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Brit Pop Movies of a Certain Age

Episode 6 - Slade in Flame

Season 1, Ep. 6

"In the cut throat world of the music business you're either a success or dead"

Join us for our slightly-behind-schedule* new episode of BPMOACA as we take a look at 1975’s Slade in Flame. 

A career-stalling misjudgement or one of the best pop movies ever made? Pull on your platform boots and step back with us to the Nineteen SixtySeventies to find out!




Show Notes:

(If you want to skip the synopsis, it finishes at 4'13") 🙉

*(give-or-take two years)


Playlist - Season 1 Episode 6: Slade In Flame Playlist

Slade In Flame: Full Soundtrack Album

Slade: The Singles 1971-75

Slade Alive - 1972-82: All Three Albums

Sadly the excellent Slade in Flame CD+DVD set appears to be currently out of print, but if you’d like to track one down, start by focussing a beady one here, here or here

…or alternatively, it’s currently available to watch on YouTube here


Slade in 1975 doing their best to win over a not-entirely-on-side crowd at the San Francisco Winterland:

How Does It Feel

Mama Weer All Crazy Now

And for the Hell of it, here’s SIF writer Andrew Birkin’s directorial debut, his 1981 adaptation of Hector “Saki” Munro’s macabre short story “Sredni Vashtar” 

We played: 

“Far Far Away” (Noddy Holder/Jim Lea)

“How Does It Feel” (Noddy Holder/Jim Lea)

Special thanks to Kesia Lazarus for piano on “How Does It Feel” 

NB: Please note that the chat for this episode was recorded before the passing of the great Jane Birkin in July 2023, R.I.P.

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