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Dick Around/Waterproof [Single]

Sparks Audio CD
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The artists who would come to be known for posterity as Sparks commenced inventing their often-copied, seldom-equaled brand of music back around 1970, when pop was young and brash and the Southern California airwaves awash with a contingent of post-British invasion inspirations like The Kinks, Barretts Floyd, and The Seeds. The purchase of countless shiny-sleeved ... Read more in Amazon's Sparks Store

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  • Audio CD (18 Sep 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Gut Records
  • ASIN: B000GRU714
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 547,256 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Interview
2. Dick Around

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SPARKS Dick Around / Waterproof (2006 UK 4-track AA-side enhanced CD single taken from the album Hello Young Lovers and includes Dick Around which is precised into a breathtaking 351 of glorious operatic rock whilst Waterproof has a slice of unpredictable musical heaven bursting with melody; a specially recorded interview with Ron and Russell Mael by former Sex Pistol Steve Jones plus CD-Rom Video)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The "Stairway To Heaven" of the 00's 24 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece! 6 Oct 2006
Format:Audio CD
What more is there to be said? This song is enormously representative of the rest of the material on 'Hello Young Lovers'; large and masterful arrangements, complex lyrics sung at breathtaking speed, multi-layered harmonies and a thrill from one end to the other. Many compare this song (and the rest of their current output) to other bands, but none of these really hit on the exact nature of what Sparks are doing these days; where they are -now- looks very much like where they have been aiming ever since they started in the early 1970s. Saying they sound like someone else is just diluting the fact that what they are up to now is unique in rock music specifically, and probably in music generally. A masterpiece!
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5.0 out of 5 stars CAN I INVADE YOUR CD.....PLAYER? 11 Jan 2008
By JUDE
Format:Audio CD
Sparks were the most original of groups back in the Seventies and this shows they are still as unique as ever. I can only say to everyone reading this, BUY IT AND PLAY IT. Brilliant.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Always ahead of the curve 14 April 2009
By davesbuster - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
One of the most adventurous, creative groups of all time unleashes this classic Sparks tune, complete with great feline frolics video. One of my favorite recent Sparks songs, plus an interview!
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