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Lord, now I have to research that?

They always had a soft, melodic side, see Beginnings. Is that it?

And I now wonder if I still have any singles. I know I had Cuz I Love You and Mama We’re All Crazee Now, but when did I last look for them?

 

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14 minutes ago, Sneakeater said:

That burp MADE my sophomore year in high school (appropriately enough).

Indeed. If they had taken themselves seriously would they be iconic or would they just have made less money? 
 

 

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Let me tell you my story of "Raining in My Champagne".

In the summer of 1974, Slade gave a Schaefer concert at the Wollman Rink in Central Park.  Slade were pretty much played out by then, but my friends and I, in our last Summer before college, went for old times' sake.  After all, we'd never been to a Slade show we didn't love.

We weren't surprised to see Joey, the lead singer of that brand new New York group The Ramones, in the audience.  The whole point of The Ramones was that they loved the same pop-rock we did.

Slade did this one new song at that show that we all loved.  Having heard it that one time, we went around singing it constantly for the next few weeks.  When the album the concert was supporting, Slade in Flame, came out after we'd all gone to college, we were disconsolate to discover that the song wasn't on it.

Fast forward 40something years, to a couple of years ago.  Now armed with the internet, I determined to find that song.  Remember, I'd heard it only once, in 1974.  I found that it was called "Raining in My Champagne" and was the B-side to the non-LP single "Thanks for the Memory (Wham Bam Thank You Mam)" (which was never released in the U.S. at all).

This song unaccountably wasn't included in the Slade CD box set.  When I saw there was a two-disc compilation of Slade B-sides, how could I not get it?

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7 hours ago, Sneakeater said:

n the summer of 1974, Slade gave a Schaefer concert at the Wollman Rink in Central Park.  Slade were pretty much played out by then, but my friends and I, in our last Summer before college, went for old times' sake.  After all, we'd never been to a Slade show we didn't love.

 

Great story and shit - I was probably driving my cab that night!

When my friends and I were really poor, we'd go into the city to see shows at the Rink in Central Park. But - we wouldn't really see them; we'd sit in the park and listen, as it was probably too costly to buy tickets.

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On 9/11/2021 at 12:15 AM, Sneakeater said:

Let me tell you my story of "Raining in My Champagne".

In the summer of 1974, Slade gave a Schaefer concert at the Wollman Rink in Central Park.  Slade were pretty much played out by then, but my friends and I, in our last Summer before college, went for old times' sake.  After all, we'd never been to a Slade show we didn't love.

We weren't surprised to see Joey, the lead singer of that brand new New York group The Ramones, in the audience.  The whole point of The Ramones was that they loved the same pop-rock we did.

Slade did this one new song at that show that we all loved.  Having heard it that one time, we went around singing it constantly for the next few weeks.  When the album the concert was supporting, Slade in Flame, came out after we'd all gone to college, we were disconsolate to discover that the song wasn't on it.

Fast forward 40something years, to a couple of years ago.  Now armed with the internet, I determined to find that song.  Remember, I'd heard it only once, in 1974.  I found that it was called "Raining in My Champagne" and was the B-side to the non-LP single "Thanks for the Memory (Wham Bam Thank You Mam)" (which was never released in the U.S. at all).

This song unaccountably wasn't included in the Slade CD box set.  When I saw there was a two-disc compilation of Slade B-sides, how could I not get it?

The British punks were steeped in Slade and T. Rex as well as (obviously) Bowie.

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