SLADE - PROVIDENCE, RI 1975

March 1, 2010 – 3:57 am

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SLADE
Providence 1975 [Dan Lampinski Recording, 1CD]

Live at the Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI, October 25, 1975. Very good audience recording.

Hard to imagine that Slade were touted, at one time, as the next Beatles. After all, they were the first act to have three singles enter at No. 1 on the British charts. They were Britain’s top band of 1972-74 and were regulars on Top Of The Pops. But casual listeners will probably remember them as glam rockers whose song titles were often misspelt.

By 1975, even if they were not the hit-making machine they once were, on stage, they were still energy-charged rockers and could easily hold and whip up the crowd, as the Providence concert showed.

As ethiessen1, who created the artwork, said: “I hadn’t listened to this band since back in junior high school, and then the attraction was primarily their outlandish stage attire combined with their instinct for good, well constructed anthemic rock n roll with just a hint of pop. If you’ve not heard this band before… ignore the glam looking costumes and prepare to be blown away by relatively simple but well arranged and well performed rockers. Think of a British (where these guys were major stars) version of Kiss  but with a little more flair and a lot less makeup…”

Thanks to djscomics for sharing the lossless tracks on the Dime site. Above all, thanks to Dan Lampinski, Carl Morstadt (who mastered the tracks), Kev, ethiessen1 and the rest of the Lampinski crew.

A note on Dan Lampinski: Dan recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ’ing has been done to any of the transfers.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Them Kinda Monkeys Can’t Swing (6.4MB)
Track 02. Take Me Back ‘ome (7.0MB)
Track 03. Gudbuy T’Jane (7.9MB)
Track 04 .Thanks For The Memory (8.0MB)
Track 05. How Does It Feel (7.9MB)
Track 06. Just A Little Bit (6.4MB)
Track 07. Guitar Solo (6.6MB)
Track 08. Let The Good Times Roll/Feel So Fine (11.6MB)
Track 09. Get Down And Get With It (spliced) (7.9MB)
Wrongly listed as My Baby Left Me in the artwork.

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  1. 14 Responses to “SLADE - PROVIDENCE, RI 1975”

  2. hey bigo, thanks! big fan of the paris theatre 72 show i got here last year. i’m sure this one is just as good.

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on Mar 1, 2010

  3. correction. new victoria theatre 75. osibisa and girlschool were from paris theatre.

    By Ed Saad on Mar 1, 2010

  4. Wonderfull post, is there a The Sweet recording by Dan ?

    By Sven on Mar 1, 2010

  5. I agree with Sven. Is there a The Sweet recording available from the same period ? Would be nice.

    Thx,
    Edwin from Holland

    By Edwin on Mar 2, 2010

  6. Slade at the Civic Center? I don’t remember them as being big enough here to fill enough seats to justify using the Civic Center. Question to Lampinski - didn’t they do a gig at the old Palace in 1974?

    By O.B. Dan on Mar 4, 2010

  7. I was at The Palace show. Mott the Hoople played that night as well. It was a crazy, wild party through and through. By the end of Slade’s set, the venue was FILLED with ballons and confetti and some members of the band were playing in full frontal nudity. Of the hundreds of concerts I attended in that era, I have always said this was the best show I ever saw.

    By Paul on Mar 4, 2010

  8. Good stuff! Slade were huge in the UK when II was a teenager. Great to hear them from their golden years!

    By Jonathan on Mar 4, 2010

  9. Personally, I was not a Slade fan (still not one), and I was at the Palace show for Mott the Hoople (who quickly became a local favorite, enough so that Ian Hunter and Todd Rundgren managed to get a huge crowd at a benefit concert for some Republican candidate, maybe Reagan; regardless, Republican candidates don’t sell well in Rhode Island). But I gotta say, as opening acts go, Slade really made a solid impact (though I don’t remember any nudity - then again, I’m not drawn to full frontal MALE nudity).

    By O.B. Dan on Mar 6, 2010

  10. Would have loved to be there in ‘75 :):)
    ROCK ON SLADEST :)

    By clockwork on Mar 6, 2010

  11. I saw Slade in NYC at the Academy of Music, Central Park (Shaeffer Music festival), and Felt Forum (now Theatre at Madison Sq. Garden). Noddy, Dave, Jim, Don, are THE BEST! There shows were always a nuclear blitzkrieg!Anyone attending would be a lifelong FAN!

    By Dave K on Mar 7, 2010

  12. slade was the best in concert
    saw the same shows as clockwork here in nyc
    fuckin great

    By fx on Mar 9, 2010

  13. correction the same shows as davek

    By fx on Mar 9, 2010

  14. I WAS AT THIS SHOW.IT WAS AEROSMITH SLADE AND MOTT NOT MOTT THE HOOPLE.THE AUDIENCE DID NOT RESPOND WELL TO SLADE.AND THE PALACE SHOW WAS A DIFFERENT STORY BECAUSE PEOPLE WHERE THERE TO SEE SLADE.GREAT SHOW WITH 10CC OPENING.

    By kmikey on Sep 25, 2011

  15. Hello!
    Thanks for Slade!!!
    Tracks 1 and 2 are missing.

    Thanks anyway.

    By Jero on May 11, 2016

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