Sweet – Desolation Boulevard Album Cover Location

The location for Sweet's "Desolation Boulevard" album cover on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

The location for Sweet’s “Desolation Boulevard” album cover on Sunset Boulevard  at Larrabee Street in Hollywood.

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.

Required Listening:

  1. Fox On The Run
  2. Ballroom Blitz
  3. A.C.D.C.
  4. The Six Teens
Album Cover for Desolation Boulevard

The front and back cover for “Sweet’s Desolation Boulevard.”


Back Cover of Sweet's Desolation Boulevard location


The same location on Sunset Boulevard as it was in 1974.

The same location on Sunset Boulevard as it was in 1974.


Map of West Hollywood