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How Slade's image caused them bovver

Richard Green, New Musical Express, 13 November 1971

THE SKINHEAD era worked two ways on Slade — who had become the first group of the skinhead kind. It brought them to the attention of a whole lot of new people, but it also meant some cancelled bookings when promoters got scared about bovver boys in the audience.

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