In For A Penny

UK, 14th November, 1975

Polydor Records - 2058-663
Dutch Picture Cover of "In For A Penny".


John Lennon was reported to have said that he liked this song, (as he had heard it being recorded), because he said that it ".....sounds like me....."!
But, then again, a lot of Noddy's vocals did sound somewhat "Lennon-esque"!


UK Picture Cover of "In For A Penny".

In For A Penny was the lead single from the band's sixth Studio Album, "Nobody's Fools".  It reached Number 11, in the UK Singles Charts, remaining in the charts for eight weeks.








French Picture Cover of "In For A Penny", 7", Vinyl, Single.

 Belgium - "In For A Penny" (Alternate Covers) - Polydor - 1975.



 Germany - Polydor - 1975.



 Portugal - Polydor - 1975.



Spain - Polydor - 1975.

Yugoslavia - Polydor - 1976.


Live In The Big Easy

USA, 15th June, 1974
Recorded at The Warehouse, New Orleans




1. Take Me Bak 'Ome
2. Good Time Gals
3. Gudbuy T' Jane
4. Move Over
5. When The Lights Are Out
6. Darling Be Home Soon
7. Really Gonna Raise The Roof
8. Just A Little Bit
9. Let The Good Times Roll
10. Cum On Feel The Noize
11. Get Down With It
12. Mama Weer All Crazee Now



For more information on this gig, click on Crazeeworld.




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


How Does It Feel?

UK, 7th February, 1975
Polydor Records - 2058 547

This was the second single to be taken from the band's first Soundtrack Album and fifth Studio Album, "Slade In Flame".  It reached Number 15 in the UK Singles Charts, and it remained in the charts for seven weeks.
UK Picture Cover of "How Does It Feel?".



Apple Acetate!

 Dutch Picture Cover of 'How Does It Feel?".


 Belgium - "How Does It Feel?" - Polydor - 1975. - ( 2 versions of Picture Sleeve! )


Germany - Polydor - 1975.

Yugoslavia - Polydor - 1975.




 U.S.A.  7" Single, with a different B-Side!


 Poland - One-Sided Postcard Disc.

A Cover Version of So Far, So Good by MICHAEL BRUCE :-
( Recorded in 1974, off "In My Own Way" LP. )






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


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How Does It Feel?
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

How does it feel runnin' around round round
How does it feel watchin' from upside down
'Cos many years from now there will be new sensations
And new temptations
How does it feel

How does it feel right at the start
And how does it feel when you are thrown apart
'Cos many years from now there will be new elations
And new frustrations
How does it feel? Oh! Oh!

Do you know know know what it's like to be searchin' in your own time
All your attempting experimenting all on the climb
Do you know know know what it's like to be searchin' and suddenly find
All your illusion, all your confusion all left behind

How does it feel turnin' away
And how does it feel facing another day
'Cos many years from now there will be newer poisons
And new horizons

'Cos many years from now there will be new tomorrows
And still some sorrows


So Far So Good
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

For twenty odd years I've taken everything that's bad
For twenty odd years I've wanted things I've never had

Oh was it all in the mind?
Is it living the life of a King making the best out of everything

So far, so good doing what we could
Taking chances, those chances, and I'm alive
So far, so good, doing what we should
Taking chances, those chances, and I'm alive

For twenty odd years I've been working hard to have my say
And now that it's here the fantasy has worn away
Oh was it all in the mind?
Is it living on Paradise Row making the best out of having a go

Oh was it al...

Montreux Golden Rose Rock Festival

Switzerland , May, 1984



Montreux Golden Rose Rock Festival
Written by Haden Donovan:

Slade were booked to appear at the Montreux Golden Rose Rock Festival as we duly flew out on Saturday 12 May to appear the next day. The festival was due to be shown in forty different countries. A full list of all the artists would take quite a lot of space, but on 13 May the following artists appeared 

Kajagoogoo, Pretenders, Spandau Ballet, Tracey Ullman, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Roger Daltrey, and of course Slade.

All the acts were miming and yet Slade still managed to create a tremendous atmosphere and blew everyone else away! The boys actually did 'Run Runaway', 'Slam the Hammer Down' and 'My Oh My' although only the first two were shown on British television.

The British press were pretty scathing about the show when it appeared on British TV. Their comments were fair, I thought, but Slade were praised by the critics for their performance. They were the only act to escape the writers ire.

Other performers on the show were equally unanimous in their praize of the 'Noize Boize'. Roger Daltrey was particluarly praising of Slade's show. Noel Edmunds, the compare, called Slade "the hit of the show". Yet another triumph!

After Sunday evenings show the celebrations in the local club lasted until very late on Monday morning and it was a bleary eyed party who assembled for the one hour drive to the airport. We made it by the skin of our teeth and we arrived back in London at lunchtime.
"Slade are what a rock band should be - the ultimate rock band!" - Roger Daltrey
"It was an honour and a pleasure to be on the show with them - we were all members of their fan club ten years ago." - Spandau Ballet
So that was Montreux. As a musical event it was probably no great shakes - there were too many varied types of acts to call it a true rock festival, and of course, it was all mimed, but it was shown in forty different countries to an estimated audience of 400 million, so for the stars of the event not bad exposure!!!!

Another section of the mag is actually from Jim himself

He speaks of his illness (hepatitis) where he had contracted it before the American tour (in summer 83) and so the My Oh My christmas promotion, etc. was not a 'healthy time'. He speaks of the tour and how he had to take his complete rest after he couldn't continue.

He then writes:

"The first thing that we have done as a band since there (although Nod and I have been writing) was the Golden Rose of Montreux Pop Festival. 
This was a three day TV event, in which virtually every act that you can think of participated. We enjoyed it, but there wasn't much to do after rehearsals except for hanging around the various nightspots giving a chance to meet old friends like 'Quo and Queen', as well as making new acquaintances. 
Nevertheless, most TV and promotion work is interminably boring, so it was a relief to have the company of other British artists who were in the same position. 
On our return home we shall be going into the studio to start work on tracks for various usage and work begins again.....

Series of highlights from the 1984 Montreux Rock Festival held in Switzerland. 

LLVG570S 1/2 MONTREUX GOLDEN ROSE POP FESTIVAL: 1 BBC 28/05/84 

Noel EDMONDS intros Golden Rose Pop Festival with performances by rock & pop stars inc. Elton JOHN, Nena, Ultravox, Cliff RICHARD, Tracey ULLMAN, Slade,
UB40 Roger DALTREY, Bananarama, Adam ANT, Pretenders, Howard JONES, & Queen.

> VTSONGS: SPANDAU BALLET "Only when you leave" (4m35s)
ABC "Beauty stab" (2m04s)
Elton JOHN "Sad songs" (4m00s) 
NENA "Let me be your pirate" (3m10s) 
ULTRAVOX "Dancing with tears in my eyes" (3m45s) 
UB40 "Red red wine" (2m45s) 
Howard JONES "Pearl in the shell" (3m10s)
Cliff RICHARD "Ocean deep" (4m51s) 
Tracey ULLMAN "My guy" (2m45s) 
SLADE "Run run away" (3m16s) 
Roger DALTREY "Parting would be painless" (4m30s) 
BANANARAMA "Rough justice" (3m31s) 
Adam ANT "Goody two shoes" (3m16s) 
PRETENDERS "Thin line between love & hate" (3m24s) 
QUEEN "It's a hard life" (3m54s) & "I want to break free" (4m08s) 
Robin GIBB "Boys do fall in love" (?m?s) 
Gloria GAYNOR "Strive" (2m12s)
Cyndi LAUPER "Time after time" (03m42s) & "Money changes everything" (04m57s), 
DURAN DURAN "Union of the snake" (04m12s) & "The reflex" (04m13s), 
Bonnie TYLER "Holding out for a hero" (03m23s) & "Total eclipse of the heart" (04m17s),
Rod STEWART "Infatuation" (03m49s) & "Some guys have all the luck"(04m13s) 
Elton JOHN "I'm still standing" (02m54s) 

Part 3:

LLVG572F 1/1 MONTREUX GOLDEN ROSE POP FESTIVAL: 3 BBC 19/06/84 

Noel EDMOND pres. part 3 of Festival featuring Kajagoogoo, Slade, Queen, Tracey ULLMAN, Cliff RICHARD, Roger DALTREY, Howard JONES, Nena, Madness,
UB40, Joan JETT, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Dolly Dots, Adam ANT & Cyndi LAUPER. 

Songs: KAJAGOOGOO "Turn your back on me" (03m47s), 
QUEEN "Radio Gaga" (04m51s), 
SLADE "Slam the hammer down" (02m43s), 
Howard JONES "Equality" (02m12s), 
Joan JETT "I need someone" (02m39s), 
SPANDAU BALLET "Highly strung" (02m56s), 
Tracey ULLMAN "Breakaway" (01m56s), 
UB40 "Johnny too bad" (02m25s), 
Dolly DOTS "Love me just a little bit more" (03m16s), 
Cliff RICHARD "Love stealer" (03m25s) 
Roger DALTREY "Free me" (04m05s), 
Adam ANT "Dog eat dog" (02m50s),
DURAN DURAN "Hungry like the wolf" (03m19s), 
MADNESS "Heigh-ho" (00m28s), 
Cyndi LAUPER "Girls just want to have fun" (03m34s) 



Director HURLL, Michael
Production Company Ten Productions
Production Company BBC TV SSR Télévision Suisse
Producer HURLL, Michael
Producer KANTOR, Ron
Presenter EDMONDS, Noel
Transmission Company BBC Television

Run Run Away
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4QwDoFJCVI

Slam The Hammer Down
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uOPM6bzJEI







BBC Slade

BBC2 November 4th, 1969

Alan Price's Monster Music Mash
(The first of Slade's many appearances at the BBC!)

Martha My Dear
Wild Winds Are Blowing

The Shape Of Things To Come


Know Who You Are


Do You Want Me


Get Down And Get With It


Coz I Luv You

Look Wot You Dun


Take Me Bak 'Ome


Fellow "Brummies", Blackfoot Sue, doing their very best Slade impression, with Standing In The Road!  Blackfoot Sue also supported Slade on tour!


Mama Weer All Crazee Now


And Geordie, doing their very best impersonation, with All Because Of You!


Gudbuy T' Jane


Cum On Feel The Noize


Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me

My Friend Stan


Merry Xmas Everybody

Everyday


The Bangin' Man


Far Far Away


How Does It Feel



Thanks For The Memory (Wham Bam Thank You Mam)

In For A Penny

Let's Call It Quits


Gypsy Roadhog

My Baby Left Me / That's All Right (Mama)

Give Us A Goal



Rock 'N' Roll Bolero

We'll Bring The House Down

Lock Up Your Daughters

My Oh My

Run Runaway


All Join Hands

Hey Ho, Wish You Well


Myzsterious Mizster Jones


 
Radio Wall Of Sound


Universe



"SLADE * BBC - TOP OF THE POPS  1970-72"  Bootleg LP Sleeve.
1. Raven
2. See Us Here
3. Do You Want Me
4. The Gospel According To Rasputin
5. Dirty Joker
6. The Man Who Speaks Evil
7. Get Down And Get With It
8. In Like A Shot From My Gun
9. Take Me Bak 'Ome
10. Look Wot You Done
11. Darling Be Home Soon
12. Sweet Little Rock 'N' Roller
13. Move Over
14. Mama Weer All Crazee Now
15. Nights In White Satin
16. Getting Better
17. Omaha



Slade At The BBC - 2009

Salvo Records - SALVODCD211


UK, 29th September, 2009 - CD, Album










CD 1 BBC Sessions
01 Coming Home
02 The Shape Of Things To Come
03 See Us Here
04 Know Who You Are
05 My Life Is Natural
06 Coloured Rain
07 Man Who Speeks Evil
08 Move Over
09 Omaha
10 Sweet Box
11 Nights In White Satin
12 It's Alright Ma, It's Only Witchcraft
13 Raven
14 Gudbuy Gudbuy
15 Getting Better
16 Darling Be Home Soon
17 Let The Good Times Roll
18 Dirty Joker
19 Get Down And Get With It
20 Wild Winds Are Blowing
21 "Radio 1 Where The Best Music's On"
22 "Everyday The Sounds We Play On Radio 1"
23 "This Is Radio 1, We're All Having Fun"
24 "We're Slade!"

CD 2 Live at the Paris Theatre, London August 17 1972
01 Introduction
02 Hear Me Calling
03 In Like A Shot (From My Gun)
04 Look Wot You Dun
05 Keep On Rocking
06 Move Over
07 Mama Weer All Crazee Now
08 Lady Be Good
09 Coz I Luv You
10 Take Me Bak 'Ome
11 Get Down And Get With It
12 Good Golly Miss Molly


( To Download "Good Old Desk", which was omitted from this collection, click on here! )


Coming Home
( Clapton / Bramlett )

Been out on the road
'Bout six months too long
I want you so bad
I can't hardly stand it

I'm so tired and I'm all alone
We'll soon be together, that's it
I'm coming home to your love

Hitchhiking on the 
Turnpike all day long
Nobody seemed to notice
Just passed me on by

To keep from going crazy
I gotta sing my song
Got a whole lotta loving
And, baby, that's why
I'm coming home to your love

I'm coming home, yeah

Coming home, coming home
Coming home, coming home

Home, coming home, coming home
Coming home, coming home...


Coloured Rain
( Winwood / Wood / Capaldi )

Yesterday I was a young boy
Searching for my way
Not knowing what I wanted
Living life from day to day
'Till you came along
There was nothing but an empty space and a pain

Feels like coloured rain
Tastes like coloured rain

Bring on coloured rain
Yeah!

I can see a sail of changing
Filling with surprise
United with a feeling
Bringing love into my eyes
'Till you came along
There was nothing but an empty space and a pain


Omaha
( Skip Spence )

Listen, my friends!
Listen, my friends!
Listen, my friends!

You thought never but
I'm your's forever
Won't leave you ever

Now my friends
What's gone down behind
No more rain
From where we came

Get under the covers, yeah!
All of your lovin'
Beneath and above ya
Bein' in love!


Nights In White Satin
( Justin Hayward )

Nights in white satin,
Never reaching the end,
Letters I've written,
Never meaning to send.

Beauty I'd always missed
With these eyes before,
Just what the truth is
I can't say any more.

'Cause I love you,
Yes, I love you,
Oh, how I love you.

Gazing at people,
Some hand in hand,
Just what I'm going through
They can't understand.

Some try to tell me
Thoughts they cannot defend,
Just what you want to be
You will be in the end,

And I love you,
Yes, I love you,
Oh, how I love you.
Oh, how I love you.

Nights in white satin,
Never reaching the end,
Letters I've written,
Never meaning to send.

Beauty I'd always missed
With these eyes before,
Just what the truth is
I can't say anymore.

'Cause I love you,
Yes, I love you,
Oh, how I love you.
Oh, how I love you.

'Cause I love you,
Yes, I love you,
Oh, how I love you.
Oh, how I love you.


It's Alright Ma, It's Only Witchcraft
( Hutchings / Thompson )

Looking through the window
To see which way the wind blows
It seems as though a hurricane is due today
Sunny on the outside
Stormy on the inside
Stormy weather's always best for making hay

In comes everlasting
Looks like he's been fasting
With his friends in a den with director's robe
Like a bandoliero
With his cigarillo
Robs the rich, robs the rest, brings it all back home

Please don't get us wrong, man
This is just a song, man
No matter what we say
This is the season
Stormy weather's on the way
This is the season
Stormy weather's on the way
You better start worrying, witchcraft's here to stay

It blows snow white
The dwarves are kind of off-white
The vision's his decision so they're out of luck
Associates are reeling
The wallpaper is peeling
He doesn't see the paperwork that's come unstuck

Please don't get us wrong, man
This is just a song, man
No matter what we say
This is the season
Stormy weather's on the way
This is the season
Stormy weather's on the way
You better start worrying, witchcraft's here to stay

In comes Saville
Had his fill of travel
Grabbed a bite on the flight, just touched down today
Looking drawn and haggard
Through the door he staggered
With a sound that he found over Frisco way

Please don't get us wrong, man
This is just a song, man
No matter what we say
This is the season
Stormy weather's on the way
This is the season
Stormy weather's on the way
You better watch out, witchcraft's here to stay


Getting Better
(John Lennon & Paul McCartney)

It's getting better all the time

I used to get mad at my school (No I can't complain)
The teachers who taught me weren't cool (No I can't complain)
You're holding me down (Oh), turning me round (Oh)
Filling me up with your rules (Foolish rules)

I've got to admit it's getting better (Better)
A little better all the time (It can't get no worse)
I have to admit it's getting better (Better)
It's getting better since you've been mine

Me used to be angry young man
Me hiding me head in the sand
You gave me the word, I finally heard
I'm doing the best that I can

I've got to admit it's getting better (Better)
A little better all the time (It can't get no worse)
I have to admit it's getting better (Better)
It's getting better since you've been mine
Getting so much better all the time
It's getting better all the time
Better, better, better
It's getting better all the time
Better, better, better

I used to be mean to my woman
I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved
Man I was mean but I'm changing my scene
And I'm doing the best that I can (Ooh)

I admit it's getting better (Better)
A little better all the time (It can't get no worse)
Yes I admit it's getting better (Better)
It's getting better since you've been mine
Getting so much better all the time
It's getting better all the time
Better, better, better
It's getting better all the time
Better, better, better
Getting so much better all the time


Good Golly Miss Molly
( Marascalco / Blackwell )

Good golly, miss Molly
Yeah you sure like to ball
Well good golly, miss Molly
Yeah you sure like to ball
When you're shakin'
And a shoutin'
Can you hear your mama call

Well from the early, early morning
To the early, early night
When I caught miss Molly rocking
At the house of blue light, Oooh

Good golly, miss Molly
Yeah you sure like to ball
When you're
Rocking and a rolling
Can you hear your mama call

Well now Mama, papa told me, son
You'd better watch ypur step
What I knew about miss Molly
Gotta watch my daddy myself

Good golly, miss Molly
Yeah you sure like to ball
Well good golly, miss Molly
Yeah you sure like to ball
When you're shakin'
And a shoutin'
Can you hear your mama call

Wah

Well from the early, early morning
To the early, early night
When I caught miss Molly rocking
At the house of blue light, Oooh

Good golly, miss Molly
Yeah you sure like to ball
When you're
Rocking and a rolling
Can you hear your mama call

Yeah good golly, miss Molly
Ah good golly, miss Molly, Oooh
Oh good golly, miss Molly
Yeah you sure like to ball
When you're shakin'
And a shoutin'
Can you hear your mama call

Maurice Jones

Express & Star
November 10, 2009 11:30 am


Mogul behind Live Aid gig dies at 64


Black Country rock promoter Maurice Jones, who played a major role in organising the Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium in 1985, has died aged 64.

Maurice, whose first “office” was the public phone box at John Thompson’s Bilston works, where he was an apprentice, rose to become head of Walsall-based MCP – Midland

Concert Promotions.

He died yesterday afternoon after a long battle with cancer, leaving widow Diane and daughters Kristy and Nicola.

Born in Wednesbury, Maurice started off managing The ’N Betweens, who later became Slade, and became a full-time agent aged 19 by joining Wolverhampton’s Astra Agency.

He booked top names including Yes and Led Zeppelin on a weekly basis for Wolverhampton’s Club Lafayette, and took personal charge of several bands, including Argent,

before leaving to form MCP.

Starting the Black Country Night Out show, he built up a business which handled rock stars from Britain, the US and Europe.

He retired a few years ago.

Fellow promoter Tony Perry, his business partner during the 1960s and 1970s, today paid tribute. “He was very well respected in the business,” he said.







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