Desolation Boulevard is the third album by Sweet, and their second released in 1974. It contains the original version of the song "Fox on the Run". The album's American version, released in November 1975, includes the 1973 smash "The Ballroom Blitz".
The album cover photo was shot near the entrance of a rock 'n' roll club called The Central, located at 8852 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. Today it is the site of The Viper Room, where actor River Phoenix died from a drug overdose on 31 October 1993. The back cover photo is a shot of the Las Vegas Boulevard "The Strip", Las Vegas, Nevada, in the early 1970s.
The U.S. and Canadian version of Desolation Boulevard was released in July 1975. It was different from the U.K. version and included several songs from their previous album Sweet Fanny Adams in addition to the "Ballroom Blitz" and "Fox on the Run" singles.