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Sparks / a Woofer in Tweeter's Clothing ~ Sparks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pop like no other, 25 Mar 2001
The first two Sparks albums are clearly products of the early 70's, stamped forever in time by the production of Todd Rundgren and former Electric Prunes lead singer Thaddeus James Lowe. But the abundance of ideas and the daring to try to carry them off give both efforts a freshness lacking in so much contemporary music. The first album, which was released eponymously under the band's original moniker, Halfnelson, swirls together influences from The Kinks and Small Faces (in their more twee conceptions), bits of psychedelia and a general weirdness that has been the permanent trademark of Sparks leaders Ron and Russell Mael. The songs range from the tinny garage rock of "Fa La Fa… Read more

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