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Vote for your favourite Sparks album !!!
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What is your favourite Sparks album?
Sparks (aka Halfnelson)
1%
 1%  [ 4 ]
A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing
6%
 6%  [ 13 ]
Kimono My House
20%
 20%  [ 43 ]
Propaganda
17%
 17%  [ 36 ]
Indiscreet
13%
 13%  [ 28 ]
Big Beat
0%
 0%  [ 2 ]
Introducing Sparks
1%
 1%  [ 3 ]
No. 1 In Heaven
8%
 8%  [ 17 ]
Terminal Jive
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Whomp That Sucker
1%
 1%  [ 3 ]
Angst In My Pants
1%
 1%  [ 4 ]
Sparks In Outer Space
0%
 0%  [ 2 ]
Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat
0%
 0%  [ 2 ]
Music That You Can Dance To
1%
 1%  [ 3 ]
Interior Design
0%
 0%  [ 1 ]
Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins
5%
 5%  [ 11 ]
Plagiarism
2%
 2%  [ 5 ]
Balls
1%
 1%  [ 4 ]
Lil' Beethoven
14%
 14%  [ 30 ]
Total Votes : 211

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Martin Truksa
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 7:15 am    Post subject: Vote for your favourite Sparks album !!! Reply with quote

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Martin Truksa poses the ultimate question ...

O.K. guys, let's settle this oh so important matter once and for all. What is the greatest Sparks album on the planet?

Let's throw caution to the wind, put pen to paper (or in this case mouse to screen), and vote for the ultimate Sparks album. PLEASE DON'T CHEAT - strictly one vote per person (grandmothers, pet lizards, friends of friends etc. are not allowed to vote).

It's democratic and objective - after all, statistics never lie - so make your vote count. Vote now!!!



P.S. I've excluded compilations from the list (e.g. Heaven & Hell Collection).
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APOLLO74
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kimono my house HAS to be the best ....you have to think of what was around at the time it was released back in 1974 to really appreciate how innovitive it was , and it still stands up now.....hence the RFH concert .......I hope they film it !
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are all wrong. Whomp That Sucker. Every song a work of art unto iotself. Great synth sounds writing and great BAND playing. The definitive album! David from Vancouver!
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who on earth voted for 'Angst In My Pants' as their all-time favourite Sparks album? Were they sober at the time?
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OuterSpace
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... and who voted for the "music that you can dance to" opus????
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Spyke
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2004 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me, it was a tough decision between Li'l Beethoven and Indiscreet, although Li'l Beethoven just has the edge, if only because of 'My Baby's Taking Me Home'. Any chance of Indiscreet being performed in its entirety, R&R???!!!

P.S. Call me sad or mad, but I keep thinking of Indiscreet as 'In De Street' after some joker suggested that the title refers to the cover showing a crashed plane 'in de street'. Aaagh!
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I the only one who worships A Woofer in it's entirely?
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SteveBoyce
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Referring to "APOLLO74" remark about Kimono. True it made a big impact at the time. imo that's not the point. Listen to the whole sequence of the first 5 albums (6 if you count teh demos album) and I don't think Kimono is especially stand-out in that context. The vote for Propaganda was mine - not just 2 standout tracks "Something for the Girl" and "Mother Earth", but a superbly crafted *album* in a way that Kimono isn't.

Whomp is an album I never thought much of, listened to again quite recently for the first time in years. there's much more going on there than I previously noticed. It's still (imo) not a great album, but it's a *much* more interesting one than I used to think.

Steve
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

uberflash wrote:
Am I the only one who worships A Woofer in it's entirely [entirety]?


No.
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Girl From Glastonbury
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 6:06 pm    Post subject: Favourite album Reply with quote

Outerspace - how can you object to "Music That You Can Dance To" ? Okay, so it features Fingertips, which is another one of those abysmal tracks the Maels obviously let their studio tea lady write and record, but -

Change!!
The Scene!!!
Rosebud!!!
Shopping Mall Of Love!!!!!
Let's Get Funky!!!
Modesty PLays!!!!!

Come on!!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was first getting into Sparks, I bought a tape called 'The Best of Sparks' with loads of tracks I hadn't heard of, and none of their more well known stuff. Then I found out that this was a dodgy reissue of 'Music That You Can Dance To', presumably retitled 'The Best of..' so more people will buy it. Sorry, R&R, but that tape could be done under the trades descriptions act! (although I do like 'Change' and 'Let's Get Funky')
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

angst in my pants.. sparks rock .. the best combo of real band, 80's new wave pop vibe... and very california. might not appeal to the euro fans.. but this was pure teen california fun at the time.. and great witty writing to boot.
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LFG
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 7:43 pm    Post subject: Best Sparks Album... Reply with quote

It Just has to be Li'l Beethoven...
There has never been anything to come close...
From anybody.. not just Sparks..
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Refering back to Steveboyces reasons for voting for "Propaganda"...I seem to remember it was released very soon after " Kimono my house ", and I don't think any two Sparks albums sound as alike as those two albums do , in fact , I feel you could swap any of the tracks from one album to the other and barely notice the difference !
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: Favourite album Reply with quote

Girl From Glastonbury wrote:
Okay, so it features Fingertips, which is another one of those abysmal tracks the Maels obviously let their studio tea lady write and record

This was, of course, penned by the legendary Stevie Wonder.

Whilst on the subject of abysmal tracks, nothing beats "Tips For Teens", surely?
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 3:19 am    Post subject: Favourite album Reply with quote

The legendary Stevie Wonder????? If Fingertips is a measure of his song-writing abilities, it's no wonder (sic) he took to masquerading as a studio tea-lady.
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 7:38 am    Post subject: The Fourth Best Album Of All Time Is... Reply with quote

Can't believe I'm the first to vote for Sparks :arrow: Halfnelson :? 8O 8O

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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like poor old Norway in the Eurovision song contest, Interior Design currently has "nil points". Isn't anyone prepared to put their neck on the line (or their goolies on the chopping block) and admit that Interior Design is their all-time favourite Sparks album?



Then again, perhaps not.
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Carl_van_breukelen
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think we can't take this poll really seriously untill we have all 666+ votes.
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have to start cold calling soon.

Failing that, I'll send the bully boys round.
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