Thursday, 23 May 2013

The Sweet Life

The Sweet were still pretty big in 1974 but, even as they appeared in the BBC documentary 'All that Glitters' celebrating their success, they were already beginning their slow descent from the toppermost of the poppermost to yesterday's news.

The group come over rather well (with the exception of bassist Steve Priest who reminds me of a less funny Jim Davidson, if you can imagine such a thing): thoughtful, earnest, honest - and with no illusions that their fame will, ultimately, be anything more than fleeting.

It's worth catching the rest of the show if you can, especially for more storming live footage that demonstrates just how good the band were at their peak.

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