Rare Video: The Sweet and “Ballroom Blitz”

A confession: The Sweet’s Desolation Boulevard is one of my favourite albums of all time. From grade nine through to my graduation of university, I listened to both sides of this album at least once for every essay and paper I wrote. Every one.

I have more Sweet records than just about anyone: albums, singles, CDs, reissues, bootlegs. One of the bands I was in carried the name Desolation Alley, inspired by the name of this album. But until today, I didn’t know that this video existed.

(Via Boing Boing.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Rare Video: The Sweet and “Ballroom Blitz”

  • August 17, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    My first musical purchase, so many years ago, was 3 45’s – David Bowie’s Fame, War’s Low Rider, and The Sweet’s Ballroom Blitz. I have since become a major Bowie fan, but Ballroom Blitz was one heck of a song.


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