Sweet

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1995 (The 1996 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Desolation Boulevard (1974)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
The Ballroom Blitz (1973)
Fox On The Run (1974)

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Will Sweet be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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Sweet were truly a great band but as much as I'd like them to get recognised by the hall, I think maybe they're lost under the shadow of the whole 'GlamRock' thing too much to be seen as a really serious contender. A shame, but it's how the hall works.

Posted by Craigyboy on Sunday, 04.8.07 @ 07:43am


All this Coven talk has me yearning for some fun music.

I wonder what Little Willy has to say about all that?

Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 09.16.08 @ 16:28pm


Well, one thing's for sure, you can't push him around about it.

Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 09.16.08 @ 17:38pm


Of course!!! THE KINGS OF GLAM MUST BE IN!!!!

Posted by Ronnie J. Malmsteen on Monday, 12.15.08 @ 02:58am


Sweet rock (No pun intended). Let em in

Posted by Firebrick on Sunday, 12.21.08 @ 19:04pm


No brainer. YES! T.REX, SLADE, SWEET should all be in!

Posted by Child in Time 27 on Monday, 12.22.08 @ 13:08pm


Not having The Sweet inducted is a true crime! Yeah they're branded with glam but so many big successful 80's/90's glam groups like Def Leppard & Motley Crue acknowledge their influence. There was a time when glam ruled the air waves and The Sweet were first with the image. I would think however they could make it on their cutting edge sound alone... innovative guitar tones and killer vocal harmonies. You only have to look as far as your nearest Queen album to here Sweet's influence/sound. Their old recordings sound fresh even today which is a true testament of the quality of the music they produced.

Posted by KoolAid on Monday, 12.29.08 @ 21:28pm










BALLROOM BLITZ



Posted by RARARA on Friday, 02.27.09 @ 13:16pm


They'll never make the cut, but they're a great group. The Hall could probably use a band like this in there.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 02.27.09 @ 16:55pm


I'm with Cheesecrop. No chance, but it'd be awesome.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 02.27.09 @ 18:12pm


Little Willy Lives.

I am one of the "6-Teens" who wants to rekindle his "Teenage Rampage" and go "Wig Wam Bam" on "Mother Earth" while my "Fox on the Run" searches for the "Stairway to the Stars" during her "California Nights" because she needs "Action"

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 02.28.09 @ 07:25am


Wow Dameon, that sure was a "Blockbuster" of puns. You can be quite a "Hellraiser" when you want to be. Why not calm down before you "Funk It Up" some more? Here, drink some "Co-Co." When it comes to the Sweet, Dameon, your "Love Is Like Oxygen"... it makes up about 21% of the atmosphere in this room.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 02.28.09 @ 22:56pm


I'm just a "Sixties Man" wno can read "The Lies In Your Eyes" because I have the "Fever of Love".

Although I doubt we will ever see Sweet inducted, it is good to give them their due. It's good to meet other fans of such a fun band.

Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 03.1.09 @ 01:39am


You are indeed a "Funny Funny" man, Dameon.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 03.1.09 @ 03:00am


Philip - I guess there is only one thing left to say

"SWEET!"

Can you imagine what the HoF would actually be like if the idiots that ran it actually cared about RnR as an artform. It would probably be a great place to visit. As it is now - I don't think so.

Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 03.1.09 @ 06:52am


My song is "Fox On The Run"...it's my song, and none of the rest of you can have it!!!

Sweet...great, fun band...that would be too much for the "committee" to handle!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 03.1.09 @ 08:28am


Well, Dameon, supposedly they do care about Rock And Roll as an artform. A little too much, imo. But when you think of the acts that the Sweet has influenced, you're left listing off the hair metal bands of the 80s. Not exactly a persuasive argument for "Rock and roll as an artform" right there. lol

Then again I love hair metal. I'm a Midwesterner. It's in the water 'round here.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 03.1.09 @ 12:21pm


I also like Sweet, Desolation boulevard I thought was a pretty good album, especially Sweet F.A. and A.C.D.C among all the other big hits they had

Posted by Brian on Sunday, 03.1.09 @ 13:50pm


Although the Alt. rockers would disagree, a lot of good party time, fun music came out of the 80's. I blame Bon Jovi for ruining it.

Sweet kicks ass. Have a good week all.

Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 03.1.09 @ 18:12pm


C'mon, don't start pickin' on Bon Jovi! They didn't ruin anything.

Too many fun songs for one band to ruin it!

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 03.1.09 @ 20:19pm


Sorry Cheesie - for me, they were the beginning of the end of the 80's Hard/Party Rock scene. I am not saying they were a horrible band, but they took the edge completely out of the music. The bands that defined that time were: Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Ratt, Queensryche and Dokken.

Posted by Dameon on Monday, 03.2.09 @ 02:14am


I think I pulled something out of whack shoveling snow a while ago.
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Sorry Cheesie - for me, they were the beginning of the end of the 80's Hard/Party Rock scene. I am not saying they were a horrible band, but they took the edge completely out of the music. The bands that defined that time were: Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Ratt, Queensryche and Dokken.

Posted by Dameon on Monday, 03.2.09 @ 02:14am
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I was there - trust me - I guess you could say they took a little edge out of it. Thing is, you mention Queensryche here. Good act, but I'd hardly say they were a "party band".

Unless, of course, you're into some of that freaky stuff.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 03.2.09 @ 14:04pm


I don't know why I mentioned Queensryche

Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 03.3.09 @ 05:59am


Sweet were just a great, upbeat glam rock band. They do have a good amount of influence because they have been covered numerous times by bands like Def Leppard.

Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 07.4.09 @ 20:46pm


I know "Ballroom Blitz" and "Fox on the Run" should be in the kickass songs Hall of Fame! Seriously, though, I know that for a brief moment there they were right there at the front of the U.K. glam scene, and that Joe Elliott keeps naming them in the same breath as Queen and Bowie (Slade, T. Rex and Mott as well,) so they may have influenced Def Lep. I don't know if the Crue have cited them but there was one issue of Guitar Player Magazine entirely dedicated to the Crue, and in the biography Mick Wall mentioned Sweet. I'me not entirely sure whether they deserve the Hall, but isn't it possible that their look had just as much of an impact on the hair bands as T. Rex and the NY Dolls? They can at least be considered.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 02.24.10 @ 19:38pm


good amount of influence because they have been covered numerous times by bands like Def Leppard.

Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 07.4.09 @ 20:46pm

Does anyone know if Def Leppard explicitly said Sweet influenced them? Because covering a band has more to do with liking their songs than actual influence on style, etc. Take Hank Williams Jr. for example, do you really think he was influenced by the Troggs just because he covered "Wild Thing?"

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 04.27.11 @ 10:07am


"Does anyone know if Def Leppard explicitly said Sweet influenced them? Because covering a band has more to do with liking their songs than actual influence on style, etc. Take Hank Williams Jr. for example, do you really think he was influenced by the Troggs just because he covered "Wild Thing?""

Joe Elliot seems to say Sweet every sentence whenever someone asks him about his musical roots, so I'd say yeah.

Posted by Jim on Thursday, 10.11.12 @ 22:43pm


Shouldn't "Love is Like Oxygen" and "Little Willy" also be essential cuts?

If they're not in the Hall it's because their work has been poorly compiled. There's too much Andy Scott's Sweet crap out there, half the time when you buy Sweet albums you don't even know if you're getting the original versions. Plus, their "Best of Sweet", as impressive as it is, is missing some of their best cuts like:

Sweet F.A.
Rock and Roll Disgrace
Hellraiser

Posted by John on Friday, 10.25.13 @ 12:44pm


Whoever voted no for Sweet and yes for Gary Glitter needs to have their head examined for the benefit of medical science.

Posted by joker on Tuesday, 09.8.15 @ 11:44am


The fact that these guys aren't in the hall is a Rock N Roll Disgrace.

Posted by Max on Tuesday, 04.19.16 @ 23:20pm


You know, what I'm going to bring up sounds like it doesn't have anything to do with The Sweet or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. George Carlin once talked in a stand up act how a big part of the rich rich corporate class doesn't give a crap about anybody. Think about what you have to be to be in this Hall of Fame private committee to discuss and bring about stuff. Clearly it's money, right? You bet your behind it is! As the Sex Pistols said, it's a stain, and they are totally right! They say Rock N Roll Hall of Fame like it's ALL of rock. B.S. Where's T. Rex and The Sweet? How come so many obvious people were snubbed? How long did it take the Small Faces to get in? How did they miss Kiss? Deep Purple was snubbed for a long time! Parliament Funkadelic? Pretty bad and shameful. It is a corporate piece of garbage that doesn't represent rock n roll at all with things that are WAYYY overpriced, which means also they are probably losing money. They were meant to close anyways.

Also, to joker above, Gary Glitter is a pitiful disgraceful human being, but his music was incredible and most definitely changed music a lot with the whole glam rock scene.

But as Rick Nielsen once said in an interview I watched (before being nominated for the R&R H of Fame), he doesn't need any recognition because he's already well known and well known to many talented and older musicians he's admired. He got to work with Townshend and others. I personally think a blog of some kind needs to be put up where we can put the REAL legends, and everybody could look at it and write. Like an Official ROck Hall of Fame, BUT done by somebody who's fair, democratic, and knows what they're doing. :P

Some notes to add about Sweet. Look at the influence Queen as probably taken from them. You'd probably see. Def Leppard I'm sure were along with Motley Crue and Kiss. I'm sure many punk bands loved Sweet. I'm sure there's way more influence I do not recognize that could just come out from Andy Scott or somebody who really knows their stuff.

Again, shameful Hall of Fame.

Posted by Carlos on Saturday, 06.11.16 @ 22:29pm


Steering clear of record company requests for Bubble Gum, They played hard Rock with hits through the Early 70's. The Sweet style led the way for Queen and Bowie with US top ten hits like "Little Willie", "Ballroom Blitz", "Fox on The Run", "Love is Like Oxygen". Thatís more than most Inductees ever had. In Europe they did the same with "Wig Wam", "Blockbuster", "Teenage Rampage", and "Action (Everybody Wantsí a Piece of the Action)".

Posted by Fab Lite on Saturday, 07.9.16 @ 23:25pm


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