Kimono My House and the accompanying single, “This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us,” are absolutely classic, and remain the group’s best-known work. But like Bowie and Lou Reed, everything they’ve put their name on is worth checking out, right up to last year’s Hippopotamus. Even the FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks) project in 2015 was semi-interesting. These gigs at the Palace will be well worth catching. Also Thursday, Nov. 15.
Few bands in the history of bands have been as intriguing over such a grand length of time as Sparks. Brothers Ron and Russell Mael have consistently confounded expectations by blending glam rock with symphonic sounds, new wave with classical, lowbrow with high art. 1974’s