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Book Review: Dave Thompson – Sparks | No. 1 Songs In Heaven

After finally seeing the splendor and glory of Sparks in concert last month, getting my paws on one of the scant english language books on the band Sparks. As far as I can tell, there are three; each released at … Continue reading

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Sparks @ Variety Playhouse 10-23-13 [part 3]

Since I only have the last 27 years of Sparks albums in my Record Cell, there were several songs played that I had never heard before. “Nicotina” from “Angst In My Pants” was one I recognized from the title. While … Continue reading

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Sparks @ Variety Playhouse 10-23-13 [part 2]

The show began with Russell coming out and delivering a few lines into a digital delay with no fanfare, but it soon became apparent that none was needed! They were starting the show with “Your Call Is Very Important To … Continue reading

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Sparks @ Variety Playhouse 10-23-13 [part 1]

I finally heard Sparks after a few years of reading about them when I bought the “Blits” New Wave sampler on RCA back in 1981. The song “Tips For Teens” was the moment of truth. I was impressed… and always … Continue reading

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Sparks in: Son Of The Revenge Of ‘Two Hands One Mouth’ Tour!

Simple Minds weren’t the only fave rave band who announced a rare US tour on Monday! The Brothers Mael also let the second leg of their “Two Hands | One Mouth” duo tour drop and this time they dared to … Continue reading

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Monk Agog! Sparks In Concert… In His Town!

Last Friday, I stopped my wife in the doorway to our home and with a crazed look in my eye said “We have to attend the Mountain Oasis Festival this year!” She guessed three times but missed the target [but … Continue reading

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