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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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FFS Journey Across North American Soil This Fall

I had gotten wind of at least one of these tour dates a few days ago when a friend in Chicago spilled the beans ahead of the Sparks Maeling List, but it’s official: FFS, the none-dare-call-it-supergroup formed between Franz Ferdinand and … Continue reading

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Sparks Add 2nd Night to Twice In A Continent Gig

The Brothers Mael have added a second night to their only North American performance of “Kimono My House” with the full-bodied accompaniment of a 38 piece orchestra as conducted by Ms. Suzie Katayama on February 15th. Of course, other Sparks classics … Continue reading

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2013 Live Music Roundup

This has been a year of much live music and travel for same. There was only one concert I saw locally and reviewed before the big shows began in earnest in September. The XX were very enjoyable and I went … Continue reading

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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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