Thursday, June 7, 2012
40 Year Itch: Bak 'Ome with Slade
"Take Me Bak 'Ome was an old song I'd had kicking around for ages. I re-vamped it a bit and nicked a phrase or two from The Beatles 'Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey'. Nobody ever noticed." Jim Lea who wrote the song with Noddy Holder
On this rocking single's way to #1 in the UK (#97 in the US), Slade performs "Take Me Bak 'Ome" on Top Of The Pops on June 8, 1972. Check out the clothes, the teenage girls, Noddy Holder's powerful voice and Dave Hill's haircut. The only troubling footnote to this story is that "Take Me Bak 'Ome" was knocked out of the #1 spot by Donny Osmond's "Puppy Love".