Sparks – Kimono My House

Sparks – Kimono My House is the third album by American rock band Sparks. The album was released in May 1974 and is considered to be their commercial breakthrough album

AMG review: Arguably one of Sparks’ best albums, 1974’s Sparks – 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. –by Stephen Cook

Russell Mael, vocals
Ron Mael, keyboards
Martin Gordon, bass
Adrian Fisher, guitar
Norman “Dinky” Diamond, drums

 

Sparks – Kimono My House Tracklist

  1. This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us
  2. Amateur Hour
  3. Falling in Love With Myself Again
  4. Here in Heaven
  5. Thank God It’s Not Christmas
  6. Hasta Mañana, Monsieur
  7. Talent Is an Asset
  8. Complaints
  9. In My Familiy
  10. Equator
  11. Barbecutie
  12. Lost and Found

Sparks - Kimono My House

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Glam Rock, Pop

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