Catchy tune that – can’t seem to get it out of my head!!
All hail Chinn and Chapman the masters of the pop song, I’ve added the words so you can sing along.(Hope I haven’t spoilt it for you).
Anyone who loves Sweet, will know, that THIS was not their idea of making music, but it got them noticed – pre Ballroom Blitz and Blockbuster, but along with CO-CO, a tune that’ll be in your head for days to come.
Sweet were very bad boys!! At the time of their heyday, I was only very young – but Steve Priest had quite an alarming effect on me even then !!
(I urge you to buy his book from http://www.thesweet.com/page11.html and have an insight into what they got up to).
Incidentally, I prefer their harder rock type songs, “love is like oxygen” is pure genius, (Andy Scott’s masterpiece).
A lot of their songs have been covered by later bands, and I’ll bet some of you out there think Def Leppard were responsible for “Action”. . . NOPE!
And you can definitely hear the songs of Queen echoing the strains of Sweet’s later self penned hits. Brian May’s wizard fingers often sound a lot like Andy Scott’s playing – wouldn’t you agree?
I found it hard to find pictures of Brian Connolly where he didn’t look so sad all the time, but if you read Steve’s book it may give you a hint why.
Pictures of the great Mick Tucker are also thin on the ground.
‘Funny Funny’ A side single 1971 (RCA)
‘You’re not wrong for lovin’ me’ B side
Incidentally, I sang this song so often at work recently, that loads of twenty somethings, who’d never heard of Sweet, are now singing it too – ROCK ON!!
Enjoy – SWEET – a VERY under-rated band!
And sooooooo before their time with their own music.