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Sparks to play 2 albums at UCLA Valentine's Day show

November 3, 2008 | 12:39 pm

What’s love? For fans of the eccentrically inventive L.A. pop duo Sparks, it’s a Valentine’s Day show at UCLA at which brothers (and UCLA alums)  Russell and Ron Mael will perform two of their albums in their entirety: their widely acclaimed 1974 work “Kimono My House” and their newest, “Exotic Creatures of the Deep.”

Ambitious as it may sound, it should be a relative breeze for the Maels, who played all 21 of their studio albums in 21 nights (not consecutively) last summer in London.

For that engagement, BBC Online said, “The brave among us know for a fact that next to no one is making such criminally underrated and startlingly original music, in any genre, these days.”

On sale information is still to be announced. Details will be posted at the group’s official web site.

--Randy Lewis

Photo: Russell and Ron Mael, courtesy of Annie Wells /Los Angeles Times