In October 1976.

In October 1976, “Columbia” label released “Big Beat”, the sixth Sparks album. It was recorded in August 1976, at “Mediasound” in New York City, and was produced by Rupert Holmes and Jeffrey Lesser.


  • Russell Mael- vocals
  • Ron Mael- keyboards
  • Sal Maida – bass
  • Jeffrey Salen – guitar
  • Hilly Boy Michaels– drums
  • Godfrey Diamond- engineering, re-mix
  • Bob Clearmountain, Harvey Goldberg, Michael Barbiero- additional engineering
  • Richard Avedon- photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ron Mael.

  1. Big Boy
  2. I Want to Be Like Everybody Else
  3. Nothing to Do
  4. I Bought the Mississippi River
  5. Fill-er-up
  6. Everybody’s Stupid
  7. Throw Her Away (And Get a New One)
  8. Confusion
  9. Screwed Up
  10. White Women
  11. I Like Girls



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