Sweet – Desolation Boulevard Album Cover Location
8850 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA.
The album cover for Sweet’s 1974 album Desolation Boulevard was shot near Larrabee Street and Sunset Boulevard near where the Viper Room is today (at the time of the photo it was a club called The Central). Terners Liquor store, featured prominently on the back of the album is still standing today. The Classic Cat Strip club, also featured prominently on the back cover, is now the location of a Chase Bank. The Viper room was made notorious when actor River Phoenix died on the front sidewalk of a drug overdose on October 31, 1993. Near the location, about a block down on Sunset is the famous Whisky.