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Sweet: Desolation Boulevard

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Phonograph Record, February 1975

FOR A BAND prophesied to be one of the major forces in pop in the Seventies, the Sweet still remain the most misunderstood band of ...

Sweet: Sounds Girl In Sweet Nude Bathing Horror

Report and Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, June 1976

THE ERSATZ raunch, bump and grind of 'The Stripper' blares out over the Sportshalle in Cologne. Thousands of minute German teenyboppers are creaming in excitement ...

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Sweet: Sweet Talking Guy

Report and Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc and Music Echo, February 1973

Sweet's Andy Scott Talks To Ray Fox-Cumming ...

Sweet: The Sweet Soft Underbelly of Rock

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, NME, February 1973

FUNNY how moods change – there we all were...the Sweet and myself...in the bar, having a few drinks, sharing a joke or two y'know, getting ...

The Sweet: The Sweet

Review by Alan Betrock, Phonograph Record, September 1973

IT'S BEEN A LONG time coming, but I think the pop revival is finally upon us. This "pop revival" has been somewhat hyped in the ...

Sweet: The Sweet (Bell); Queen: Queen (Elektra)

Review by Jon Tiven, Zoo World, October 1973

(FANFARE) HERE they are (blast of fuzzbox trumpets) the NEW (cannon-fire) ENGLISH (fireworks explode to form a Union Jack) HEAVIES! ...

Can You Take Sweet Seriously?

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, November 1973

SO SWEET WANT to be taken seriously! Well, that's what they've been telling everyone over the past few months. ...

Sweet: Sweet Notes

Profile and Interview by Simon Frith, Creem, November 1973

Stuck in the middle with the Chartbusting Champions of Un-hip ...

Fashion: The Politics of Flash

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, NME, April 1974

NICK KENT traces the Rise and Fall of The Satin Jacket...and generally walks it like he talks it into the land of 'Rock Chic.' ...

Sparks vs. Sweet: The Battle for Britain

Review by Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, August 1974

The Sweet: Sweet Fanny AdamsSparks: Kimono My House ...

The Sweet: Sweet Fanny Adams (RCA)

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, September 1974

AS YOU'VE DOUBTLESS read by now, Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman are two British songwriters who hit on a tried-and-true success formula: injecting rock and ...

The Sweet: No Longer Unfashionable

Interview by Max Bell, NME, April 1975

ROCK SNOBBERY. THAT'S what it is. A prevailing attitude that anything commercially successful in terms of the charts must therefore be top-twenty hype, not suitable ...

Sweet: Desolation Boulevard (Capitol)

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, August 1975

BOY, IS IT INSPIRING to note any major metamorphosis in rock lately, mainly cuz every band and its mommy SOUNDS ALIKE (zombies snoring, that's what ...

Sweet: Glitter Relics In America

Overview by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, October 1975

"THAT WAS 'Ballroom Blitz' by the Sweet! Hard to believe that's the same group that did 'Little Willy' a couple years ago!" – Southern California ...

The Sweet: Top of the Pops

Interview by Chris Salewicz, NME, January 1976

OH, YOU know, it gets so very confusing. What with the fickleness of all these rock writers and the constant need to come across with ...

Sweet: Give Us A Wink (RCA) ***

Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, February 1976

THE SWEET have changed. That's what everyone kept telling me. No longer the offensive pop group they once were, Sweet now rock'n'roll. So it was ...

The Sweet: Give Us A Wink (Capitol)

Review by Ben Edmonds, Phonograph Record, March 1976

The question with The Sweet has always been one of validity. In England, it was the struggle to become something more than the string of ...

Sweet: Give Us A Wink (Capitol)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, May 1977

I SEE HERE in this clipping that Sweet lead singer Brian Connolly got his throat kicked in during a pub brawl in London in 1974. ...

The Sweet: Sweet's Golden Greats

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, November 1977

EVERY GENERATION of rock writing throws up its own paper tiger. ...

The Glitter Era: Teenage Rampage

Overview by Ken Barnes, Bomp, March 1978

JUST THREE YEARS gone and it already seems so quaint. The time was c. 1971-1974, the place England, the sound "glitter," or "Glitter Rock." ...

Chinn & Chapman: Ballroom Blitz & Hearts of Glass

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, March 1979

Mike Chapman began with Mud and Sweet, disappeared when glitter-rock went cold, and came back to make the new wave palatable for America with the ...

Chinn and Chapman

Book Excerpt by John Tobler, Stuart Grundy, 'The Record Producers', 1982

THE YEARS BETWEEN 1971 and 1975 were tucked between psychedelia on the one hand and punk rock on the other, and while they featured country ...

The Sweet: As Sweet As It Was

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, February 1997

FEW BANDS ever led a life full of as many personalities as The Sweet. In their British homeland, they were as unfashionable as last year's ...

Unmasked: "Mick Tucker" and Other Rock Impostors

Report by Chris Charlesworth, Rock's Backpages, March 2002

I NEVER knew Mick Tucker, Sweet’s drummer, who died last week, but I once met a man who impersonated him, or at least pretended he ...

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