Not Slade!

UK, 1974 - Vinyl, LP
Boulevard 4142

Vandyke Brown - Million Copy Hit Songs Made Famous By Slade
When the following album crept into the shops, in 1974, fans could be forgiven for thinking that it actually was a Slade Compilation Album, whereas, in fact it was a "soundalike" Cover Version LP, by a band, called "Vandyke Brown"!
'Cos I Love You
Gudby Ta Jane
Mama Weer All Crazee Now
Look At Last Night
Keep On Rockin'
Take Me Back 'Ome
My Friend Stan
Look Wot You Dun
Let The Good Times Roll
Hear Me Calling
Come On Feel The Noize
Darling Be Home Soon
Later that same year, the LP was given a different Sleeve in the UK, possibly to avoid the confusion caused by the original Sleeve?

Some of the tracks had actually already previously been included the previous year, on a "Various Artists" Compilation LP.
UK, 1973 - Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Boulevard 4112
Various Artists - Million Copy Hit Songs Made Famous By T. Rex, Slade And Sweet

Similarly, another album was also released in 1974.
UK, 1974 - Vinyl, LP
Contour Label
Sounds Like Slade - Played By The Hobos
Gudbuy T' Jane
Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me
Let The Good Times Roll
Mama Weer All Crazee Now
Keep On Rocking
How D' You Ride
I Woz Wrong
Look Wot You Dun
I Don' Mind
Take Me Bak 'Ome
Look At Last Nite
Cum On Feel The Noize

UK, 22nd September,1986 - Vinyl, 7", Single
Vertigo QUO 20
Status Quo - In The Army Now

( Contrary to popular belief at the time, it was NOT Noddy Holder who shouted, "Stand Up And Fight"! )

Russia, 2001 - CD, Album, Compilation
CD-Maximum - CDM 0801-671
Various Artists - Slade Remade: A Tribute To Slade
In more recent times, along the same vein, there has been a complete Covers Album released by Various Artists:-

Doogie White - Mama Weer All Crazee Now
Chris Thompson - Take Me Bak 'Ome
Steve Overland - Look Wot You Dun
Chris Farlowe - How Does It Feel
Doogie White - Skweeze Me Pleeze Me
Terry Brock - Cum On Feel The Noize
Bart Foley - Run, Run Away
Mick White - Radio Wall Of Sound
Steve Overland - Goodbye T' Jane
Steve Overland - My Oh My
Steve Overland - We'll Bring The House Down
Doogie White - Bangin' Man
Chris Thompson - Lock Up Your Daughters

UK, 2001 - CD, Album
The Store For Music - SFMCD017

(Interestingly, both the UK and the Brazilian versions of this Compilation listed the tracks in a different order):-
Mama Weer All Crazee Now
Take Me Bak 'Ome
Look Wot You Dun
How Does It Feel
Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me
We'll Bring The House Down
Bangin' Man
Cum On Feel The Noize
Run, Run Away
Lock Up Your Daughters
Radio Wall Of Sound
Gudbuy T' Jane
My Oh My
Brazil, 2001 - CD, Album
Sun Records (2) - 2647-2

UK, 1998 - Bootleg
Noizy But Nice 1 - The Tribute To Slade
And there had also been this Bootleg Album of Cover Versions, covered by Various Artists:-
Genesis - Die Lokalmatadore
You Better Run - Pat Benatar
When I'm Dancin' - The Wall
Cum On Feel The Noize - One Way System
Far Far Away - Pretty Maids
Coz I Luv You - Go Crazy
My Oh My - John Holt
High 'N' Dry - Girlschool
Burnin' In The Heat - Girlschool
Lock Up Your Daughters - Lion
Mann Bin Ich Breit (How D' You Ride) - Die Lokalmatadore
Komm Und Lass Mich Ran (C'mon Feel The Noize) - Doc Eisenhauer
Gudbuy T' Jane - The Redbeards From Texas
Mama Weer All Crazee Now - The Metal Gurus
Merry Xmas Everybody - The Metal Gurus
Run Run Away - Kellergeister
My Oh My - Oxford United & Prism
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Dirty Foot Lane - Dr. Rock
Cum On Feel The Noize - Quiet Riot

In the new millennium, the fashion for tribute bands has really exploded!
Slade has not escaped the craze, with acts like "Slade UK", "Slyde" and the Australian "Almost Slayed", (formerly "Slayed Again") paying tribute to the band!

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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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