Big Beat is the sixth album by American rock band Sparks, released in 1976. Big Beat was recorded at Mediasound Studios, New York City in August 1976. The album was the group's first album after breaking away from their English backing band.
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Big Beat was released in October 1976 on Island ILPS 9445. Tracks 15 and 16 are previously unreleased. Rights Society: BIEM SABAM. Matrix, Runout (Variant 1): 06024 984 341-2 01 ❋ 51788855.
The Sparks' "Big Beat" Lp was recorded at Mediasound Recording studio in New York City during August 1976. In the '70s Mediasound was regarded by many artists as the place to make the best-sounding records in the business. Nicknamed "The Church", the studio had been founded in 1969 by John Roberts and Joel Rosenman, two of the promoters of the original Woodstock Festival, and it was located at 311 West 57th St. between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, in the heart of Manhattan.
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Most of this album finds Sparks doing what they do best: spewing out clever, mile-a-minute lyrics over solid-rocking accompaniment (this time, provided by a superior group of studio musicians). Drummer Hilly Michaels and guitarist Jeffrey Salen lend the Mael brothers' songs considerable rock & roll authority. Standouts include the opening blast, "Big Boy" (which was featured in the film Rollercoaster), the propulsive "Fill-Er-Up," and the falsetto-delivered proclamation "I Like Girls," apparently a leftover from their previous album, Indiscreet.
Tracklist: 1. Big Boy, 2. I Want To Be Like Everybody Else, 3. Nothing To Do, 4. I Bought The Mississippi River, 5. Fill-Er-Up, 6. Everybody’s Stupid, 7. Throw Her Away (And Get A New One), 8. Confusion, 9. Screwed Up, 10. White Women, 11. I Like Girls. By: Sparks (1976, Rock). Wrong audio? Try another! More albums from Sparks
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|A2||I Want To Be Like Everybody Else||2:53|
|A3||Nothing To Do||3:05|
|A4||I Bought The Mississippi River||2:27|
|B1||Throw Her Away (And Get A New One)||3:11|
|B5||I Like Girls||2:53|
- Licensed From – Island Records Ltd.
- Manufactured By – Columbia Records
- Produced For – Widescreen Productions
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Ackee Music, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Half Music Co.
- Recorded At – Mediasound
- Art Direction – Ron Coro
- Bass – Sal Maida
- Design – Tom Steele*
- Drums – Hilly Boy Michaels*
- Engineer [Additional] – Bob Clearmountain, Harvey Goldberg, Michael Barbiero
- Engineer, Remix – Godfrey Diamond
- Guitar – Jeffrey Salen*
- Photography By – Richard Avedon
- Producer – Rupert Holmes
- Producer [Associate] – Jeffery Lesser
- Vocals – Russell Mael
- Written-By, Keyboards – Ron Mael
NotesTHIS Version has a Silver "Demonstration Not for Sale" Stamp on Picture-Cover and the Vinyl has the regular Red Labels.
Issued with a black & white lyrics/credits/artwork inner sleeve.
"Special Thanks To: Judy Ross, Terry Powell and Don Ellis".
Recorded August 1976
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout - Etched): AL 34359-1A J.G.
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout - Etched): BL-34359-1A J.G.
- Rights Society: ASCAP
|ILPS 9445||Sparks||Big Beat (LP, Album)||Island Records||ILPS 9445||UK||1976|
|PCT 34359||Sparks||Big Beat (Cass, Album, Dol)||Columbia||PCT 34359||US||1976|
|PC 34359||Sparks||Big Beat (LP, Album)||Columbia||PC 34359||Canada||1976|
|ILPS 9445||Sparks||Big Beat (LP, Album)||Island Records||ILPS 9445||Ireland||1976|
|984 341 2, 9843412||Sparks||Big Beat (CD, Album, RM, Unofficial)||Universal UMC , Island Records , Island Records , Universal UMC||984 341 2, 9843412||Russia||2006|