8/10/16

Slade - Look Wot You Dun - Candidate (1972)



The 6th offer from Slade singles discography. What I think of it in the text from the first version of the post. Catch this excellent-again one here.

In January 1972, contrary to the expected Cuz I Luv You album, there was another single. And if this was not the same major hit than its predecessor, it still reached n°4 in the UK charts, not bad for sure. It's true the song had not the catchy power of "Cuz I Luv You" but it's nevertheless one of the best of the band, with something of the Beatles' greatness in it. But the single, once again, is now a must-have for it's B-side, a Lea/Powell song which not less laid the foundations of what the Undertones would play on their 2 last albums. Moreover, it has one of the rare political content in the whole band's career. Although the Beatles influences are clear (some say Lennon's, I'd said Harrison's), it paved the way for the new wave in it's pop development. It will surprise all those of you who think Slade was only able to play they stomping rock 'n' roll funny stuff. 






See him all alone, No one seems to like him, he's uncool, No one seems to like the way he rules, See them all alone, Talking of the secrets of the moon, Spending hard-earned money they'll just lose.Chorus What we really want is some way to adjust, All the values that we have been left to trust, I just can't believe they are real, very real, Far from real[2] See them on their own, See their cartoon faves in the news, Storming from the house in ones and twos, Can you hear them cry, Making accustions to each other, Campaigning for the mark of a young mother.Chorus R E P E A T[3] What we really want is some way to adjust, All the values that we have been left to trust, I just can't believe They're real, very real, Far from real, See them all alone See them all alone.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I used to love Slade back in the early 70s. Thanks for posting this great stuff up! x

dkelvin said...

Finally they deserve to be reconsider with times. These first singles contain some gems.
dk