Slade - Rogues Gallery
Label: RCA - SFK1 0127 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock • Style: Classic Rock
Rogues Gallery is the twelfth studio album by the British rock group Slade. After the band's breakthrough in America with the Top 40 singles " Run Runaway " and " My Oh My ", the band were to go on tour that year with Ozzy Osbourne for six weeks.
Prior to the tour, the band played a few warm-up shows. However, on the first night of the tour with Osbourne, Slade had to cancel the remainder of the shows when Lea collapsed after the first gig and was diagnosed with hepatitis. Coinciding with the breakdown of lead vocalist Noddy Holder 's marriage, the band agreed to stop touring to allow Holder a break.
Meanwhile, the band would continue to record. Still contracted to RCAthe band set out to record their 12th studio album later in The same month saw the release of Rogues Gallerywhich peaked at No.
It reached No. Speaking to Kerrang! For a start, we've actually gone in and demoed the new material before recording properly. The album is still heavy, lots of guitars, five and six minute numbers, but everything sounds much more Slade - Rogues Gallery , meaning there are lots of potential singles on it.
There are no long solos but there are some great guitar parts, hot and fast breaks. In a fan club interview, guitarist Dave Hill recalled his feelings about the album: "I personally think it lacked something. I mean it was a good sounding LP, but maybe it had a bit too much quality.
I think it lacked a certain amount of soul, or maybe guts. I think that maybe too many of the songs on Rogues Gallery sounded like pop hits, so the album began to lean too much to being regarded as a sort of 'poppy' album, and there is nothing worse than that for me. In a fan club interview, he said of the album's recording process and result: "It became a bit of a saga, it took a Slade - Rogues Gallery of time and eventually turned out to be a great album although I feel there was something missing - something that is the Slade trademark was missing.
It was mixed at Air Studios and The Workhouse. Before the album's release, the album's working title was Partners in Crime and the original sleeve design was conceived with this title. During Autumn and the Springa full European tour was announced and tickets were put on sale. However, the band had not actually confirmed that they would tour, nor had any contracts been signed. Owing to Holder's existing stance on touring, the tour was soon cancelled. Had the leg of the tour taken place, Lea was considering adding a keyboard player to Slade's stage show.
Noddy Holder spoke about the tour in a fan club interview: "Although it was virtually me that cancelled it for the personal reasons - that tour was never confirmed. The agent and promoter started promoting it and selling the tickets, and we hadn't even confirmed that we Slade - Rogues Gallery going to do the tour.
The tickets had already been on Slade - Rogues Gallery for two months and nobody bothered to tell us! Upon release, Sounds noted the album was made up of "high quality power pop, glorious hooks, instant singalongs, ultra-catchy terrace-style chants and anthemic, hymn-like ballads". Why Should We Try Anymore?
- Hank Williams - Long Gone Lonesome Blues : August 1949 - December 1950 America, reviews were also positive overall. Billboard recommended the album and commented: "Modern, muscular and metallic, Slade can hold their own on the present hard rock scene.
Rogues Gallery is one of the finest examples of rabble-rousing rock 'n' roll to come along in years If you hang in, however, what follows on Rogues Gallery is some of the most enthusiastic hard rock in recent years, and some of the least annoying. The Press-Courier wrote: "Veteran quartet is long of toothe but still capable of blowing out amplifiers and speakers. Resembling Geritol on plastic, the album is a fine pop primer for enjoying life while approaching the gloomy pit stop of middle age.
AllMusic retrospectively reviewed the album, which summarised: "Unfortunately for everyone, the decision was made to lay on a whole pile of keyboards this time out; the end result was an album that was far less endearing than Keep Your Hands Off My Power Supply.
He added: "Fat choruses as you'd expect. This is Slade turned state-of-the-art, something you would never have expected. All tracks are written by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Rogues Gallery album. This article is about the Slade album.
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