Corny but likible!
L Salisbury | Maryland United States | 01/07/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hard to believe that the same people who gave us "Little Willy", "ballroom blitz" and "fox on the run" started out with 45s that are (unintentionally) more "funny funny" than Spinal Tap's "gimmie some money"! But it's hard not to smile at the safe-as-milk teenage love of "lollypop man" or the neo 20s ragtime of "slow motion". Too bad these singles were unsuccessful at the time of their release. Even today they're still ignored. None of the countless Sweet best-ofs include any of their 68-70 singles (although the B side "lonely out there" did appear on a 1973 K-Tel comp!). Sweet fans should buy this since the corn ball A sides do set the stage for "funny funny", "Papa Joe", "co-co" and their tribute to "Alexander Grham Bell". The heavier metal B sides ("time", "jucier") also predict ""Willy", "blitz" & "fox". BUYER WARNING: the last four songs included, while pretty good, are NOT Sweet. They're from an unnamed studio band that Connely sang for during those sessions (c.1968)."