Understand that Mud's Tiger Feet will feature in the Olympics Opening Ceremony tonught.... Well, wouldn't Slade's Run Runaway be appropriate too?
Thanks For The Memory - backing lyrics
First of all, just wanted to say what a great website yours is. Yours is a name I always associate with Slade, having been a fan for a lot of years now, so it's not unsurprising that there are loads of interesting stories and info on there. I've got it bookmarked so I'll be back time and again!
You are so right about the four Slade records that made number two. Kept from the top spot by two one-hit 'wonders' and two novelty
hits! I think the Flying Pickets one bothers me the most. How great would it have been to hit number one again at Xmas and on the tenth anniversary of Merry Xmas Everybody!
Also, something that has always amazed me is that Slade's 70s run of hits ended when 'Nobody's Fool' didn't chart in '76. I've always thought that it was a great single, so for it to not even make the top
50 on the back of 17 top 20 hits, especially seeing (on the BBC4 reruns) some of the dross that was appearing on TOTP at the time, is even more surprising. Great videoclip it's got too!
While I'm having a rant I just have to say what a travesty when 'Still The Same' stopped at #73, and for 'Universe' not to chart - no justice! It shows how great a band Slade were, when there are so many cases of them being unfortunate despite having massive success.
I have a question that I'm hoping you might be able to answer for me. I've sent emails to numerous other Slade fans asking this question, but to no avail. The song in question is 'Thanks for the Memory'. What I am wondering is what the backing lyrics being sung by Dave and Jim are (behind Nod's lead vocal), the second and third times that the chorus is sung?! This has had me wondering
for years so I'm hoping that you might know, and if you don't, I'm sure you will know a man who does!
I've gone on for a while so I'll say Gudbuy Gudbuy now.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Keep on rockin'!
Does anyone know the backing lyrics... I can't understand then all but I think som of them are:
Can you cough?
What's up doc?"
Can anyone help?
I had a lovely email from Carol Harvey - Dave Hill's sister.
She lives in Cyprus and will be performing the part of Annie Clark in Calendar Girls in December. It's going to be on at the Emba Theatre in Paphos. If you are visiting Cyprus, c
Thanks Chris Selby...
Have managed to find information about the Slade Disc presented at the Mallory Park Special Saloons "Slade" race on 21 March 1976...
The disc was presented by Nod and the winner was Tony Sugden -who's disc is pictured in the gallery below.
Thanks to Chris Selby for the scans of the original programme and David Sellers for asking the question...
I got the following email from David Sellars:
I am wondering if anyone has any further knowledge of, or has any interest in an item of Slade memorabilia.
Apart from having seen the item, and had recount of it's origin I am unable to find anything at all about it. The item in question is a 'Gold Disc'. This is not one of those mass produced modern 'limited collectors discs', but an original from the day. It is the album 'Nobody's Fools' and bears an engraved plaque stating: 'Slade Trophy Race For Special Saloons 21 March 1976'
It was presented by a band member (I think Noddy Holder?) to a friend of mine, on the grid at Malory Park race circuit, upon him having won the Special Saloon race. Any further information (or interest) would be appreciated . "
Does anyone know anything about the Disc, the Mallory Park Race, or Nod attending the event? Thanks - Dave
Dave Kemp. Born 1960. Father of two. From West Hampstead, London and relocated to Cambridgeshire. Huge Slade fan. The band have been in my thoughts every day since I was 12 years old...