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Kristine Sparkle — I'm a Song
ζ» Kristine Sparkle was the distaff answer to glam rock superstars like David Bowie and Marc Bolan, but failed to earn either the commercial or critical adulation of her male counterparts.
Album release: April 6, 2015
Record Label: Cherry Red Records / Power Exchange Records & Tapes
01. I'm a Song 4:27
02. Just a Few Words 3:14
03. Bohemian 4:20
04. Late Night Moves 3:23
05. Pussycat Tiger 4:04
06. Devil Woman 3:37
07. Sweet Butterfly 3:52
08. Sweet Talking Dan 3:57
09. Till You're Loving Me Again 3:34
10. Granpa Tell Me One More Story 4:39
11. I’m a Song (Reprise) 1:13
ζ» Recorded at — RCA Studios, Toronto
ζ» Recorded at — Chappell Recording Studios
ζ» Recorded at — Morgan Studios
ζ» Mixed at — Chappell Recording Studios
ζ» Mixed at — Morgan Studios
Artist Biography by Jason Ankeny
ζ» Kristine Sparkle was the distaff answer to glam rock superstars like David Bowie and Marc Bolan, but failed to earn either the commercial or critical adulation of her male counterparts. She first earned recognition under her given name, Christine Holmes, and as a member of the pop group Family Dogg, who scored a U.K. Top Ten hit in 1969 with "Way of Life." Around the same time she was also a regular on the children's television program Crackerjack. In 1974, Holmes signed to Decca; rechristened Kristine Sparkle, she issued her debut LP, Image, which contained glam remakes of girl group chestnuts including "It's in His Kiss" and "Baby, I Love You." The album stiffed, however, and now credited as simply "Kristine," she resurfaced two years later on the Power Exchange label with I Am a Song, notching a minor hit with "Pussycat Tiger." Also in 1976, Cliff Richard reached the Top Ten with a cover of her "Devil Woman." The curtain nevertheless fell on Kristine's pop career, but in the decade to follow she was a regular on the TV series Who Do You Do. RPM released Devil Woman in 2008.
ζ» As Christine Holmes in the 1960s, Ms Sparkle had a respected solo and session standing which included a successful stint in The Family Dogg.
ζ» By the early 70’s a glam rock reinvention was thought the best way to catch the hit mood of the emerging sub–teen record market.
ζ» Cue Glitter Band–style drums, fuzz–guitars, and hand–claps all the way through her cover of The Beatles‘ Eight Days A Week (1974) — which, save for the vocals, could have been a Gary Glitter release.
ζ» Her debut album, Image (1974), contained glam remakes of girl group chestnuts including It’s in His Kiss and Baby, I Love You .
ζ» Her 1975 single, King Of The Kops , was a tribute to TV tough guy Kojak (as played by Telly Savalas) and contained the lyrics, “I’ve had a crush on you since the day I saw you on TV/and though you’re twice my age you’ve awoken all my sexuality/you shaved off your hair and you’re a little overweight…”
ζ» But her real career low–point came with her glammed–up version of Hokey Cokey (1974).
ζ» The B–side of her single Pussycat Tiger (1976) was her version of a song she co–wrote with Terry Britten, Devil Woman , which was a huge hit for Cliff Richard in 1976.
|I'm a Song|