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Do you have the Sparks song "Sports" in your collection ?
Yes
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 70%  [ 35 ]
No
30%
 30%  [ 15 ]
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Martin Truksa
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 6:11 pm    Post subject: Sports Reply with quote

How rare is this song ?

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Simon Majury
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "Cool Places" single has "Sports" on the B-side. The "Get Crazy" single has "Hot Shot" on the B-side performed by Malcolm McDowell. I guess "Sports" is pretty unknown amongst Sparks fans who only buy albums? Sports was originally going to be on "Sparks In Outer Space" but I read somewhere that it was replaced by "Lucky Me Lucky You" but I might be wrong? The UK "Cool Places" 7" single has both songs listed as being taken from the album "SIOS". I wonder why both Oglio Records & Oasis Records didn't include Sports when they re-released "SIOS" on CD? Those Mysteries? Another great Sparks song which I guess we will never hear on CD until they release maybe HELL COLLECTION 2?
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Martin Truksa
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops - yup, you're right.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I don't know where it went! There were actually several Sparks rarities in the heyday of AudioGalaxy, but that's all gone now... =(
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Carl_van_breukelen
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For all rarities (especially for all new addicted fans): www.fanmael.net
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Martin Truksa
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2004 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is indeed the ultimate reference source for all Sparks matters (official fan-club notwithstanding).

Even though I have both the Get Crazy single (picture sleeve) and the Cool Places/Sports single (picture sleeve) in my collection, they are gathering dust in a cupboard somewhere - as are all of my vinyl records.

Hence my confusion in mistakingly believing that Sports is on the B-side of Get Crazy. As Simon has pointed out this is not the case and I apologise for any misunderstanding.
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Angus_Desire
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ron Playing

I have this song as the b-side of 'Cool Places'. It hasn't surfaced on any CD compilations as far as I know.

I like this song, it has a nice cheesy organ riff and a good beat for you to do your aerobic exercises to. It's rather straight-faced in the lyrics department, rather bereft of the usual cynical wit but it's still a song that quickly etches itself into your subconscious after a few listens.



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm shy to listen to this song, like I'm shy to listen to pop by likes of Bryan Adams or Sheryl Crow or whoever there is alike.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the 12" of "Cool Places" and although "Sports" is listed as the B-side it is actually "Cool Places" again! I think I have a collectors item!!
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Stephen
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An ok song but as they had to leave a song off In Outer Space that was the right choice.
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Raoul
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carl_van_breukelen wrote:
For all rarities (especially for all new addicted fans): www.fanmael.net

Hi,Carl,is your site for sale now?
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Gabriel Mercado
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love "Cool Places". Most of their songs were ahead of its time, huh? They are making me happy.
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mael22
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:52 am    Post subject: Sports Reply with quote

you can find in on cd japan imperial records of sparks in outer space, miniskirted, and a very different release of all you ever think about sex are the 3 bonus tracks, its worth the price, you can find copies for sale on discogs, it was released with the fantastic shim quality and while you are at it check out the other releases they did at the same time, all with great and rare bonus tracks ,introducing,no 1 in heaven, terminal jive, whomp that sucker, and angst in my pants.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:09 am    Post subject: Sports Reply with quote

it is also on the repiortare cd release 2013 ,if you dont want to spend the money for japan release.
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