Best SPARKS cover ever?  Mary Tee & Bruce Brand perform ‘This Town…’Best SPARKS cover ever? Mary Tee & Bruce Brand perform ‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough For the Both of Us.’

A lot of us at Louder Than War love Sparks – one of the oddest, most mercurial pop / art / glam bands of all-time and STILL making amazing music.

John Robb interviewed them recently.

The latest album -reviewed here – features in our Top 22 Albums of the Year So Far 2020.

And now – Medway legend Bruce Brand (cohort of Billy Childish in the Pop Rivets, Milkshakes, Headcoats, and Mickey Hampshire in the Masonics and currently the Voo-Dooms)  and the enigmatic Mary Tee have uploaded a superb cover of Sparks biggest and best-known hit.

The sort of one-off lock-down madness which somehow is absolute genius.

Bruce’s subtle adoption of Ron Maels trademark ‘moves’ are a joy to behold.  Well done that chap.  And Mary Tee is a natural. What a chanteuse.  Good work.



All words Ged Babey

The Voo-Dooms mini-LP on Spinout Nuggets will be reviewed soon! But I got distracted by this. 

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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.



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