07: Slade – Mama Weer All Crazee Now

Posted: January 26, 2013 in Uncategorized
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This was first record I bought – a 45 on Polydor, for 30p, from a stall on Oldham Market, in September 1972 – and a rabble-rousing work of impressive loutishness and insolence. (God knows, we could do with a bit of that again in music now). I had to smuggle it into the house under my duffle coat and play it when my parents were out – such was my dad’s hostility to rock & roll. When he did eventually find it, he decided it was an indication of homosexuality. (Yep, work that one out!) But there was then no turning back: my rock & roll proclivities had been outed. I was off… (And I still own the same, original copy).

 

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