Saturday, September 20, 2014

Musical nostalgia moment #3029.751 - Sparks - this town ain't big enough for the both of us

in later life
So, I woke up with this lyrical refrain in my head... ah, Sparks, what a crackin' band they were.

Sparks was an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals), renamed from Halfnelson, formed in 1968. Known for their quirky approach to songwriting, Sparks' music is often accompanied by intelligent, sophisticated, and acerbic lyrics, and an idiosyncratic, theatrical stage presence, typified in the contrast between Russell's wide-eyed hyperactive frontman antics and Ron's sedentary scowling. They are also noted for Russell Mael's falsetto voice and Ron Mael's keyboard style. [source WIKI]

Here's their tempestuous mega-anthem THIS TOWN AIN'T BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF US -- love it.

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