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Sparks - Whomp That Sucker 180g Colored Import Vinyl LP - direct audio

Sparks - Whomp That Sucker 180g Colored Import Vinyl LP

Repertoire Records

  • $ 3498


Sparks Whomp That Sucker 180g Colored Import Vinyl LP

Sparks is an American pop and 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. They are also noted for Russell Mael's distinctive wide-ranging voice and Ron Mael's intricate and rhythmic keyboard playing style.

While achieving chart success in various countries around the world including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and the United States, they have enjoyed a cult following since their first releases. During the late 1970s, when in collaboration with Giorgio Moroder (and Telex subsequently), Sparks reinvented themselves as a new wave/synth-pop band, and abandoned the traditional rock band line-up. Their frequently changing styles and visual presentations have kept the band at the forefront of modern, artful pop music.

The newly remastered tenth studio album by influential American art-pop duo, Sparks. Reissued on vinyl for the first time since 1981, cut at Abbey Road Studios and pressed on heavy weight 180g red and blue split colored vinyl. After recording the influential disco albums No. 1 In Heaven and Terminal Jive with renowned producer, Giorgio Moroder, Sparks returned to their rock roots for the 1981 album Whomp That Sucker. Featuring the singles Tips For Teens and Funny Face, in 1981 Rolling Stone magazine hailed it as their finest half-hour since the epochal Kimono My House.

Sparks Whomp That Sucker Track Listing:

1. Tips for Teens
2. Funny Face
3. Where's My Girl
4. Upstairs
5. I Married a Martian
6. The Willys
7. Don't Shoot Me
8. Suzie Safety
9. That's Not Nastassia
10. Wacky Women


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