Sparks

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Brothers Ron and Russell Mael from Los Angeles, USA have been making diverse music since 1969 under various incarnations of Sparks. In 1979 they ditched the guitars and keyboards of glam geek rock and started working with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, beginning a love affair with electronic music. Since then they have worked with a variety of people including Finitribe, Les Rita Mitsouko, Erasure, Faith No More and Franz Ferdinand.
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BV 2048 Halfnelson — Sparks Halfnelson, Sparks Halfnelson, Sparks - Halfnelson (Album) Bearsville BV 2048 US 1971 Sell This Version
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none A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing — Sparks Sparks A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing (Album) Bearsville none US 1972 Sell This Version
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ILPS 19312 Propaganda — Sparks Sparks Propaganda (Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 19312 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
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ZCI-9272 Kimono My House — Sparks Sparks Kimono My House (Album) Island Records ZCI-9272 US 1974 Sell This Version
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# 27 3a The Dick Clark Music Machine Show #27 — Sparks Sparks The Dick Clark Music Machine Show #27(LP, Promo) The Dick Clark Music Machine # 27 3a US 1974 Sell This Version
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RL - 38-5 Propaganda / Play Don't Worry — Sparks Sparks / Mick Ronson Sparks / Mick Ronson - Propaganda / Play Don't Worry(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL - 38-5 US 1974 Sell This Version
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ZCI 9345 Indiscreet — Sparks Sparks Indiscreet (Album) Island Records ZCI 9345 Denmark 1975 Sell This Version
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PC 34359 Big Beat — Sparks Sparks Big Beat (Album) Island Records PC 34359 US 1976 Sell This Version
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XSM 160902/3 Live Bootleg — Sparks Sparks Live Bootleg(Acetate, LP, Promo) Columbia XSM 160902/3 US 1976 Sell This Version
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PC 34901 Introducing Sparks — Sparks Sparks Introducing Sparks (Album) CBS PC 34901 US 1977 Sell This Version
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200 353 No. 1 In Heaven — Sparks Sparks No. 1 In Heaven (Album, Comp) Elektra 200 353 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
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RL 22-5 Kimono My House / Rock and Roll Outlaws — Sparks Sparks / Foghat Sparks / Foghat - Kimono My House / Rock and Roll Outlaws(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 22-5 US 1979 Sell This Version
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V2137 Terminal Jive — Sparks Sparks Terminal Jive (Album) Virgin V2137 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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WHO-1, WHO 1 Whomp That Sucker — Sparks Sparks Whomp That Sucker (Album) RCA WHO-1, WHO 1 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
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#324 BBC Rock Hour # 324 — Sparks Sparks BBC Rock Hour # 324 London Wavelength #324 US 1982 Sell This Version
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K 450 888 Angst In My Pants — Sparks Sparks Angst In My Pants (Album) Atlantic K 450 888 Scandinavia 1982 Sell This Version
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427 King Biscuit Flower Hour — Sparks Graham Parker / Sparks Graham Parker / Sparks - King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. 427 US 1982 Sell This Version
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70 981 In Outer Space — Sparks Sparks In Outer Space (Album) Atlantic 70 981 France 1983 Sell This Version
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423 BBC Rock Hour #423 — Sparks Sparks BBC Rock Hour #423(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 423 1983 Sell This Version
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83-15 Westwood One In Concert — Sparks Marshall Crenshaw / Sparks Marshall Crenshaw / Sparks - Westwood One In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One 83-15 US 1983 Sell This Version
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7 80160-1, 80160-1 Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat — Sparks Sparks Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 80160-1, 80160-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
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VPL1 6729 Music That You Can Dance To — Sparks Sparks Music That You Can Dance To (Album) MCA Records VPL1 6729 Australia & New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
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76.526 Interior Design — Sparks Sparks Interior Design (Album) Fine Art, Rhino Records (2) 76.526 France 1988 Sell This Version
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74321232672, 7432123267-2, LOCCD12, Loc CDLP 12 Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins — Sparks Sparks Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins (Album) Logic Records, Logic Records 74321232672, 7432123267-2, LOCCD12, Loc CDLP 12 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
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7243 8 44275 4 2 Plagiarism — Sparks Sparks Plagiarism (Album) Virgin 7243 8 44275 4 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version

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bigguys45s

bigguys45s

August 15, 2022
One of the ALL time finest cult rock and New Wave music bands. Wonderfully wacky, strange, creative, and all around very talented.
AngusHonorama

AngusHonorama

January 12, 2022
Some of you might remember the original site from the 90's. Now, it's back: www.fanmael.nl.
Sk8r_Dad

Sk8r_Dad

July 4, 2020
The only band I know who could compile a ‘Best Of Sparks’ of songs from 2000 onwards which would be as good or better than a ‘Best Of Sparks’ from the 70s or 80s or 90s.
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lorenzog

lorenzog

November 4, 2019
Am I the only one who's got the first version labels (Halfnelson) with the second version sleeve (Sparks) ? Or maybe it's a previous owner blend ?
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nagyphilip

nagyphilip

November 20, 2016
I agree with the comments below! No one, i say NO ONE writes as genius, clever lyrics like Ronald Mael. No way. Highly underrated cult band.
Kimono My House, such a great album. But their whole seventies work is pretty perfect, except for Introducing. Also check Propaganda and Indiscreet!
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musand

musand

July 11, 2016
Sparks are MUCH more influential than most people are aware of.
They have influenced (maybe not correct english word?) many groups and artists such as for ex. Queen, Depeche Mode, Morrissey (he has even said that "Kimono My House" was the reason he started in music), Björk, Ramones, Erasure, Kurt Cobain, Franz Ferdinand, Al Yankovic to name a few..and have had a big impact on different music styles.
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tonumaa

tonumaa

January 18, 2015
Sparks rule, Ron & Russell are the best thing since Beatles
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