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Possibly the Best Sweet Biography Available,
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This book represents probably the most comprehensive and unbiased biography about Sweet that has been published to date.Steve Priest's book 'Are You Ready Steve?' is a book that is understandably much in demand by Sweet fans but, of course , sometimes an outside observer such as Thompson will perhaps produce a more balanced account concerning all four of the band members. There are more than 274 pages in total but one thing that I do miss, however, is an index.
I found the writing style of Dave Thompson to be engaging and of a good standard grammatically .Sweet fans will appreciate the many B/W photographs that appear throughout the book's pages ( most of which I hadn't seen previously ).As a fan I could hardly put this book down ! I was eager to find out all the information concerning the lives of Brian ,Andy ,Mick and Steve and also about the complex band politics that ensued throughout their roller-coaster career.I did end up learning many things that I hadn't known prior to reading this biography .
One place where Thompson lets himself down slightly is his section about the song 'Little Willy'.He makes much of propagating the idea that the song is full of innuendo but he unfortunately makes the mistake of basing this theory on a falsehood due to the fact that he got the actual words used in the song wrong initially ! This is a relatively minor fault when weighed against the remainder of this otherwise welcome addition to pop/rock music literature .
Being a particular fan of the late Brian Connolly , I feel that there is another interesting biography that needs to be written that has also been well researched .This book does ,however, deliver plenty for Sweet fans to get their teeth into .I am confident that the majority of Sweet's fans will greatly enjoy what this book has to offer ..." Buster Buster ,Blockbuster . Buster Buster , Blockbuster . Buster Buster ,Blockbuster.........."