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The Sweet: Ballroom Blitz—Live In Berlin, 1976

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The Sweet, considered the original glam band!

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Side One

  1. Ballroom Blitz
  2. Someone Else Will/Block Buster
  3. AC DC
  4. Lies In Your Eyes
  5. The Six Teens


Side Two

  1. Action
  2. Keep It In
  3. Turn It Down
  4. Set Me Free
  5. Fox On The Run

ANDY SCOTT GUITAR/VOCALS

STEVE PRIEST BASS/VOCALS

BRIAN CONNOLLY LEAD VOCALS/KEYBOARDS

MICK TUCKER DRUMS/VOCALS

The Sweet were considered a ‘Glam Rock’ band. That genre was defined by only a few groups. Outside of KISS and The New York Dolls, there weren’t very many that could really put on a great live show. They consisted of Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott and Mick Tucker. The key to having them reach a larger audience was when they graduated from the ‘bubblegum’ Archies style they began with on Funny Funny. Well, if they wanted to go to the ‘sugary’ side of the pop charts, they picked the right name. When they utilized a more ‘hard rock’ approach, they began having success in the UK with “Block Buster,” “Hell Raiser,” “Turn It Down,” and their anthem, “Ballroom Blitz.” The Sweet were much more popular in Germany and other European countries. Here in the US, they had a bigger following only after “Ballroom Blitz,” their first hit for Capitol Records in 1975. This show is as good as any live performance you will hear by the band. Energetic, good old fashioned hard rock. They were technically very proficient and deserve another listen.... especially live.