It was released on 3 December and reached No. The album was produced largely by bassist Jim Lea. Following Slade's performance at the Reading festival ininterest in the band was revived and a major record deal with RCA signed. The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome was the band's second studio album for Aux Armes Et Cætera - Serge Gainsbourg Feat.
Revolutionaries* - Aux Armes Et Cætera label and had mostly been recorded in However, in earlyRCA felt the recorded tracks for the album lacked potential chart hits and in the effort to amend that, RCA suggested the band work with producer John Punter.
Both were received with enthusiasm by RCA and Punter was hired to work on the two tracks. The album reached No. In Januarythe second single "Run Runaway" reached Frankie Valli - Cant Take My Eyes Off You / The Trouble With Me. It talked about the 'kamikaze complex' those guys who compete seem to have in putting their life on the line every time they go on the track.
I think Barry Sheene was mentioned as a specific example. Anyway, it struck me that some of our songs fitted in with this idea, so the title seemed a logical choice. And let's face it, everyone has something of that complex in 'em, we all take gambles at some point in our lives.
In a fan club interview, Holder spoke of the band's wish that a follow-up single from the album had been released following "Run Runaway". He said: "We all felt that there should have been a single out on the back of "Run Runaway". The album was our Run Runaway - Slade - The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome big success in America, it was Top 5 all over Europe and Number 1 in Scandinavia for months.
Britain was the only place it wasn't a big album. We could have, theoretically, had another single The Supremes - Thank You Darling it. It would have been a hit. There was plenty of good stuff on that album.
During the album's release in December, the band had already embarked on a UK college tour. As the album was originally to be released in Februaryplans for a major concert Run Runaway - Slade - The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome had been discussed.
All tracks are written by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea. Upon release, Kerrang! They concluded: "Slade have lost none of their old wicked touch. As always it's the hell-raisin' metal-boogie stomps that really shake the timbers, and there's Run Runaway - Slade - The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome big stampers here to keep Quiet Riot in hits till !
Breathtaking entertainment guaranteed. Anne Lambert of Number One commented: "Slade still carry the same sound - enormous distorted guitars topped by Noddy belting it out for dear life. It will be cherished by Slade fanatics, and tolerated by everyone else.
And with drums that sound like sacks of hobnail boots being chucked down long stairways, violin solos that career dangerously in and out of tune plus steamy guitars that tend to race along, they succeed very well. I wouldn't contemplate life Shalamar - I Owe You One it, but it's a laff, inn'it? Joe Geesin of the webzine Get Ready to Rock!
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