Slam the Hammer Down

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"Slam the Hammer Down"
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American cover of "Slam the Hammer Down".
Single by Slade
from the album The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome/
Keep Your Hands Off My Power Supply
B-side "Slam the Hammer Down (Hotter)"
Released 1984
Format 12" single
Genre Hard rock
Length 2:50
Label CBS Associated Records
Songwriter(s) Noddy Holder; Jim Lea
Producer(s) Jim Lea
Slade singles chronology
"Run Runaway"
(1984)
"Slam the Hammer Down"
(1984)
"All Join Hands"
(1984)
"Run Runaway"
(1984)
"Slam the Hammer Down"
(1984)
"All Join Hands"
(1984)
Audio sample

"Slam the Hammer Down" is a single from rock band Slade which appeared on the album The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome and its U.S. counterpart album, titled Keep Your Hands Off My Power Supply.[1] It was written by lead singer Noddy Holder and bassist Jim Lea. The single was released in 1984 within the U.S. as a promotional single only. It was the third American and final American single from the album.[2]

The promo release via CBS was issued on 12" vinyl only, and contained two remixes (Hot Mix/Hotter Mix), both remixed by Shep Pettibone.[3]

The track was performed at the Montreux festival along with "Run Runaway" in 1984.[4]

In the September–December 1986 Slade fan club magazine, poll results were announced for the 1986 opinion poll based on Slade's material. For the best album track, "Slam the Hammer Down" placed at number three.

Personnel[edit]

  • Noddy Holder: Lead vocals and guitar
  • Jim Lea: Bass guitar and backing vocals
  • Dave Hill: Lead guitar and backing vocals
  • Don Powell: Drums

Additional personnel[edit]

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