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Sweet – The Best of


Producer: Phil Wainman, Sweet

Key Tracks: “Ballroom Blitz,” “Fox on the Run,” “Love is Like Oxygen,” “Little Willy”
Release date: 1992
Label: Capitol Records
Catalog#: CDP 0777 7 80324 2 7

Condition: disc = Very Good; jewel case = Good+


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The Skinny: The Sweet, a glam-rock pop band, were huge in England and got respectable AM-radio traction in America.  This set collects the hits that charted the highest in the States. Filled out with UK hits, this retrospective is quite thorough.

Sounds like: T. Rex, Slade, Bay City Rollers, The Pretty Things, Queen

Deeper Thoughts: This is the most fun you can have listening to rock-n-roll. Break out one of your mom’s old wigs and a denim vest and all right fellas… Let’s go!!! Seriously, these guys just pounded out the good-time rock. Let’s make them honorary members of Detroit booze-rock society. All my aunts had the same hair-do as these crotch rockers. This is one of those sets I put on for one song, then I keep thinking, “Maybe just one more.” “Fox on the Run” is the earliest memory I have of getting stupid about a 45.

The Sonics: I know it was the early ’70s and these were primarily AM radio cuts, but damn it why can’t this set have a little more balls? I can see the band’s balls on the album cover, for gawdsake. If, when listening on headphones, I can’t feel it in my neck below ear-level we need some help somewhere in the 20 – 250 Hz. I have to crank this to get any low-end, but with that much gain ear fatigue sets in after about four tunes. I guess maybe you don’t need any more than that at one sitting…


Classic lineup
Brian Connolly – lead vocals
Steve Priest – bass, backing and lead vocals
Mick Tucker – drums, backing and lead vocals, percussion
Andy Scott – guitars, backing and lead vocals, keyboards, synthesizers

Track list

1 Little Willy
2 Wig-Wam Bam
3 Blockbuster
4 The Ballroom Blitz
5 Teenage Rampage
6 The 6-Teens
7 Fox On The Run
8 Action
9 The Lies In Your Eyes
10 Lost Angels
11 Fever Of Love
12 Stairway To The Stars
13 Love Is Like Oxygen
14 California Nights
15 Mother Earth
16 Sixties Man


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