So who actually was Sparks? Why, they were a band formed in Los Angeles in 1970 by the Mael brothers that focused on quirky and cutting edge lyrics. The band has been able to adapt over the years by adopting various types of musical genres including glam pop and electronic dance. In fact they are still around. Before there were bands like They Might Be Giants, Morrissey, and The Smiths, there was Sparks who were the lesser-known forerunners of the alternative genre. Sparks peaked in the early 80s with a few hits including Eaten By The Monster Of Love which was a throwaway track on their 1982 album, Angst In My Pants. Yet thanks to an appearance on the 1983 Valley Girl movie soundtrack, the song made a few waves. Not enough, though, to have any life on the Billboard Charts. If I'm not mistaken, The Monster Of Love was actually about a young boy thinking his penis was a monster shooting out liquid. "Don't let it get me, don't let it get me! " Hmm, interesting!
Ladies and gentlemen... Eaten By The Monster Of Love by Sparks.
There is no actual music video, so I used the scene from Valley Girl of which it appears and also found a recent live appearance of the classic tune. Be warned, it's very catchy!!