Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Last Christmas delivery dates
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 19th December 2nd Class | 20th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
Sparks: Talent is an Asset (Paperback)
  • Sparks: Talent is an Asset (Paperback)
zoom

Sparks: Talent is an Asset (Paperback)

(author)
£14.95
Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 06/02/2012
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
When LA musicians Russell and Ron Mael moved to Britain in 1973, they hit the pop world as Sparks and looked like Oddballs, even in the context of the Glam Rock movement that made them welcome. Soon defined by their weird and wonderful 1974 single This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us from the Kimono My House album, Sparks went on to release 21 albums over four decades, each record inhabiting a bizarre world of it's own. Their songs were peppered with puns and pop culture nods, as well as nostalgia and jokey images, all mixed up in a kaleidoscope of musical references ranging from rock to glam to disco. The paperback edition of the critically acclaimed biography. The Sparks story is now celebrated in this book, Daryl Easlea's exploration of their extraordinary career drawing on hours of new interviews and research. Talent is an Asset comes as close as possible to pinning down the quicksilver nature of two gifted musicians who have gone out of their way to remain unpredictable and elusive, forever entrenched behind a dazzling gallery of jokes, impersonations and musical eccentricities.

Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9781780381503
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 26 mm
Edition: 2nd edition

You may also be interested in...

Bowie's Books
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Before We Was We
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Wham! George & Me
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Bohemian Rhapsody
Added to basket
NME Music Quiz Book
Added to basket
1001 Songs
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Paperback
1971 - Never a Dull Moment
Added to basket
Just Kids
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Age of Anxiety
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Being John Lennon
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
I Talk Too Much
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Barefoot Pilgrimage
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Chronicles Volume 1
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
My Thoughts Exactly
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.