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Poll Question: who's your favourite?
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    Posted: June 26 2006 at 14:29
    I was 11 in 1973 when these bands were at their best. My favourite is Slade!
But in that year though i bought an album which was to change my musical direction....Foxtrot!

Mind you i still love Slade & Sweet to bits!!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2006 at 14:31
Another good poll! Slade for me. Xmas wouldn't be the same without them!!
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2006 at 15:33
The Sweet had a few good singles but Slade beat them by a huge margin. The Sweet don't even come close to the genius that is "How does it feel?".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2006 at 15:34
Sweet, but only because I grew up on them. Slade never made it big in Sweden.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2006 at 17:53
Sweet for me, I still like to hear them now and again.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 02:46
Ahhh... the memories....

Sweet by a narrow margin.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 05:24
At the time I'd have picked The Sweet, but with the benefit of age and wisdom I picked Slade - I still listen to them from time to time. Blockbuster and Ballroom Blitz still kick serious butt, though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 09:31
Slade. I have all records from Slade. One of my favorities bands.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 12:40
Sweet for me!....'Love Is Like Oxygen' was even progressive!!
 
I felt that their overall repetoire had more inventive songs!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 13:35
Sweet by far. Though inconsistent to say the least, their albums feature some absolute gems of hard rock that's far from their glam rock (though they were arguably the ultimate glam rock singles act too, imo) singles. Check out songs like 'Medusa', 'Set Me Free', 'No You Don't', 'Sweet F.A.', 'Into The Night', 'Man With The Golden Arm' etc. You'd hear an innovative rock band that even have some slight prog influence (but no, I'm NOT going to propose them for prog related...). Singles wise, two of my all time fave 70s singles were by them- 'The Six Teens' and 'Fox On The Run'. So I'd say Sweet.
 
As for Slade, they were, imo, far more of a singles act. The album songs are just not up to the quality of the singles as I recall, though I've not heard their albums for a while. Slade never really showed any real progression beyond 3 chord pop rock, but they were damned good at it I guess....and that never harmed Status Quo!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 14:30
I was a huge Sweet fan...still am. On the other hand I never liked Slade, so Sweet by miles!Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 14:33
I saw a movie featuring Slade when I was 12 or 13     
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 14:34
^ Slade in Flame?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 14:34
Wait, where's the Dream Theater option?
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 18:17
Sweet were glam-prog. Lets have a glam-prog section on here. I'd put Tyrannosaurus Rex in there along with ...erm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2006 at 03:38
The Sweet - Slade might have Brought The House Down making everyone Cum On, Feel The Noize and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, but the Sweet had some blinding vocal harmonies as the Hellraisers delivered a Ballroom Blitz looking for some Action.

In the end, this poll is won by Sweet Fanny Adams.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2006 at 03:52
Sweet for me, but from the moment they became a real group and left the bubblegum rock BS behind. When they started making real albums.  They wezre proggier too >> check out Level Headed
 
Slade was a bit too noisy for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2006 at 10:17
There's no option for neither...but Slade of course
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 18 2006 at 08:56
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2006 at 09:06
Originally posted by BilboBaggins BilboBaggins wrote:

Sweet for me!....'Love Is Like Oxygen' was even progressive!!

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