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No Sparks biography for years - then two come along at once!
on 1 June 2010
This is the second book about Sparks to have been published in the past year - and an excellent one it is too!
At the time of writing, it is bang up to date and includes their recent Swedish Radio musical "The Seduction of Inmar Bergmann".
If you are expecting to the the minutae of Ron and Russell Mael's daily lives, then you will be sorely disappointed. Both are private individuals and let the music speak for itself - and what music!
With a 22 album career (so far!) that takes in glam rock, disco, techno, operatic-pop and much more, you are in for an interesting ride as Sparks consistently surprise.
Previous bands members and other associates have been interviewed for this tome, but there are no new interviews with R&R themselves. The fact that Sparks have managed to retain their otherworly mystique for all these years is rare in the music industry.
A great read for anyone who has enough taste to consider themself a Sparks fan.