Anglo For Your Ear: The Sweet’s “Block Buster”

Yeah, we all love “Ballroom Blitz,” but this is a good one, too: The Sweet‘s chugging glam-rock smash “Block Buster” was a UK No. 1 for five weeks in 1973. I’m surprised the video store chain hasn’t exploited this record for their own ends.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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