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whurules | 22:45 Thu 04th Jun 2020 | Music
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For any glam rock fan, Steve priest from the sweet died today. Devastated, just Andy Scott left

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Fans (like me) might like this rather quaint BBC piece which I think was intended to put kids off wanting to be ‘pop stars’ but I feel, perversely, May have encouraged them:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/the_sweet/zhwd8xs
Yeah, sad. Will be spinning a Sweet tune in a few minutes...
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Hadn't seen that before thank you so much for finding it
Great isn’t it!
The first single I ever bought was ‘teenage rampage’.
While I loved 'Little Willy', 'Wig-Wam Bam', et al, at the time, looking back I now think that their very first chart hit was actually their best single:

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That was my favourite as well
I grew up with The Sweet and whilst their early stuff was rather twee and Jonathan King like, they developed their own great sound with Ballroom Blitz (my joint favourite), Blockbuster, Hellraiser, Teenage Rampage, The Sixteens (the other favourite), Fox on The Run, Turn it Down... then they faded again and Oxygene was mediocre. Their albums were always heavier than their singles. I've still got Desolation Boulevard if I can find my record player...
Love Is Like Oxygen.
^Ha- yes, not the Jean Michel Jarre one.
I remember this compilation single which sums them up
Arhh! Very sad!
What a brilliant piece of footage there, I didnt know so much went in to a performance, rollers?? :0)
Cheers Zacs. I don't think I've seen that before- I'm surprised I didn't see it in 1974. Enjoyed that.
On the first Saturday of each month, a group of us squaddies used to visit Hamburg's Music Halle where there would always be a British band performing. Not being a fan of Sweet (understatement!), I almost reneged when they were on. Glad I didn't, afterwards. Aside from having to sit through their 'teeny-bopper' chart hits, some of their stuff was quite heavy - my preferred genre. Gave me a whole new perspective (and respect) of the band. RIP, Steve Priest.
Thanks Fender. Who was the lead singer on that one? Sounded pretty good- nearly as good as Brian
Buenchico- if you liked that what do you think of their earlier stuff like this?
Just rewatched that link Zacs its brilliant. Ive sent itto my brothers & sister.
F-F:
It's LONG time since I last heard that track!

After an intro that sounds as if it belongs to a 1960s spy movie, the song itself has strong echoes of late 1950s music. While it's never going to make my 'all time greats' playlist, it's a pleasant liitle number all the same and it's good to hear it again.
The intro reminded me of Shaft.
Some great reminiscences there, they filled a niche really well and knew how to keep the youngsters buying the popular stuff whilst also having some deeper sounds for others.

RIP Steve.

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