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Slade: Santa Monica Civic, Santa Monica CA

Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, June 1973

SLADE'S PREMIER headlining appearance, coming on the crest of the most explosive streak of singles since the 1965-7 Who, and the equally earthshaking SLAYED album, was as eagerly awaited a musical event as anything this year. But, while they're still the most exciting band extant on record, their live show is a major letdown.

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