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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
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Kiosk (Sound Design)
  • ASIN: B00000740K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,242,120 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Speeding on 23 Jun. 2008
Format: Audio CD
After the mild disappointment of Terminal Jive and the overbearing involvement of Georgio Moroder compatriat Harold Faltermeyer, Sparks enlisted the help of German producer Mack, recruited new musicians, reintroduced guitar, bass and drums,and stripped their sound back to a raw edge that had not been heard since Big Beat in 1976. The songs on this album are an absolute joy to listen to. The lyrics are very clever and witty, and I have never been embarrassed to listen to this album unlike another reviewer.

Funny Face is actually my least favourite track on the album. Stand out tracks for me are Don't Shoot Me, I Married a Martian and Wacky Women.
Do yourself a favour and buy this CD. It is a very worthy part of Sparks' amazing 21 album output.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Freddie Valentine on 21 Sept. 2009
Format: Audio CD
The eighties output of the Mael brothers is much maligned by fans, but, although much of it doesn't match the splendour of the Island years or have the inventiveness of their more recent releases, there is still much to cherish.

Whomp is more poppier than some of their earlier albums and contains some fantastic songs. "Where's My Girl" and "I Married A Martian" are the highlights for me.

The band sound sharp and Russell's voice, as ever, is on excellent form.
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It's easy to forget that Sparks' hugely influential (and commercially successful) Giorgio Moroder-helmed 'disco' era only consisted of two albums in just over a year. At the start of the '80s, the Mael brothers reverted back to a more rock approach similar to a lot of the popular American new wave music of the time such as DEVO and Oingo Boingo. As Sparks could be credited with inventing the new wave sound with some of their work in the '70s (particularly with the pre-glam LPs), it felt more like the rest of the world was catching up rather than Sparks latching onto a popular style of the time. The move produced some great work and Whomp That Sucker stands up well in their huge discography. The hilarious and clever singles Tips For Teens and Funny Face give the album an amazing opening 1-2 and although nothing else on the album reaches the giddy heights of these first two tracks, it's still a definite improvement on the previous album. The lyrics on this and the next couple of records are a bit sillier than what went before (as if Sparks were trying to appeal to a teenage audience) but that's not really a complaint. Fun with a capital F.
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Quite simply brilliant! I'm a latecomer to Sparks but I have to say that Whomp That Sucker (closely followed by the similar sounding Angst In My Pants) is the most consistent and adrenaline inducing of the brothers output to date. I'm into 90's American punk rock but this album has ferrited its way into my brain. Major earworms throughout.
It starts of with the thumping new wave stylings of Tips For Teens and doesn't pause for breath. Witty and ludicrous lyrics throughout for the adults, and the catchiest choruses i've heard. My four year old even loves it...much to his mothers dismay!
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