Merry Christmas Everybody: Slade

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  1. hedley Says:

    The dreadful Noddy Holder and his chums from Slade. Lines were drawn over the whole issue of Glam Rock for which they were at the forefront. This song sold 12 billion copies but I was not on the train. It was the early 70s and within 4 years it was all done and dusted.

    Could you count David Bowie as Glam Rock at that time ? Maybe T Rex and Marc Bolan ? certainly Gary Glitter ? for sure until it was discovered that he is a mega perv.

    This was 1973. I had been condemned to a life as a bank clerk, commuting backwards and forwards to London and grateful for whatever my employer gave me. I didn’t know that it would take 4 years to get outta there and its difficult now to think that I went through all that. No money, no future.

    I hated Slade, I still do, and even though it is KTCC I cannot push the play button.

  2. katry Says:

    Choosing not to press the play button is perfectly fine here at Coffee. We have a variety of tastes.

    I was looking at web sites which posted obscure Christmas songs. This was one of them, and to me it was obscure as I hadn’t ever heard it before today.

  3. Rowen Says:

    I see Hedley’s objections but I don’t mind Slade. They’re sort of funny: glam window dressing on an otherwise not very glam-sounding band with a not very physically glam front man … the lead guitarist who does it up way more than the rest. And they seem to be having a good time.

    • katry Says:

      They looked delighted to me which is another reason I was drawn to post this song. I thought it was fun.

    • hedley Says:

      Hi Rowen,
      Slade were gigantus in the old country back in the day with stuff like Come on Feel the Noiz . the whole Glam rock ran for about 3 years and you either liked it or you didnt.

      BUT here is one everybody loved …Its Its a Ballroom Blitz from Sweet

      Enjoy !!

      • Rowen Says:

        I did. Glorious silliness. I like a lot of the glam things a lot: early Eno, Bolan… definitely the Ziggy Stardust persona most of all.

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