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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK, I picked up The Best of The Sweet the other day, and I think it's pretty good. Anybody else here fans of The Sweet? I'm newly discovering them so any particular songs I should know about?

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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

woohoo! i see you have a good ear for music ;-) i love the Sweet too, particularly 'Ballroom Blitz' 'Fox on the Run' and 'AC/DC' o and 'my generation' enjoy! xxx


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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course I have a good ear for music! :D Fox on the run and Love is like oxygen are my favs so far!

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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 17:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

love is like oxygen a classic!


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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i love FOTR and LILO - you gotta hear the long version of Oxygen

there's some other greats in there
teenage rampage
ballroom blitz
wigwam bam
co-co
hell raiser
little willy


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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Been listening to their Greatest Hits cd almost 24/7 the last few weeks. Great stuff!

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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 08:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<B><font color=#ff7f00>Brenski</B> wrote:

i love FOTR and LILO - you gotta hear the long version of Oxygen

there's some other greats in there
teenage rampage
ballroom blitz
wigwam bam
co-co
hell raiser
little willy


Hey thanks for recommending the long version of Oxygen! It's great!

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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 15:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yea the sweet were a great band, they were huge in the early 70's,
anyone see that docu about the lead singer how he ended up penniless living in a small flat in glasgow, it showed some kids throwing stones at him walking down the street, he died not long after, ive been meaning to get that greatest hits album tho, cool stuff...........ballroom blitzzzz


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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 20:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=#FF399> Linda Of The Valley wrote:

The Sweet...did they do 'Action'? Maybe I'm wrong...


They sure did. My 2 fave albums from them are Sweet Fanny Adams and Live At The Rainbow (which should be purchased purely for the extremely high harmony Roger style vocals alone). Excellent band. Pity two of are dead now (Brian Connolly and drummer Mick Tucker)


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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 18:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the sweet were fantastic,great band only second to queen
the hits are fine but the albums you need to listen to for real rock pleasure are
Sweet F.A
Give Us A wink
Off The Record

On the album sleeve of give us a wink it says
"Queen Are A Bunch Of Winkers"
Queen And Sweet Were Always Competeing or thats how the press tried to make it

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Posted: 23 Feb 05, 07:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sir john wrote:

the sweet were fantastic,great band only second to queen
the hits are fine but the albums you need to listen to for real rock pleasure are
Sweet F.A
Give Us A wink
Off The Record

On the album sleeve of give us a wink it says
"Queen Are A Bunch Of Winkers"
Queen And Sweet Were Always Competeing or thats how the press tried to make it


Thanks for the info! I'll be looking for those!

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Posted: 23 Feb 05, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, still listen to their music, with the likes of:-

Alexander Graham Bell
Poppa Joe
Hell raiser
Wig wam bam
etc.etc.etc.

Great stuff..


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Posted: 16 Jun 12, 09:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm a Sweet fan from way back. Great to see lots of other Queen fans like Sweet too. The current UK version of the band released a covers album jsut a couple of months ago. Its called New York Connection and has a great version of their original b-side. Its also got some other great covers including Because the Night, Sweet Jane and New York Groove. They have done an absolutely super version of You Spin Me Round with Sweet FA sounding guitar. Not a song I would have thought they would have covered or expected to like.

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Posted: 16 Jun 12, 16:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well done on reviving a 7½ yr dead, thread

if you wanted to talk abou the Sweet why not start a new one?

this has to be a new "regurgitate expired stuff" world record.... even Howard Carter, on breaking into Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922 found something newer than this thread


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Posted: 18 Jun 12, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

one of there best songs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0hG3Gib-Is

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Posted: 20 Jun 12, 04:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brENsKi wrote:
well done on reviving a 7½ yr dead, thread
if you wanted to talk abou the Sweet why not start a new one?
this has to be a new "regurgitate expired stuff" world record.... even Howard Carter, on breaking into Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922 found something newer than this thread

Hi brENSKI
I used the search tool and found the old thread on Sweet that way. Reviving old threads seems to be a bit of a "no no" on here then. That's not always the case, as I am a bit of a regular on The Sweet site for instance, and bringing an old thread back to the top can sometimes get discussion going again if its been a while and there are new members and its a great thread.

Having said that, your suggestion for a new thread is a good one. I note you commented on my Sparks/Brian May thread recently, so an angle on Sweet and Queen would certainly be a cool way to go. In fact there are lots of Queen threads on The Sweet site and plenty of Queen fans amongst Sweet fans as well. Alternatively, just a Sweet only thread under the Personal section might be good too.


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Posted: 20 Jun 12, 05:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:
Well what can I say ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8iyNvJ78GM
or maybe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNM8N5sn07
Hi pittrek
Thanks for reminding people how great a track Sweet FA is. Check out You Spin Me Round version off New York Connection and I think you will see what I mean about the Sweet FA guitar. Its got some great keyboards on it too.

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Posted: 20 Jun 12, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

david (galashiels) wrote:
One of there best songs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0hG3Gib-Is

Hi David
Its a ripper, isn't it? So incredibly underrated this band were in the UK. Yet polling in Germany in recent years has apparently still shown them to be in the top 4 or 5 most popular bands in their history.

Check our Play All Night from the first Brianless album if you don't already know it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V7TODpQK60




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Posted: 21 Jun 12, 20:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Didn't Brian May and Andy Scott just do a benefit together? I've seen pictures of the 2 together on the fore-mentioned Sweet site.....(that must have been a Sweet concert!!!)