Goat Boy wrote:I've seen Sparks twice recently. It helps that their last album was actually really good but they played a mix of old and new that worked. Even if the new stuff isn't great I can tolerate it to a degree if I know the good stuff is coming. Sparks ALWAYS play This Town.... and rightly so. It's like a celebration and they are quite humble about it.
Funnily enough I was thinking about them and this specific song recently.
With its wild vocal lunges and leaps, it's a song that you really can't deliver half-heartedly (unlike, say, 'Heart of Gold'). But Russell Mael throws himself into it time and time again and appears to enjoy it (I'm saying this based on my one Sparks' concert experience last year as well as reports from friends, and youtube clips). And the crowd go fucking nuts. I suppose the expectation of this kind of reception spurs you into giving your all.
What keeps it fresh for them? It intrigues me. Maybe it's less about that, and more about doing a job.
What day-to-day experience do we have that is analogous? Shagging our partners? Greeting work colleagues? I don't know.