Sparks – Lighten Up Morrissey

My first memory of  Sparks was hearing The Number One Song in Heaven on a C90 recorded compilation I found lying around the house when I was a kid (home taping is killing music!). For the record, other ‘hits’ on that compilation were Duke of Earl, In the Navy and so on – of their time you might say……although I now recognise how Sparks were actually ahead of their time with that song, it still stands up well today.

Fast forward to 2009 when I first got to see them live doing Kimono My House and Exotic Creatures of the Deep in full, I was blown away by the performance and how inventive the songs were. This track Lighten Up Morrissey is from that Exotic Creatures album which I love, particularly the fantastic song titles including I Can’t Believe That You Would Fall For All The Crap In This Song.