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An Interview With Gleaming Spires’ David Kendrick [part 2]

Today we finish up with the interview with Gleaming Spires’ David Kendrick. Touching on the late history of that band as well as the group’s concurrent existence as Sparks live and studio band for the first half of the 80s. … Continue reading

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An Interview With Gleaming Spires’ David Kendrick [part 1]

When I was contracted last month by the PR agent promoting Omnivore’s CD reissue program for the works of Gleaming Spires, it was like having my wish granted by a genie. When they offered an interview with Spire David Kendrick, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Gleaming Spires “Welcoming A New Ice Age” US DLX RM CD

By 1985, when album number three came around, Gleaming Spires had pretty much gone through the full Sparks band cycle, and the brothers were gravitating back to a self-contained unit with occasional help from Mr. Kendrick. This freed up time … Continue reading

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Record Review: Gleaming Spires “Walk On Well Lighted Streets” US DLX RM CD

By 1982, the band had gotten a foothold on KROQ-FM with the hit “Are You Ready For The Sex Girls,” and when gaps in the hectic Sparks schedule occurred, recorded their second album. As the first was intended as demos, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Gleaming Spires “Songs of The Spires” US DLX RM CD

This week we delve into the vivid canon of Gleaming Spires; the Los Angeles band that began life as the Power Pop band Bates Motel in the late 70s to become Sparks backing band for their fertile 1981-1985 period that … Continue reading

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Coming Next Week: Gleaming Spires Week

Next week we will be diving deep into Omnivore Recordings’ ambitious program of DLX RMs of the three Gleaming Spires albums on the silver disc. And to cap it off, we’ll have an interview with David Kendrick where we discuss … Continue reading

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Ask And Ye Shall Receive: The Gleaming Spires Reissue Program Announced Just Days After Records Added To Want List

Holy Toledo! On July 28th, we wrote about the need to collect the complete works of Gleaming Spires after finally playing their “How To Get Girls Thru Hypnotism” single. Last Friday morning, I received an email via the handy contact … Continue reading

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