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Kimono My House [2006 Re-issue]
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Album: Kimono My House [2006 Re-issue]
# Song Title   Time
1)    This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us More Info... 3:05
2)    Amateur Hour More Info... 3:37
3)    Falling In Love With Myself Again More Info... 3:03
4)    Here In Heaven More Info... 2:47
5)    Thank God It's Not Christmas More Info... 5:07
6)    Hasta Manana, Monsieur More Info... 3:52
7)    Talent Is An Asset More Info... 3:21
8)    Complaints More Info... 2:50
9)    In My Family More Info... 3:48
10)    Equator More Info... 4:42
11)    Barbecutie More Info... 3:07
12)    Lost And Found More Info... 3:19
13)    Amateur Hour [Live At Fiarfield Halls 09/11/75] More Info... 4:45
 

Album: Kimono My House [2006 Re-issue]
# Song Title   Time
1)    This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us More Info... 3:05
2)    Amateur Hour More Info... 3:37
3)    Falling In Love With Myself Again More Info... 3:03
4)    Here In Heaven More Info... 2:47
5)    Thank God It's Not Christmas More Info... 5:07
6)    Hasta Manana, Monsieur More Info... 3:52
7)    Talent Is An Asset More Info... 3:21
8)    Complaints More Info... 2:50
9)    In My Family More Info... 3:48
10)    Equator More Info... 4:42
11)    Barbecutie More Info... 3:07
12)    Lost And Found More Info... 3:19
13)    Amateur Hour [Live At Fiarfield Halls 09/11/75] More Info... 4:45
 
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Performer Notes
  • Sparks includes: Russell Mael, Ron Mael.
  • Personnel: Russell Mael (vocals); Adrian Fisher (guitar); Ron Mael (keyboards).
  • Liner Note Author: Paul Lester.
  • Recording information: Fairfield Halls (1974).
  • Freddie Mercury wasn't the only operatic rocker on the block in the mid- '70s. The genre was pretty much taken to its logical conclusion by Ron and Russell Mael, the decidedly odd couple who formed the nucleus of Sparks. Dropping references to Immanuel Kant and Yehudi Menuhin, these boys weren't your average dumb rock band. KIMONO MY HOUSE was their third album, recorded after the brothers had relocated from LA to London (where tolerance of tongue-in-cheek pomp pop was obviously much higher).
  • Lyrical wit is in abundance, magnified by Russell Mael's soaring falsetto gymnastics. Failure with the opposite sex is a recurring topic, from the adolescent fumblings of "Amateur Hour" to the resignation of "Falling in Love With Myself Again". It's easy to see why the teenage Morrissey was a dedicated fan. The track that really grabbed the public's attention was "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both of Us", a classic stomper with a gravity defying melody. KIMONO MY HOUSE is the sound of Sparks firing on all four cylinders, providing one of the most curious and comical albums of the '70s.
Professional Reviews
Q (p.161) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "KIMONO MY HOUSE remains one of the most bewitching albums of the '70s..."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "There are weird waltzes and intelligent satire, with everything wrapped up in impossibly elastic -- and enduring -- melodies."
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