Released in June 1972, Slade's second British chart-topper was what vocalist Noddy Holder later described as "classic Slade -- really rowdy and boisterous." Neither of its predecessors, "Coz I Luv You" or "Look Wot You Dun," had attempted to capture the feel of Slade in full flight, the live barrage which had established them as a major live draw long before their records started selling; Holder and Jim Lea's "Take Me Bak 'Ome" was custom-built to relieve that deficiency. Its roots lay in an idea which Lea had been playing with for several years; he later admitted, "I revamped it a bit and nicked a phrase or two from the Beatles' 'Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey.' Nobody ever noticed." Aside from confirming Slade's European supremacy, "Take Me Bak 'Ome" also became their U.S. chart debut, albeit at a lowly number 97.