Inveterate L.A. art-rockers Sparks leave their dance/electronica fixations in the dust to bring forth possibly one of the most ardent and potent rock singles to come out in aeons.
It is a sad, bitter story of a once successful businessman losing everything he has in life and realising that there is nothing more that he has to do in life.
Beautiful, luxuriant orchestras alternate with a shocking blast of heavy metal with a moshing chorus. Imagine Slayer meets Phantom Of The Opera and Queen, and this is what you'll get.
"Waterproof" is a great singalong about a heartless bastard who doesn't give in to his girlfriend's crying in order to please her. It starts of as a nice delicate ballet piece until it suddenly explodes into a glam rock stomper with nice Freddie Mercury-ish vocals.
Don't buy a copy of this single. Buy 10 copies, and help Sparks get back into the Top 40, where they rightfully belong.