Re: The Sweet
Posted by: nivjourney ()
Date: December 24, 2012 12:34AM

Exactly the point I was making :-)
I think the current line-up are probably the strongest, since they were a 3 piece.
Paul Mario Day, Jeff Brown and Tony O'Hora were all very good lead vocalists, but with Pete Lincoln they have a great frontman who is more of a pop style singer, which fits the classic material, and they have a solid back-up with Andy and Tony being great singers in their own right.
Mal McNulty was never a good choice for Sweet in my mind, although he is a very talented musician, credit where it's due.
Bruce has been in the band 20 years now, almost as long as original drummer Mick Tucker was.
I saw Sweet in 2003 and they were good, but still had a bit of a cabaret feel to them (didn't help they were on a bill with The Rubettes and Sailor). I saw them a fortnight ago, and it was like seeing a different band! They had a great stage set-up, and looked and sounded like a rock band again. Great command of the stage, great presence, and the music just felt like it should do. I really hope this line-up sticks and there is more new material (and maybe a DVD), and their management get's them on some proper tours as opposed to these 70's Christmas-time package tours they tend to do...
Niv

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