Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be

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Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 27, 1971
StudioNova Sound Studios, London
GenreBubblegum pop, pop rock, glam rock
Length37:14
LabelRCA
ProducerPhil Wainman
The Sweet chronology
Gimme Dat Ding
(1970)
Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be
(1971)
The Sweet's Biggest Hits
(1972)
Singles from Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be
  1. "Funny Funny"
    Released: March 1971
  2. "Co-Co"
    Released: June 1971
Alternative cover
Original German LP cover
Original German LP cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be is the English glam rock band The Sweet's debut album, released in November 1971 on RCA Records in the UK. The album contained two singles which were hits in the UK: "Funny Funny" (No. 13 in March 1971) and "Co-Co" (No. 2 in June).[2] In the United States, only "Co-Co" dented the chart, reaching No. 99 in October.[3]

RCA released the album in West Germany under the title Funny Funny, How Sweet Co-Co Can Be (1971) with a different album cover and an extra song.[4] That song ("Done Me Wrong All Right") was included as an extra track on the 1991 BMG Music CD reissue. It is also the first bonus track on the CD reissue released on 24 January 2005. It reached number 1 in Finland.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn except where noted. On the American Top 40 broadcast of May 26, 1979, Casey Kasem reported that Chapman stated his source of inspiration for "Funny Funny" was "Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies, going so far as to call it "a blatant ripoff."[citation needed]

Side one

  1. "Co-Co" – 3:14
  2. "Chop Chop" – 3:00
  3. "Reflections" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr.) – 2:52
  4. "Honeysuckle Love" (Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott, Mick Tucker) – 2:55
  5. "Santa Monica Sunshine" – 3:20
  6. "Daydream" (John Sebastian) – 3:13

Side two

  1. "Funny Funny" – 2:46
  2. "Tom Tom Turnaround" – 4:07
  3. "Jeanie" (Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker) – 2:58
  4. "Sunny Sleeps Late" – 2:58
  5. "Spotlight" (Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker) – 2:47
  6. "Done Me Wrong All Right" (Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker) – 2:57 (missing on some original editions - bonus track on all CD editions of the album)

Bonus tracks on 2005 reissue[edit]

  1. "Be with You Soon" (out-take) (Scott) – 3:34
  2. "You're Not Wrong for Loving Me" (single B-side) (Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker) – 2:44
  3. "Alexander Graham Bell" (single A-side) – 2:53
  4. "Poppa Joe" (single A-side) – 3:07
  5. "Little Willy" (single A-side) – 3:10
  6. "Man from Mecca" (single B-side) (Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker) – 2:45
  7. "Wig-Wam Bam" (single A-side) – 3:01
  8. "New York Connection" (single B-side) (Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker) – 4:01
  9. "Paperback Writer" (Japanese single A-side, b/w "Chop Chop") (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:18 (not included on 2015 reissue)
  10. "Lucille / Great Balls of Fire" (BBC session) (Al Collins, Little Richard / Otis Blackwell, Jack Hammer) – 2:47 (not included on 2015 reissue)

Disc 2 of 2015 reissue[edit]

  1. "Slow Motion" (1st single A-side Fontana, 1968) (Watkins)
  2. "It's Lonely Out There" (1st single B-side) (Siegel, Jay)
  3. "Lollipop Man" (2nd single A-side Parlophone, 1969) (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood)
  4. "Time" (2nd single B-side) (Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Mick Stewart, Mick Tucker)
  5. "All You'll Ever Get from Me" (3rd single A-side Parlophone, 1969) (Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway)
  6. "The Juicer" (3rd single B-side) (Mick Stewart)
  7. "Get on the Line" (4th single A-side Parlophone, 1970) (Jeff Barry, Andy Kim)
  8. "Mr. McGallagher" (4th single B-side) (Mick Stewart)

Personnel[edit]

  • Brian Connolly — lead vocals (except as noted)
  • Steve Priest — bass guitar (except 1, 7, 15, 16, 17), lead vocals (track 2), backing vocals
  • Andy Scott — guitars (except 1, 7, 15, 16, 17), lead vocals (track 13), backing vocals (except track 7)
  • Mick Tucker — drums (except 1, 7, 15, 16, 17), backing vocals
  • Frank Torpey — guitar (disc 2, tracks 1, 2)
  • Mick Stewart — guitar (disc 2, tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Additional personnel
  • John Roberts — bass (tracks 1, 7, 15, 16, 17)
  • Phil Wainman — drums, percussion (tracks 1, 7, 15, 16, 17), production
  • Pip Williams — guitar (tracks 1, 7, 15, 16, 17), arrangement (track 3)
  • Fiachra Trench - arrangements (tracks 2, 5, 6, 8)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be - Sweet - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  2. ^ "UK Official Charts". Official Charts Company. 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Hot 100: The Sweet". Billboard. 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Funny Funny, How Sweet Co-Co Can Be album cover and track list". Private Sweet collector. Archived from the original on 8 October 1999. Retrieved 1 October 2008.