Can it really be half a century since the pre-glam incarnation of The Sweet threw their first chord shapes, and 45 years since the era-defining ’Blockbuster’ saw the band in their pomp top the UK charts? What’s more, it’s been 55 years
I discovered this record completely by accident. One summer’s day, bored and waiting for a girlfriend to finish her holiday job, I dropped into Virgin Records. This, for those who haven’t heard of it is a huge record shop in central London.
So there were 20 months between the albums Level Headed and Cut Above The Rest, punctuated by two failed singles both released well over a year after ‘Oxygen’. This means that the first point to make is that any momentum generated by
Andy Scott – Sweet – Uber Rock Interview ExclusiveWritten by Jim Rowland (C) Uber Rock The good people at Angel Air are ‘Sweet 16’ this year, and one of the things they are doing to celebrate is reissuing a couple of Sweet-related albums