Friday, November 06, 2009

Slayed?

Slayed? is the third studio album by the British rock group Slade. It was released in 1972, and reached No. 1 on the UK charts.

The album contains two of the group's biggest hits; "Gudbuy t'Jane" and "Mama Weer All Crazee Now", and is consistently said by rock critics to be their "...greatest studio album," whereas fans tend to disagree and a lot of them say that this accolade belongs to Slade in Flame. I'm not one of those fans. This is the essential Slade album. Taking away the two big hits from the equation, Slayed? is a nonstop party, from the riotously self-fulfilling prophecy of "The Whole World's Goin' Crazee" to the down-key but still eminently stompalong-able "Look at Last Nite," the latter a reminder that, even at its loudest, Slade was still capable of some fetching balladry. It is said that the closing medley of "Let the Good Times Roll" and "Feel So Fine" was the closest you could come to the mania of a Slade live show without actually going out and buying a ticket. Of course, listeners don't have that option today. This is essential rock n roll!

The Whole World's Goin' Crazee
Let the Good Times Roll / Feel So Fine
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