Slade on Stage

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Slade on Stage
Slade On Stage.jpg
Live album by Slade
Released December 11, 1982
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 41:38
Label RCA
Producer Slade
Slade chronology
Til Deaf Do Us Part
(1981)
Slade on Stage
(1982)
The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome
(1983)

Slade on Stage is a live album by the British rock group Slade. It was recorded at Newcastle City Hall in 1981. It was released December 11, 1982 and reached number 58 in the UK charts. Their last live album had gone nowhere and although this one wasn't a massive seller, it did show the quality in their live performance.

Background[edit]

After Slade's return to the charts and public eye by their performance at the Reading Festival of 1980, the band released two studio albums and gained more commercial success. The band again decided to release a live album. The album was recorded at Newcastle City Hall on the RAK mobile and released in December 1982. The release proved Slade were still a respectable live act. The band could now base their set list upon new anthems such as Rock 'n' Roll Preacher (which replaced their longtime openers Hear Me Calling and Dizzy Mama), plus newer songs like Lock Up Your Daughters, When I'm Dancin' I Ain't Fightin' and 1981 top 10 hit We'll Bring the House Down as well as older hits such as Take Me Bak 'Ome, Everyday, Gudbuy T' Jane and Mama Weer All Crazee Now.

The album was reportedly supposed to be a double live album. Other sources state this idea was cancelled after some tracks were lost because a member of the audience continuously shouted vulgar words into an ambient microphone for roughly half of the set.

During the production of this album, Noddy Holder had stated that "the band were kept so busy, he did not have time for his dinner."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rock 'n' Roll Preacher" - 5:19 (Holder/Lea)
  2. "When I'm Dancin' I Ain't Fightin'" - 3:43 (Holder/Lea)
  3. "Take Me Bak 'Ome" - 4:33 (Holder/Lea)
  4. "Everyday" - 3:18 (Holder/Lea)
  5. "Lock Up Your Daughters" - 4:03 (Holder/Lea)
  6. "We'll Bring the House Down" - 4:17 (Holder/Lea)
  7. "A Night to Remember" - 8:10 (Holder/Lea)
  8. "Gudbuy T'Jane" - 4:40 (Holder/Lea)
  9. "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" - 2:56 (Holder/Lea)
  10. "You'll Never Walk Alone" - 0:35 (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein)

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 5/5 stars[2]
Sounds 5/5 stars[3]

At the time of release, reviews were overall positive.

Kerrang stated "Watching Slade live is one of the most exhilarating experiences known to mankind. It's a completely over the top manic and raucous package, delivered at a pace that makes even Kiss seem like old men. So pin back your ears, reinforce your walls and listen to Noddy Holder bellowing through 10 gems including 'Take Me Bak 'Ome' and 'We'll Bring The House Down'. Some light relief is supplied by 'Everyday'. What are you waiting for? Go Out and buy it now."[2][4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Total
weeks
UK Albums Chart[5] 58 3

Personnel[edit]

Slade[edit]

Additional credits[edit]

  • Andrew Christian - sleeve design
  • Dave Garland - engineer
  • George Peckham - engineer (cutting)
  • Mike Robinson - mixing
  • Colin Newman - album title
  • Partridge Rushton - typography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginsberg, Geoff. "Slade on Stage - Slade". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Slade on stage reviews". Sladeinengland.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  3. ^ http://www.sladescrapbook.com/userimages/sds111282V2.JPG
  4. ^ "Slade Scrapbook Website - Cuttings 1982". Sladescrapbook.com. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Slade - Slade On Stage". Chart Stats. 1982-12-18. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2011-08-10.