Musikladen 1972

Bremmen, Germany. December 13th, 1972


Der Musikladen (The Music Shop) was Germany's long-running pop music series which took over from Beat Club in December 1972 until November 1984 when it was replaced by Extra-Tour.



The legendary German live-music TV show Beat Club ended its run on December 9, 1972. Newly christened as Musikladen, the show picked up exactly where it left off with its first episode running a mere four days later. Musikladen would run for 12 years, with its final episode appearing November 29, 1984. In its 12 years, an incredible number of performers would grace its stage. Together, Musikladen and Beat Club had a huge impact on how music is presented on television, not just in Germany but also the rest of the world.

Early Musikladen seemed the show was trying to keep going with what it had built as Beat Club. Anyone familiar with Beat Club knows that they embraced new video effect technologies whole-heartedly and used lots of eye-popping insanity on the performances. This continued with Musikladen, but the fact that the technology was improving rapidly at the time and the equipment to produce it was increasingly cheaper meant that the video effects were ever more complex and used much more often, sometimes to stupefying effect. In some of the early episodes of Musikladen, there were also slightly ribald, adult-oriented cartoon breaks between the bands. Another thing to distinguish Musikladen from Beat Club was the Go-Go girls who would regularly accompany the bands with dance numbers, in various states of dress, from fully clothed in something invariably gaudy and/or sparkly to nearly nude. The Go-Go girls were so popular that they had their own segments, dancing along to songs with no band in attendance.

In Beat Club, all of the performances were played live and, in the early days, this was true for Musikladen. Over time, performing live on the show would become the exception rather than the rule, and in the last few episodes of the show, there are no live performances to be heard.
Cory Vielma: 22nd June 

"This was their first appearance on Musikladen, the Mama performance was un-broadcast until about 5 years ago.  The producer of the show had certain acts do a rehearsal, but kept the cameras rolling."

Gary Jordan: 3rd July 2012



Musikladen boxsets were made available but have been stopped because of legal issues.



My thanks to Cory Vielma for much of the Musikladen info. 


Another B.B.C. L.P. ?


France, 2017 - Vinyl, LP, Unofficial Release.
Verne Records - VER 55.

Slade - BBC Sessions 1969 - 1971:-





(For details on this release, visit Discogs here!)




If anybody knows of any further BBC Releases, both official and unofficial, that have not yet been mentioned anywhere on this blog, then please let us know in the Contents Column, below?
Cheers.







Slayed?

Polydor Records - 2383- 163


Slayed? By Slade was their second Studio Album as "Slade" and their first since they had become famous with chart success.
Released on the 1st of November, 1972, the album reached Number 1 in the UK album charts and it remained in the charts for 34 weeks. It became their most successful Studio Album, also reaching Number 69 in the US Album Charts, remaining in their charts for 26 weeks, as well as reaching Number 1 in the Australian Album Charts, knocking their previous album, "Slade Alive"down to the Number 2 position!



Eight out the ten tracks were Slade originals, but the last track on each side was a cover version. Track 5, Move Over was a Janis Joplin song (who had the female equivalent of Noddy Holder's voice!), whilst Track 10 was a medley of Shirley & Lee's Let The Good Times Roll and Johnny Preston's Feel So Fine (which itself was a reworking of another Shirley & Lee song, Feel So Good!)
The album included two UK hit singles, Mama Weer All Crazee Now / Man Who Speaks Evil and Gudbuy T' Jane / I Won't Let It 'Appen Agen.  The B-Side, Man Who Speaks Evil was not included on the original LP.
A third single, a flexi disc, had also been given away as a free gift in the UK, with Issue Number 1 of "Music Scene" magazine.
The Whole World's Going Crazy (which itself would have made a worthwhile follow-up release to Mama Weer All Crazee Now!) had Mike Hugg on the B-Side, with Bonnie Charlie.




In the USA, another single was taken from the album, Let The Good Times Roll / Feel So Fine with I Don' Mind on the B-Side.




Whilst in Japan, a single, Move Over was released, backed with Let The Good Times Roll / Feel So Fine.

And in South Africa, there was a Promo. Single of Look At Last Nite released in January, 1973:-
- (But this was a shared SAMPLE RECORD, with Rock Me Baby by David Cassidy on the B-Side!)






My thanks to Chris 'The Historian' Selby for his relentless research. It is said, in certain circles, that Walsall Archives have a seat reserved specifically for him and that Wolverhampton archives consult him when searching the Express & Star

Next Page



How D' You Ride
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

Listen now

A don't you know I got a rock hard reputation
I gotta try a lot of new things today
And I've got, got, got a lot of things I'm not
Listen now to what I say

A don't you know I tried to turn my fast car over
I don't remember never wheelers get in a while *
And he'd got, got, got a lot of what was hot
All that I could do was sit and smile

How d'you ride, how d'you an' me hide, Oh yeh, oh
How d'you ride, how d'you an' me hide, Oh, oh, oh, oh
How d'you ride, how d'you an' me hide, Oh yeh, oh
How d'you ride, how d'you an' me hide, Oh yeh
Oh yeh

A can't you see we're gonna need no revolution
A just to get the good time message today
'Cos we got, got, got a life and that's the plot
The way that we could not have played

How d'you ride, how d'you an' me hide, Oh yeh, oh
How d'you ride, how d'you an' me hide, Oh, oh, oh, oh
How d'you ride, how d'you an' me hide, Oh yeh, oh
How d'you ride, how d'you an' me hide, Oh yeh
Oh yeh

A don't you know I got a rock hard reputation
I gotta try a lot of new things today
And I've got, got, got a lot of things I'm not
Listen now to what I say

How d'you ride, how d'you an' me hide, Oh yeh, oh
How d'you ride, how d'you an' me hide, Oh, oh, oh, oh
How d'you ride, how d'you an' me hide, Oh yeh, oh
How d'you ride, how d'you an' me hide, Oh, oh, oh, oh
How d'you ride, how d'you ride, hey, hey listen now, listen
How d'you ride, how d'you ride....

( * = questionable, undecipherable lyrics? )


The Whole World's Goin' Crazee
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

I said we all get our kicks
Playing in a rock and roll band
There's nothing like the feeling
When you give it all you got
And people want to shake you by the hand
Blasting through your mind
Breaking to your hands and feet
There's nothing like the feeling
When the sound is getting wild
You're jumping up and dancing on the seats

[Chorus]
The whole world's goin' crazee
Crazee crazee crazee crazee crazee
The whole world's goin' crazee
Crazee crazee crazee crazee crazee

I said yeh, I said yeh

We all get our kicks
Playing in a rock and roll band
Bring everyone back with you
We want to make you happy
Spread the feeling all around the land
Forget you're on a mission
We've all come here to rock and rave
Loosen up some more
You got to get you in the mood
Get rid of all the blues that you have saved

[Chorus]

[Break]

[Chorus]


Look At Last Nite
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

Look at last nite, look at last nite,
Everybody trying to know you.

[Chorus]
You'll be right here today - gone tomorrow
Maybe they'll care today - but not tomorrow...

Do you feel good, do you feel good
Everyone trying to meet you
Can you tell why, do you know why
Suddenly how they treat you?

[Chorus]

Yeah, la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la

Look at last nite, look at last nite
All the things have changed
Do you know why, look how they try
You realize they made you.

[Chorus]

Look at last nite, look at last nite
Everyone trying to know you
Never did try, ever did try
Never would try to know you

La la la la la la la la la la, la la la la la la la la la

Look at last nite, look at last nite, oh oh
Look at last nite, look at last nite
Oh oooo oh yea yea yea yea...

Move Over
( Janis Joplin )

You say that it's over baby
You say that it's over now
Still you hang around like a mo
Won't you move over
You know that I need a woman
You know that I need a woman
When I ask you to you just tell me
That maybe you can
Please don't you do it to me babe
Please don't you do it to me
Take this love that I offer
Honey let me be

[Chorus]
Make up your mind, you're playing with me
Make up your mind, you're playing with me
Let me be your lover baby
Let me honey let me be

[Break]

[Chorus]

No no no, no no no

[Repeat Verse 1]

[Repeat Verse 2]

[Repeat Verse 3]

[Chorus]


Gudbuy Gudbuy
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

I can see you here but don't worry
With your hair down in your eyes and you say hi
I had to come back without due warning
Now I caught you making love I'll say goodbye

[Chorus]
Bye bye, bye bye, I just want you to say goodbye
Bye bye, bye bye, I just want you to say goodbye

I can see you cry out I'm sorry
Blow your nose and wipe your eyes and you'll know why
I had to come back without due warning
Now I'll pack my bags and then I'll say goodbye

[Chorus]

[Break]

[Chorus]

[Repeat X2]


I Don' Mind
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

I don't mind, if there's a change in me
I'm unkind, that's how I've got to be
Am I being cruel, am I being cruel
I danced on your face
It seemed the best place
For acting the fool

I got time, for putting my wrong things right
My life's mine, to do with what I like
Am I being cruel, am I being cruel
I danced on your face
It seemed the best place
For acting the fool

[Chorus]
I'm going up, down, all around
Build me up and knock me down
To the ground, I don't mind, I don't mind

My star sign, was just no good for you
It might shine, but it can't pull me through
Am I being cruel, am I being cruel
I danced on your face
It seemed the best place
For acting the fool

[Chorus]

I danced on your face
It seemed the best place
For acting the fool

I don't mind
[Repeat to fade]


Let The Good Times Roll / Feel So Fine
(Goodman & Lee / Goodman & Lee)

Ohhh, come on baby, let the good times roll
Come on baby, let it through your soul
Come on baby, let the good times roll
Roll all night long
I said baby, yeah, this is it
This is something that I just can't miss
Come on baby, let the good times roll
Roll all night long

I feel so good, sugar, a-when you're home
I say, come on baby
I wanna rock ya all night long, honey
Yeah!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

I feel so good
Now that you're home
Come-a let me hug ya
Come-a let me kiss ya
Come-a lemme see ya what I been missin'
I feel so good
Now that you come back home
I feel so fine
I gotta see that y're on my mind
Ooh I been givin'
All I been missin'
Feel so good
Oh so fine
Oh so fine
Now that you come back home
A-one, two, a-one two three four!

I feel so good, sugar, when you're home
I say, come on baby
Let me rock ya all night long, honey
Yeah!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

I feel so good
Now that you're home
Come-a let me hug ya
Come-a let me kiss ya
Come-a lemme see ya what I been missin'
I feel so fine
Now that you come back home
I feel so fine
I gotta see-a that y're on my mind
Ooh I been givin'
All I been missin'
Feel so good
Oh so fine
Oh so fine
Now that you come back home
One, two, one two three four!

Gudbuy T'Jane

November 11th, 1972

Polydor Records  - 2058-312

The single peaked at #2 in the UK, losing the top spot to Chuck  Berry's My Ding-A-Ling.  It did however, peak at #1 in the New Musical Express charts.  Slade's two previous singles had charted at #1 in the UK.  The single lasted 13 weeks in the top 100.  It stayed in the top 10 from the moment it was released for 8 weeks.  The single was also the most successful of Slade's 1970's singles in the United States, peaking at #68.

At the time, the band was on tour and needed a follow up track to Mama Weer All Crazee Now.  The idea came to Lea while he was sitting by a pool in San Diego.  He completed it in the toilet in the plane on the flight home.  Holder's lyrics came from a TV show he saw in San Francisco on which the band appeared, and on which a girl called Jane demonstrated a Sex Toy.  Holder completed the lyrics just prior to the session.  Holder's original lyrics were Hello To Jane but Jim decided that it would sound better as Goodbye To Jane when they went to record it.  The loose feel of the record is due to the fact that the band had never played the song before until that day, the single release was 'Take 2'.



German / European Picture Cover of "Gudbuy T' Jane".





Belgium - Polydor - 1972.



France - Polydor - 1972.



Italy - Polydor - 1972.

Netherlands - Polydor - 1972.

Portugal - Polydor - 1972.



Spain - Polydor - 1972.

Yugoslavia - Radio-Televizija Beograd - 1972.




Japan - 'Gudbuy T' Jane" - 1972.



Rebellion

Lonsdale College, Derby, April 2nd, 1971

                                     Slade's wild end

                                     to rag 'rebellion'

                                   



Aided by many pints of brown ale, which weren't really necessary, a packed house at Bishop Lonsdale College, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, raved and writhed to the music of Slade, at the End Of Rebellion Dance, which brought Rag Week to a close.

It was a return visit for this amazing band who played better than ever before.  Their simple, unpretentious, sincere rock, raised the audience to fever pitch, through two ear blasting sets.

Their ribald comments at themselves and certain members of the audience gave a sort of "village hop" atmosphere, and everyone felt very much at home.

"Knights In White Satin" was slammed out with ease, and Jim Lea on the fiddle proved he was just as competent on that as he was on bass.

My favourite number remains "The  Dirty Joker," which really has got something, even though Dave Hill sounds as if he hasn't.  I laughed at his voice the first time, but I will do that no more.

It is weird in the extreme, rather like a musical instrument, but with a higher pitch than any I know.

The second set was an all out rave, the band playing some great old rock things, like " Roll Over Beethoven" with Noddy Holder shouting and screaming the lyrics above Dave's freaky guitar.

In one number he almost took it off while he was still playing and chased Jim and Noddy around the stage with it.

Banned Number

Don Powell on drums is the quiet member of the band, but a heavy drummer who is now beating hell out of his kit instead of stroking it.  And he sounds much better.

Long gone are the days of their "Skinhead" image and aggro.  All they want is to see people enjoying themselves.  Their happiness is infectious and loud, just like their music.

 RICHARD COX, DERBY EVENING TELEGRAPH

Longhair Slade

Great Hall, Derby.  December 4th, 1970
                         

                           Longhair Slade Sock The Rock


 
THE true sounds in progressive rock hit Derby like never before on Friday, and left everyone at the Great Hall, Kedleston Road, wondering if it was all really true, writes RICHARD COX.

Slade, the ex- skinhead group, who had to change their image to get bookings, more than made up for Swegas, who had a breakdown and could not make it.

Slade whined and wailed, beat and brayed their way through some of the all-time greats like 'Comin' Home' and 'Born To Be Wild'.

Slade have never really come across on record or radio, but their stage act is incredible.  Dave Hill (lead) spurred by the vocals of Maria Callas made his custom-built Gibson rear up and fight, especially in "Tudor Baker" [*] which was good, fast and freaky.

Straight from rock

In  Kier Hardie-type hat, Noddy Holder, second lead and lead vocals, ranged from pure aggression to pure beauty in more traditional style straight from the rock era. During the first spot he stood stock still, played and sang, in direct contrast to Dave, who pranced and danced as if there were another reason for his tight pants.

Jim Lea, bass and fiddle, showed amazing violin prowess on "Knights In White Satin."

Drummer Don Powell is shortly to change his kit to what he hopes will be the biggest and loudest in the country.  And he needs it.

                                                                      RICHARD COX, DERBY EVENING TELEGRAPH

[*] = See the Comments Column, below!

Coz I Luv You 1971

Polydor Records  - 2058-155


Dutch Picture Cover of "Coz I Luv You".


Written by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea and produced by Chas Chandler. It was the band's second hit single in the UK and the first of six number one singles. It was released on 30/10/1971 and was last seen on the charts on 05/02/1972 at #44. According to Noddy Holder's autobiography the single sold half a million copies in only two weeks.


It is common knowledge amongst Slade fans that Coz I Luv You started off life as an instrumental violin spot for Jim and was only given lyrics due to Chas's advice for the band to write their own material.  What isn't common knowledge, however, is that the tune is basically a reworking of a 1970 song, called "Nine By Nine" by John Dummer's Famous Music Band!



Typical of Slade's brash, stomping glam style, it prominently featured Jim Lea's electric violin and quickly reached number one on the UK singles chart, where it stayed for four weeks in November 1971. Originally, the first week of being released, the single hit #26, followed by #8 the next week and #1 the following after. The single was #1 for 4 weeks and stayed at #3 for 3 weeks after.


Chas Chandler had put Lea under pressure to write a new track for a single. Lea turned up at Holder's home unexpectedly with his guitar and violin with an idea for a song with a Django Reinhardt & Stephan Grapelli hot club sound. The track was written in half an hour. This began the writing partnership of Holder and Lea which would carry on throughout Slade's career. Originally the band felt the song to be too soft and so clapping was added to the recording. The misspelt titles also became a trademark for Slade, causing a great furore among teachers up and down the country.


Ritchie Blackmore spoke of the song as a guest reviewer for Melody Maker in October 1971
"Is this the MM staff band? I think I recognise it now the guitarist is speeding up. The song isn't bad. I like the violin. It's very course, but the guitar needs speeding up a lot. It can't be East of Eden, and it's certainly not Family. Slade, yes? They are a good group because the don't care about the notes and there is a public wanting that. Another group might be too inhibited to do what they do."


In Sounds magazine interview, 15th Novenber 1980 
Back From The Dead - Steve Keaton meets Noddy Holder and Jim Lea of Slade. 
"I didn't even like some of those old ones. We all hated 'Gudbye T' Jane' when we made it, it was knocked up in half an hour at the end of one of our studio sessions. The same for our second single, 'Coz I Luv You'. It was namby-pamby to us, a throwaway for an album. It shot to number one in two weeks and we thought, 'What a pile of shit!' It was so wet."


Record Mirror magazine reviewed the single on release, 
"Written by Slade men Holder and Lea, this is a natural born successor to "Get Down and Get With It". As they've been riot-raising round the British Isles of late, I've no doubt that this staccato building production will make it. And make it big. Touches of violin, yet, a sturdy foot-pounding sort of build up. Less frantic than of yore, but a really persistent ear-bender."


Belgian Release Picture Cover of "Coz I Luv You".

 (Both sides of the sleeve are the same).


 (Note the incorrect spelling of "Lea" on the label!)


New Musical Express reviewed the single upon release and defined it as a double a-side single. 
"A good follow-up to the recent hit by Slade, and one which could give the outfit its second successive chart entry. The only drawback is that this is a double a-side disc, and I feel that artists are foolish to try and grab the best of both worlds. In the process, sales are often split down the middle, with the result that neither side is a hit! In this case, I would have thought that "Coz I Luv You" is the obvious plug side because it should satisfy both the mainstream pop and the heavy brigade. It's a rousing hard-hitting number, generating bags of electricity and urgency, but nevertheless blessed with a strong melody line and a chorus with which it's easy to join in. The flip is more progressive and is something of a rave-up with, I imagine, more limited appeal. All the same, a meaty set from Slade and a tight production."

New Musical Express: 13th November 1971


"SLADE'S single "Cos I Luv You" captures the No.1 spot in the NME Chart this week _ at the same time as their contract with their present recording company, Polydor, is due to expire. And as a result of these coincidental developments, the group and manager Cha!s Chandler are being deluged with offers from practically every major disc firm in the business! 
So far no decision has been taken as to whether Slade will switch to another label or remain with Polydor. 
After turning down an offer of a major launching in America (reported last week), Slade plans to work extensively in Europe during the coming months - its current British chart-topper has already entered the Top Twenty in several European Countries. 
But as far as Britain is concerned, Slade intends to carry on with its normal rota of college and ballroom gigs. Despite its No. 1 triumph, no form of concert tour is envisaged for the outfit. A spokesman told the NME: "The boys don't want to play concerts - it's not their scene. What's more, they have no intention of putting up their price to promoters. They will continue charging their usual pre-Chart fee." 
Slade was flying to Paris today (;Friday) to tape a TV show. Latest British one-nighters are Bexley Black Prince (this Sunday) and Sunderland Locarno (next Wednesday)." 
UK/European Picture Cover of "Coz I Luv You".
French Picture Cover of "Coz I Luv You".

German Picture Cover of "Coz I Luv You".
Norwegian Picture Cover of "Coz I Luv You".
Hit Come Back 82
German 1987 Re-Release Picture Cover of "Coz I Luv You".

Apple Acetate.
Japanese Picture Cover of "Coz I Luv You"/"My Life Is Natural" 7", Vinyl, Promo. Single.

Mexico "Coz I Luv You" (various artists Promo. with fold-over flap back cover) 1972.




Greece "Coz I Luv You" 1971.


Portugal "Coz I Luv You" 1971.

Yugoslavia "Coz I Luv You" 1971.


Israeli "Coz I Luv You" / "Get Down And Get With It" 1971.



Iran "Coz I Luv You" 1971.

- (Shared Single, with "Hang On Sloopy" by Davide Porter!)


Lebanon "Coz I Luv You" (multi-coloured Vinyl) 1971.


U.S.A. "Coz I Luv You" (blue) Promo. Single - 13th October, 1971.

Spanish Picture Cover of "Coz I Luv You"/"Know Who You Are" 7", Vinyl, Single.


In 1994, Jimmy Lea produced several reggae cover versions of Coz I Luv You on the Trojan label.

For details on these and other Jim Lea Side Ventures, visit this page of the Slade Crazee! weebly.

In 2011, The Guardian published a small article based on the single:
13th November 1971: Number 16 in our series of the 50 key events in the history of pop music
"It was all about the stomp: Coz I Luv You's bootboy rhythm anchored its swirling, menacing violin line and the two combined to give this single – Slade's first Number 1 – its frightening, primitive edge. The band went on to become the most successful UK singles act of the 70s, but their music – setting aside their Christmas pension plan – never totally lost this hint of muscle and threat. As for the look, there's still something more startling about the band's brickies-in-platform-heels image than any amount of crafted androgyny."

The song had no promotional video for the single but was performed on numerous TV shows, both English and European.



In 2006, UK artist James Blunt began performing the song at his live concerts.


Trivia: The song was used in the film Velvet Goldmine and in an advert for the Ford Transit van. More recently the song was used in the BBC drama, Life on Mars. The song plays on series two, episode four as a group of swingers in middle-class suburbia dine at a wife swapping party. The song also features in the film El Lobo, a political thriller revolving around the Spanish terrorist group ETA.



Coz I Luv You
(Noddy Holder & Jim Lea)


I won't laugh at you when you boo-hoo-hoo
Coz I luv you
I can turn my back on the things you lack
Coz I luv you


I just like the things you do mm
Don't you change the things you do mm


You get me in a spot and smile the smile you got
And I luv you
You make me out a clown then you put me down
I still luv you


I just like the things you do mm
Don't you change the things you do mm


Yeah


When you bite your lip you're gonna flip your flip
But I luv you
When we're miles apart you still reach my heart
How I love you


I just like the things you do mm
Don't you change the things you do mm


Only time can tell if we get on well
Coz I luv you
All that's passed us by we can only sigh hi-hi
Coz I luv you


I just like the things you do mm
Don't you change the things you do mm


No, no, no.


la la laa la la laa, laa, laa..






My Life Is Natural
(Noddy Holder)


I played the sands of time and I loved and lost
They give their bodies to two time horse
They gambled every thing they got
A greedy mind cut out the cards


They even loved with another man's wife
They even loved her with other men
They've also drank a lot of wine
Some men have even had a good time


My life is natural, hey, hey, hey
My life is natural, I said, I said, I said
My life is natural, whoa, whoa, whoa
My life is natural
Maybe tomorrow a change in the life
Of the man in the street's gonna come
Maybe tomorrow hope it`s tomorrow


You got the sands of time and got 'em high
They've done their best to wreck their mind
Instead of joke they told a lie
They started wars so men could die now


They try to sus their bodies evil
And what is good will take a mind brighter than mine
To start to setting the world to right
Would take another Christ now


My life is natural, hey, hey, hey
My life is natural, I said, I said, I said
My life is natural, whoa, whoa, whoa
My life is natural
Maybe tomorrow a change in the life
Of the man in the streets gonna come
Maybe tomorrow - hope it`s tomorrow


My life is natural, hey, hey, hey
My life is natural, I said, I said, I said
My life is natural, whoa, whoa, whoa
My life is natural, comma, comma, comma
My life is natural, hey, hey, hey
My life is natural, I said, I said, I said
My life is natural, whoa, whoa, whoa
My life is natural