's unerring ability to play hard rock at it's best. The American influence lingered on and is most obvious on 'Big Apple blues', and 'Dead men tell no tales'. One of their very best stage rockers, 'One eyed jacks with moustaches' (think playing 'cards') comes from this album and is a complete joy to hear it again, especially when it's cranked up a bit.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slade revert to their rocking roots 18 Oct 2003
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That nostalgic feeling you get when you are into middle age encouraged me to get back into Slade....I hadn't bought a Slade album since 1974 so I bought three in one week in August 2003! This one is the best of the lot!
I lost interest in Slade when they went to the USA touring in the mid 1970s. They made this album on their return but it didn't sell too well...punk was the new flavour at the time. I thoroughly recommend this album if you like the heavier side of Slade, some brilliant riffs and I love the way that the boys seague the first 6 tracks into one another. I've never been stirred to write a review on Amazon before but this CD has never been off my player since I bought it. 10 out of 10 to Noddy, Dave, Don and Jim!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Street
A great rock album that would've been hailed as such had it been recorded by so called bigger bands. Missed a trick not titling it Rock Street as per the street sign on the cover. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ray Webb
4.0 out of 5 stars I still can't believe I bought a Slade album!
For forty years I have regarded Slade as an embarrassment.... a glam-rock joke... a tasteless, stomping irrelevance tailor-made for ridicule. Read more
Published 4 months ago by YoungPike
5.0 out of 5 stars It still sounds great
I have been a Slade fan since 1971 loved all there hit singles and there albums.
I bought this one back in 1977 on vinyl when it was released. Read more
Published 14 months ago by R Day
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Street indeed !
Whatever Happened to Slade was on first hearing [in 1977 !] not as exptected following Nobody's Fools , to be honest I probably played it a few times and gave it up as Slade's... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Whild John
5.0 out of 5 stars Slades finest hour
Slade released this album after their previous 3 albums showed a more melodic, serious Slade.....I wasn't expecting this at the time.... Read more
Published 19 months ago by perth45
4.0 out of 5 stars Whatever Happened to Slade ?
Took some getting used to, but after three or four hearings , yes I like it. Good loud rocking stuff.
Published on 16 Feb 2012 by Blobby
5.0 out of 5 stars slade forgotton gem!
i have been a slade fan since the beginning 1969, throughout the 70,s to 80,s bought all there singles albums, but somehow missed this gem. Read more
Published on 6 Oct 2009 by William E. Fathers
5.0 out of 5 stars Slade at their best
Rightly regarded by Slade fans as one of their best albums. It was years ahead of its time when it was originally released. Still sounds fantastic 32 years later. Read more
Published on 6 Jun 2009 by Nick S
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Street
This album had the wrong title as it simply wasn't commercial and no doubt helped to ensure that it didn't chart at the time (1977). Read more
Published on 25 Dec 2008 by Tom Stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars best of all
I know every second of every slade song ever made and to date this cd is the only one I simply cannot do without. Read more
Published on 31 Oct 2008 by M. A. Richards
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