A rare case of an American band finding success in Europe yet virtually unknown in their own country, the Sparks were probably not a group designed to find success in America anyway. Looking like a Novelty act, Sparks was constantly reinventing their sound running the gauntlet of Glam Rock, New Wave, Synth Pop and Chamber Pop. Far more crafted than at first glance they were a key influence on many acts of the New Wave era. British acts are in the Hall, but as a rule they struck it big in the States. Despite their influence and British success, there really isn’t a lot of reason to think that an American band with virtually no American success will get in.

 

 

 

 

The Bullet Points:

 

Eligible Since:

1996

 

Country of Origin:

U.S.A. (Los Angeles, CA)

 

Nominated In:

Never

 

NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Kimono My House (1974)

 

NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Amateur Hour (From Kimono My House, 1974)

Should the Sparks be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put them in! - 20%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 40%
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No way! - 40%
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