Slade, and the Glam Rock moviment of the seventies ... The Slade were one of the main groups of the "Glam Rock", an English musical movement that used to show off on stage using very showy clothes, very special, often bulky and shiny gold and / or silver. (Glam stands for "Glamor" .... which, among the various meanings, also includes "fantasy, fairy-tale, mystic" ...) Often these groups used shoes and boots with rather high heels ... The Slade were very famous in England, but also in other European countries (Austria, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Switzerland and ...). In Italy they have not picked up fame and success, but ... if you go to see their concert tickets ... they often find "sold out" (but anyway ... go to BrexitLand to see them live, today, it seems to me a little too much... ) It is still the group that sold (after the Beatles, of course) more "singles / 45 laps" in the history of modern music. Their Rock was defined, then, "Hard Rock", even if now we can perhaps smile at that statement. The Glam Rock had many admirers, many were the groups to have, at least sometimes, joined the movement. Any name? Well, about everyone ... David Bowie ... who does not remember his funny clothes, showy, but ... always, besides showy, even elegant? The Stooges, Roxy Music, The Sweet, T-Rex, Mud, Mott The Hoople (their "All the young Dudes", written especially for the "Mott" by Davi Bowie, is beautiful), For me, Slade's favorite album is "Old, New, Borrowed and Blue", which (strange !!) everything may seem but certainly not a Slade disk ... yet .... that "HonkeyTonk" music, light, pop (here we find, on 12 tracks, only 3 songs catalogable as "hard Rock"). it was really nice. listen to "Find yourself a Rainbow" (two minutes of joyful irony, with that piano played like that ... so ... boh? with a light touch, I would say .......), while "How can it Be" is one of those songs that, once you listen to the radio, makes us want to sing it ... Of this album they also extracted "My friend Stan ... a beautiful radio hit and" Everyday ".... a light and easy ballad, almost" mawkish "... curiosity: their single "Merry Xmass everybody" is still the best-selling Christmas single .... very good, however, also the 33 laps "Slade in Flame", which also served to produce a film (a film on the best rock groups ever released, among other things ...). How to forget "Slayed" (my mother ... I was 14 ...) also their "Slade Alive", with a wonderful "Darling come home soon" by John Sebastian ,,, There are countless versions of this song, also excellent by Joe Cocker, but for me the best is this: Would you like to talk about GLAM ROCK ?