The Sweet - glam rock titans

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by editor, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    This remains an awesome song

    And this is an interesting docu from the Sweet at their prime:

    And this is such a sad end

    Two of the original members are still scraping a living off the band's reputation but it's pretty disappointing stuff.

  2. editor

    editor hiraethified

    FACT! Andy Scott produced one of my band's singles. He was a right laugh and - lordy! - the stories he had from the 70s!
  3. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Not really my thing but can't deny they had some good pop songs at the time.

    Andy Scott used to be a neighbour of mine in Wiltshire in the 90s. Pop fact.
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  4. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    I have no problem with the sweet - and their later self-penned stuff is pretty good. Don't be snobs people!
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  5. ElizabethofYork

    ElizabethofYork Witchsmeller Pursuivant

    This is my favourite.

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  6. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Because I chose to play the fool.....

    Great band, their ‘b’ sides are also classics.
  7. editor

    editor hiraethified

    They were incredible musicians. Andy Scott is an amazing guitarist.
    Shame half the band died so early.
  8. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Raddled old poet

    I loved Sweet as a kid.

    Fact: Sweet singer Brian Connolly’s brother, Mark McManus, played TV’s Taggart.

    “Aw naw, no’ another deid boady, Jardine”.
  9. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Also managed Man u.
  10. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Raddled old poet

    And often confused with Bradley Walsh.
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  11. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Here are the chaps cutting loose on German TV, 1974. More rock than glam rock by this time. Way heavier than they were on the records. Could have done without the drum solo and chimes towards the end (if chimes they be) but that's a minor inconvenience. I listened to this a few months ago and am giving it another go now. Had a soft spot for them before but didn't know they could pack this much wallop.

  12. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    When you see old footage like this, it's really not hard to see where Spinal Tap drew their influences.
  13. editor

    editor hiraethified


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  14. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    Especially this one...
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  15. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Thing with The Sweet was that you only admitted liking them to someone who knew about music. Anyway my fave glam rock/pre punk song
  16. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Because I chose to play the fool.....

    I had all good intentions of coming back to this thread back then and putting this and a few more up.
    Got sidetracked and only remembered when I saw this.
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  17. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    Brilliant band and incredible musicians - esp Andy Scott and Mick Tucker. Ignore all the pop shite and go for the B-sides and album tracks


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