Monday, February 9, 2015

40 Year Itch : Bearing Gifts to Aid Amnesia

Imelda Marcos and bodyguards in 1975

   Another UK Top 20 hit for Sparks, "Something For The Girl With Everything" races through its 2 minute 18 second running time at break-neck speed. To conquer America, the band released "Something" as a double A side with "Achoo". It failed to make much of an impact but a tour of the US and an appearance on a variety of TV shows (even introduced, February 8th,  on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert below by Keith Moon and Ringo Starr) helped propel Propaganda to #63 on the US charts, their highest charting album to date.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the reminder that Sparks made some great and somehow ridiculous records.