For the third installment, I wanted to cover the Slade song “Cum on Feel the Noize”. Yes, I said Slade. If you didn’t know Quiet Riot did a COVER version of this song (any many others), they did not write it. As a kid, I thought they wrote it and it was their song. They definitely made it their own, but it was years later I learned it was actually a cover of Slade’s song.
Of course, I am a huge fan of the Quiet Riot version as that is what introduced me to the band. However, once I discovered the band Slade, years later, I became a bigger fan of them than Quiet Riot. I really enjoy the Glam rock era of the 70’s and the fact they are the ones that wrote these great songs, I now lean more towards their version. Let’s talk a little about each version and then you can tell me which one you like best.
“Cum on Feel the Noize” was originally titled “Cum on Hear the Noize” until Noddy Holder changed it because he believed that at a Slade concert you felt the music and the crowd.* The single went #1 in the UK in February 1973 and was their fourth #1 song. It was also the first song to go #1 in its first week of release since the Beatles back in 1969.