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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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Record Review: F•F•S [part 3]

[continued from previous post] The energy levels dropped for a second time on the album with the tender ballad “Things I Won’t Get;” which had Nick McCarthy taking the mic from the Franz Ferdinand team. It’s always interesting to hear the … Continue reading

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Record Review: F•F•S [part 2]

With a writer like Ron Mael determining the thrust of the songs, picking the cracking “Johnny Delusional” as a single was an easy thing to do. With Ron, there were many esoteric subject matters that he may delve into, but where Sparks … Continue reading

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Record Review: F•F•S [part 1]

F•F•S: F•F•S DLX ED US CD [2015] Johnny Delusional Call Girl Dictator’s Son Little Guy From The Suburbs Police Encounters Save Me From Myself Sõ Desu Ne The Man Without A Tan Things I Won’t Get The Power Couple Collaborations … Continue reading

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