The Greatest Hits CD
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20 original hits for a fantastic price; "Fox On The Run" "Blockbuster" "Action" "Ballroom Blitz" "Hellraiser" "Wig Wam Bam" & more!
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dancing to music from 'Sweet'
They typified what the 'Glam-Rock' era was all about, a great beat, easy
to dance and sing-a-long too 'Fun-Music'
Many of their Hits were penned by 'Chinn and Chapman' a duo that wrote
many of the Glam era's songs for the groups of the day.
The group also penned many of their numbers,
'Sweet' had a number of hits between 1971-1978 achieving several Top 10
hits, however surprisingly only one actually topped the chart, that track
needing no introduction ..'Blockbuster' which stayed at number '1' for five
weeks back in '73........they achieved the number two slot on five occasions,
and had a further four top ten entries as well as a number of top 20 and
top 40 hits.
Must admit I like most of the material released by the group back then.
Some of the numbers that are among my favourites from them include......
'Fox on the Run' (Chart '2')(That's probably my favourite track of theirs) 'Co-Co' ..
(Chart '2')'Wig -Wam Bam'.(Chart '4')...'Little Willy'(Chart '4') ....'Hell Raiser' (Chart '2') ....
'The Ballroom Blitz' (Chart '2')..'The Sixteens' (Chart '9') ....'Turn it Down' (Chart '41)...
.'The Lies in your Eyes'.(Chart '35')...and....'Love is Like Oxygen' (Chart '9') (obviously
the earlier listed 'Blockbuster' which was in fact the groups only Chart-Topper though
by just the ones listed they had a pretty good run in the Charts)
Among the many I remember with a certain amount of fondness for much
of the music back then.
Those were the days......
(essential album for 70's collector's)
20 TRACKS OBVIOUSLY COMPILED BY A NON-SWEET FAN. NEW YORK CONNECTION,REFLECTIONS AND PEPPERMINT TWIST COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN REPLACED WITH SOLID GOLD BRASS,SWEET FA AND THE LEGENDRY SOMEONE ELSE WILL BUT ITS NOT A BAD ATTEMPT.ROCK AND ROLL DISGRACE AND DONE ME WRONG ALL RIGHT REPRESENT CLASSIC B-SIDES.
FIVE NUMBER TWOS,CO-CO,HELLRAISER,BALLROOM BLITZ,FOX ON THE RUN(BEST VERSION ON THE DESOLATION BOULEVARD ALBUM)AND THE BRILLIANT TEENAGE RAMPAGE APPEAR,AS DO TWO NUMBER FOURS LITTLE WILLY AND WIG-WAM BAM AND OF COURSE THE BOYS' ONLY UK NO.1 BLOCKBUSTER.
DESCRIBED IN THE GUINESS BOOK AS "GLAM ROCK GIANTS" STEVE PREIST,ANDY SCOTT,MICK TUCKER AND BRIAN CONNELLY BROUGHT FANTASTIC ESCAPEISM TO THE EARLY AND MID-SEVENTIES.
A MUST HAVE FIRST CD FOR ANYONE CHECKING OUT 'GLAM ROCK'.
The main highlights are Ballroom Blitz, Wigwam Bam and the outstanding, forgotten classic Fox on the Run. Blockbuster and Little Willy are other fine songs. In truth, the whole album is a fine collection of top glam rock. Great music for driving and going to work to get you up in the morning.
While not quite as great as many other top rock bands on the 1970s it is well worth buying, for the sheer fun of it alone.
They always had the best hooks, their harmonies were tops and the expert production assured them regular top 10 status for a good many years. Songs like Blockbuster, Hell Raiser, Ballroom Blitz, Fox On The Run and Teenage Rampage are rowdy and tuneful little teen anthems which still sound fresh today.
Not everything here is great, since Poppa Joe, Alexander Graham Bell, Little Willy and Wig Wam Bam are disposable and lightweight pop. The worst omissions (not sure if they were all released as singles) are Restless, Set Me Free, Sweet FA, Mother Earth and their huge 1978 hit Love Is Like Oxygen.
The superior Sweet collection from the glam era and late 1970s when their sound gained a harder edge, is titled The Best of Sweet whilst the album of choice for the early pop period plus some memorable album tracks is Very Best of Sweet. Although it isn't comprehensive, this Greatest Hits album does contain most of their most successful songs.
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Brilliant collection from one of the top Glam Rock groups of all time including nearly all their top hits and many more great tracks too.Published 21 hours ago by belly lugosi
inspired by the add on "Gaz & Lekky. Forgot what a great time we had in the seventies!Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer