Sparks - Sparks (1971)
Within the first track of their debut album -- the crisp, minimal pounder "Wonder Girl," featuring Russell Mael's falsetto already engaged in swooping acrobatics and Ron Mael's sparkling piano work to the fore, singing ever-so-slightly-weird lyrics about love that couldn't quite be taken at face value -- Sparks established themselves so perfectly that arguably the rest of the brothers' long career has been a continual refinement from that basic formula. Even more striking is realizing how astoundingly prescient it was; what must have sounded indescribably strange in 1972 now feels like the precursor to nearly all of new wave, a fair chunk of synth-pop, and just about any music with a brain.
Hello Folks, good morning to you all and hope you will have a nice weekend. Today i will post again a little more here on the blog. After this Sparks post it will take a few hours but than i will be back with some very (at least i hope you will think the same about it :-) ) nice albums from different directions and times of release. Okay see you later and i hope you will have fun with this imho fantastic debut by the wonderful awful Sparks :-). Wonderful for her really great stuff they recorded in the past and awful for the disastrous songs they also released in the bands career, lol.
Frank Flac part1 & Flac part2