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Come Into Marks and Sparks

Pete Makowski, Sounds, 1 June 1974

LOOK AT those two, aren't they cute? Who are they? Why they're the Mael Brothers. You know, Ronnie's the one who looks like a crossbreed of Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler and Russell's got those, oh so, pretty features that make Marc Bolan look like an absolute gorgon. These two are the basic core of a band called Sparks who have that ditty, 'This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us', in the charts. They've written hits like 'Whippings And Apologies' and 'Nothing Is Sacred' but that was with the old line up. Here they talk about the old and new band and, of course, being the Mael Brothers the conversation leaps off at obscure tangents. In fact SOUNDS reporter Pete Makowski, who is responsible for this chaos, is currently having his cranium re circulated and should be back to some form of sanity soon — read on...

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