The Pye label for the much sort after 7" single of "When The Lights Are Out" by "The Dummies"
The same single, released on "Cheapskate" was also the Slade song performed by Jim & Frank Lea
- probably the band of the 1970's. Collectors of the work of the four Wolverhampton
rockers will be aware that there is a wealth of material to gather. One
of the most interesting areas is that of the 7" vinyl single. Slade
were huge all over Europe from 1972-1975 and there are a vast array of
different picture covers which accompanied the single releases. Many of
these are now quite hard to track down, especially in mint condition.
Especially desirable are those singles released in Japan, which regularly
command high prices today.
Also, keep an eye out for records by "Ambrose Slade". This was Slade's name, immediately before that became "Slade". Acetates also occasionally appear from "Steve Brett & The Mavericks" (featuring Noddy), "The Vendors" and "The 'N Betweens" (Dave & Don). You will have to be rich to be able to afford these though!
Slightly more obtainable are releases by "The Dummies" and "China Dolls" which were Jim Lea side projects when Slade were failing to get airplay. Also take time to find the excellent "Whild" CD single from 1999.
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