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Slade

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There are two artists which use this name
1. A glam rock band from England
2. A rapper

1. Slade is a / group from Wolverhampton, England in the West Midlands they were formed in 1966 by Noddy Holder (Lead vocal & Rhythm Guitar), Dave Hill (Lead guitar), Jim Lea (Bass) and Don Powell (Drums). The group started out as the N’Betweens and were mainly a R&B act. They changed their name to Ambrose Slade and later shortened it to just Slade.

In the late 60’s they hooked up with manager Chas Chandler who proved to be the missing link, convincing the group to use the heavier rock style with clapping hands and stamping feet which they had success with live.

This change of direction paid off, and from 1971 to 1975, the band scored a huge number of hit albums and singles. During the heights of their success, Slade out-performed chart rivals like Wizzard, Sweet, T.Rex, Suzi Quattro, Smokie, Gary Glitter and even David Bowie.

In the UK, they achieved 12 top five hits from 1971 to 1974, six of which topped the charts. In total, Slade had 17 top 20 hits between 1971 and 1976 including six #1s, three #2s and two #3s.And the evergreen Merry Xmas Everybody has reached the charts eight times since topping the charts in 1973 until 2006.

When Slade’s success faded in the end of 1970s the band still were able to release credible records.They returned to the UK charts in the early 1980 and even managed to enter the charts in the United States, where the song “Run Runaway” hit #20 thanks to interest from the band Quiet Riot’s cover of the Slade song “Cum On Feel The Noize”.

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  • celticpride33

    Amo esta banda, de lo mejorcito de los 70's :-)

    30 Oct 12:15pm Reply
  • AndMetal13

    BABY BABY BABYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    12 Sep 1:14am Reply
  • dudu_rocknroll

    EXCELENTE BANDA DE ROCK, PENA QUE NÃO TENHO NENHUM SCROBBLER DELES!

    3 Aug 9:46pm Reply
  • Marty_Sexx

    You Boyz Make Big Noize !!!

    3 Jun 11:45am Reply
  • adamberces

    Vote for the photo with the skinhead-looking Slade! :) They were one of the first bands who made music for skinheads alongside with the reggae band Symarip - however their music has nothing to do with neither ska/reggae, nor oi-punk music, which became popular in that subculture... interesting and great band!

    5 Apr 2:20pm Reply
  • Saintnick_Ukr

    Are you an idiot? Pink Floyd and Slade it's very different bands! They have very different lyrics, music, ideas and concept!! These bands can’t be compared!

    23 Feb 5:00pm Reply
  • AndMetal13

    fuck off pink floyd , led zeppelin e etc , Slade rule , ok !

    10 Feb 11:26am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    неполохие в основе своей артисты, но пошли на поводу у шоу-бизнеса, что превратило их в малослушабельную и малоинтересную попсу кстати, любимая группа виташеньки милонова :)

    2 Feb 2:22pm Reply
  • BN84

    "Mama Weer All Crazee Now"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hardly anyone was able so beautifully to scream as Noddy Holder :).

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Timekeeperrr

    Потрясающе цельные,великолепные мелодисты,великолепный вокал.Одна из ярчайших групп в истории рока [2]

    11 Jun 2013 Reply
  • nikid27

    Потрясающе цельные,великолепные мелодисты,великолепный вокал.Одна из ярчайших групп в истории рока

    10 May 2013 Reply
  • sh1thappens420

    Abschaumgang [3]

    27 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Estranged_Ann

    One of the best glam rock bands ever! [3]

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • tbok

    Having a bit of a glam rock kick - Slade now, then T Rex, Mud and Sweet!

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • bgk90

    fuck the police [2]

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • JustAKayee

    Listening to 'Merry Xmas Everybody' in February 'cause fuck the police.

    15 Feb 2013 Reply
  • MysteryWhisper

    They've recorded many great songs :)

    30 Dec 2012 Reply
  • aineb

    Merry Xmas Everybody :)

    23 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    One of the best glam rock bands ever!

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • MetalRocknAles

    Apparently, 'Merry Xmas Everybody' was recorded in a studio in 1973.... in July!

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
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