The first single to enter the chart at number 1 since The Beatles' Get Back, was written by Noddy Holder about how it felt to be on the stage with the biggest band in the land. Like the earlier hit, Mama Weer All Crazee Now, it attempted to encapsulate the ear-shredding mayhem at Slade gigs. The opening, "Baby baby bay-beh!" was only intended to be a guide vocal. On the INDIERIDER jukebox, though, it's a call to arms as stirring as "Time, gentlemen please." The much-loved B-side has never been reissued.
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55. THE STONE ROSES: Made Of Stone/ Going Down (1989)
In the mid-'90s The Lord Nelson on London's Old Street still had a vinyl jukebox wiyh a copy of Made Of Stone that used to stick on John Squire's solo, driving the barman to distraction, The cascading intro, the epic phased chorus (unconsciuosly) nicked from Primal Scream's Velocity Girl, the dark city centre spite-- it's not one for summer evenings and coctail umbrellas, unlike the flip, a sun-kissed piece of sexual abandon, so jaunty it should have been written by a whistling milkman.
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