Sparks / Big Beat

Sal Maida's stellar performances as heard on the brothers Mael’s Big Beat (1976) afford this slab the consideration of being among the great bass records in a pop-rock context.

 Ahead of its time, this platter slipped through the commercial cracks. Akin to Sir Paul and Brian Wilson, Maida plies passages which are simultaneously supportive and serve as melodic hooks.

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Says Sal to this writer, he had no idea that his work would be featured so prominently in the final mix.