Posted 11/11/2013 by Cal
It's hard to put a finger on why Sparks
, as an entity, exists. How has this pair of oddballs been able to sustain a career in music? I think of them as similar in a sense to The Residents
, in that they're so fringe and unique that no one would dream of emulating them because they've already cornered the market on people who could possibly enjoy their style, yet they've been an unsung influence on countless artists who came after them. But during Sparks' performance Thursday night at Lincoln Hall
, I realized that what I've been liking all these years isn't really what they are. Now that I grasp their actual intent (I think), I like them a lot more.