Martin Gordon looks back on Sparks, jamming with the Rolling Stones, and working out Chris Squire’s “astonishing noise”

Martin Gordon
(Image credit: Mehmet Dedeoglu)

A former member of the American-British band Sparks, on whose 1974 album Kimono My House he established a signature tone, bassist Martin Gordon went on to found Jet and Radio Stars, before recording solo projects. We meet him for a chat about his new album, Another Words.

Your new album is inspired by Donald Trump, Martin.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Bass Player Staff

Bass Player is the world’s most comprehensive, trusted and insightful bass publication for passionate bassists and active musicians of all ages. Whatever your ability, BP has the interviews, reviews and lessons that will make you a better bass player. We go behind the scenes with bass manufacturers, ask a stellar crew of bass players for their advice, and bring you insights into pretty much every style of bass playing that exists, from reggae to jazz to metal and beyond. The gear we review ranges from the affordable to the upmarket and we maximise the opportunity to evolve our playing with the best teachers on the planet.