Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sweet Summer's End


Life is Funny


You Can Go From This:



To This in just a couple decades...


That's Steve Priest of Sweet, the bassist of the glammiest of all the early 70's glam groups...

A band I truly never tire of hearing....

Although the prospect of watching them this weekend has me a little worried.

But since I missed the early daze, I'm gonna have to catch the revamped version about 30 years past their last chart hit...

The original lead singer is dead, and only one original member is in this version, but I will be rocking out to 'em no matter what...

They'll be playing the Santa Cruz Boardwalk on Friday, and I've already got my room booked...

In San Francisco tens of thousands will convene in Golden Gate Park for some $90 a head corporate rock festival thang...and I am splitting to see a band that is long forgotten by most...

Although, they don't look like the old Sweet...they sound close enough

I know because I checked out some live recordings from the recent tour...

and it will have to do I suppose...

Go ahead, hear for yerself...
from an audience recording this spring in Pennsylvania

Steve Priest's
Sweet (live 2009) - Fox On The Run

Compare that to a couple live recordings done in Berlin in 1976

Sweet (live 1976) - Set Me Free

this live one especially cracks me up...

Sweet (live 1976) - (If We Don't F*ck You) Someone Else Will/Blockbuster

and here, just for good measure, one more rockin' classic that in't on the current setlist, but is an olde personal fave and advocates the nocturnal lifestyle I myself favor...





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