Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
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Actors: Andy Scott, Sweet
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This definitive DVD brings together all of Sweet's bubblegum and glam-rock hits from "Ballroom Blitz" and "Teenage Rampage" to "Wig Wam Bam" and "Blockbuster!" It features rare performances of some of their later heavier r... more »
Worth Seeing but could have been Better..
sunshine lady | 04/20/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I think this is the only Dvd available in the US format of "Sweet". I love all their songs and wanted to see some live footage of them, as I was too young to have seen them in the 70's. This video was a bit slow moving with too much talking and repetitive comments by the bands manager & producer. Sweets gutarist "Andy Scott" is also interviewed , but where are the interviews of lead singer Brian Connolly(who has passed on to Rock n' Roll Heaven) and the other band members Mick Tucker and Steve Priest? It would have been more interesting to hear from them. It was interesting to see how their music changed from a very innocent Bubble gum sound of their early days to the Hard glam rockers they became..
The music is the best part of this dvd, but there should have put more music clips, and why didn't they make the music clips with easier access, like when I want to watch "Fox on the Run" I don't want to listen to the manager guy talk for 5mins before the song starts. Also a couple of clips are cut short like "Love is like Oxygen" and it was cool, that was disappointing, Yikes!! But seeing the very sexy Brian Connolly and guy's in those tight pants, all glam,Big heels, & hair flying, singing great songs like "Action", "Fox On the Run", "BallRoom BLitz", "The Sixteens", "Teenage Rampage"etc.., made this Dvd well worth buying for any Sweet fan wanting to see them in their hey day.I can only imagine how good they would have been in concert!! It's easy to see how they influenced 80's Heavy Metal music and glam rockers yet to come. They had their own sound & style and made their mark in rock and roll history as one of the best bands of the 70's. I would like to see a better collection put together of them hopefully soon! I think Sweet deserves better than this, but I still really enjoyed it.."
Shoddy treatment of AWESOME material
Sammy B | Austin TX USA | 03/22/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Man, is this one ANNOYING DVD. The people at CREEM have some absolutely incredible vintage Sweet footage to draw on, and THIS is the best they could do?!?? I'd horsewhip the designers of this DVD if I had a horse. The excellent clips of The Sweet are buried among long, detailed interviews (that would have made for great bonus material), and there's no quick way to get to the music -- you just have to fast-forward through all the bloody yackin'. That being said, any serious fan of The Sweet will want this until (or if) a more intelligent treatment of this material is available -- it does include awesome contemporary footage, and most of it is relatively complete (but not all -- "Wig Wam Bam," for example, is cut in half to work in MORE CHAT). Basically, the vintage clips rate 5 stars -- their presentation in this DVD rates about a 2. Shame on CREEM for this one -- although I'll still hope for a new, revised edition in the future."
Misleadingly packaged documentary
C. Nelson | Loserville, Iowa | 07/05/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was very excited when I came across this DVD. It is presented by Creem magazine, who did a fantastic job with the Iggy and the Stooges DVD recently. The blurb on the back led me to expect complete performaces of each song. Wrong. This is a 90 min. "Behind the Music"-type television documentary. If you're a fan of the band, it's interesting enough to watch once. I was most disappointed with the poor-quality lip-sync performance clips. Cool to see a Sweet DVD on the U.S. market, but it could have been so much better. Chalk up another reason to buy a region-free dvd player..."
Great band, shame about the DVD ...
The Crunge | Fun City, Alberta | 07/22/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"How do you make a dull documentary about The Sweet? It would seem difficult considering what a nutty bunch of guys Sweet were but these folks have managed to pull it off.The main problem here is too much talkin' and not enough rockin'. The Sweet were a wild band but you'd hardly know it from the meagre visual evidence provided.What little there is though is great and well worth the price. It's just that it could have been so much better."