I'll Give You a Break, Pt. 61: Slade's "Good Time Gals"
by Dave Segal
on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 11:02 AM
[I’ll Give You a Break is a sporadic series of posts highlighting obscure (and not so obscure) breakbeats in unlikely places, so that they may be sampled by producers or just enjoyed for their own geeky purposes. NB: Don’t forget to clear all samples through the proper channels (cough).]
The first eight seconds of Slade's "Good Time Gals"—from their wonderfully titled 1974 LP Stomp Your Hands, Clap Your Feet—offer some very rudimentary, cowbell-enhanced funk for your next throwback banger (can't believe EPMD never used this break). Anyway, the song itself is a glam-rock apotheosis/homage to the Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women." If you can't get down with that, then fuck off to the Ivory Tower, mate.