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Slade go pop instead of Rock.
on 30 March 2002
Was this the album when Slade began to lose their fan base?
I was and still am a great Slade fan. I own all their recorded output from 1969-1991. Yet when this album was released in 1974 as a 14 year old I remember being quite disappointed with it. After Slayed which rocked, to me this was just pop. Saying all that the album has grown on me during the years. But I wonder after having had 3 consequtive No1 albums was it because of this release that their follow up album Slade In Flame only made No6 the same year?
So what about the album? The stand out tracks for me are
Everyday which is one of Slades all time classic songs, has Noddy Holder ever recored a better vocal?
Do We Still Do It. A great Rocker.
My Friend Stan. A No2 hit single in 1973. Finally
How Can It Be. Which has a great chorus.
As for the rest of the album I hate to say it, but it sounded a bit like filler to me at the time. I always remember my sister who at the time was a 12 year old Donny Osmond fan and hated all things Slade liking Find Yourself A Rainbow. What more is there to say?
As I said earlier, over the years this album has grown on me, but these are the thoughts I had at the time. 4 stars for anybody else. But for SLADE only 3 stars.