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Record Review: Sparks Ignite “Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins” DLX RM UK 3xCD To The Next Level [disc 3/3] [part 2]

[continued from last post…] The slyly playful melody of “Bob Hope” managed to convey the famed comic’s mid-century wiseguy vibe fairly well. This song was an homage to the platonic ideal of early Bob Hope; the snarky everyman who called … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks Ignite “Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins” DLX RM UK 3xCD To The Next Level [disc 3/3]

Sparks: Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins – UK – 3xCD [2019] Disc Three – Demos + Unreleased Tracks Where Did I Leave My Halo? She’s Beautiful (So What) Mid-Atlantic The Farmer’s Daughter This Angry Young Man Ain’t Angry No More … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks Ignite “Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins” DLX RM UK 3xCD To The Next Level [disc 2/3]

I couple of years ago I wrote a review of the 1994 Sparks album “Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins.” While I really enjoyed the album even more than I did than upon first hearing it, the band almost immediately announced … Continue reading

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“The Sparks Brothers” Is the Sparks Documentary We’ve Been Waiting A Half Century For

Great Googly-Moogly! Somehow this flew under my radar until this morning,this year’s Sundance Film Festival, a documentary on the iconic band Sparks made its premiere and on January 30th and February 1st, we actually could have seen this premiere, through … Continue reading

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Moroder Week: Day 1 – Sparks – Tryouts For The Human Race 12″

Don’t you think it’s time we had another of the random theme weeks we sometimes investigate here at PPM? I’ve been feeling in a decidedly Giorgio Moroder mood lately, so we’ll go there. Actually, there are so many great Moroder … Continue reading

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Want List: Sparks – “A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip” Album En Route

Weren’t we just discussing Sparks? Well, how can we fail to pay attention to the Best American Band ever? Although I just did a spit take upon that proclamation. Goodness knows that they seem more Belgian than American, which is … Continue reading

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Sparks Release DL Single To Herald 2020 With A Plea Of Great Import

Ron And Russell lay it on the line for their new single Yesterday I had planned on looking back at 2019 but the death of Vaughan Oliver threw a monkey wrench [none dare call it a spanner…] into that plan. … Continue reading

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