Surprise! A new Sparks song!
‘Please Don’t Fuck Up My World’
By Madeline Bocaro
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In their usual twisted way, Ron & Russell Mael have created a gorgeously lush song about our planet – ensuring that it will never get played on the radio by inserting the F-word in its title and lyrics. They have used this tactic before on ‘The Angels’ (Balls, 2000). The theme of respecting nature is a continuation of ‘Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth’ (Propaganda 1974).
Another classic and ironic Sparks device is to waste an entire pad of paper by writing one line of the lyric on each page in the song’s video! Once again, we are able to listen to something very beautiful by Sparks (with an orchestral interlude) while laughing hysterically at their trademark irony. Great job as always! – mb
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