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looking forward to this one...

The precursor to reality TV was An American Family on PBS in the early 70s. I vaguely recall the kids listening to Sparks. My first actual exposure.
Later in the decade, I moved to LA, where Sparks were played on commerical radio station KROQ, which was apparently not happening elsewhere. At any rate they were a fairly popular group in southern California in those days.

Well the years went by, and every so often I would read a review of another new Sparks album, sometimes I checked it out, but most of them passed me by.

A few years ago, they put out an album with Franz Ferdinand, and I saw them on TV together, and liked that one, then the next Sparks album was Hippopotamus, which I really played to death.

So I'm overdue for a career retrospective, as my knowledge of them is filled with gaps. You know, it's got to be something special, you've got these two quirky guys who don't write normal love songs, who wander far and wide among genres, basically a typical college radio band, and where are the quirky bands of the late 60s now? Probably retired from insurance or real estate careers...but Sparks has a new record just out. I almost went to an actual theater to see this today, maybe later in the week.

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  • looking forward to this one... - tunenut 15:31:38 06/20/21 (0)


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