We'll Bring The House Down 1981

UK, 23rd January, 1981
Cheapskate Records - CHEAP 16

Slade were back in the UK Top Ten again with their new single, and Peter Powell announced the band, upon their triumphant return to Top Of The Pops as "The Slade"!

UK Picture Cover of "We'll Bring The House Down".

This record would become the lead single from the band's forthcoming ninth Studio Album (of the same name), and, as well as peaking at Number 10 in the UK Singles Charts, it remained in the charts for nine weeks.




In Germany, the single was released with a different B-Side to the UK Release:-
Cheapskate - ZB 5358
German Picture Cover of "We'll Bring The House Down" - Cheapskate - 1981.










On the back of the single's success, the band re-introduced most of their previous studio album, "Return To Base" and part of the previous year's "Six Of The Best" EP to the world again in a new album format, with their new hit single as the title of the new album!

UK, 13th March, 1981
Cheapskate Records - SKATE 1





The band needed to hastily cobble together an album quite quickly, to build on the momentum of the single's success, so this was compiled from some new tracks and some recycled ones, (mainly from their failed "Return To Base" album of 1979), but this time around the album was a success, reaching Number 25 in the UK Album Charts!





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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We'll Bring The House Down
(Noddy Holder & Jim Lea)

We'll bring the house down

Woh oh oh oh oh
Woh oh oh oh oh
Woh oh oh oh oh
Woh oh oh oh oh

Turn the megawatts way up loud
Send an Earth tremor thru the crowd
C'mon, heads down shakin', c'mon 
120 in decibels
A rock an' rollin' with armpit smells
C'mon, heads start shakin', c'mon

I said
We'll bring the house down
We'll bring the house down
We'll bring the house down
You're gonna get it
You're gonna get it
You're gonna get it
Yow!

Headbangers don't buy no soul
All they wanna do is rock 'n' roll away
Let the bass blow you away
Imaginary playing heavy riffs
No diminisheds or fancy fifths
C'mon, heads down shakin', c'mon

We'll bring the house down
We'll bring the house down
We'll bring the house down
You're gonna get it
You're gonna get it
You're gonna get it

Woh oh oh oh oh - oh oh oh oh oh
Woh oh oh oh oh - oh oh oh oh oh
We'll bring the house down - oh oh oh oh oh
We'll bring the house down - oh oh oh oh oh

[Guitar solo]

Ohhh
Days later your ears are still ringin'
No voice from shouting and singing it out
Sweat it and get it out

We'll bring the house down - oh oh oh oh oh
We'll bring the house down - oh oh oh oh oh
We'll bring the house down - oh oh oh oh oh
You're gonna get it
You're gonna get it

[Etc.]


Hold On To Your Hats
(Noddy Holder & Jim Lea)

You'd better hold on to your hats now
Gonna stay gonna stay all night alright
You'd better hold on to your hats now
Gonna play gonna play all night alright
Electric guitars turn on the honky
Gotta let it go go go

You'd better hold on to your hats now
Gonna stay gonna stay all day hey hey hey
You'd better hold on to your hats now
Gonna play gonna play all day hey hey hey
So if you've got it you'd better flaunt it
Gotta let it go go go

Got your girl got your boy
Got you something to get you high
Better hold on to your hats now
I got your rhythm you got your beat
I'm gonna get you up off your seat
Gotta throw away your blues
You got nothing else to lose

You'd better hold on to your hats now
Gonna stay gonna stay all night alright
You'd better hold on to your hats now
Gonna play gonna play all night alright
Barrin' sensations too hot to handle
Gotta let it go go go

[Break]

You'd better hold on to your hats now hey hey hey
Gotta throw away your blues
You got nothing else to lose

You'd better hold on to your hats now
Gonna stay gonna stay all day hey hey hey
You'd better hold on to your hats now
Hold on all day hey hey hey
'Cos circulation turn on the honky
Gotta let it go go go

Go go go

Go go go

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