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Merton Manor Club, London


the sweet

Billed as 'In It For Ingrid', a charity evening to raise funds to pay for treatment for lifelong fan and friend Ingrid Paasch who suffered from an aneurysm, Sweet and friends played a one off show in this intimate pub like venue that many will remember for years to come.

For once the Manor Club was packed out as punters had finally got to grips on how to use a map to find this great, cosy little venue. Weapon UK started the evening off with a bang with a slice of vintage old school Metal which warmed the party up nicely.

Andy Scott and his merry men in Sweet played a blockbusting set full of hits starting with their version of the recently recorded 'New York Groove'. 'Turn It Down' delighted the connoisseurs.

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Scott repeated the infamous words of Ian Gillan by saying: "Can we have everything louder than everything else?"

The harmonies of Pete Lincoln and Tony O'Hara were pitch perfect on a rousing 'The Sixteens' whilst 'Wig Wag Bam' segued into 'Little Willy' was a stomping floor shaker.


An extended 'Love Is Like Oxygen' dipped into ELP's 'Fanfare...' and 'Fox On The Run' and 'Action' rounded off the main set before you could say: "We haven't got a clue what to do."

Scott's buddies in Paddy Goes To Holyhead featuring Praying Mantis' Troy brothers and Weapon UK's Danny Hynes had many invited guests including latter day Slade singer Mal McNulty and Heavy Metal Kid Keith Boyce for 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' and 'Coz I Luv Ya' whilst Thunder's Danny Bowes and Luke Morley palmered off 'Addicted To Love' and Bolan's 'Get It On' followed by Reuben Archer singing 'Doctor Doctor'.


A Hellraiser of an evening where the Sweet Blitzed the Manor.

Set list:

New York Groove
Turn It Down
The Sixteens
Wigwam Bam
Little Willy
Teenage Rampage
You Spin Me Round
Love Is Like Oxygen
Fox On The Run
The Ballroom Blitz
For an exclusive interview with Andy Scott click here.




Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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