Ballroom Blitz- The Sweet (1973)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Ballroom Blitz by The Sweet. The record was released in 1973, on the RCA record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a a typical platform shoe as worn by Glam rockers, The Sweet.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of The Sweet, Glam Rock, Fashion, Platform Shoes, or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Ballroom Blitz
Media Artist/s: The Sweet
Record Label: RCA
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Rock / Glam Rock

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Additional information about this, The Sweet vinyl art.

The Sweet – The Artist/s

The Sweet are a British glam rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s. Their best known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bass player Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker. The group was originally called Sweetshop. The band was formed in London in 1968 and achieved their first hit, “Funny Funny”, in 1971 after teaming up with songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and record producer Phil Wainman. During 1971 and 1972, their musical style followed a marked progression from the Archies-like bubblegum style of “Funny Funny” to a Who-influenced hard rock style supplemented by a striking use of high-pitched backing vocals. The band first achieved success in the UK charts, with thirteen Top 20 hits during the 1970s alone, with “Block Buster!” (1973) topping the chart, followed by three consecutive number two hits in “Hell Raiser” (1973), “The Ballroom Blitz” (1973) and “Teenage Rampage” (1974).

Ballroom Blitz – The Song

Ballroom Blitz’ (often called “Ballroom Blitz”) is a song by the British glam rock band Sweet, written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. “The Ballroom Blitz” was inspired by an incident on 27 January 1973 when the band were performing at the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock, Scotland and were driven offstage by a bottling.

Platform Shoe – The Shape

Modelled into the silhouette of a platform shoe as worn by the Glam rock band, The Sweet during their live acts. Platform shoes are shoes, boots, or sandals with an obvious thick sole, usually in the range of 3–10 cm (1–4 in). Platform shoes may also be high heels, in which case the heel is raised significantly higher than the ball of the foot. Extreme heights, of both the sole and heel, can be found in fetish footwear such as ballet boots, where the sole may be up to 20 cm (8 in) high and the heels up to 40 cm (16 in) or more. The sole of a platform shoe can have a continuous uniform thickness, have a wedge, a separate block or a stiletto heel. Raising the ankle increases the risk of a sprained ankle. A resurgence of interest in platform shoes as fashion began as early as 1967 and continued through to 1979 in Europe and Britain. At the beginning of the fad, they were worn primarily by young women in their teens and twenties, and occasionally by younger girls, older women, and (particularly during the disco era) by young men.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
Artist Formation

Group / Band

Decade

70's

Gender

Male

Nationality

English

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