Song Bell Bottom Bliss: “The Six Teens” by Sweet
posted by July 24 at 10:19 AMon
Who doesn’t love a teenage anthem? This 1974 singalong—by Sweet, perhaps better known for their sorta-hit “Ballroom Blitz”—is one of the best.
Glammy, loud, throwing around the rock with a big-haired Broadway shmaltz, these guys seem like the English version of the New York Dolls, minus the hard drugs and cross-dressing and with, you know, singing. But man, I dig those Nigel Tufnell haircuts and wide-ass leather collars. When I say “I dig” them, that means I’m laughing out loud at the total ridiculousness of them. Seriously, that pic below was everything Spinal Tap ever wanted to be.
Also, nothing beats a kettle drum for teenage anthemic purposes.