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Name :   Angela
Location :   Stockholm
Comments :   fell for Sparks at age 10. Now-34 years later-just heard you at Södra Teatern,Sthlm Aug 14,09 and your music turns me joyful as an innocent child, still...Magic.
My favourite Sparks album is :   Indiscreet-75 is the All time favorite... It´s engraved* in my heart. Although The seduction of Ingmar Bergman is the one I LOVE at present moment*
Name :   Mark
Location :   Japan
Comments :   Good site. Youre dedicated for sure, although I think youre entirely wrong on Angst in my pants and Gratuitous Sax.., which to me are both great albums. Good work on the site though!
My favourite Sparks album is :   Oh, god, thats impossible. Usually the one Im listening to at the time. If thats a copout, then..(thinks for an hour)...maybe Hello Young Lovers for overall consistency.
Name :   Rick Farmiloe
Location :   Stevenson Ranch, CA
Comments :   Love your comments on the albums. I agree with you about how great INDESCREET is! Been following and loving this band since 1974, when I saw them on Don Kirschners Rock Concert on TV. Keep up the great work!!!! Looking for live shows on cd or tape. thanks
My favourite Sparks album is :   KIMONO MY HOUSE (PROPAGANDA is a close second)
Name :   Nadine
Location :   Germany
Comments :   absolutly GREAT side!!! i`m on now for more than 2 hours (even my kids 21 and 17 years old) and we can not get enough... but which drugs did you take by writing the review of Whomp...? : - )
My favourite Sparks album is :   music that you can dance to (i can!!)/ indiscreet (the first mael-album i bought) / and ALL the others
Name :   Peter Richards
Location :   Canberra. Australia
Comments :   Fantastic web site of my favourite musicians and their history - definite bookmark!
My favourite Sparks album is :   Lil Beethhoven first (great social commentaries) and second is the trio (sorry, cant split them) of Indiscreet, Kimono and Propaganda
Name :   Linda
Location :   Orange county, Ca. USA
Comments :   Sparks brings back good memories of the best times. I got so many people hooked on them. I didnt realize that there is new sparks music. Ill have to check it out.
My favourite Sparks album is :   Sparks Outer Space is my favorite If we were on a road trip for hrs. Well Sparks was playing. I liked outer space in the 80ies and I like it now. Thanks
Name :   Len B
Location :   Wayne, NJ
Comments :   Gotta get these bad boys back to the states before they turn 70
My favourite Sparks album is :   Number 1 in Heaven
Name :   John Woodhead
Location :   Kent, England
Comments :   Great site. Fascinated by the 30 cd cmpilations link. A friend and myself recently went to a number of the Islington 21 gigs and these have renewed our passion for Sparks. Anyone out there have rare out-takes / bootleg CDs to swap or sell? john.woodhead4@
My favourite Sparks album is :   Probably Propaganda or Indiscreet but it changes on an almost monthly basis!
Name :   Gordon
Location :   Corona, California
Comments :   I have been a big fan since the 70s. I would love to see them live! Need to move my old records to CDs. Still love the music.
My favourite Sparks album is :   Mostly the early stuff, Kimono, Propaganda, Indiscrete, Woofer, etc.
Name :   derek hay
Location :   codnor,derbyshire
Comments :   can,t wait for halfnelson show. first saw sparks live dundee caird hall propaganda tour been fan since 1974 still can,t get enogh of them.
My favourite Sparks album is :   love all of them, found interior design after many years of loking reduced at record store in toronto gave big squeal of delight!!! upcoming shows a treat for my 50th!! thank you sparks
Name :   Darren
Location :   uk
Comments :   What a load of shit the world is these days ! my best times when sparks in the charts 70 and 80s Fab ! very happy times for me ! god bless your lovely SPARKS website very good !
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Name :   Karie
Location :   Los Angeles, CA
Comments :   Cool site, it was the only one with all the lyrics for Mickey Mouse! By the way, I read your review... and In defense of Mickey Mouse ...I dont think the customary wit is missing there. I think the song is intended to be ironic, and it captures the dement
My favourite Sparks album is :   Angst in My Pants is the only one I have so far. I plan on getting more!
Name :   Norm
Location :   Montreal, Canada
Comments :   I loved Sparks as a kid over 30 years ago. One day, my 10 year old son was playing This Town on his computer & this is when I rediscovered the Mael brothers. Ive been slowly buying up their reissued albums on CD & have come to really appreciate their
My favourite Sparks album is :   Hum..kinda like naming your favorite child, I do not have one.
Name :   sharon
Location :   Cleveland(home of R & R!!)
Comments :   I was sitting at home and for some reason, i had the urge to google Sparks. I knew i loved them when i was growing up and i guess i wondered where are they now?. Now that i am older i can appreciate musically groups that i enjoyed. Looking at their site a
My favourite Sparks album is :   Kimono my House
Name :   Harley
Location :   Encinitas
Comments :   I wanted to correct some inaccuracies in your review. The budget for halfnelson was not modest. The band in no way felt constrained by money concerns. Todd Rudgren was paid his customary fee. The band members were all paid union scale for the time spent r
Name :   Fidel
Location :   Delhi
Comments :   Great band. Shame about their official website management. Bring back Carl van Brueklen ! Heh heh heh
My favourite Sparks album is :   Im looking forward to their reggae one.
Name :   Patrick
Location :   Arizona
Comments :   Interesting, but I must comepletely disagree with you on two albums, WHOMP THAT SUCKER and ANGST IN MY PANTS. ANGST is the BEST, and FUNNIEST album Sparks ever made. How can you listen to songs like Angst in My Pants, I Predict, The decline and fall of ME
My favourite Sparks album is :   Angst in my Pants
Name :   Larry Graves
Location :   Ontario Canada
Comments :   Your site is great and really appreciated by all the Sparks fans!
My favourite Sparks album is :   Indiscreet.........and Hello Young Lovers.........(plus a few more ha ha)
Name :   Lord
Location :   London, UK
Comments :   I love Sparks for one reason - Ron Mael... this guy is off his trolley! I seen him on several TV shows where he just stares at the camera... jeez man it made me go and buy their albums!!!
My favourite Sparks album is :   the one with BIG BOY on.
Name :   Mike Murray
Location :   Roseville CA
Comments :   You may be a Sparks afficianado, but Tips for Teens was the song that made me even SEE that a group called the Sparks existed. Their funny, creative lyrics helped edge their good beats and catchy rythyms over into originality. Yeah, they had good old stuf
My favourite Sparks album is :   Angst in my Pants
Name :   graham
Location :   Eastbourne
Comments :   !st gig 74 in my home town Leeds, 2nd gig 74, Propaganda tour, Russ in Santa shorts & a little girl about 11 rushes the stage & kisses Ron! Seen few dates on the last 2 tours. Its good to be back!!!
My favourite Sparks album is :   Me & My Buddy Marky would probably always go for what we called The Red Brick album Then take yer pick!!!
Name :   andy fraser
Location :   maidstone uk
Comments :   walked to hastings and back to see them at age 13 in 1974. 45 miles each way. inspired me to form my band. still love them
My favourite Sparks album is :   indiscreet...for miss the start and lingering. kimono for talent is...and here in heaven. damn...all of them
Name :   Ally Dodd
Location :   Scotland
Comments :   Superb, honest, well presented and lovingly researched site on the worlds greatest band. This site I will revisit for info and inspiration.
My favourite Sparks album is :   HELLO YOUNG LOVERS!!!!!!! I never thought anyone could top the phenonemal Kimono My House but they just have, with enigmatic style too. Undeniably a classic.
Name :   tom persinos
Location :   USA
Comments :   Martin, The guys NEVER stopped modeling clothes. It looks like they just stepped out of a catalogue. Russel modeling sportswear. Ron modeling Formal/Business wear. Are there ANY pictures of the catalogue years?
My favourite Sparks album is :   Admittedly, I am a Spark neophyte. I think Hello Young Lovers so far. Especially The Very Next Fight. Its like Russel is his own Greek Chorus chanting the lyrics. (when I cant control myself and I cannnot help myself...etc) Very haunting. Insight to human
Name :   Dougie
Location :   Stafford, England
Comments :   I watched them last night (3.6.06) at the Woverhampton Civic Hall, with a truely top class performance; 10/10. Thats from a 15 year olds perspective!
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Name :   Nick McLeod
Location :   Australia
Comments :   Handy site, thanks! Huge sparks fan up to Outer Space - that was borderline, and everything after unworthy of the name... Trying to put a cover band together!
My favourite Sparks album is :   Woofer, Kimono, Propaganda, Indiscreet, Whomp (Why the bad rap?)
Name :   Scott
Location :   Australia
Comments :   What utter crap, Bet it will be a hit was my first thought upon hearing amateur hour on a taped radio show 30 odd years ago. WRONG - wrong on both counts. I now have almost all their music but dont know anyone else who has even heard of Sparks. Bra
My favourite Sparks album is :   Depends... what day is it?
Name :   Mr. Frazier
Location :   New York City
Comments :   First saw the band on Don kirshners Rock concert show.A friend of mine watching too called after the performance, & we immediatly agreed we dug em big time! Brought all the Island albums, saw them live at Lincoln Center, and even met Russell once on a Man
My favourite Sparks album is :   Played Kimono,Propaganda and Indiscreet till the grooves wore down & had to be replaced,... but guess ill have to go with Kimono my House(With special mention to Achoo).
Name :   David Gingold
Location :   under a rock
Comments :   Whats with the Angst In My Pants review? Tarzan should tear out your limbs while Mickey Mouse laughs and Sherlock Holmes investigates. Then a Monster of Love should eat you.
My favourite Sparks album is :   Indiscreet. But Angst In My Pants is frickin great. You are insane to give that album a bad review. Yeah, the production sucks, but all the songs are amazing. And somethings wrong with you for not seeing how great those lyrics are. Its also a great sound
Name :   JERRY
Name :   JUDE
Location :   IRELAND
Comments :   Great site, love the music, found myself singing along to it! Sparks are unique and you have done them proud.
My favourite Sparks album is :   KIMONO MY HOUSE, if I have to pick only one.
Location :   YUKON OKLAHOMA
Comments :   How can you NOT like Angst In My Pants ? It aint the 3 Island albums but it beats the crap out of Interior Design ( pitiful and uninspired ) and Terminal Jive ( did someone hold a gun to their head and force them to make such a weak,trite album ? )Also.
My favourite Sparks album is :   Probably a tie between Kimono and Propoganda. Not that crazy about their electronica stuff. I guess its cheaper than hriing a real band. Love Lil Beethoven-nice return to form.......
Name :   CHUCK
Location :   EUSTIS, FL.
Comments :   I WAS HOOKED ABOUT THE AGE OF 15, WHEN I FIRST SAW THE BROTHERS ON D.K.R.C.! I THINK 1974-75. MY GREATEST SPARKS STORY I JOINED THE SPARKS FAN CLUB IN 75! I STILL REMEMBER THE CHEAP FAN CLUB BUTTON HAND STAMPED I WAS MEMBER 133! I WISH I STILL HAD IT! CHU
My favourite Sparks album is :   ALL THE EARLY ONES, BUT AMATEURE HOUR ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES! ORIGINAL, AND TECHO(sp?) TANKS FOR THE FAN SITE.
Name :   Michele Ballerini
Location :   Mantova, Italy
Comments :   ...hi guys , in last days I listened a lot Terminal Jive , I TOTALLY agree with Martin , despite some critics is really a WONDERFUL pop album,....I just posted on my new blog http://popartx.blogspot.com a brief analysis of the lp and the link at this sple
My favourite Sparks album is :   all ...great band , one of the first to pre-form the post-modern sensibility and the aesthetics of pastiche
Name :   Dave
Location :   California
Comments :   Very entertaining web site, and centered on my favorite topic, to boot! The graphics on every page are amusing and surprising. I disagree with as many opinions of the music as I agree with, but vive le difference, isnt that what its all about? I appreciat
My favourite Sparks album is :   My favorite is your least favorite - Whomp That Sucker.
Name :   philip jackson
Location :   manchester ,england
Comments :   excellent website a true eccentrics delight it does RON &RUSSELL proud
My favourite Sparks album is :   woofer in tweeters clothing ,and indiscreet. though all are addictive to listen to
Name :   kevin j. keefe
Location :   malibu, california
Comments :   i am astounded by your assessment of WHOMP THAT SUCKER. ON THE CONTRARY, THIS WAS THE BEGINNING OF AN AMAZINGLY CREATIVE PERIOD. HOWEVER YOUR REVIEW COULD EASILY BE DESCRIBING TERMINAL JIVE. DONT EAT THAT ICE CREAM IS PURE GENIUS AND RANKS ALONG SIDE LE
My favourite Sparks album is :   ALL OF THEM
Name :   richard.campbellsmith@ntlworld.com
Location :   Peterborough, England
Comments :   Been on you site for the last hour or so. I remember getting up at 5.30 in the mornning before school to picking mushrooms to generate enough cash to buy Indiscreet (£2.75) happy days... : )
My favourite Sparks album is :   WONDERGIRL: Got it right the first time, every track brings back Memories Go on give it a spin.. tonight Slow boat, Simple ballet, Fletcher Honorama. The alubm is very dated, madical, and a master piece for it time....
Name :   Paulmon10@hotmail.com
Location :   Reading UK
Comments :   I agree Gratuitous Sax is not the best album in the world. However When do I get to sing my way is my best song ever.Infact after I played it to a few friends many of them were suddenly interested in buying many of their back catalogue. Paul
My favourite Sparks album is :   Kimono My House
Name :   Rickey
Location :   Honolulu, Hawaii
Comments :   Entertaining site, for sure. Its especially cool the way youve got their music playing during each album review. Outstanding !
My favourite Sparks album is :   continuously changing. Today its Introducing.....tomorrow it could be Angst In my Pants. In the near future I know itll be the new one cuz SPARKS never disappoints. All the albums do it for me - each one different and forever a classic.
Name :   Boukje
Location :   the Netherlands
Comments :   It seems I am the only girl (34!) who knows, likes and loves the Sparks in Holland.... My mother bought albums when I was 6 or 7, living in the USA at that time. Now my children (4 and 7) get in the swing!!
My favourite Sparks album is :   Indiscreet and Kimono My House, so very musical talented. Amazing.
Name :   Ian Hampton
Location :   UK
Comments :   Get Back Jo Jo! Get back to the forum! More daft GIFs please!! Meanwhile, A good site... Keep on Truksing..
My favourite Sparks album is ... :   Lil Beethoven
Name :   Miranda Woudstra
Location :   the Netherlands
Comments :   A great site. I agree with you sometimes, e.g. about Indiscreet, but we disagree very much about Terminal Jive and the albums that come after it. Its funny that we both like exactly the same songs from Balls.
My favourite Sparks album is ... :   I cant choose. Probably Propaganda or one of the albums from the start of the 80s.
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