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 and Faith No More.

Sparks Discography


BV 2048 Sparks Sparks (Album) Bearsville BV 2048 US 1972 Sell This Version
K 45510 Sparks A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing (Album) Bearsville K 45510 UK 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 19312 Sparks Propaganda (Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 19312 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9272 Sparks Kimono My House (Album) Island Records ILPS 9272 South Africa 1974 Sell This Version
9101650, 9101 650 Sparks Indiscreet (Album) Island Records 9101650, 9101 650 France 1975 Sell This Version
ILPS 9445 Sparks Big Beat (Album) Island Records ILPS 9445 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
40-82284 Sparks Introducing Sparks (Album) CBS 40-82284 UK 1977 Sell This Version
6E-186 Sparks No. 1 In Heaven (Album) Virgin 6E-186 US 1979 Sell This Version
V2137 Sparks Terminal Jive (Album) Virgin V2137 UK 1980 Sell This Version
WHO-1 Sparks Whomp That Sucker (Album) RCA WHO-1 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
SD 19347 Sparks Angst In My Pants (Album) Atlantic SD 19347 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
none Sparks B.B.C. College Concert Series(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength none US 1982 Sell This Version
6.25520 AG Sparks In Outer Space (Album) Atlantic 6.25520 AG Germany 1983 Sell This Version
6.25952, 6.25 952 Sparks Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat (Album) Oasis, Oasis 6.25952, 6.25 952 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
VPL1 6729 Sparks Music That You Can Dance To (Album) MCA Records VPL1 6729 Australia & New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
110.1115-2 Sparks Interior Design (Album, Comp) Fine Art, Rhino Records (2) 110.1115-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
74321 23267 2 Sparks Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins (Album) Logic Records 74321 23267 2 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 44275 4 2 Sparks Plagiarism (Album) Virgin 7243 8 44275 4 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
23418 Sparks Balls (Album) Strange Ways Records 23418 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
none Sparks Lil' Beethoven (Album) Lil' Beethoven Records none US 2002 Sell This Version
ITR 131 Sparks Hello Young Lovers (Album) Gut Records ITR 131 US 2006 Sell This Version
TECI-32490, none Sparks Exotic Creatures Of The Deep (Album) Lil' Beethoven Records TECI-32490, none Japan 2008 Sell This Version
LBRV4 Sparks The Seduction Of Ingmar Bergman (Album) Lil' Beethoven Records LBRV4 UK 2009 Sell This Version
LBRCD115 Sparks Two Hands One Mouth (Live In Europe)(2xCD, Album) Lil' Beethoven Records LBRCD115 UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BEA 15.505 Sparks Wonder Girl (Single) Bearsville, Bearsville BEA 15.505 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version

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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.


June 26, 2016


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

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