Nobody's Fool

UK, April 9th, 1976

Polydor Records - 2058-716

"The album was released to tie in with their 10th anniversary, so they adopted the positions, as per the cover of Play it loud.  They've said that was deliberate at the time and since."
Ian Edmundson - Slade Archive Forum


German Picture Cover of "Nobody's Fool".


A third and final single to be released from the band's sixth Studio Album, "Nobody's Fools". The title track, "Nobody's Fool", only reached Number 53 in the UK BMRB Singles Charts, at a time when only the Top 50 were classified as "hits".


Record Mirror, 10th April, 1976
Boy, did they get that wrong in the Record Mirror?  But who would have predicted that the single actually wouldn't chart, after such a long run of 17 consecutive hit singles in succession?  It's still a mystery to me!

My thanks to Dave Kemp and his excellent Slade Scrapbook website, for reprinting this long-forgotten review!

Belgium - Polydor - 1976.



It's worth mentioning that the 7" single is not the 4:30 album version. The single clocks in about a minute shorter. Some 7" labels call it 'Nobody's Fool (Edit)' but I believe it's actually a different recording with longer bar counts.

USA, April, 1976, - 7", Vinyl, Single.
Warner Brothers - WBS 8185.

Nobody's Fool (Edit) [MONO] / Nobody's Fool (Edit) [STEREO] :-

 Promo. Only 7" Vinyl Single.

USA, April, 1976, - 7", Vinyl, Single.
Warner Brothers - WBS 8185.

Nobody's Fool (Edit) / When The Chips Are Down :-


 (Different B-Side to the U.K. Release!)



Brazilian "Nobody's Fool" EP!

Brazil, 1977.
Polydor - 2200 124.

In Brazil, all three of the UK's Nobody's Fools singles, (plus one B-Side) were released on an EP, the following year:-

Brazilian Nobody's Fool EP.


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Nobody's Fool
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

Let the heavens thunder - huh huh!
Let the rebels plunder - huh huh!
Leave the lions roaring - huh huh!
Let the rain keep pouring - huh huh!

[Chorus]
I won't let you go - I won't let you go
I'm ruthless and smart and you won't break my heart
Let me tell you baby baby
No one can say I'm super cruel
No no no no noone can say I'm super fool
No no no no noone can say I'm super cruel
I'm nobody's fool

Let the mountains tumble - huh huh!
Let the volcanoes rumble - huh huh!
Let the rivers dry out - huh huh!
Let flamingoes fly out - huh huh!

[Chorus Repeat]

Keep the rockets moonin' - huh huh!
Let the bloomin' - huh huh!
Let the world keep turnin' - huh huh!
And keep the wise men learnin' - huh huh!

[Chorus Repeat]

Noone can say I'm super cruel - no no no no
Noone can say I'm super fool - no no no no



L.A. Jinx
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

Hooray!
The demon's had his day
The Voodoo's had its say
They all been washed away

[Chorus]
'Cos the L.A. Jinx is all over
And now I've found me a four-leafed clover
I got myself a rabbit's paw
And a horseshoe over the door
'Cos the L.A. Jinx is all over
And now I've found me a four-leafed clover
I got myself a lucky charm
And there ain't nothing gonna do me no harm

Hoorah!
Here comes that shining star
I'll keep it in a jar
The trumpets play tarah

[Chorus Repeat]

Yahoo!
At last the spell is through
There's no more witches brew
The gremlin's had its due

[Chorus Repeat]

Yano harm!
Yippee!
Hooray and golly gee
Here comes the winning key
The key to set me free

[Chorus Repeat]

Hooray!
The demon's had his day
The Voodoo's had its say
They all been washed away

[Chorus Repeat]

Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah





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