Sweet – Video of The Week!
Sweet – One of the most underrated bands of the 70s! Plus, their musicianship at the time is so over the top! In the pantheon of great rock bands, Sweet just couldn’t get a break. Yes, they had hit songs, but it just seems like no one would give them a break when they really need one. Well, another reason could be that they didn’t get enough radio exposure either! Too weird? Not sure but that’s why I liked them. They were like glam meets rock.
Below is Ballroom Blitz, which is written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, also writing Sweet’s “Blockbuster,” Suzi Quatro’s “Devil Gate Drive” and Tony Basil’s “Mickey.” This song is inspired when massive mayhem breaks out in the audience, and they’re throwing beer bottles at the band resulting in a “ballroom blitz.” It supposedly happens In 1973, when Sweet is performing at the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock, Scotland. Hmmm…
Either way, it’s still rock n roll! These guys form in London in 1968. Their first hit is “Funny Funny” in 1971. Shortly after, The band finally achieves success on the UK charts, with thirteen Top 20 hits during the 1970s alone. Needless to say, there are still variations of this band still performing and touring to this day. Sadly, Andy Scott is the only remaining band member from the original group that’s still touring with his version of the band. Also, Sweet has sold over 35 million albums worldwide!
Fox On The Run
Sweet performing “Fox On The Run” on a 45 recording at the Granada Studios in Manchester in 1975. It’s a show by David „Kid” Jensen. This version of “Fox On The Run” is originally a feature on the US release of “Desolation Boulevard”. Featuring Brian Connolly on lead vocals, Andy Scott on guitar, synthesizer, vocals as well as Steve Priest playing bass, vocals.
Mick Tucker – drums, percussion, vocals This particular recording is produced by Sweet. While the song is written by Andy Scott, Steve Priest, Mick Tucker and Brian Connolly!
Credits: Official Sweet Channel – Ballroom Blitz – Top of The Pops performance 25.01.1973 / Sweet- Fox On The Run/ Songfacts
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