Song of the Week: “Blockbuster!” by Sweet

by Douglas Cowie on 5 July 2019

Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “Blockbuster!” by Sweet:

I stumbled onto a Twitter conversation this week, in which the excellent music writer Jon Savage claimed that “Blockbuster!” is better than “White Riot” by the Clash and “Ballroom Blitz“, also by Sweet. So here it is: judge for yourself. I’d also like to point out that the opening is obviously the thing Sloan ripped off inspiration for the opening of the excellent Sloan song, “Money City Maniacs“, a song that appears on a whole album that sounds like a band that’s been listening to tons of Sweet and Thin Lizzy, and is all the better for it.

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