Wednesday lost and found: Jane Wiedlin and Sparks 'Cool Places'
When I first saw the video for Cool Places back in 1983, I admit I wasn’t a fan mainly caused I found brothers Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks a wee bit creepy and possibly there was jealousy involving Go-Go cutie pie Jan Wiedlin.As time past, I became the bigger man and now enjoy this irresistible slice of ‘80s new wave that features prestidigitation and the thin mustache of keyboardist Ron Mael.
Cool Places reached No. 49 on the Billboard charts and while this was the highest charting record for Sparks, they’ve had a long career with the March release of their 23rd album called Two Hands One Mouth, which is a collection of live recordings from their 2012 European tour.
- Kevin Wuench, guest blogger