After appearing on The Old Grey Whistle Test art-rock sibling duo Sparks status began to rise significantly and their third album, for Island Records, would be their breakthrough. 1974's Kimono My House was made with British musicians and producer Muff Winwood behind the boards. A pure pop extravaganza this LP is vital listening over 40 years on. The singles "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us" and "Amateur Hour" still have such resonance that they sum up the glam era with as much panache as Bowie, Eno or Transformer period Lou Reed. With celebrity endorsements from Morrissey and Kurt Cobain the Kimono experience was never likely to be a well-kept secret but its witty charms are certainly well worth rediscovery.