Monday, June 18, 2007

I need to get slade myself..

At the other end of the "glam rock" spectrum from Roxy Music is Slade. While both look equally ridiculous in their videos, Slade's future legacy was not slick, glammy, saxophone-playing pop bands of the 1980's. Rather, Slade was the sonic blueprint for the slick, glammy, guitar-playing pop metal bands of the 1980's.

Slade were also ahead of their time in their use of phonetic spellings in rock song titles.

Mama Weer All Crazee Now

Gudbye To Jane

The quality of the sound in these video clips is less than stellar. But at least Slade's fans appear to occasionally enjoy the music, unlike those dancing dead kids in the Roxy Music video.