Sparks - Kimono My House (1974) (21st Century Remaster)

Sparks - Kimono My House (1974) (21st Century Remaster)

Digitally remastered reissue of 1974 album includes three unmarked bonus tracks, 'Lost & Found' ,"Amateur Hour (Live)"& 'Barbecutie'. 13 tracks total including 'This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us', which Siouxsie & The Banshees covered in 1987. Island. 2008

Arguably one of Sparks' best albums, 1974's Kimono My House finds the brothers Mael (Ron wrote most the songs and played keyboards, while Russell was the singing frontman) ingeniously playing their guitar- and keyboard-heavy pop mix on 12 consistently fine tracks. Adding a touch of bubblegum, and even some of Zappa's own song-centric experimentalism to the menu, the Maels spruce up a sleazy Sunset Strip with a bevy of Broadway-worthy performances here: as the band expertly revs up the glam rock-meets-Andrew Lloyd Webber backdrops, Russell sends things into space with his operatic vocals and ever-clever lyrics. And besides two of their breakthrough hits (the English chart-toppers "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us" and "Amateur Hour"), the album features one of their often-overlooked stunners, "Here in Heaven." Essential. [The 2006 edition features three bonus tracks, one of them a live recording from the band's 1975 European tour.]...S.Cook

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01 This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us 3:05
02 Amateur Hour 3:37
03 Falling in Love with Myself Again 3:03
04 Here in Heaven 2:48
05 Thank God It's Not Christmas 5:07
06 Hasta MaƱana, Monsieur 3:52
07 Talent Is an Asset 3:21
08 Complaints 2:50
09 In My Family 3:48
10 Equator 4:42
11 Barbecutie - Bonus 3:08
12 Lost and Found - Bonus 3:19
13 Amateur Hour - Bonus / Live at Fairfield Halls 09/11/75 4:45


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Anonymous said...

Hi, cant get the second part to open. Many thanks all the same