Coverafbeelding Slade - The Bangin' Man
  • Statistieken
  •   6 weken
  •   22 piekpositie
  •   65 punten
  •   1974

Artiestinformatie

Land   Verenigd Koninkrijk

Slade is een Britse rockgroep, die in het midden van de jaren zeventig in Europa en ook in Nederland zeer populair was: in de jaren 1971 tot en met 1974 had de groep 9 Top 10 hits. Slade was afkomstig uit de Midden-Engelse industriestad Wolverhampton en bestond uit:
Noddy Holder, zang en gitaar

Dave Hill, gitaar

Jim Lea, basgitaar, gitaar, piano, viool

Don Powell, drums

In de jaren tachtig en negentig scoorde de groep nog enkele bescheiden hits maar het grote succes was verdwenen.
De zaken liepen zo slecht dat Dave Hill als chauffeur op bruiloften ging werken; Noddy Holder werd door AC/DC gevraagd om hun overleden zanger Bon Scott op te volgen, maar hij sloeg het aanbod af.

De groep treedt nog steeds op al is er weinig over van de oorspronkelijke bezetting.


Songtekst

When you wake up in the mornin'
you can't remember much about the night before
Then the lady who's beside you gets up
She goes right out and locks the bathroom door
And your head won't stop singin'
the phone won't stop ringin'
Your plane is gonna leave at twelve fifteen
It was close to six o'clock before you got to know a little dream

[chorus]:
Look at the bangin' man he says he can
time after time
He'll get down down down to bangin' back home
Oh look at the bangin' man he says he can
time after time
He'll get down down down to bangin' back home

I been in fifty diff'rent towns
in fifty diff'rent days they all got diff'rent names
I been in fifty limousines in fifty hotelrooms
they all look the same
And your head won't stop crackin'
Your case needs unpackin'
the only sound is from the TV screen
Until a knock comes on the door
and standing there's another little dream

Oh look at the bangin' man he says he can
time after time
He'll get down down down to bangin' back home
Oh look at the bangin' man he says he can
time after time
He'll get down down down to bangin' back home

'Cause he's the bangin' man

When you wake up in the mornin'
you can't remember much about the night before
A small reminder of the state you were in
are all the tattered clothes across the floor
And your head still keeps singin'
the phone still keeps ringin'
remember just exactly where you've been
'Cos there ain't no doubt about it
there's no better things to see than what you've seen.

Oh look at the bangin' man he says he can
time after time
He'll get down down down to bangin' back home
Oh look at the bangin' man he says he can
time after time
He'll get down get down get down to bangin' back home yeah yeah
Look at the bangin' man he says he can
time after time
He'll get down down down down down to bangin' back home

Songinformatie

ArtiestSlade
 A-kant
Titel The Bangin' Man
Lengte 04:10
Componist(en) Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
Producer(s) Chas Chandler for Barn Productions
 B-kant
Titel She Did It To Me
Lengte 03:16
Componist(en) Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
Producer(s) Chas Chandler for Barn Productions
 
Platenlabel Polydor
Catalogusnr 2058 492
Hoogste positie UK 3
Hoogste positie US -
Album Slade In Flame

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