"There's a Hole in my Soul"
The title of Jim's new single has been revealed: "There's a Hole in my Soul".
"Feel The Noize: The Singlez Box" out 6.9.2019
BMG will issue a Slade vinyl box "Feel The Noize: The Singlez Box!" on 6th September 2019. This ‘strictly limited edition’ vinyl box features ten ‘internationally released’ seven-inch singles with the artwork from the respective European country where it was released.
The singles start with the band’s first UK number one, ‘Coz I Luv You’ which was issued in 1971 and in fact five of the first six singles in this box set all hit the top of the UK chart (‘Gudbuy T’Jane’ peaked at number two).
The next three songs included here – ‘My Friend Stan’, ‘Everyday’ and ‘Far Far Away’ – were all top three singles and the seven-inch box then skips forward six years to recreate the rare 1980 promo single of ‘Night Starvation’. This was one of three new songs on the Six of the Best EP of the same year (the B-side of this promo single ‘When I’m Dancin’ I Ain’t Fightin’ was also a new track that featured on the same EP).
Feel The Noize: The Singlez Box!
1. Coz I Luv You / My Life Is Natural
2. Take Me Bak ‘Ome / Wonderin’ Y
3. Mama Weer All Crazee Now / Man Who Speeks Evil
4. Gudbuy T’Jane / I Won’t Let It ‘appen Agen
5. Cum On Feel The Noize / I’m Mee, I’m Now, And That’s Orl
6. Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me / Kill ’em At The Hot Club Tonite
7. My Friend Stan / My Town
8. Everyday / Good Time Gals
9. Far Far Away / O.K. Yesterday Was Yesterday
10. Night Starvation / When I’m Dancin’ I Ain’t Fightin’
Don Powell's Occasional Flames "Coz We Luv You"
The first new material from Don's site group Don Powell's Occasional Flames featuring Don, Les Glover and Paul Cookson "Coz We Luv You" is out on all digital platforms on 14th Jun 2019.
"Les Glover has been entertaining and playing music for 40 years ,performing all over the UK and across Europe. He has appeared in several TV shows plus dozens of BBC radio shows.
Also, he has played with many top acts including Graham Gouldman (10cc), Steve Nieve (Elvis Costello), Andy Fairweather Low, Don Powell (Slade), James Burton (Elvis)."
"Paul Cookson is a poet. He has travelled the world performing, written and edited over 60 books and sold over a million copies.
He is also The Poet In Residence For The National Football Museum and Poet Laureate for Slade (Noddy, Don and Jim have said so – so it must be true). "
Don Powell's 2019 Slade Forum (Ian Edmundson) Q&A: www.slayed.co.uk.
New single and album from Jim Lea
Jim Lea has been working on a new album. A new single will come out in the autumn and the album is scheduled for release at the start of next year. The single has six words in the title, the first letters of each of the six words are T - A - H – I – M – S. Why just the first letters now? There is a competition on Jim's website, where the prize for the first person who gets the correct answer, is a one-to-one meeting with Jim – and for Jim to buy the beers! A tough one indeed!