Released as an LP in 1984 and as CD in 2005. Sparky sings and plays guitars and keyboards). Special guests: Arlene Lee (electric piano on "Love Steps Out") Bill Bergstrom (lead guitar on "Love Steps Out") and Norman Famous (bass on "Sleeves"). CD version includes bonus tracks "Rollin' Home" and "Major Networks" (a and b sides of a 1982 single).
Sparky, from an interview 2009: "I had an all-too brief...thing, I guess...with a beautiful young lady who I was really head-over-heels about. She was much, much younger than me and I think her parents disapproved. It's all really foggy now because I was always under the influence in those days...anyway one day she just disappeared and I never saw her again. I imagined all kinds of stuff...she'd gotten married, joined a cult, run off with someone...I didn't know...I even imagined her having a baby and not telling me! I put this album together with all of that on my mind. It's completely about her - meeting her, having her, losing her and feeling suicidal. About 25 years later I met our daughter, Kristie, through a cosmically serendipitous coincidence...."
And from another interview that same year: " The way I recorded back then...I was constantly writing and recording. My albums were put together from sessions that were sometimes years apart. I mixed and matched songs to fit the theme....the concept of the particular album. FSGBOC and Rodent to Rodent were done that way."
released January 1, 1984
Produced by Norman Famous
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