Oct 2, 2012
While I always thought of Slade as the best band to match Big Star's condensed pop with Bolan's sexuality and Bolan's love for the fleeting/superficial and Bolan's hair and clothes, I guess, and Nazareth's Loud 'n' Proud (which is actually pretty good, I swear), I can't think of them that way any more 'cause the records Sladest steals from came out before and at the same time as #1 Record and all of that's well before Loud 'n' Proud. So did they forge power pop all on their own without any debt or influence? That doesn't excite me like it should, they still sound like a braver Cheap Trick to me only their Surrender is Cum on Feel the Noize and their Big Star is The Who or The Rolling Stones or Chuck Berry or Otis Redding and as far as I know they don't have a convenient/well-rounded Live at Budokan. Still, dude screams like a maniac. Hooks rule. Ugly dudes. Fuckin Slade.
Posted by max