8/11/16

Slade - Tak Me Bak 'Ome / Wonderin' Y (1972)



And another one for the road to fame with this 7th single re-up, more Beatles' oriented that the previous one, even the A-side since it's easy to feel the influence of "Paperback Writer" and "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey". Rather strange this one was also a hit cos' honestly it got nothing really noticeable to deserve to be a hit but Slade seemed in a no-mistake path at the time. However, it spent much less weeks in the charts than "Cuz I Luv You". Catch it here.

Some weeks after the success of their live LP (a challenge to release a live LP so soon for a band, but a real good idea in the case of Slade), the band releases their 7th single in May 1972, their 7th but the first of what will become their "marque de fabrique" as we say in France, in other words their style, stompin' rock 'n' roll quite screamy and easy listening. This is a rather good one (I mean "Tak Me Bak "Ome") but the interest is the B-side again, a Beatles-flavoured song (more specifically Paul McCartney) that shows that in 1972 the band had not lost all its musical ambition (actually they never totally lost it but it became more and more difficult to see where it was on their production). A classic for those who love fine 4 fab-influenced melodies. PS. Sorry its hard to post these days cos' m y connexion is slower than a snail (thx numericable, the stealers that provide shit connexions). Hope it'll improve soon. Don't abandon the blog.





Wonderin' Y. Here I am in the same old clothes Looking back on my life 'cos I'm left alone Left out here without a home Take no chance, read between the lines Don't accept a way When she always cries Just read between the lines I tried to love you, now I'm here Taking things as I find them Now I'm here wasting time Thinking of me Looking back on my life Wonderin' Y It's hard to see and to understand Just a what it's like To be pushed around Kicking stones along the ground I don't think it will ever change Can I find a way To the front again And have another chance to spend My life with you and now I'm here Taking things as I find them Now I'm here wasting time Thinking of me Looking back on my life Wonderin' y

3 comments:

Mickey P. said...

One of my favourite Slade songs. Wonderin' Y is a superb song.

Unknown said...

One of the best written unknown song that the world should hear. Superb

Unknown said...

One of the best written unknown song that the world should hear. Superb