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Listened to ‘Hello Young Lovers’ over the weekend. Glorious, epic, over-the-top record, if ever I’ve heard one.
Love it, might even overtake Propaganda as my favourite.
‘Dick Around’ in my top 5 Sparks tracks.
Here’s my latest post about Sparks, this time about the unfairly maligned Terminal Jive. It’s has a really clever but subtle concept: songs about lacking inspiration. They find many ways to say that they have nothing to say!
…and their doing another film. Edgar Wright directing
Oh man. If it’s your first, you have so much more to discover too.
Ace. Well, there’s 25 albums of the stuff and while not all of it is quite as good as this, none of it’s bad. Unbelievably, the albums they’re making in their 70s are still brilliant.
I have a hard time separating Propaganda and Kimono My House, they’re sister albums for me with a very similar sound. Akin to Brian Eno’s two albums from the same year. All 4 the respective artists’ best work imho.
i bloody love this song. generally not a fan of music that you could describe as a bit silly but sparks are funny enough to pull it off on ‘the willys’ (and loads of their other stuff). i love that era of sparks. the trilogy of albums ‘whomp that sucker’, ‘angst in my pants’, and ‘in outer space’ are all banger central. maybe not as audacious as their better known albums but sometimes i just want simple, silly, melodic, 3 minute pop songs and that era of sparks is perfect for that.
Updated link for the video above: Sparks and their songs about foreign women: The best running joke in pop music. - YouTube
So, the new Sparks album is called The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte. They do not specify whether the girl in question is foreign.