Nobody’s Fools – Slade – 1976


Album Nobody's Fools by Slade
Album Nobody's Fools by Slade

Nobody’s Fools is the sixth studio album by the British rock band Slade, released in March 1976. The album marked a change in the band’s sound and image, as they experimented with different musical styles and adopted a more sophisticated look. The album was produced by Chas Chandler, who had worked with the band since their early days. The album features some of the band’s most diverse and ambitious songs, such as the country rock influenced “Nobody’s Fool”, the soulful ballad “L.A. Jinx”, the reggae-flavored “Can You Just Imagine”, and the hard rock anthem “Let’s Call It Quits”. The album also includes a cover of the Janis Joplin song “Move Over”, which was released as a single in some countries. The album received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the band’s versatility and maturity, but also felt that they had lost some of their original charm and energy. The album was a commercial disappointment, reaching only number 14 on the UK Albums Chart and failing to chart in the US. The album’s singles also performed poorly, with none of them reaching the top 10 in the UK. The album is considered by some fans and critics to be one of the band’s most underrated and overlooked works, as it showcases their musical range and creativity.

Nobody’s Fools is considered one of Slade’s lesser-known albums. It is a mixed bag of songs, but it shows Slade’s transition from glam rock to hard rock.

The personnel of the album Nobody’s Fools by Slade, released in 1976, are:

  • Noddy Holder: vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dave Hill: lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Lea: bass, accordion, backing vocals
  • Don Powell: drums
  • Tasha Thomas: backup vocals
  • Paul Prestopino: dobro guitar

Source: Wikipedia

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