He sings two lines in 2:57 mark with the line "We're dying of fear, and they don't even know it" with a cartoon Ron and Russell Mael in the TV. russell Mael also says "Spell This" at the 4:18 mark
Verdict: I actually think it's a pretty decent funny song and certainly beats all these other charities songs that I have heard. Although unfortunately Russell MAel only had a limited role in the song.
Brenda's always In The Way 2008 - Vinyl only B-side of Lighten Up Morrissey or Japanese version of Exotic Creatures From The Deep (i own the latter)
I have to say this is where the repetition goes a little bit too far. The intro has a nice hook of "always little little brenda" but then the song degenerate into just repeating the title of the song. Still there is some decent harmonies throughout the song but overall it's a good thing they left it out of the original album
Things Can Change Overnight (Bad Manners Soundtrack) Written by Sparks perform by Adele Bertei
Growing Pain (Bad Manners Soundtrack)
Verdict: err if you like the Interior Design album you may like this song. Both song really cheesy bland "aerobic" sounding music. Growing Pian is simply a synth pop instrumental and I don't think Ron Mael can really carry a song without any vocals and "Things Can Change" has another vocalist which is kinda annoying for the Sparks-lover in me.
Sparks - Mini-Skirted (Where The Boys Are soundtrack or Japanese version of In Outer Space) 1984
Verdict: Cheesy synths and mediocre and repeittive melodies
Kristian Hoffman & Russell Mael - Devil May Care produced by Earle Mankey 2002
Verdict: not a bad song with interesting production/arrangement by first Sparks collaborator Earle Mankey with a nifty guitar solo but the problem is that Russell Mael only sings backing vocals and he isn't that prominent in the mix.
Marc Moulin - What? (with Ron Mael on vocals produced by Russell Mael)
Jazzy lounge music with a beat with Ron Mael saying a few words like "What on hell is going on". Not really interesting
Cheap Trick - You Drive, I'll Steer (Backing vocals Russell Mael)
Crappy hair metal sounding song. I can barely tell that Russell Mael is singing so it's not really worth it.
Apparently Russell Mael sang backing vocals in Ramones "Pleasant Dreams" album
Also Russemll Mael sang in a japanese Synth pop/New wave group called "Salon Music" in the 80's in two songs. "Special Guest" from the album "This Is" and "In My Life" and "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" from the album "O Boy". that I can't find to listen to over the internet either in youtube or soulseek. If you guys can find it,, I would be grateful if you can point it out to me.
THere's also a Sparks song called "Kakadu" from a compilation called "One Word one Sound" that I can't find as well
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