The Ballad of El Goodo

by sparkle*jets u.k.

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    Full cover cardboard sleeve with Spine (so you can keep it with your albums!) and transluscent blue vinyl.

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Big Stir Records is thrilled to announce the addition of Orange County, CA pop legends SPARKLE*JETS U.K. to our roster with their first new release in 18 years: a limited edition colored 7” vinyl single that's of unique significance to both the band and the label. It's a pair of beautiful and emotional covers related to BSR's namesake Big Star – the band's classic “The Ballad of El Goodo” and the beloved Chris Bell solo cut “You and Your Sister” – both recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis with Jody Stephens on drums for the A side. Kenny Howes (yeah, that Kenny Howes) donated his guitar skills (and guitars) to the session as well.


released July 27, 2019

Michael Simmons: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Susan West: Backing Vocals
Jamie Knight: Bass
Tisha Boonyawatanta: Keyboards
Kenny Howes: Guitars, Backing Vocals
Jody Stephens: Drums

Recorded July 2018 at ARDENT STUDIOS Memphis TN.


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Michael Simmons Huntington Beach, California

Guitarist/songwriter/vocalist for venerable powerpop band sparkle*jets u.k.
His new side-project is Yorktown Lads.

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