And that’s how you write an intro for some Slade videos.
“Mama Weer All Crazee Now”
I mean, hands down, the ugliest band of all time. But they know it, and are smart enough to compensate for their faces with smiles and good vibes. If Slade had been a band with the exact same songs but absurdly attractive men who just stood there looking pretty Ed Westwick-style, would they have been as much fun? Yes, at least for me, because I actually am pretty shallow.
Note the bounciness and party-time sequins. Note the lineup and march-along. I’m going to share the secret of winning over an audience, so grab a pen: It’s fun to watch people have fun. (Or get hurt, don’t be afraid to jump off of things!)
“Coz I Luv U”
My favorite Slade song. When’s the last time you saw an electric fiddle onstage? Never, because you don’t go to the Opry.
I guess drummer Don Powell was the most attractive, if forced to pick.
Who is your favorite ugly band? Do you pretend not to care if a band is really gross? Do you pretend not to care if a band is really hot? If you don’t care about the way you look when you perform, then why do you wear jeans instead of the Easter-slacks-for-lunch-at-Grandma’s-house that I know you have in the back of your closet?