Sparks’ “Propaganda” retained the same producer, Muff Winwood. The album was recorded during August and September of 1974 and featured 11 new songs. “Propaganda” was a really worthy follow-up to “Kimono My House”. It charted instantly and peaked in the UK at #9. One month later, the single “Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth” jumped to #13.
The song displayed a slight change of pace, which won approval from all Sparks fans and devotees. “Never Turn Your Back…” was the nearest thing to a ballad that Sparks had ever done. The b-side of this single was the non-album track “Alabamy Right”, a song which had been recorded one year before with session-men John Porter and Paul Rudolph.