In the summer of '74 I was watching some network music show when Sparks came out and Russell Mael falsettoed "Amateur Hour" then "This town ain't big enough for the both of us". I was hooked and bought the next five or six albums until their sound changed from eclectic to middle-of-the-road listening.
People thought; a) I have finally lost it, b) I've gone off to fairyland, 3) my bad taste had made its last stop. Maybe number three more than anything.
This was a very, very well done documentary that provided much background info about the Mael's with a lot of musicians and industry types chiming in their "admiration".
At just over two hours in length, you get enough info and tunes to last a decade or so. Imagine, two offbeat characters still trying to make it for fifty years! They have started all over three or four times. (Does that count as insanity?) No one has been able to put a stake through their hearts so they keep crawling out of their coffins every morning to write and play.
One valuable thing I gleaned from the film: Musicians and sound professionals do not hear what I hear in the peanut gallery. They have a more educated or "liberal ear" than most of us streamers and disk spinners.
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