Video Showdown #20 – Slade vs. Mama’s Boys vs. Quiet Riot
In 1972, glam rockers Slade released the song “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” on their classic album Slayed?. Little did they know the song would be covered by several bands later on.
In 1984, Irish rockers Mama’s Boys released a cover of the song on their self titled disc. In the same year, Quiet Riot also released their cover of the song on their disc Condition Critical.
The Slade version was the most successful, although Quiet Riot did experience some modest success with their cover as well. I am guessing many folks are not familiar with the Mama’s Boys version of the same tune. The band Mama’s Boys never really took off in the United States.
Check out the three clips below and tell us what you think! Which version of the song is best? Which video is the best? Obviously, Slade’s version is not an official video, but considering the age, it is still kind of cool. Quiet Riot & Mama’s Boys both had unique takes with their own videos.
Which one do you think is best? Decide with your votes below!
Has this song been covered too much, or do you think one of today’s hard rock bands should put their own unique spin on this song?
Please comment and let us know what you think.