The Sweet is a British rock band that emerged during the
era of the 1970s in England. The band was formed in London in 1968 and originally consisted of vocalist Brian Connolly, guitarist Andy Scott, bassist Steve Priest, and drummer Mick Tucker. They gained international fame for their catchy pop-rock songs, flamboyant stage presence, and distinctive glam rock image.
The Sweet's music is characterized by its energetic and melodic sound, combining elements of rock, pop, and glam rock. They had a string of hit singles in the 1970s, with their music often featuring catchy hooks, layered harmonies, and a polished production style. Some of their most well-known songs include "Ballroom Blitz", "Fox on the Run", "Love Is Like Oxygen", and "Block Buster!" These songs showcased the band's ability to blend heavy guitar riffs with infectious pop melodies.
In addition to their musical prowess, The Sweet became famous for their glam rock image. They were known for their extravagant costumes, glittery makeup, and flashy stage performances, which helped them stand out in the glam rock scene. The band's members had a strong visual impact, with Brian Connolly's wild hair and distinctive voice, Steve Priest's bold and flamboyant persona, Andy Scott's stylish guitar playing, and Mick Tucker's powerful drumming.
Despite their success, The Sweet faced some challenges throughout their career. Internal conflicts, changes in musical trends, and personal issues affected the band's stability. Brian Connolly left the group in 1979 due to health problems, and although the band continued with various lineup changes, they never achieved the same level of success as they did in their heyday.
Nevertheless, The Sweet's impact on the music industry and the glam rock genre is still recognized today. Their music continues to be appreciated by fans of classic rock and glam rock, and their songs are frequently played on radio stations and featured in compilations. The Sweet's legacy lies in their contribution to the vibrant and colorful glam rock movement of the 1970s, leaving a lasting impression on the music of that era.
SWEET - Give us a Wink / Wank 12" Vinyl LP Album
RCA Victor RS 1036 , 1976 , Made in England
"Give Us a Wink" is the album released in 1976 by the British Glam-rock band Sweet. It was their first album to be fully written and fully produced by the band themselves