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soundtrack to one summer in the 80's
on 21 December 2003
This album (in the form of a "Nice Price" cassette) played almost non-stop in my car for a summer in the mid eighties. My friends have often chided me for not listening to "real" music like Led Zeppelin and the like so this album, and Sparks in general, aren't for those who take music (and themselves) too seriously. This and Angst In My Pants are my very favorite Sparks albums. It's all very funny, very catchy and yet at the heart of it all is something just as worthwhile as in those "serious" songs I hear.
Among the gems that hold a special place in my memories are the title track, Pretending to be drunk, Progress and The Song that Sings Itself. That's not bad after not listening to this for almost 20 years.