June 24, 2013 – 4:54 am

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San Francisco 1984 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA; March 28, 1984. Good to very good audience recording.

The last full show with all original members. (They did do one song at a Slade fan convention 25th anniversary party in 1991.) If you are a Slade fan, this is a must-have.

Big in the UK as a glam band, Slade’s attempt to find success in the US in the ’70s and again in the ’80s didn’t quite work out despite ’80s hits such as My Oh My and Run Runaway. The wiki added that a tour with Ozzy Osbourne was cancelled after a couple of warm up gigs, when bassist Jim Lea collapsed in the dressing room after a performance. He was later diagnosed with Hepatitis C. The band returned to the UK and did not tour again, mainly due to differences within the band and problems in Holder’s private life. The original lineup split up in 1992 but the band reformed the following year as Slade II. The band has continued, with a number of line-up changes, to the present day. They have now shortened the group name back to Slade.

The Slade page at crazeeworld also noted that after this show, Jim became much worse, and Slade decided to cancel rest of the tour. Slade were the opening act on Ozzy Osbourne’s Bark At The Moon tour.

Thanks to ijwthstd for sharing the tracks at Dime.

ijwthstd noted:

As it turns out I had this tape laying around having picked it up in a trade upwards of 15 years go. Off a handwritten and photocopied tape list from someone who appears to have never made it to the computer age. He is the source of a lot of Ramones tapes I eventually passed along to Gaston1234.

The tape was labeled March 30th but it was definitely March 28 as Yes played the Cow Palace on March 30th. The contents are definitely a real show opening for Ozzy in San Francisco… You can tell the crowd is getting really irritated. They don’t play the Quiet Riot songs.

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Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Rock ‘N’ Roll Preacher (7.8MB)
Track 02. Take Me Bak ‘Ome (6.8MB)
Track 03. Run Runaway (6.8MB)
Track 04. My Oh My (8.7MB)
Track 05. Slam The Hammer Down (12.0MB)
Track 06. Gudbuy T’Jane (6.8MB)
Track 07. Get Down And Get With It (9.4MB)

Dave Hill - vocals, guitar
Jim Lea - bass
Don Powell - drums
Noddy Holder - vocals

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  1. 6 Responses to “SLADE - SAN FRANCISCO 1984”

  2. Thanks for the post. LOVE Slade! However, that said, ….”Good to very good”? OK then. Whatever. Think I’ll pass on this. Anyone have a SB of this or have the ability to clean it up? Not bitchin’, just askin’.

    By Starrwatts on Jun 25, 2013

  3. not sure if anyone remembers the band the babys. john waite isnt involved with them now but they have a new song out. heres a little story about it and the audio clip -

    By darth on Jun 25, 2013

  4. theres a sf 75 pro shot dvd on tube that can easily be dl’d and then the audio can easily be extracted. its 9 songs and an hour long. excellent quality audio. theres nothing on sugarmegs oddly enough but i looked around several other sites and found 5-10 shows that were fm/sbd quality from the 70s and 80s if u are in search of some slade to fill gaps in your collection.

    By darth on Jun 25, 2013

  5. also.. just as a little assistance.. heres a link to find some youtube clips. some of these are audios only. all are over 20mins and many are live performances of reasonably high quality. u can convert these to mp3’s of course.

    By darth on Jun 25, 2013

  6. Shush darth…

    By darthgarthbarf on Jun 28, 2013

  7. thnx for the baby’s link darth. always dug anything johnn waite.

    By Anthony on Dec 29, 2013

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