Boston Music Hall 1972

September 17th, 1972
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Oliver Wendell Holmes called it "The Hub of the Universe." Whatever name you choose, Boston is a unique city that has played a major role in the American experience. World famous for its medical centres, The streets are winding and narrow, many of them one-way. The expression "You can't get there from here" is said to have originated here. The birthplace of the American Revolution, Beacon Hill, Harvard University, The Red Sox, The Bruins, The Celtics and The Boston Music Hall, which was built in Boston in 1852 and is now known as the Orpheum Theatre. A city of passion and a city of intellect.

Then Slade arrived!
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This audience recording was made on their US tour. Slade toured to promote the release of Take Me Bak 'Ome and followed up with a European Tour. At the end of the European Tour they headed out to the USA for their first American Tour lasting less than a month. With Polydor US pushing the band as the new Beatles the band were in for a hard time converting the Americans. Fortunately, not all of America gave them a frosty reception and the Boston 'ravers' welcome was a warm one!

For Keep On Rockin' Holder says Slade Alive! is "our new album in the shops" which is obviously the US release and Take Me Bak 'Ome is "our new single that's out over 'ere...", he then announces Mama Weer All Crazee Now as "our #1 record in the UK right now", a lot going on for Slade in that late summer period?
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This particular copy has been EQ'ed by Chicago's finest, Scott Samuels, to ensure that it sounds, as near as possible, the way Nod intended.

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  • Hear Me Calling
  • Move Over Baby
  • Darling Be Home Soon
  • Keep On Rockin'
  • Take Me Bak 'Ome
  • Get Down & Get With It
  • Mama Weer All Crazee Now
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The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: Slade_Archive_05.rar Filesize: 66.04 MB

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Mucho gracias Scott Samuels, another great job as always.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Slade used Vox AC30 amps (which have two speakers in them) in their early years but Nod & H had one each of their speakers cross-wired to a speaker in the other ones amp. A very simple but effective idea, Instant stereo! gave an impressive sound in the days when small bands just used the PA for vocals so the stage sound would be unbalanced.

They went straight to using SNS amps in the early December of 71, probably paid for by CILY. And from there they went to Hiwatts (yes I do still have Nod's No.1)

Best of luck Micky, can't see me bothering with forums anymore. "The Ego Has Landed" saw to that.

take care,

StuR-at-hotmail.co.uk

Mickey P. said...

Hi Stu,

Good to hear from you, nice explanation, I actually understand that.

I know what you mean re: forums. It seems nobody can use them without arguing. I'm not gonna point fingers but it is why I decided to do a blog.

It's an organic thing, it grows with my thoughts and I'm open to other thoughts and theories as long as they are based in verifiable sources.

monsterpop said...

man,,what a big huge sound it was too!
thatd be great to have Nods amp,,magic!
i hope you USE IT;-)
cheers guys.
im downloading Boston gig now Mickey
dunno if ive heard it before or not!

nice one!

JimmyD;-)

glamking said...

Amazing boot!
Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Any chance of getting this reuploaded to say Mediashare? Thanks and keep up the great work! Slade rules!!

Mickey P. said...

Hey anonymous, Mediashare no but Rapidshare is a go. Enjoy. ;-)