Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Sparks: A Woofer In Tweeter’s Clothing (Bearsville)

Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, January 1980

The all-time weird American art-rock LP, Spark’s second album was, at first encounter, impenetrably arcane and smug. After cranking up the volume, adjusting to the punny lyrics and ignoring the pretensions, the true delights of Woofer come to the fore.

Total word count of piece: 235