Anglo For Your Ear: The Catherine Wheel’s “Sparks Are Gonna Fly”

If you like sexually charged vocals and anguished lyrics, you can listen to The Catherine Wheel‘s “Sparks Are Gonna Fly” and store up like a camel for days on end. “I’m living in fits/Can’t get myself ripped/Don’t make me no criminal,” cries frontman Rob Dickinson. Look into his eyes – he means it, man. This English band broke up in 2000, leaving behind this hard-rocking tune as a swan song.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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