Sweet, which came to prominence in the U.K. right around the time of the rise of both Bowie and T Rex, fall into the T Rex category of rock and roll as silly, energetic, teen-oriented music. I mean, I just tried to load The Best of Sweet into my disc drive to glean the profound lyrical content of "Wig-wam Bam," and my disc drive promptly spat the CD back out at me! Apparently this Sweet CD is too Stoopid for even my disc drive to want to play. Oh well, like Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt said, "Good taste is the last refuge of the unimaginative," and no one will ever accuse a disc drive of having an imagination, after all.
"Hiawatha didn't bother too much
About Minnehaha and her tender touch
'Til she took him to the silver stream
Then she whispered words like he'd never heard
That made him all shudder inside when she said
Wig-wam bam, gonna make you my man
Wam bam bam, gonna get you if I can
Wig-wam bam, wanna make you understand
Try a little touch, try a little too much
just try a little wig-wam bam."
Save for a couple of dog tracks at the end of the CD, The Best of Sweet has mostly fun tracks that approach and sometimes equal, but never quite top lyrics like the above. Great drums throughout.