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Slade was known as "Slade II" between 1992 and 1997.

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Slade are an English glam rock band from Wolverhampton/Walsall. They rose to prominence during the early 1970s with 17 consecutive top 20 hits and six number ones. The British Hit Singles & Albums names them as the most successful British group of the 1970s based on sales of singles. They were the first act to achieve three singles enter at number one; all six of the band's chart-toppers were penned by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea. Total UK sales stand at 6,520,171, and their best-selling single, "Merry Xmas Everybody", has sold in excess of one million copies.

Following an unsuccessful move to the United States in 1975, Slade's popularity waned but was unexpectedly revived in 1980 when they were last-minute replacements for Ozzy Osbourne at the Reading Rock Festival. The band later acknowledged this to have been one of the highlights of their career. The original line up split in 1992 but the band reformed later in the year as Slade II. The band has continued, with a number of line-up changes, to the present day. They have now shortened the group name back to Slade.

A number of diverse artists have cited Slade as an influence, including alternative rock icons Nirvana and the Smashing Pumpkins, punk pioneers the Ramones, Sex Pistols, the Undertones, the Runaways and the Clash, glam metal bands Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Def Leppard, heavy metal bands Twisted Sister & Quiet Riot and pop-rock stalwarts the Replacements, Cheap Trick and Oasis.

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Music tells of Holder's powerful vocals, guitarist Dave Hill's equally arresting dress sense and the deliberate misspelling of their song titles for which they became well known.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Beginnings Ambrose Slade 3
1970 Play It Loud Slade 2
1972 Slayed? Slade 4 4
1974 Old, New, Borrowed and Blue Slade 5 3
1976 Nobody's Fools Slade 3
1977 Whatever Happened to Slade Slade 2
1981 Till Deaf Do Us Part Slade 3
1981 We'll Bring the House Down Slade 3
1983 The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome Slade 6
1984 Keep Your Hands Off My Power Supply Slade 1
1984 Return to Base Slade 2
1985 Rogues Gallery Slade 6
1985 "Crackers" The Slade Christmas Party Album Slade 1
1986 You Boyz Make Big Noize Slade 1 4
2002 Cum on Let's Party! Slade 1
Merry Xmas Everybody Slade 1
We Are All Crazy Slade 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Sladest Slade 4.5 4
1980 Slade Smashes Slade 1
1984 Slade's Greats Slade 1
1990 The Story of Slade, Volume One Slade 1
1990 The Story of Slade, Volume Two Slade 1
1991 Wall of Hits Slade 3
1991 The Slade Collection 81–87 Slade 2
1997 Greatest Hits: Feel the Noize Slade 1
2000 The Genesis of Slade Slade 1
2001 The Party Album Slade 2
2004 Get Yer Boots On: The Best of Slade Slade 1
2005 The Very Best of Slade Slade 4 1
2006 Beginnings / Play It Loud Slade 1
2006 The Slade Box Slade 1
2007 B-Sides Slade 4 1
2007 Rockers: A Collection of Their Hardest - Hitting Tracks 1969-87 Slade 1
2008 The Collection 79–87 Slade 1
2008 Greatest Hits Slade 1
Extra Slade 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Slade: Live Slade 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Slade Alive! Slade 2 3
1972 SIE Slade 1
1979 Slade Alive, Volume 2 Slade 1
1981 Slade on Stage Slade 2
1997 Slade in England Slade 1
2006 Slade Alive! Slade 1
2009 Live at the BBC Slade 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 Slade in Flame Slade 4


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Coz I Luv You Slade 1
1971 Get Down and Get With It Slade 1
1972 Look Wot You Dun Slade 1
1972 Tak Me Bak 'Ome / Wonderin' Y Slade 1
1972 Mama Weer All Crazee Now Slade 1
1973 Cum On Feel the Noize Slade 1
1973 Merry Xmas Everybody Slade 3
1973 Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me Slade 1
1974 Far Far Away Slade 3
1975 Thanks for the Memory (Wham Bam Thank You Mam) Slade 1
1977 Burning in the Heat of Love Slade 1
1983 My Oh My Slade 1
1984 Run Runaway Slade 1
1991 Radio Wall Of Sound Slade 1
1998 Merry Xmas Everybody '98 Remix Slade vs. Flush 1
Merry Xmas Now Slade 1

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