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Friday, December 14, 2007

Oh Sparks—So Close, Yet So Far!

posted by on December 14 at 11:19 AM


OMG. Sparks is playing each one of their twenty albums, from start to finish, one a night, for twenty nights. And then, on the 21st night, they are going to release the new record which still has no name (they got six months, it’s cool).

I wish I could go, what a historical music event! Sparks is still one of the best bands ever, not to mention their performances! Russell Mael is so swoonworthy! And Ron…well, he’s totally insane!

Look at this video!

Doesn’t that look fun?

And this one!

Look at those shorts! And that hat!

Also, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a video of them performing their hit, “This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us” for real. Russell is always lipsyncing. Let’s add this shit to the “I need a sugar-daddy” list.

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You finally reminded me. I knew that Mike Patton had done something worthwhile in his music career, and your Sparks post just jogged my memory. Somewhere in the mid-90's Sparks feat. Mr. Patton, and his then band Faith No More rerecorded "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both of Us," & "Something For the Girl With Everything" as duets. And they FAWKING rocked!
Thanx Ari for that trip a-down memory lane!

Posted by Fill | December 14, 2007 11:30 AM

yay ari! there's no greater joy than sparks video sniffing on youtube.

Yeah, it's Top Of The Pops i.e. lipsynched, but this "This Town" performance is so so awesome

Posted by mackro mackro | December 14, 2007 1:00 PM

Yes, I agree that one is great. Every time they use a shot of Ron, the video is worth the lipsyncing. And the lipsyncing wouldn't bother me, except he's kind of bad at it.

Posted by Ari Spool | December 14, 2007 1:16 PM

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