Tag Archives: Sparks

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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Record Review: Sparks – Hippopotamus EURO CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Like many, I was astonished when the band seemingly came out of nowhere with their game-changing opus “L’il Beethoven” in 2002. I got the feeling that Ron had been listening to a lot of Philip Glass … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks – Hippopotamus EURO CD [part 1]

Sparks: Hippopotamus EURO 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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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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