Sweet Fanny Adams is the second album by Sweet, their first of two released in 1974, and also their first album simply as Sweet. The album was a turning point and change in the band's sound. It featured more of a hard rock sound than their previous pop records.
The album title is English (originally Royal Navy) slang originating from the murder of eight-year-old Fanny Adams in 1867 and means "nothing at all" as well as a similar euphemism "F.A." = "fuck all".
Sweet Fanny Adams reached #27 on the UK album charts in the year of its release by RCA Records in 1974. It was not released in the US but five of its tracks appeared on the US version of the album Desolation Boulevard released later the same year.
Late 80's Indiana-based hair metal band Sweet F.A., who released a pair of major labels albums in 1989 and 1991, respectively, named themselves after the Sweet song. English alternative rock group Love and Rockets titled their 1996 album Sweet F.A..