Before they were Sparks, the Mael brothers and their musical collective were known as Halfnelson. In 1968, Halfnelson entered the studio on a shoestring budget and recorded 12 tracks for the purpose of shopping a demo to labels. Of those 12 songs, only one track was ever used for an official album. Sporting the characteristic Sparks sound mixed with a Syd Barrett influence, this demo sounds crisp and inventive. Check this out and hear Sparks at ground zero. You'll love it.