Boneshaker â€“Sweetness/ Badman Strikes Again â€“London HLU 10332 (1971 UK)
Sweetness is another magic Mike Berry production of a great song â€“itâ€™s real â€™67 psych with a pinch of Russell Morrisâ€™ The Real Thing and some commercial Steam catchiness (Na Na Na), it should have been a hit.
Sweetness was written by Bill Parkinson, a session man Mike used on many of the cover versions he did for Reditunes. At the end of a session at Radio Luxemburg, Mike recorded Sweetness at the 4 track studio there. The band on the track were the same guys who recorded Hey Hey Jump Now/ Goodbye (CBS 7760) as The One Hit Wonders.
â€œIt had nothing on the B side except a backing track that I had done when in my John Fogerty mood. I loved Bad Mood Rising and we basically just tried to get the sound they got on Cosmoâ€™s Factory. It was a tribute to John Fogerty.â€ Click on title for a soundclip of Sweetness