Sweet and Sour

the album the songs

From around '69 to '75 a peculiar over-the top pre-punk era existed. A riot of colour, glitter, pastiche, platforms, afghans, loons, lurex, cheesecloth, bouffant, side burns, 'taches, hot pants, mullets, boob tubes, fondu, larva lamps, stylophones, cullotts, Turkish Delight, Space Invaders, Smash (for mash get...), bean bags, water beds, choppers, Ford Capri, Pan's People (beautiful Babs - can't remember her name...), Hot Gossip, K-Tel, Ronco, Milk Tray man, Vesta meals, Angel Delight, Curlywurlies, Spangles, Fray Bentos, Finger of Fudge, Cinzano, Campari, Babycham, Party 7, Hirondelle, Blue Nun, cassettes, vinyl, Betamax, 8 Track, TOTP, Radio 1 DJs (enough said), proto X-factor (Hughie Green, Mickie Most, Tony Hatch), Liver Birds, Likely Lads, Please Sir, Jason King, Sweeney, Saint, The Professionals, Bionic Man, Charlie's Angels, Starsky and Hutch, Generation Game, Tiswas, Bagpuss, Clangers, Wombles, Swap Shop, Bazoooka Joe, space hoppers, Kerplunk, Teasmade, Hostess trolleys, Polaroids, Python, Goodies, Benny Hill, Reggie Perrin, Alf Garnett, Dougall, Bernie the Bolt, Clockwork Orange, Rocky, Rocky Horror, Exorcist, The Stud, Kramer vs. Kramer, Sting, Godfather, Jaws, Deer Hunter, Linda Lovelace, Emmanuel, Carry On..., Confessions Of A..., Mary Millington, Mary Whitehouse, Old Grey Whistle Test, M*A*S*H, Woodstock, Beatles split, John Peel, Players No. 6, Best, Marsh, Bowles, Worthington, Clough and Revie, Hunt the Shunt, Ali, JR, Nixon, The Shah, Neil Armstrong, Bruce Lee, Patty Hearst, World Trade Centre, Unions, 3 day week, decimalisation, oil shock, '74 crash, Viet Cong, Bangladesh, Munich, Magaluf, Torremolinos, Viva Espana! Catch 22, Poles knocking England out, floppy disks, Laura Ashley, prog rock, heavy metal, disco, JC Superstar, Mr Men, Bloody Sunday, Brut, Last Tango in Paris, The Sting, The Exorcist, Towering Inferno, Star Wars, Midnight Express, Earthquake, Chairman Mao, Pele, Bobby Moore, Germaine Greer, Idi Amin, Olga Korbut, Bo Derek, Lord Lucan, Clive Sinclair, Frank Spencer, Pol Pot, Uncle Bulgaria, Red Rum, Bob Marley, Ted Heath, Harold Wilson, Leo Sayer, Barry Manilow, Abba, Gary GlitterAlvin Stardust, Bay City Rollers, David Essex, Jackson 5, Status Quo, David Cassidy, The Carpenters, 10cc, TRex, Mud, The Rubetts, The Osmonds, Susie Q, Alvin Stardust, Showaddywaddy

But towering above were Bowie, Slade and The Sweet.
This was GLAM. This is our tribute.

3 Piece Sweet are:
Neil Murray - vocals/guitars
Mark "Milly" Millin - drums/vocals
(who wishes to thank Bern Stuiver
for inspiring the whole thing!)
Alexa Waters - vocals
Ken McGowan - guitars
Andy Kinch - keys

Recorded/mixed at
Gravity Shack, London (Jessica Corcoran)
Perry Vale Studios, London (Pat Collier)
Master at Wired Masters, London

In 2013 we went to see The Sweet perform for the benefit of Ingrid, an old friend of the band. We spoke to Andy Scott, the guitar player in a pub in South London 40 years after it all happened. We gave him some of these songs. Wonder if he listened... ;)