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Chas Chandler had been managing Slade for almost two years without success when he suggested releasing a version of the Bobby Marchan song, "Get Down With It".
Slade still enjoyed a good reputation as a live act and the song had been used in their performances for many years. Always popular, the song's lyrics demanded
audience participation and it was hoped that the feeling of a live gig would be projected into the studio recording. The song was released in mid-1971 with a slightly
altered title "Get Down And Get With It", and by August it entered the top 20 in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 16.

The band members grew their hair long and allied themselves to the glam rock movement of the early '70s. Hill's stage costumes also became notable during this period.
Many of Holder's costumes during this period, including the trademark Mirror Top Hat, were made by Dorothy "Dolly" Annakin – a sister of Holder's friend Ron Annakin.
Chandler now demanded the band write a follow-up single themselves which led to Lea and Holder writing Coz I Luv You. The song was written in half an hour and started
a writing partnership which would continue throughout Slade's career. Upon hearing the track played to him acoustically, a pleased Chandler predicted the song would
make number one. While recording, the band felt the song's sound to be too soft and so clapping was added. The song's misspelled title also became a trademark for
Slade while causing a furor among British school teachers. The attendant appearance on BBC Television's Top of the Pops brought Slade to a wider audience as well as
pushing "Coz I Luv You" to number one in the UK charts.

A second single entitled "Look Wot You Dun", was released at the start of 1972, peaking at number four and a live album was released in March. The album Slade Alive!
proved to be successful, spending 52 weeks in the UK Album charts, peaking at number two. It also did well abroad, topping the Australian charts and giving the band
their first chart entry in America. The album was recorded over three nights at a newly built studio in Piccadilly in front of 300 fan-club members. Today the album is
regarded as one of the finest live albums ever made.

Two months later, the band released "Take Me Bak 'Ome". The single became Slade's second UK number one and charted in a number of other countries, including America
where it reached number 97 in the Billboard singles chart. Slade achieved their third number one when "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" was released later that year.

Released in November 1972, the album Slayed? peaked at number one both in the UK and Australia, where it relegated Slade Alive to the second spot; and reaching number 69
in America. Both Slade Alive! and Slayed? are widely considered to be two of the finest albums of the Glam Rock era. The final single of 1972, "Gudbuy T' Jane", was
released shortly after, peaking at number two in the UK being kept from the top spot by Chuck Berry's single "My Ding-A-Ling". The single was a big worldwide hit but
only managed to reach number 68 in the American Billboard Chart.

In early 1973, "Cum on Feel the Noize" was released and went straight to number one, the first time a single had done so since The Beatles' "Get Back"
in 1969. Another worldwide hit for Slade, the single again failed to impress in America where it made number 98. The follow-up single "Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me",
again went straight to number one.

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U.K. Look Wot You Dun (promo) 28th January 1972
Slade Look Wot You Dun UK promo side 1
Slade Look Wot You Dun UK promo side 2
U.K. Look Wot You Dun (large gripper ridges on both sides) 28th January 1972
Slade Look Wot You Dun UK side 1 Slade Look Wot You Dun UK side 2
U.K. Look Wot You Dun (large gripper ridges on side 1 only) 28th January 1972
Slade Look Wot You Dun UK side 1 Slade Look Wot You Dun UK side 2
Slade Look Wot You Dun UK side 1
Slade Look Wot You Dun UK side 2
Slade Look Wot You Dun UK side 1 Slade Look Wot You Dun UK side 1
Belgium Look Wot You Dun (yellow, lime, turquoise) 1972
Germany Look Wot You Dun 1972
Slade Look Wot You Dun Germany front
Slade Look Wot You Dun Germany back
Slade Look Wot You Dun Germany side 1
Slade Look Wot You Dun Germany side 2
Holland Look Wot You Dun (standing (1st edition) & sitting (2nd edition) covers) 1972
Slade Look Wot You Dun Holland standing front Slade Look Wot You Dun Holland standing back
Slade Look Wot You Dun Holland sitting front Slade Look Wot You Dun Holland sitting back
Slade Look Wot You Dun Holland paper side 1 Slade Look Wot You Dun Holland paper side 2
Republic of Ireland Look Wot You Dun 28th January 1972
Slade Look Wot You Dun Ireland side 1 Slade Look Wot You Dun Ireland side 2
 New Zealand Look Wot You Dun 1972
Slade Look Wot You Dun New Zealand side 1
Slade Look Wot You Dun New Zealand side 2
Norway Look Wot You Dun 1972
Slade Look Wot You Dun Norway front
Slade Look Wot You Dun Norway back
Slade Look Wot You Dun Norway side 1
Slade Look Wot You Dun Norway side 2
Portugal Look Wot You Dun 1972
Slade Look Wot You Dun Portugal front
Slade Look Wot You Dun Portugal back
Slade Look Wot You Dun Portugal side 1
Slade Look Wot You Dun Portugal side 2
Rhodesia Look Wot You Dun February 1972
South Africa Look Wot You Dun February 1972
Spain Look Wot You Dun 1972
Slade Look Wot You Dun Spain front
Slade Look Wot You Dun Spain back
Slade Look Wot You Dun Spain side 1
Slade Look Wot You Dun Spain side 2
U.S.A. Look Wot You Dun (promo) 27th January 1972
U.S.A. Look Wot You Dun March 1972
UK Hear Me Calling (acetate, unsure if single or double-sided) February 1972
Slade Hear Me Calling acetate UK side 1
UK Take Me Bak 'Ome (very odd main part of label is shiny red and small centre part is dull) 26th May 1972
Slade Take Me Bak Ome UK side 1
Slade Take Me Bak Ome UK side 2
Slade Take Me Bak Ome UK side 1
Slade Take Me Bak Ome UK side 2
UK Take Me Bak 'Ome (promo copy) 26th May 1972
Slade Take Me Bak 'Ome UK promo side 1
Slade Take Me Bak 'Ome UK promo side 2
 Alternate font used on the ? 1972 POLYDOR LTD. of side 2 ↓
↓ Alternate font used on both sides  ↓
Slade Take Me Bak Ome UK side 1
Slade Take Me Bak Ome UK side 2
 Alternate font used on both sides and double-sized gripper ridges ↓
Slade Take Me Bak Ome UK side 1
Slade Take Me Bak Ome UK side 2
Republic of Ireland Take Me Bak 'Ome (without date on side 1) 1972
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Ireland side 1
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Ireland side 2
Republic of Ireland Take Me Bak 'Ome (with date on both sides) 1972
Republic of Ireland Take Me Bak 'Ome (without black arches on both sides) 1972
Republic of Ireland Take Me Bak 'Ome (typical English layout but definitely Irish) 1972
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Ireland side 1
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Ireland side 2
Israel Take Me Bak 'Ome 1972
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Israel side 1
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Israel side 2
Spain Take Me Bak 'Ome 1972
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Spain front
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Spain back
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Spain side 1
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Spain side 2
South Africa Take Me Bak 'Ome June 1972
Italy Take Me Bak 'Ome (Jukebox promo) June 1972
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Italy jukebox side 1
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Italy jukebox side 2
Turkey Tak Me Bak 'Ome (Jim's surname wrong and right) 1972
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Turkey side 1
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Turkey side 2
Germany Take Me Bak 'Ome 1972
Slade Tak Me Bak Ome Germany front
Slade Tak Me Bak Ome Germany back
Slade Tak Me Bak Ome Germany side 1
Slade Tak Me Bak Ome Germany side 2
Belgium Take Me Bak 'Ome 1972
Slade Tak Me Bak Ome Belgium front
Slade Tak Me Bak Ome Belgium back
Slade Tak Me Bak Ome Belgium side 1
Slade Tak Me Bak Ome Belgium side 2
Slade Tak Me Bak Ome Belgium side 1
Slade Tak Me Bak Ome Belgium side 2
U.S.A. Take Me Bak 'Ome (promo) 1972
Slade Tak Me Bak Ome USA promo side 1 Slade Tak Me Bak Ome USA promo side 2
Mexico Take Me Bak 'Ome 1972
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Mexico side 1
Slade Take Me Bak Ome Mexico side 2
UK Mama Weer All Crazee Now (promo & release) 25th August 1972
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now UK promo side 1
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now UK promo side 2
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now UK side 1
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now UK side 1
Republic of Ireland Mama Weer All Crazee Now (version 1) 25th August 1972
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Ireland side 1
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Ireland side 2
Republic of Ireland Mama Weer All Crazee Now (version 2) 25th August 1972
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Ireland side 1 version 2
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Ireland side 2 version 2
Germany Mama Weer All Crazee Now 1972
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Germany front
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Germany back
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Germany side 1
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Germany side 2
Austria Mama Weer All Crazee Now 1972
Yugoslavia Mama Weer All Crazee Now 1972
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Yugoslavia front
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Yugoslavia back
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Yugoslavia side 1
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Yugoslavia side 2
Belgium Mama Weer All Crazee Now 1972
Mexico Mama Weer All Crazee Now 1972
Argentina Mama Weer All Crazee Now 1972
Chile Mama Weer All Crazee Now (EP promo & release) 1973
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Chile EP side 1
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Chile EP side 2
Australia Mama Weer All Crazee Now 1972
New Zealand Mama Weer All Crazee Now 1972
Portugal Mama Weer All Crazee Now 1972
Israel Mama Weer All Crazee Now 1972
Turkey Mama Weer All Crazee Now 1973
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Turkey front
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Turkey back
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Turkey side 1
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now Turkey side 2
Rhodesia Mama Weer All Crazee Now August 1972
U.S.A. Mama Weer All Crazee Now (promo) November 1972
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now USA side 1 Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now USA side 2
U.S.A. Mama Weer All Crazee Now November 1972
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now USA side 1 Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now USA side 2
UK The Whole World's Going Crazy (Flexi disk) November 1972
Slade The Whole World's Going Crazy UK side 1
Slade The Whole World's Going Crazy UK side 2
Southern Ireland Gudbuy T' Jane (With and without full-stop on side 2) 17th November 1972
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Ireland side 1 Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Ireland side 2
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Ireland side 1
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Ireland side 2
Southern Ireland Gudbuy T' Jane (No circled P on either side) 17th November 1972
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Ireland side 1 Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Ireland side 2
Southern Ireland Gudbuy T' Jane (Irish pressing with UK side 2 label) 17th November 1972
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Ireland side 1 Slade Gudbuy T' Jane England side 2
UK Gudbuy T' Jane 17th November 1972
Slade Gudbuy To Jane UK side 1
Slade Gudbuy To Jane UK side 2
This is a freaky combination of the two above singles. Note the paper labels and the moulded text round the rim
The same freak single but missing the fullstop after PUB on side 1
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane UK side 1 combo Slade Gudbuy T' Jane UK side 2 combo
UK Gudbuy T' Jane (jukebox version with double-sized gripper ridges)
UK (made in Italy and exported) Gudbuy T' Jane 17th November 1972
Note the lack of inner rings towards the centre of the label
Italy (made in Italy for the Italian market) Gudbuy T' Jane 1972
Portugal Gudbuy T' Jane 1972
Belgium Gudbuy T' Jane 1972
South Africa Gudbuy T' Jane 1972
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane South Africa side 1
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane South Africa side 2
Yugoslavia Gudbuy T' Jane (alternate labels) 1972
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Yugoslavia front
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Yugoslavia back
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Yugoslavia side 1
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Yugoslavia side 2
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Yugoslavia side 1
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Yugoslavia side 2
France Gudbuy T' Jane 1972
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane France front
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane France back
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane France front v2
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane France back with photographers name added
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane France side 1
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane France side 2
Germany Gudbuy T' Jane 1972
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Germany front
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Germany back
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Germany side 1
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Germany side 2
Austria Gudbuy T' Jane 1972
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Austria side 1
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Austria side 2
Different and lower case font used on ? 1972 Polydor Ltd.
A single with the "B" side labels on both sides  ↓
A single with both versions of the labels  ↓
Australia Gudbuy T' Jane 1972
Japan Gudbuy T' Jane 1972
U.S.A. Gudbuy T' Jane (promo) 1972
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Canada side 1 Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Canada side 1
Canada Gudbuy T' Jane 1972
Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Canada side 1 Slade Gudbuy T' Jane Canada side 2
Ireland A few lines of Get Down And Get With It amongst other popstars greeting December 1972

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