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The early 1970s were very good to glam rockers Slade. In their native Britain, they invaded the charts with 17 Top 20 hits, including six at #1. Devoted fans couldnt play Slades anthem-rock loud enough, and the band played to packed clubs and concert halls all across the country. Like The Beatles and The Who, Slade too was seduced by the call of celluloid. In 1975, the band answered that call, starring in the critically lauded Slade in Flame. A darker kind of Spinal Tap, the film features the band starring as a fictitious version of themselves, while taking a gritty, realistic look at the underbelly of the music industry, where hustlers, sharks and managers prey upon hot new bands.
First U.S. release of this cult DVD! This film was made in 1974, following the success of the Beatles A Hard Days Night and The Monkees Head scripted rock films. Features Slade hits "How Does It Feel?" and "Far, Far Away." Includes an enlightening 50-minute interview with Slades lead singer/guitarist and British rock icon Noddy Holder.
"This cult classic arrives on DVD with its reputation intact as one of the best and bleakest rock films made." -- The Times (UK)
"Top 10 DVD of 2003" -- MOJO Magazine
I read the book back in the good old seventies when it came out. I was living in semi isolation in a mining community, so I don't know if the movie ever came out in Australia. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bassman
Excellent look at being a band in the 70s. Not your typical concert film or "rockumentary". This is a movie with a look at the dark side of the record business while... Read morePublished 11 months ago by William K. Montgomery
It was 1974 or 75 when I first discovered Slade as a mid teenager. And yes it has taken me all these years of wondering where and when I would see the actual film 'Slade in... Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by Neil Lawson
Even as an ardent music nerd, I had somehow never heard of this film until recently; in fact, I only found out about it while reading the Wikipedia entry on Slade. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by Aircap
Sorry, I didn't get back to you sooner, with Christmas upon us. Thoroughly enjoyed the movie, first time I saw it was a very long time ago.Published on December 23, 2012 by Isobel Bond
I just bought this and cannot say how disappointed I am. I read almost all the reviews and still never came away with the information that there are virtually no performances by... Read morePublished on July 3, 2010 by E. J. Ryan
The movie is a bridge between the classic "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) and the 1984 "This is Spinal Tap," but is a gritty gaze into the real world of rock-n-roll, where the other... Read morePublished on May 22, 2009 by Best Of All
I've only watched this film once and I don't have any Slade in my collection but based on the "Hard Days Night" reference in the original review I expected a higher quality film. Read morePublished on February 5, 2005 by JMH