The following is a comprehensive discography of Sparks, an American rock and pop music band formed in Los Angeles in 1970 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals), initially under the name Halfnelson. Best known for their quirky approach to songwriting, Sparks' music is often accompanied by cutting and acerbic lyrics, and an idiosyncratic stage presence, typified in the contrast between Russell's wide-eyed hyperactive frontman antics and Ron's sedentary scowling.
Brothers Ron and Russell Mael from Los Angeles, USA have been making diverse music since 1969 under various incarnations of Sparks. In 1979 they ditched the guitars and keyboards of glam geek rock and started working with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, beginning a love affair with electronic music.
Complete your Sparks collection. The name is very misleading as it's Sparks's 7th album (or 5th if you ignore the Halfnelson discs). At this stage the band was well past the storming success of Kimono My House which had established them in the UK as a major act, and the title seems to be a reference to their attempt to re-establish themselves in the USA.
Sparks is an American pop rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1972 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals). The duo formed in 1968 under the name Halfnelson. 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 animated, hyperactive frontman antics and Ron's deadpan scowling.
in All Videos sorted by relevance. Sparks-Whomp That Sucker 1981. NegaRiggs 6 years ago. 56,472.
|A2||Fa La Fa Lee||2:54|
|B3||Saccharin And The War||3:57|
|B5||(No More) Mr. Nice Guys||5:45|
- Distributed By – WEA Records
- Printed By – Richard Davis Limited
- Published By – Island Music
- Drums – Harley A. Feinstein*
- Engineer – James Lowe*
- Guitar – Earle Mankey
- Guitar, Bass – Jim Mankey
- Keyboards – Ron Mael
- Photography By – Larry Dupont
- Producer – Todd Rundgren
- Vocals – Russell Mael
- Written-By – Earle Mankey (tracks: B2), Ronald Mael* (tracks: A1 to B1, B3 to B5), Russell Mael (tracks: A1 to B1, B3 to B5)
NotesOriginal LP released 1971.
Comes with fold-out lyrics insert.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Other (Labels both sides): BV 2048
|BV 2048||Halfnelson||Halfnelson (LP, Album)||Bearsville||BV 2048||US||1971|
|VDP-28044||Halfnelson||Halfnelson (CD, Album, RE)||Bearsville||VDP-28044||Japan||1988|
|BV 2048||Sparks||Sparks (LP, Album)||Bearsville||BV 2048||US||1972|
|WOU 2048||Sparks||Sparks (CD, Album)||Wounded Bird Records||WOU 2048||US||2006|
|67.772||Sparks||Sparks (LP, Album, RP)||Carrere||67.772||France||1981|