mercoledì 25 maggio 2011

The Sparks - No.1 In Heaven

Late in 1979, Ron and Russell Mael teamed up with then-molten-hot Italian producer Giorgio Moroder and reinvented themselves as a synth duo.   Russell Mael made an important announcement to the music press:-  Sparks had abandoned guitars FOREVER.  This metamorphosis  proved to be short-lived, however, as a few years later, Ron and Russell were again working with a guitar-based rock band.
'No. One In Heaven' made it to number 73 in the UK charts and stayed in the Top 100 for just one week.  One could be forgiven, therefore, for concluding that the album isn't especially good.  This is clearly not the case.  In fact, not only is 'No. One In Heaven' an astonishingly good album, it is probably one of the most significant L.P. releases of the entire 1970s!  Numerous bands including Depeche Mode, New Order and Pet Shop Boys have cited this album as a major influence.  


Tryouts For The Human Race
Academy Award For Performance
La Dolce Vita
Beat The Clock
My Other Voice
The Number One Song In Heaven


2 commenti:

  1. LOVELY stuff that I never knew existed! Thank you!