- A Woofer in Tweeter's Clothing
A recent discovery getting heavy rotation in my apartment is Sparks
' sophomore album, 1972's A Woofer in Tweeter's Clothing
. The LP kicks off with its strongest cut, the single "Girl From Germany." A glam-rock strut about generational disconnects that arise from the fallout of World War II, it's the kind of great art-rock song that cloaks a brainy narrative in tough posturing. The song is aided by producer Thaddeus James Lowe, an engineer for Todd Rundgren who makes the songs on A Woofer in Tweeter's Clothing
sound like they're recorded onto cassette tape, as if the songs are wearing leather jackets. "Girl From Germany" would be perfect, however, as a soundtrack to a slow-motion scene in a movie, kind of like this
, and this
. Don't believe me? Hear it for yourself below.