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Introducing Sparks

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Download links and information about Introducing Sparks by Sparks. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Rock, Glam Rock, Punk, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 35:48 minutes.

Artist: Sparks
Release date: 1977
Genre: Rock, Glam Rock, Punk, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 9
Duration: 35:48
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. A Big Surprise 3:43
2. Occupation 5:14
3. Ladies 3:06
4. I'm Not 3:26
5. Forever Young 3:25
6. Goofing Off 4:25
7. Girls On the Brain 3:39
8. Over the Summer 3:48
9. Those Mysteries 5:02

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By calling this 1977 release Introducing Sparks, the Mael siblings were being ironic — this was their seventh album, and they were famous in England even though they only had a small following in their own country. The second of two albums that Sparks recorded for Columbia, Introducing Sparks gained a reputation for being its least essential album of the 1970s. To be sure, this LP isn't in a class with either Big Beat (Sparks' previous Columbia release) or Island gems such as Propaganda and Kimono My House. But it isn't a bad album either — uneven and imperfect, yes, but generally decent. Some of the album's more memorable songs range from the opener "A Big Surprise" and the Beach Boys-minded "Over the Summer" (a '60s-like ode to summer love) to the Greek-influenced "Goofing Off." On the hilarious "Occupation," Sparks outlines various career options and has fun lampooning all of them — for example, Russell Mael says of athletes: "We athletes run around and round/We moan and groan and hit the ground/And when we get to 35/We sell cosmetics and survive." Although not recommended to casual listeners, Introducing Sparks has more plusses than minuses and is worth hearing if you're a hardcore Sparks aficionado.