September 13, 2015

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Slade - We´ll Bring The House Down / Wheels Ain´t Coming Down (1981) - single

"We'll Bring The House Down" is a single from rock band Slade from their 1981 album “We'll Bring the House Down”. It was written by lead singer Noddy Holder and bassist Jim Lea. After years of touring in small venues and releasing a string of unsuccessful singles and albums, the single was the first Top Thirty hit for Slade since 1976, peaking at number ten in the UK during a chart run of nine weeks. This was largely thanks to the Reading festival the year before after Ozzy Osbourne's band had pulled out at the last minute and Slade agreed to step in instead. The band stole the show and became hot news once again. The idea for the track originally came while the band were performing in Amsterdam at the Paradiso club. An enthusiastic audience who wouldn't go home kept repeating the chant heard in this song. Lea, downstairs in the dressing room, as ever, on the hunt for the next song and realised the potential of the chant. The drums on the track were completely double tracked with Powell playing in the toilet on the second track which gave the echoey sound. Holder's lyrics reflected Slade's shift towards a heavier sound.
The song took two days to record on the 4 and 5 January that year. This was recorded at the Portland Recording Studios in London. To receive the distinctive vocal and drum sounds, the band recorded the parts in the Gentlemen's toilets at the studio. The band had to stop recording every time somebody flushed the toilet in the ladies' restroom, because the sound could be heard.

A - We´ll Bring The House Down  (3:32)
Written-By – Lea, Holder / Producer – Slade 
B - Wheels Ain´t Coming Down  (3:36)
Written-By – Lea, Holder / Producer – Slade

Genre:  Rock
Label:  Cheapskate Records Limited
Catalog#  ZB 5358

(P) 1981

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