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Originally released March 2nd 1979, Sparks are celebrating the 40th anniversary of No 1 In Heaven with a specially remastered and curated double color vinyl and CD release. This edition features new sleeve notes written by Ron & Russell and remastered bonus tracks, which include original and rare album Peter Cook radio promo spots.

Out March 1st 2019 on Lil' Beethoven Records.

Available for pre-order →

Ned Raggett, Monday, 28 January 2019 18:23 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Sounds like this might actually finally be happening:

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 19:03 (nine months ago) link

seven months pass...

Still great:

Ned Raggett, Monday, 16 December 2019 21:28 (two months ago) link

saw that single pop up on RYM and wondered if it was an environmentalist tune

take the word "fuck" out of the title and this could be the Pet Shop Boys

frogbs, Monday, 16 December 2019 21:59 (two months ago) link

"We are the world" for the Greta age

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 16 December 2019 22:16 (two months ago) link

Am I the only who thinks the opening lines sound a bit like the chorus in "Across the Universe", harmonically?

Johan Lif, Monday, 16 December 2019 22:50 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Sparks' new album A STEADY DRIP, DRIP, DRIP is released May 15th, 2020 ✨

Check out all the different editions of the album & pre-order your copy →

— SPARKS (@sparksofficial) January 27, 2020

not sure if that picture disc is awesome or an eyesore but I'll probably grab it regardless

frogbs, Monday, 27 January 2020 17:39 (one month ago) link

An awesome eyesore.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 27 January 2020 17:53 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

oof the shipping puts this over fifty bucks, I guess I'm out

currently listening to the 3-disc version of Gratuitous Sax, this is kind of an odd album get the megaexpanded reissue treatment but it's pretty fun. there's basically an entire CD's worth of demos that were never properly recorded.

frogbs, Monday, 10 February 2020 20:22 (two weeks ago) link

Because of my Franz Ferdinand fandom (and their FFS collaboration, which I own a copy of on CD) and Ned's continual championing of the band, I own a copy of New Music for Amnesiacs: The Essential Collection and my goodness is it a good one. Think I should get their Moroder album next because I love Moroder already, then work my way through their '70s oeuvre before making my way through the '80s. Though I kinda already loved "Eaten by the Monster of Love" because of how much I love the music from the movie Valley Girl and I've known about "Cool Places" ever since I was a young teenager since it was on the first CD release I ever owned (Classic MTV Class of 1983).

We Live as We Dee, Alone (deethelurker), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 13:24 (two weeks ago) link

My intro to Sparks was in the 70's movie "Rollercoaster", about a cop tracking down a psychopath intent on planting bombs on rollercoasters across the USA. Sparks was the band playing during the inaugural ride on the faster/tallest coaster which was opening at Magic Mountain. They sure had the look and feel of a typical hard rock band of the era. Imagine my surprise when I finally heard Kimono My House!

henry s, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:39 (two weeks ago) link

haha wow

let's talk about gecs baby (sleeve), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:46 (two weeks ago) link

In retrospect this was a memorable sequence. The viewer wasn't sure if there was a bomb planted on the Great American Revolution (the name of the rollercoaster, this was 1976 after all) or not, and the camera POV kept going back and forth between the screaming riders and Ron Mael's glowering countenance. Every so often a flash pot would explode on the Sparks stage, to unsettling effect. It was pretty tense, actually!

henry s, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 16:04 (two weeks ago) link

New single! Though apparently not the first single from the new album, because Please Don't Fuck Up My World is going to be on there too.

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Thursday, 20 February 2020 21:26 (one week ago) link

awesome song! terrible production!

kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 20 February 2020 23:27 (one week ago) link

yeah it sounds like a compressed MP3. you can hear it in the drums

great song, does all the things they do well

frogbs, Friday, 21 February 2020 15:00 (one week ago) link

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