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Old 13 Mar 2001, 15:19   #1
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Sparks

I have to give this band a mention,''SPARKS'' The godfathers of synth pop!!i thought you guys would love them but nobody seems to have given them a mention in this section.This was the first band i ever bought a record by,it was ''When I'm With You'' back in 1980 when i was 5 years old and theres been no turning back since,this band was my first real introduction to music as when i was 4 years old i used to sit on my mums bed with a little tape player listening to a tape my uncle made me of ''Beat The Clock'' over & over again.Folks if you havent yet discovered this band yet then check them out,you will love them.Their best album in my opinion is ''Number One In Heaven'',but a good starting place for people seems to be the ''Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins'' album.
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Old 13 Mar 2001, 20:19   #2
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I don´t know them well, but I do have one CD maxi with them: "When do I get to sing MY WAY", quite cool song...!

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Old 13 Mar 2001, 20:43   #3
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yeah,thats a top tune,many of their fans believe it to be their best,thats on the ''Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins'' album that i mentioned,the track after it on the album is a song called ''When I Kiss You (I Hear Charlie Parker Playing)''which is just amazing,i think youll love it,i can send you an mp3 if you like.

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Old 14 Mar 2001, 01:07   #4
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How could i forget this!On Sparks' 1977 album ''Introducing'' theres a song called ''Forever Young''

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Old 21 Mar 2001, 08:30   #5
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and "Balls" are ok,but not better than "GSASV"...i guess the best Sparks Album so far!

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Old 20 Jan 2006, 14:00   #6
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Hah! 2006 will bring us a new Sparks album called "Hello Young Lovers"!
And it's gonna bring us a new tour!
And I think that will make me all very happy!

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Old 24 Nov 2008, 18:56   #7
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As I just said in another topic, I bought the new masterpiece "Exotic Creatures Of The Deep" today.
To give you a little impression of it, read and watch this (though the song doesn't represent the musical
style of the album at all, it's much more synthetic):




Lighten Up, Morrissey

She won't go out with me
No, she won't go out with me
'Cos my intellect's paper thin

She won't go out with me
No, she won't go out
Since my intellect's not like him

So lighten up, Morrissey

She won't hang out with me
No, she won't hang out
'Til my biting wit bites like his

She won't hang out with me
No, she won't hang out
'Til my quick retorts quick as his

So lighten up, Morrissey
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Morrissey
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Morrissey

She won't have sex with me
No, she won't have sex
Unless it's done with a pseudonym

She won't do sport with me
No, she won't do sport
'Cos it's way, way too masculine, look at him

So lighten up, Morrissey
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Morrissey
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Morrissey

I got comparisons coming out my ears
And she never can hit the pause
If only Morrissey weren't so Morrissey-esque
She might overlook my flaws

Lighten up, Morrissey
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Morrissey
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Morrissey
Lighten up, lighten up
Morrissey

She won't dine out with me
No, she won't dine out
Since my t-bone steak is at fault

She won't dine out with me
No, she won't dine out
With a murderer, pass the salt.


Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Morrissey
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Morrissey


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Old 26 Nov 2008, 15:28   #8
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Now this is what happens when you spend not enough time online: That would have been really worth
a big London trip to me!

SPARKS LIVE! SPECTACULAR – 21 ALBUMS IN 21 NIGHTS

May 16th – June 11th 2008. Album No. 1 – Album No. 20 at Carling Academy, Islington,

June 13th 2008. World premiere of Sparks’ as-yet-untitled 21st album at Shepherds Bush Empire

Tickets on sale from November 29th


When faced with the challenge of what to do next, pop innovators and musical legends Ron and Russell Mael aka Sparks have, in the past, not just risen to the challenge but surpassed any expectations.

So when asked what plans they had for their 21st album (yes you read it right…“21st” album) their answer was typically audacious:

“How do we best unveil our new album, Sparks as yet untitled 21st? How about playing in concert every single song off of every album that preceded it, all 20 albums on 20 consecutive nights, culminating in the premiere of our latest? That's approximately 250 songs, or for you musicians, 4 million, 825 thousand, 273 notes. Come celebrate each and every one of those notes with us!” Sparks, Los Angeles

Not many artists can claim to have 21 albums in their repertoire. Very few of those could say that their 21st album is as groundbreaking as their previous work. Only Sparks would dare to take on this challenge – this mammoth undertaking, this melodious epic, this groundbreaking concept, this celebration of musical greatness past and present.

The Sparks Spectacular will be taking place in London in May and June 2008 - one album per night, played in its entirety, starting with 1971’s album Halfnelson and concluding with the brand new, as yet untitled, 21st album. The only concession made to man’s physicality is that, whilst the order of the albums will be chronological, there will be some days off during the run!

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SPARKS SPECTACULAR - 21 ALBUMS IN 21 NIGHTS

Tickets on sale from November 29th

At Carling Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Islington, LONDON, N1 0PS
www.islington-academy.co.uk doors open at 19.00

MAY
16th Halfnelson/Sparks (1971/2)
17th A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing (1972)
18th Kimono My House (1974)
20th Propaganda (1974)
21st Indiscreet (1975)
23rd Big Beat (1976)
24th Introducing Sparks (1977)
25th No.1 In Heaven (1979)
27th Terminal Jive (1979)
28th Whomp That Sucker (1981)
30th Angst In My Pants (1982)
31st In Outer Space (1983)

JUNE
1st Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat (1984)
3rd Music That You Can Dance To (1986)
4th Interior Design (1988)
6th Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins (1995)
7th Plagiarism (1997)
8th Balls (2000)
10th Lil’ Beethoven (2003)
11th Hello Young Lovers (2006)

JUNE 13th WORLD PREMIERE OF SPARKS’ 21ST ALBUM (2008)

At Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green, Shepherds Bush, LONDON, W12 8TT
www.shepherds-bush-empire.co.uk

INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICE: £20.00 PER SHOW

3 NIGHTS OR MORE BOUGHT TOGETHER: £18.00 PER SHOW

GOLDEN TICKET – ALL 21 SHOWS - £350.00 (includes signed poster and exclusive Sparks song on CD). This offer is exclusive to Ticketweb.

www.ticketweb.co.uk cc line 0844 477 2000

TICKETS SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEE
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Old 26 Nov 2008, 17:10   #9
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@J: I read about it recently on the BBC website and was right going to ask you why you hadn't attended at least a couple of shows... ;(

Hopefully they'll do something like that again some time in the near future...


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Old 04 Sep 2019, 11:31   #10
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Oddly enough I seem never to have pointed out this song, where Russell Mael extremely sounds like MG in the chorus...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oow3dzIjP_E


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