Odds and sods about the British rock band Slade

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Good Times

The German music magazine Good Times has a 5 pages feature on Slade in their 6/2006 January/February issue, including a 2 pages discography.
Writer Philipp Roser bases his feature on an interview with Noddy. The interview itself is good but very short and says nothing new. The rest of the feature is rather poor with many mistakes, some of them based on incorrect information from the box-set booklet. For instance is Dave’s birthday said to be the same as Jim’s.
The story of Slade is not very well research and it is also inconsequent. For instance it says that Jim left the music business, his solo career and work as a producer is thus totally absent, but oddly enough the discography includes most of his solo career.
All in all the feature is a bit of a mess and somewhat confusing with its misspellings, inaccurate indications of time etc. and in the middle of all this there’s a detached quotation from Don from 2004 without mention of source or context.
The inconsequent naming of band members as David “Dave” John Hill, Neville John “Noddy” Holder, James Whild “Jim” Lea and Don George Powell is, unfortunately, symptomatic of the rest of the feature. But I guess that a messy feature is better than no feature at all?


At 10:48 PM, Blogger garyBrum said...

Strange thou Lise, is the fact that Newman let's this mis-information happen, but when Slade fans try and raise the profile/ interview the "missing" members ect ect ect we get stamped on and we do it for the love of the band SLADE, NOT for money.

Merry Xmas

At 12:29 AM, Blogger Lise Lyng Falkenberg said...

I don't think Newman had much to do with this interview as it was just the usual Noddy PR-speach. But it would have been nice with better research.


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