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MP3 Sparky Grinstead - Won Out

Poppy, lo-fi, little charmer of an LP; stripped down folk-pop.

13 MP3 Songs in this album (39:32) !
Related styles: Pop: Folky Pop, Folk: Folk Pop, Mood: Fun

This is the 30th Anniversary CD release of Sparky''s 1979 album, Won Out. Vinyl copies of this album are highly valued by collectors and fans of Sparky''s brand of folky-pop. The CD features 3 bonus tracks: Lend A Hand, Wa, and Whatever You Want. This is a very limited run, so get your copy now!

Little charmer of an LP that comes across like a stripped-down Shoes. One https://www.tradebit.com a band. Just him and a guitar for the most parting a lo-fi pop soundscape. Not one for the psychheads.
- Wonkywhy

Even though the worst rhyme schemes ever make me feel embarrassed for this guy, it does have that innocent real people charm that other innocent real people crave.
- MCfive

Poppy, lo-fi Oakland SSW singing songs of love and big asses. Some nifty power-pop flourishes and a great cover of Sparky hopping afemnce, most likely on the hunt for tail.
- https://www.tradebit.com

Here’s a charming little pop album. 25 minutes of poppy melodies, acoustic guitars, simple arrangements and songs about gurls. The best song by miles and miles is the opening “Fall On Me” which has a lovely melody and some really cute-sounding fuzz guitar. It’s a triumph of low-budget recording and by comparison makes the Shoes or the Toms sound like they were recorded at Abbey Road. The rest of the album isn’t as fantastic, but it’s fun straight through and Sparky has a really nice voice. Recommended for pop fans and fans of real people who can actually sing and write.
- Acid Archives

Late seventies private press pop. Strangely affecting. Recommended
- Vinyl Vulture

Happy and relaxed, melodic and simple early afternoon sound
- Reflections of Tomorrow (Japan)

Simple and enjoyable, with sound collages and a refreshing sense of harmony.
- Add Some Music to Your Day (Japan)

This album clocks in at about 10 minutes a side, which makes it really more of an EP than a full length LP. With the exception of the fuzz-driven opener, “Fall On Me”, the harmony-laden songs are acoustic guitar-driven. It’s pleasant enough, but sometimes the simple rhyme schemes, some of which are repeated in different songs, begin to grate.

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