Slade in Flame
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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.
"Top 10 DVD of 2003" -- MOJO Magazine
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My verdict: "Flame" is good, raunchy fun. I got a good laugh watching the prologue featuring the group as a middling wedding band. I became entranced with the opening track, the wistful "How Does it Feel?" By the time the wedding band got in a row with rival band The Undertakers, I was sold.
I'm not at all surprised that "Flame" and Eminem's "8 Mile" follow the same "fortune, glory and ill-gotten gains" formula. What surprises me is that two films dealing with two disparate genres, two different neighborhoods, and two different subcultures took said formula and became gritty, offbeat masterpieces. Noddy's "Stoker" and Em's "B. Rabbit" are both rough, gritty and driven characters with endearing character quirks. Jim Lea, the Mehki Pfieffer of this earlier film is the perfect foil for Noddy as the partner in crime who occasionally butts heads with his mate. And the shootout at the Thames Estuary pirate radio station is every bit as surprising and hilarious as when "Cheddar Bob" shot himself in the bollocks in the Eminem vehicle.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 20 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 22 months ago by William K. Montgomery
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
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