Desolation Boulevard

Desolation Boulevard

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by Sweet
     
 

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Sweet hit the peak of their powers on Desolation Boulevard, a wonderfully lightweight collection of fizzy melodies and big, dumb hooks. Essentially, the album consists of three dynamic singles buoyed by a bunch of filler, but those singles -- "Ballroom Blitz," "The 6-Teens," and "Fox on the Run" -- are addictive slices of bubblegum glam rock. And the filler isSee more details below

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Sweet hit the peak of their powers on Desolation Boulevard, a wonderfully lightweight collection of fizzy melodies and big, dumb hooks. Essentially, the album consists of three dynamic singles buoyed by a bunch of filler, but those singles -- "Ballroom Blitz," "The 6-Teens," and "Fox on the Run" -- are addictive slices of bubblegum glam rock. And the filler is ridiculously silly and enjoyable, with "Sweet F.A.," "I Wanna Be Committed," and "No You Don't" sounding like a kind of bizarre prototype for the Ramones' punky bubblegum (only without the irony, of course). Although the filler is relatively strong, there are a number of weak patches on Desolation Boulevard, but it remains an intoxicatingly fun record and one that sounds surprisingly fresh, even with all of its kitschy '70s production techniques.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0077774845229
catalogNumber:
48452
Rank:
21344

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sweet   Primary Artist
Brian Connolly   Vocals
Steve Priest   Bass,Harmonica,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Andy Scott   Synthesizer,Guitar,Vocals
Mick Tucker   Drums,Gong,Vocals,Bells,Timpani,Tubular Bells

Technical Credits

Sweet   Arranger,Producer
Nicky Chinn   Composer,Producer
Peter Coleman   Engineer
Brian Connolly   Composer,Producer
Johnny Dyer   Art Direction
Steve Priest   Composer,Producer
Andy Scott   Producer
Phil Wainman   Producer
Mick Tucker   Composer,Producer
Mike Chapman   Composer,Producer
Andrew Scott   Composer

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