On September 25, BMG will release SLADE‘s “Cum On Feel The Hitz”, a superlative and comprehensive collection of SLADE singles from 1970 to 1991. “Cum On Feel The Hitz” is released as a double CD and a 2LP collection: the CD comprises of 43 singles, while the double vinyl features 24 singles.
“Cum On Feel The Hitz” includes all six of SLADE‘s U.K. No. 1 singles: “Coz I Luv You”, “Take Me Bak ‘Ome”, “Mama Weer All Crazee Now”, “Cum On Feel The Noize”, “Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me” and “Merry Xmas Everybody” and a total of 16 Top 10 singles.
The affection for SLADE‘s music and attitude remains undimmed today, as 1973’s “Merry Christmas Everybody” has gone on to become Britain’s best loved Christmas song.
Formed in Wolverhampton in 1966, SLADE‘s chart career spanned three decades. SLADE was unstoppable throughout the 1970s, becoming one of Europe’s biggest bands, releasing six smash hit albums, including three No. 1s, and their hit singles are synonymous with the era. The sensational songwriting partnership of Noddy Holder and Jim Lea provided a soundtrack to the glam generation and with a run of 17 consecutive Top 20 singles between 1971 and 1976. No other act of the period experienced such success.
In the 1980s, SLADE enjoyed a renaissance, buoyed by a spectacular appearance at the Reading Festival in 1980, their hits included “My Oh My”, which reached No. 2 in 1983 and a year later with “Run Runaway”, cementing their legacy as one of the UK’s greatest bands.
The iconic SLADE is one of the most exciting bands to ever come out of Great Britain and this collection serves as testament to the high quality of SLADE‘s unique and distinctive talent.
“Cum On Feel The Hitz” track listing:
- Cum On Feel The Noize
- Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me
- Mama Weer All Crazee Now
- Coz I Luv You
- Take Me Bak ‘Ome
- Gudbuy T’Jane
- My Friend Stan
- Far Far Away
- My Oh My
- The Bangin’ Man
- Look Wot You Dun
- Thanks For The Memory
- Run Runaway
- We’ll Bring The House Down
- In For A Penny
- Let’s Call It Quits
- How Does It Feel
- All Join Hands
- Get Down And Get With It
- Radio Wall Of Sound
- Lock Up Your Daughters
- My Baby Left Me: That’s Alright
- Gypsy Roadhog
- (And Now the Waltz) C’est La Vie
- Myzsterious Mizster Jones
- Ruby Red
- Do You Believe In Miracles
- Wheels Ain’t Coming Down
- 7 Year Bitch
- Still The Same
- The Shape Of Things To Come
- Know Who You Are
- Nobody’s Fool
- Burning In The Heat Of Love
- Give Us a Goal
- Ginny Ginny
- Sign Of The Times
- Knuckle Sandwich Nancy
- Ooh La La in L.A.
- That’s What Friends Are For
- We Won’t Give In
- Merry Xmas Everybody
Dee Snider says that AC/DC‘s much-anticipated new album “has been recorded” but had to be “delayed” because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The TWISTED SISTER singer told ABC Audio: “I haven’t heard anything, but… it’s AC/DC, man. You can’t go wrong! Four chords and a dream, baby! That’s it!”
Last December, Snider confirmed that he had dinner with Brian Johnson and that the AC/DC frontman was doing “good,” four years after he was forced to leave the band mid-tour due to a dangerous level of hearing loss. He was eventually replaced on the road by GUNS N’ ROSES vocalist Axl Rose.
Regarding his previous comment that the surviving members of AC/DC were working on a new studio album which will reportedly be dedicated to the band’s late rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, Snider told ABC Audio: “This is gonna be a miracle of technology. What will be achieved, the reuniting of the band that we know for one more album, is gonna to be uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. Because nothing goes on forever. But this is the ultimate ‘one more time.'”
Snider‘s latest comments seem to corroborate a September 2018 report from JAM! magazine, which cited a “reliable source inside the AC/DC camp” as indicating that the band was recording a new LP which will utilize previously unreleased guitar tracks from Malcolm Young on all the songs.
This past February, Snider said that AC/DC‘s upcoming album will feature “some surprises” related to Malcolm Young that will blow the minds of the band’s diehard fans.
Two years ago, Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd, along with guitarists Angus Young and Stevie Young, were photographed outside Vancouver’s Warehouse Studios. Based on the pictures, the assumption was that AC/DC was in the midst of making — or at least planning — another album, with Rudd and Johnson both back in the lineup.
Ever since AC/DC completed the tour cycle for its 2014 album “Rock Or Bust” four years ago — a turbulent trek that weathered the forced retirement and eventual death of co-founder Malcolm Young, plus the departures of Johnson, Rudd and Williams — fans have wondered whether sole remaining founding member Angus Young would keep the band going or decide it was time for AC/DC to pack it in.
In February 2019, a photo surfaced on social media suggesting that Williams has also returned to AC/DC and will appear on the rumored comeback album.
Ace Frehley has released his cover version of the DEEP PURPLE classic “Space Truckin'”. The track will appear on “Origins Vol. 2”, the sequel to his 2016 collection of cover songs that inspired the former KISS guitarist, due on September 18 via eOne.
- Good Times Bad Times (LED ZEPPELIN)
- Never In My Life (MOUNTAIN)
- Space Truckin’ (DEEP PURPLE)
- I’m Down (THE BEATLES)
- Jumpin’ Jack Flash (THE ROLLING STONES)
- Politician (CREAM)
- Lola (THE KINKS)
- 30 Days In The Hole (HUMBLE PIE)
- Manic Depression (THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE)
- Kicks (PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS)
- We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (THE ANIMALS)
- She (KISS) (bonus track)
It was previously reported that “Origins Vol. 2” would feature guest appearances by Lita Ford (on THE ROLLING STONES‘ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”), CHEAP TRICK‘s Robin Zander (on HUMBLE PIE‘s “30 Days In The Hole”, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick (on Jimi Hendrix‘s “Manic Depression”) and ROB ZOMBIE‘s John 5 (on BEATLES‘ “I’m Down” and CREAM‘s “Politician”).
Last year, Frehley told The Weekender that “Origins Vol. 2” will once again feature a LED ZEPPELIN tune, “Good Times Bad Times”. He also revealed that he wanted to lay down the vocals for “30 Days In The Hole” himself, but that he “just couldn’t cut it, vocally, because [Steve] Marriott‘s just too good of a goddamn singer. I just couldn’t do justice to his vocals,” he explained. “But I remembered that I had bumped into Robin Zander years ago at a meet-and-greet and he had mentioned to me that he’d like to sing on one of my upcoming records, so I remembered that and gave him a call. And he killed it as well. He sounds like a young Marriott.”
Released in April 2016, “Origins Vol. 1” debuted at No. 23 on The Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 16,000 equivalent album units. The CD featured KISS frontman Paul Stanley joining Ace on FREE‘s hit “Fire And Water”; Slash trading leads on THIN LIZZY‘s classic “Emerald”, Ford singing and playing lead on THE TROGGS staple “Wild Thing”, ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 playing guitar alongside Ace on the classic KISS composition “Parasite”, and PEARL JAM‘s Mike McCready playing guitar with Ace on KISS‘s “Cold Gin”.
In a 2016 interview with The Aquarian Weekly, Frehley admitted that doing the first covers album was “the record company’s idea. To be honest with you, initially, I wasn’t that excited about the project, because I had just come off the high of the success of ‘Space Invader’, which is all originals except for a cover of ‘The Joker’,” he said. “It was almost, like, ‘Okay, I’m going to go through the motions and get this out of the way and then jump into the studio for my next real studio album.’ But I’ve gotta tell ya, man, once I started the process and started remembering the groups that influenced me, narrowing down which songs I thought were going to be best for the record, and then started the recording process; I really started getting more excited about it.”
Frehley‘s latest album, “Spaceman”, was released in October 2018 via eOne. KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons co-wrote two tracks on the disc, “Without You I’m Nothing” and “Your Wish Is My Command”, the latter of which also features Simmons‘s bass playing.
The immortal outcast of heaven with an unpronounceable name (the last time somebody mentioned my real name, the Jews lost their country to the Romans, heheheh!) has been in one form or another for the past 65 million years, moving around the world mostly in the shadows and avoiding humanity like the plague. Can be summoned to appear (at one’s own peril) by a sacrifice of 13 virgin women and men but has the habit of leaving those who has seen his real face a slow, lingering death in return for their folly. Currently resides in Malaysia writing extreme music for a living but also receives requests to hex or mentally murder people in their sleep on the side. Not much else has been known about this nefarious creature in black, although banshees would stay silent if ever he’s around, the hounds of hell became meek as puppies and malevolent creatures of the night shut their doors for days and weeks in advance if ever they’d caught wind of his planned arrival! You can see him dancing under the blue moon but be wary as he can detect living souls and you’re lucky if you’d die intact if he finds you! There, enough said. Pray that he didn’t come after you tonight once you read this, heheheh!
– Silenced Minstrel
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