Action: SWEET

Australian singles chart:
Action entered the Kent Music Report on 8 Sep 1975 and peaked at #4. The song was #28 on the Top 100 of 1975.

The song is on Strung Up which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 26 January 1976 and peaked at #9.
A slightly different version appeared on Give Us a Wink which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 22 May 1976 and peaked at #17.

Andy Scott, Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Mick Tucker


Record label of Australian release:
RCA Victor

The song went through several iterations; a 7″ single version was recorded at Ian Gillan’s Kingsway Studios in London and slightly different versions appear on the albums Strung Up and Give Us a Wink.
The lyrics refer to Sweet’s negative treatment as pop stars, particularly by the music press, and to the demands of the music industry. The track features a masked “backwards vocal” with the words “You kiss my arse”.
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