Tag Archives: Sparks

Want List: Sparks Push The Right Monk Buttons With Twin Packages

While I was busy yesterday extolling the merits of the “1999” BSOG edition, my personal device alerted me that Sparks have done further curation of their formidable back catalog once more. This time it’s an album we already know and … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks – Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins EURO CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The delicate ballad “Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil” took a fascinating look at women like Madame Mao or Hillary Clinton, who live next to immense power. The downtempo track haunted me. Where … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks – Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins EURO CD [part 1]

Sparks: Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins EURO CD [1994] Gratuitous Sax When Do I Get To Sing “My Way” (When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing Frankly, Scarlett, I Don’t Give A Damn I Thought I Told You … Continue reading

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Housecleaning

Guest Blogging Now that I have two seconds to catch my breath, I’d like to thank chasinvictoria for his extensive coverage of his Heaven 17/B.E.F. concert extravaganzas that he experienced last year, as Heaven 17 are on the cusp of … Continue reading

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Want List: Sparks – Hippopotamus

Sparks: Hippopotamus JPN CD [2017] Probably Nothing Missionary Position Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) Scandinavian Design Giddy Giddy What The Hell Is It This Time? Unaware Hippopotamus Bummer I Wish You Were Fun So Tell Me Mrs. Lincoln … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks – No. 1 In Heaven DLX RM [part 2]

[…continued from previous post] “Tryouts For The Human Race” began like bubbles of Syndrums® rising up from the blue depths, faster and faster as the approaching and relentless sequencers announced that yes, Giorgio Moroder was indeed in the room. What … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks – No. 1 In Heaven DLX RM [part 1]

Sparks: No. 1 In Heaven DLX RM EURO CD [2013] Tryouts For The Human Race – 6:06 Academy Award Performance – 4:59 La Dolce Vita – 5:52 Beat The Clock – 4:22 My Other Voice – 4:53 The Number One … Continue reading

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