BYTs hit music/comedy/variety show Family Hemerlein is sold out tonight, as always. I did a search in iTunes on “sold out” for inspiration for the song today. No luck. Then I tried “sell out”, different connotation, but whatever. The song Tryouts for the Human Race by Sparks came up. I wasn’t sure why, then I got it; tryOUTs and RusSELL Mael in the composer field. Whatever iTunes. Still, great song!
Sparks were an LA band who met sporadic successes over a handful of rock albums, did a stint in the UK, and then headed back to the west coast where they got a little burnt out. Never fear though, Italian disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder to the rescue. The band met him through a mutual friend, being huge fans of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love, and Moroder took them on a magical journey through one of their many, many genre morphing albums. So here it is, the opening track from their 1979 disco masterpiece No. 1 In Heaven:
Oh, and they’re still making good music today. Buy there stuff cheap at Amazon MP3