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Slade: “We thought ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ was a bit namby-pamby”

Slade: “We thought ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ was a bit namby-pamby”

Slade reveal the story behind their huge festive hit, “Merry Xmas Everybody”, in the new issue of Uncut, out on Friday (November 23).

The Wolverhampton quartet explain that at first they were dubious about even releasing the song, which eventually went on to sell over one million copies on its first release.

Drummer Don Powell says: “Chas [Chandler, manager] said I don’t care what you think, this is coming out this Christmas and it will be No 1. We thought it was a bit namby-pamby, we just weren’t sure at all.”

Slade also reveal how the band struggled with Powell’s memory loss during the recording, and why the song was originally called “Buy Me A Rocking Chair”…

The new issue of Uncut, dated January 2013, is out on Friday, November 23.


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