Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Jürgen Klein from Germany sent me some photos of Slade in concert in Kiel, April 12, 1978. Jürgen wrote me, that the concert in Ball Pompös in Kiel wasn’t advertised in the papers, the only promotion was handbills stuck behind the windscreens of parked cars. The venue had a limit of 1,500, but only 500 showed up. Still Jürgen claims it the best AND loudest concert that he has ever attended. Thanks a lot for sharing, Jürgen!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
German Good Times magazine, No. 3, June/July 2008 has a four pages article on glam rock. Although Slade are featured on the cover, they are hardly mentioned in the article. They get 5 lines on page two of the article along with a comparison between the clothes of Dave and Brian Eno and then they get the two last paragraphs of the article, stating that Slade was the only band to carry on with glam rock after the genre had died out.
The article is written from a very ”German” point of view, stating that Sweet was the most successful glam rock band, ever. Which of course they weren’t, except in Germany where Sweet singles always went to No. 1. As opposed to Slade’s, as Slade never had a No. 1 hit in that particular country.
The magazine also has two pages of ”20 essential glam singles” where ’Coz I Luv You is included. The essentiality of all of the singles are, however, difficult to spot, as some of them have no place in glam history at all.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The German magazine Rocks has two pages on Slade in their issue No. 3, May/June 2008. It features a short bio, pretty correct, except they name Dave the bass player of the group. It also has a page recommending eight of Slade’s albums. Slade Alive! and Old New Borrowed And Blue are named essentials, whereas Play It Loud!, The Very Best Of Slade, Slayed? and We’ll Bring The House Down are other albums mentioned. Last but not least the magazine recommends Beginnings and Nobody’s Fools, but with a warning that these albums don’t have the usual Slade-sound.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
More photos from Norway
Lars Ove Stroemoe from the Slade mailing list has now sent me his pics from the Slade-weekend in Norway in May. Thanks a lot for letting me use the photos here, Lars Ove, and for making it possible for me to go to Norway.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
The screening of Flame
As promised here are some more photos from Norway. On May 24th a private screening of Flame took place. German fan Bernard Huebl was there all the way from Munich and he took some photos which he kindly allowed me to use on this blog. Thank you, Bernard!