Rip Steve Priest Of The Sweet

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by The undeniable truth, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. "Teenage rampage" was the first single I bought back in 1974 when aged 10.
    The Sweet produced some really fantastic glam rock singles that are still regularly heard even today. "Blockbuster", "Fox on the run" and "Ballroom Blitz" perhaps the best known. He was also know for outrageous costumes worn during TV performances. Only Andy Scott remains from the original line up now.
    Listen to the 2 songs below and raise a glass to great guitarist and a great band.
    RIP Steve.

    Last edited: Jun 5, 2020
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  2. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Many memorable afternoons listening to Sweet and T Rex with my older brother before he went punky.
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  3. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    I loved the Sweet and still love their singles.

    Blockbuster is one of the best pop records evah. Years later I would put in on for my toddler son and he would run around going beserk with joy.

    RIP Steve. We just haven’t got a clue WHAAAT to do!
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  4. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    So now it's, Are you ready Steve?

    Nah, uh...
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  5. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    Listening to those tracks, I don't think I fully appreciated how good they were at the time. Perhaps their clothes, etc, put me off. But great memories, just the same.
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  6. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Typically understated rare live footage.
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  7. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    I know what's getting blasted out of Spotify tonight now.
  8. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Great band
  9. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    They were a local band as well!
  10. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    My first gig was to see The Sweet at Hemel Pavilion in '73.

    (aged 10, with my mum...)
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  11. ST1968

    ST1968 Academy Graduate

    Before my music awakening first time round really. Now seen Andy Scott's Sweet a few times - most recent in December just gone.

    Infected my 40year old 'kid' brother as well now.

    Still a really good night out, latest line-up is as strong as any since 80s although obviously only one original member left standing now. Heavier songs too for a good proportion of the gig - a true rock band not just a Glam outfit.

    Grab a ticket when you can.

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