DONITA SPARKS & THE STELLAR MOMENTS
Solo venture from L7 frontwoman
Donita Sparks is something of a stateswoman of rock, recording this on her own label and as a founder of CASH Music.org (which seeks to find sustainable ways of making music a sustainable livelihood) she’s fiercely independent, this is reflected in her music. There’s very much the Joan Jett about her, the riffs rock, the production is glam but dirty and the melodies part agro part angel. ‘Dare Dare’ is a great, sleazy pop song, part the Breeders part the Donnas it’s the albums highlight. The rest of the album is competent and this is incredibly well arranged, the only downfall is the lack of songs as strong as ‘Dare Dare’ and the occasional veer into MOR rock.