Sparks is an American pop and rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971. The band was founded by brothers Ron Mael (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals). Over the years, the band has undergone several line-up changes, but the Mael brothers have remained the core members and creative force behind the band's music.
The band's early music was heavily influenced by glam rock and art rock, and they quickly gained a reputation for their theatrical live performances and quirky, offbeat style. They released their self-titled debut album in 1971, and followed it up with several more successful albums throughout the 1970s, including "Kimono My House" (1974), "Propaganda" (1974), and "Indiscreet" (1975).
In the 1980s, Sparks experimented with different sounds and influences, incorporating elements of new wave and synthpop into their music. They released several successful albums during this time, including "No. 1 In Heaven" (1979), which was produced by disco icon Giorgio Moroder, and "Angst In My Pants" (1982).
Over the years, Sparks has continued to evolve its sound, incorporating elements of dance, electronic, and classical music into its music. They have released several more critically acclaimed albums, including "Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins" (1994), "Hello Young Lovers" (2006), and "Hippopotamus" (2017).
Throughout their career, Sparks has been known for their offbeat sense of humour, their clever wordplay and inventive lyrics, and their commitment to pushing the boundaries of pop and rock music. They have influenced countless other artists, and continue to be celebrated by fans and critics alike as one of the most innovative and distinctive bands in music history.
About Mike Bell:
Mike Bell is a Sussex-based designer who produces Tube / Underground maps of places, ideas, stories, and facts.
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