Slade In Flame

UK, 29th November, 1974
Polydor Records - 2442126

This was the band's fifth Studio Album and it reached Number 6 in the UK Album Charts.








And here is a song from the Movie that was never finished and released and didn't appear on the Soundtrack Album: -
Instead, it got completely re-written and turned into."This Girl", which didn't pack the same powerful punch that the original had!

( But, - here is a valiant attempt to splice that original "Undertakers' " song into "This Girl"! ) :-


USA, 1975 - Vinyl, LP, Album
Warner Brothers Records - BS 2865

The USA Release of the album, had a different track-listing, including the singles, "Bangin' Man" and "Thanks For The Memories", and losing "Summer Song (Wishing You Were Here)" and "Heaven Knows".




The Paperback Novel of the Film tie-in:-


















The "SUPER-STARS" Poster Magazine:-
























DISC, - 14th September, 1974, - Pages 6/7.




UK, November, 1982 - LP, Reissue
Action Replay Records - ACTION 1000
In November, 1982, the album was reissued in a completely different sleeve design:-






UK, 2007 - Special Edition
Union Square - USPDVD014B
In 2007, this DVD + CD Special Edition was released:-




The Download Link for the Slade In Flame Music Book pdf is here.


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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Them Kinda Monkeys Can't Swing
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

Everywhere has a wheeler an' dealer raised in the back streets of town
Everywhere has a spieler who's a clown

Every haunt has a hustler an' bustler born with the tongue of a snake
Every haunt has a muscler on the make

Them kinda monkeys can't swing and them birdies can't sing
If them pigs could fly maybe they'd fly away from me

Everywhere has a ducker an' diver doin' his best to impress
Everywhere has a skiver in a mess

Every place has a joker at  poker born with a marked deck of cards
Every place has a smoker in the yards


Summer Song ( Wishing You Were Here )
(Noddy Holdet & Jimmy Lea)

Ev'rybody needs a by the sea affair
Where you get the urge from something in the air
Helter Skelter on a mat "Kiss Me Quick" is on my hat
And you do it on the ghost train for a dare

Wishing you were here same as ev'ry year
'Cos our summer madness is too short
Wishing you were here Where the sunshine's near
Is it true that wishes can be bought?

Ev'rybody needs the moonlight on the beach
Where the water's cold and no one hears you screech
Getting buried in the sand what you holding in your hand
Let it go or else I'll keep it out of reach

The last night you dressed to kill
Will you write? You say you will
Sometimes hope just fades away

Ev'rybody needs to have a sea romance
When the world around just doesn't stand a chance
Candy floss stuck on your nose and your donkey's name was Rose
What's this cheek to cheek in ev'ry single dance?


This Girl
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

This girl ain't flying tonight this girl ain't trying tonight
She's only turning over, that's what makes a rover think he ain't doin' it right.

This girl ain't giving her best this girl ain't living her best
She's only going under, that's what makes me wonder who she'll be pickin' on next.

Happy hunting all you sweet sinners, all you losers, all you winners, find your own peace of mind
Happy hunting all you live wires, all you laughers, all you criers, am I really unkind?

This girl ain't doing the rounds, this girl's become out of bounds,
She's only letting new loves that's what makes the true loves think that she's out for the pounds.

This girl ain't doing her all, this girl ain't bouncing her ball;
She's only out to plunder that's what makes me wonder
If I should give her a call.

This girl ain't flying tonight, this girl ain't trying tonight;
She's only letting new loves that's what makes the true loves think they ain't doing it right.


Lay It Down
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

A beat on the drum a drum on the beat
A change of the key by pinching my seat;
A beat on the drum has got to be there
The rise in my voice a spring in my chair.

A ring on the chord a chord on the ring
A turn of a key the break of a string;
A ring on the chord has got to be here
The rise in my voice could sound very queer.

Let's lay it down on the line
Let's lay it down while it shines
Let's lay it down while it moves
Let's lay it all in the grooves
Let's play it back with attack
Let's make the window panes crack.

A bend on the note a note on the bend
The frog in my throat goes through to the end;
A bend on the note is all very fine
So let it hang on a hell of a time.

A chase on the bass is all very fine
There's only one place so watch for the sign.


Heaven Knows
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

Caught between the jungle and the stars
Caught inside a valley full of bars
There's a twinkle of hope over there
There's a smell of success in the air

Who can say where the better wind blows
I suppose, I suppose, heaven knows heaven knows

Caught up in a happy masquerade
Living out the parts that fate has made
There's a greener grass over the hill
There's a bigger cup ready to fill

Who can say where the better wind blows
I suppose, I suppose, heaven knows heaven knows

It's all a never ending game to play
Say what you mean, mean what you say. Don't lie;
It's all a never ending game to play; the circle turns ev'ry day

Locked inside the cage where you were born
Ending with a technicolour yawn
There's a smell of success in the air
There are moments you are ready to share

Who can say where the better wind blows
I suppose, I suppose, heaven knows heaven knows

Caught between the jungle and the stars
Caught inside a valley full of bars
So get out and get over the hill
There's a twinkle of hope waiting still

Who can say where the better wind blows
I suppose, I suppose, heaven knows heaven knows

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