SPARKS Forum Index SPARKS
Discussions about the band SPARKS
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Search found 72 matches
SPARKS Forum Index
Author Message
  Topic: Giorgio talks about Sparks
freeke

Replies: 0
Views: 167

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:13 pm   Subject: Giorgio talks about Sparks
+ Beat The Clock. Begins at 34.50.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04cnqhv
  Topic: This Town cover on Swedish TV
freeke

Replies: 6
Views: 338

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:16 pm   Subject: This Town cover on Swedish TV
Apart from naming the artist, the teams also had to guess the melody played by the bass at the beginning of the song.

Had to smile as the judge revealed it was "This Ole House, a hit from Rose ...
  Topic: This Town cover on Swedish TV
freeke

Replies: 6
Views: 338

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:45 am   Subject: This Town cover on Swedish TV
Swedish opera star Malena Ernman sang "This Town" on the quiz show På Spåret last Friday. Both competing teams knew it was a Sparks song. The performance is at the end of the clip (51 min). ...
  Topic: Sparks Live DVD
freeke

Replies: 11
Views: 3803

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:14 pm   Subject: Sparks Live DVD
Will there be a Hippopotamas Tour DVD in 2018?

In reality, I think the professionally shot gigs from Glasgow and Berlin currently on Youtube are enough to satisfy most people's needs. I'd love to b ...
  Topic: Something big in 2018
freeke

Replies: 22
Views: 1553

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:39 am   Subject: Something big in 2018
Something to tell you but now I forget........😊

It was recorded in 2016!!! Thanks, Rickey.

My point. They started recording Hippo nearly 2 years ago, so it's not unreasonable to think t ...
  Topic: Something big in 2018
freeke

Replies: 22
Views: 1553

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:04 pm   Subject: Something big in 2018
Seems like they can always get a new album released on their own, whereas the movie stuff is in the hands of others.
Hopefully, the success of Hippo will make them focus more on band stuff. Russell s ...
  Topic: russell said............
freeke

Replies: 2
Views: 643

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:51 am   Subject: russell said............
If Annette gets made and does reasonably well, getting financing for TSOIB might be easier. On the surface, Annette seems like a more commercially viable project.
  Topic: Unaware on Mojo Magazine's 2017 Best Of Year CD!
freeke

Replies: 1
Views: 402

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:28 am   Subject: Unaware on Mojo Magazine's 2017 Best Of Year CD!
Thanks.
  Topic: Edith Piaf Jori Hulkkonen Remixes
freeke

Replies: 6
Views: 691

PostForum: Music Only   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:45 am   Subject: Edith Piaf Jori Hulkkonen Remixes
Still prefer the original version, but if it brings the music to a new audience, why not.
Jori Hulkkonen lives quite close to me, I suppose. I see him walking around every now and then.
  Topic: Chuck Mosley
freeke

Replies: 6
Views: 544

PostForum: Music Only   Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:49 am   Subject: Chuck Mosley
By the time of Plagiarism Mike Patton had been with FNM for about 9 years. In fact, they split up shortly after that. It's highly unlikely Sparks had any contact with CM through FNM.
  Topic: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
freeke

Replies: 21
Views: 1874

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:18 am   Subject: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
I remember Ron and Russell telling Steve Jones that Sex Pistols turning down the RRHOF was the right thing to do. They're apparently not interested.
  Topic: So......next single???
freeke

Replies: 34
Views: 4412

PostForum: Music Only   Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:37 am   Subject: So......next single???
My pick would be I Wish You Were Fun as well. The key to airplay IMO is a single that sounds like Sparks. As much as I like Unaware, I fear radio wouldn't play it for that reason.
As physical single ...
  Topic: Jonesy's Jukebox
freeke

Replies: 9
Views: 1359

PostForum: Music Only   Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:01 pm   Subject: Jonesy's Jukebox
www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_5DK5rcZRw

Really enjoyed this interview. Don't think I've ever heard them this relaxed. Whereas 10 years ago they might have been reluctant to discuss "rivals" a ...
  Topic: Could it be Sparks will retire after this?
freeke

Replies: 19
Views: 2736

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:16 am   Subject: Could it be Sparks will retire after this?
I'm guessing Mini Mansions won't be too busy in the near future since Michael Schuman and QOTSA will be on tour promoting their new album for a while. Then again, a new Sparks album probably won't sur ...
  Topic: Could it be Sparks will retire after this?
freeke

Replies: 19
Views: 2736

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:30 pm   Subject: Could it be Sparks will retire after this?
I guess they may be tied up with Anette next year, but surely work on a new album must be in the back of their minds after the reception of Hippopotamus. Would be a shame if the band members just drif ...
  Topic: Sparks - Hippopotamus Album chart Week 2
freeke

Replies: 4
Views: 1555

PostForum: Music Only   Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:14 pm   Subject: Sparks - Hippopotamus Album chart Week 2
Ok, so it's only been out for a week, but I wonder if the great reception has changed R&Rs priorities when it comes to working on movie music vs. Sparks records?
I sincerely hope they get Annette ...
  Topic: Giddy Giddy
freeke

Replies: 16
Views: 2744

PostForum: Music Only   Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:02 am   Subject: Giddy Giddy
It seems to be a track that divides listeners. Personally, I love it. After a brief intro and three excellent, but slightly more straightforward songs it appears as if to shake off casual listeners be ...
  Topic: Hippopotamus Chart Predictions???
freeke

Replies: 30
Views: 4571

PostForum: Music Only   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:32 am   Subject: Hippopotamus Chart Predictions???
Kermit (and others) so right about the excellent PR but could only be so successful because what they were promoting is such fantastic material.

Agree. Their best music+sales in a long time. Win-wi ...
  Topic: New Tracks, my impressions
freeke

Replies: 24
Views: 7914

PostForum: Music Only   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:41 am   Subject: New Tracks, my impressions
Still stunned by the Top 10 position. My mind races. Renewed record contract, follow-up soon-ish, Annette gets funding, Sparks in the press etc.

Album arrived. Stunning cover. Ron possibly wearing ...
  Topic: Hippo arrives !
freeke

Replies: 37
Views: 5207

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:53 am   Subject: Hippo arrives !
The Amazing Mr Repeat is my favorite at the moment. The bridge section ("sign here, son") that starts 1:08 into the song and occurs twice is pure songwriting masterclass. The sound that appe ...
 
Page 1 of 4 Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group