Girish Mahajan (Editor)

Rock and Roll Preacher (Hallelujah I'm On Fire)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
B-side  Knuckle Sandwich Nancy
Format  7" Single, 12" single
Length  3:17
Released  April, 1982
Genre  Hard rock
Label  RCA Records

"Rock and Roll Preacher (Hallelujah I'm On Fire)" is a single from rock band Slade, released in 1982 from the album Till Deaf Do Us Part. It was written by lead singer Noddy Holder and bassist Jim Lea. The single was released as a single in Germany only and peaked at #49 on the chart.

Contents

Background

The track replaced Dizzy Mama as an opener for each live concert. The song opens the 1982 album Slade on Stage as a result. The track has been covered by Sapo and The Sirens.

Although no promotional video was created for the track, it was mimed on German TV at the time of release.

The single was released on 7 inch and 12 inch vinyl. Unlike the 7 inch, the 12 inch version is extended, using the album version of the track which features Holder delivering a mock ceremony of the communion of rock and roll. For the 7" single, Rock and Roll Preacher was edited down from 5:34 to 3:17, most likely in order to gain radio plays.

The b-side Knuckle Sandwich Nancy was a single released in the UK earlier that year.

In the September-December 1986 Slade fan club magazine, the poll results were announced for the 1986 opinion poll based on Slade’s material. For the best album track, Rock and Roll Preacher (Hallelujah I’m on Fire) placed at #1. In the same 1986 poll, for the best live song, Rock and Roll Preacher (Hallelujah I’m on Fire) placed at #2.

Promotion

No promotional video was created for the single however the song was performed on the German TV show Musikladen on March, 11, 1982. This was the only real promotion for the single although the band would perform the song in Germany again whilst promoting the 1984 single All Join Hands, appearing in December on Thommys Pop Show, a German Television show from ZDF.

Formats

7" Single
  1. "Rock And Roll Preacher (Hallelujah I'm On Fire) (7" version)" - 3:17
  2. "Knuckle Sandwich Nancy" - 3:09
12" Single
  1. "Rock And Roll Preacher (Hallelujah I'm On Fire) (Album version)" - 5:34
  2. "Knuckle Sandwich Nancy" - 3:09

Personnel

  • Noddy Holder: Lead vocals and guitar
  • Jim Lea: Bass guitar, organ and backing vocals
  • Dave Hill: Lead guitar and backing vocals
  • Don Powell: Drums
  • References

    Rock and Roll Preacher (Hallelujah I'm On Fire) Wikipedia


    Similar Topics
    Murder in the Cathedral (film)
    Me, Myself and Mum
    Avni Özgürel
    Topics
     
    B
    i
    Link
    H2
    L