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