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Options October 31, 2017: w/ live set from SPARKS + Interview w/Ron and Russell Mael

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Ladies and gentlemen, SPARKS at WFMU on today's program! Full band live session at 4pm from the spaciously vacant Monty Hall, followed up with studio chat with Ron and Russell Mael! Get in the swing! (fotos BT, lockerroom pic Leo Lavoro)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Images New Approx. start time
William Eggleston  Untitled Improvisation / FD / 6.9   Options Musik  Secretly Canadian          *   0:00:00 (MP3 | )
Lydia Lunch  What It Is   Options Various: Better an Old Demon Than a New God  Giorno Poetry Systems            0:01:53 (MP3 | )
Impetigo  Banter   Options Various: Shut Up and Play Vol. 2: Brian Turner 2005 Premium              0:04:27 (MP3 | )
Heavy Metal  Hacked By the Russians   Options LP3  Harbinger Sound          *   0:04:46 (MP3 | )
Sparks  Perfume   Options Hello Young Lovers  In the Red  2006    Coming up live at 4pm! Full band at WFMU!      0:09:16 (MP3 | )
Peter Cook  Radio Promo Spot for #1 Song In Heaven   Options               0:13:42 (MP3 | )
Sparks  Tips For Teens   Options Whomp That Sucker  RCA  1981          0:16:24 (MP3 | )
Bed Wettin' Bad Boys  Expanding Horizons   Options Rot  RIP Society          *   0:27:45 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Copped It   Options BBC Saturday Live 1984              0:29:31 (MP3 | )
Boots For Dancing  Stand   Options The Undisco Kidds  Athens of the North          *   0:32:33 (MP3 | )
The Citrus Dumbasses  Cops On Bikes   Options Tearing Out My Nails  Fashionable Idiots          *   0:35:53 (MP3 | )
Shimmer  Let Em Know   Options Shimmer  Drop Medium          *   0:37:41 (MP3 | )
Six Eye Columbia  Casanova   Options Frowny Frown  Douche Bagophon            0:38:39 (MP3 | )
Bob Hund  Final Solution   Options 10 Ar Bakat & 100 Ar Framat  Silence            0:42:47 (MP3 | )
Pere Ubu  Swampland   Options 20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo  Cherry Red      coming back live to the program Nov 21st!    *   0:47:56 (MP3 | )
Denis Mpunga & Paul K.  Criola   Options Criola  Music From Memory          *   0:52:50 (MP3 | )
Eera  Christine   Options Reflection of Youth  Big Dada          *   0:55:56 (MP3 | )
Woo  It's Cosy Inside   Options It's Cosy Inside  Independent Project             0:59:09 (MP3 | )
Sparks  Missionary Position   Options Live in the WFMU Studio        Recorded by Scott Konzelmann, Mario Santana, mix by Ernie Indradat. An incredible show planned as Brian welcomes the one and only Sparks, performing live in full glory as a 7-piece band at WFMU! Formed in 1972, brothers Ron and Russell Mael established their own turf with willfully eccentric, inventive pop music that has been spread out over 24 albums including their latest, Hippopotamus. Prolifically melding cultural satire with numerous musical traditions, Sparks have applied classicism and often theatricality with glam, new wave, disco, artrock, and baroque and bubblegum pop, consistently working within the mainstream while skimming around its edges as defined outsiders. They've worked with producers like Todd Rundgren, Giorgio Morodor, and Tony Visconti, and have had top 5 hits all over the UK and Europe; they've appeared in 80's teen flicks and created soundtrack work and have even been commissioned by the Swedish government to do a radio tribute to Ingmar Bergman. Collaborations and artists both musical and visual that they've influenced read like a guestlist to the most glamorous event you can imagine. Their current 2017 lineup touring Europe, the USA, and Japan are a full-on kickass rock band, and the results of their daylong pitstop and performance at the station is gonna be jawdropping on the radio. Afterwards, Brian chats with Ron and Russell! Absolutely not to be missed, true legends! Today's lineup: Ron Mael: piano, Russell Mael: lead vox, Stevie Nistor: drums, Zach Dawes: bass, Tyler Parkford: keyboards, backing vox, Evan Weiss: guitar, backing vox, Taylor Locke: guitar, backing vox. Sincere thanks to the band, crew, soundman Colin Walker, Leo Lavoro at BMG and UK manager Sue at Republic for all the help in making this extraordinary event happen at WFMU! Thanks too to Gen Ken Montgomery for the radio spots! Sparks website. Thanks to @sparksofficial Twitter too for spreading the word. 
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Sparks  I Wish You Were Fun   Options Live in the WFMU Studio         
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Sparks  Probably Nothing   Options Live in the WFMU Studio         
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Sparks  This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us   Options Live in the WFMU Studio         
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Sparks  Edith Piaf (Said It Better than Me)   Options Live in the WFMU Studio         
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A Giant Dog  Angst In My Pants   Options Toy  Merge      Sparks tune      1:23:06 (MP3 | )
Sparks  Magic Mountain Radio Spot   Options               1:26:37 (MP3 | )
Ron and Russell Mael  live chat in the WFMU studio   Options          
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Sparks  Propaganda / At Home, At Work, At Play   Options Propaganda  Island  1975          1:42:09 (MP3 | )
Sparks  Belgian Radio spot   Options          
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Sparks  High C   Options Sparks  Bearsville/Warner Brothers  1972          1:46:01 (MP3 | )
Sparks  Magic Mountain Radio Spot #2 w/Ron   Options               1:49:15 (MP3 | )
Sparks  Ugly Guys With Beautiful Girls   Options Li'l Beethoven  Palm  2002          1:50:12 (MP3 | )
Sparks  Russell / Jackie Kennedy spot   Options               1:57:16 (MP3 | )
Sparks  Hasta Manana Monsieur   Options Kimono My House  Island  1976  LP        1:58:57 (MP3 | )
Slapp Happy  Casablanca Moon   Options Acnalbasac Noom  Cuneiform            2:07:04 (MP3 | )
Neneh Cherry & The Thing  Dream Baby Dream   Options The Cherry Thing Remixes  Smalltown Supersound            2:09:47 (MP3 | )
Not Waving  Her Quality   Options Good Luck  Diagonal          *   2:17:37 (MP3 | )
Dendo Marionette  Frozen Edge   Options 傀儡電伝  Bitter Lake/Mouse          *   2:21:45 (MP3 | )
Destroy All Monsters  Boots   Options 1974-76  Father Yod            2:23:55 (MP3 | )
Mlodrs  Dvdul   Options Dvdul  Jmmx          *   2:27:23 (MP3 | )
The U-Men  Mystery Pain   Options The U-Men  Sub Pop          *   2:39:22 (MP3 | )
Flatworms  Followers   Options Flatworms  Castle Face          *   2:42:24 (MP3 | )
Blank Realm  Working On Live   Options Live here on the program 4/19/11        Archive      2:45:13 (MP3 | )
The Kinks  Harry Rag   Options Something Else  Reprise            2:49:17 (MP3 | )
Holiday Ghosts  Ron Song   Options Holiday Ghosts  Pnklslm          *   2:52:03 (MP3 | )
Diamanda Galas  Pardon Me I've Got Someone To Kill   Options All the Way  ISO          *   2:56:16 (MP3 | )












Listener comments!

Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:01pm BronwynB:

SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARKS
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:01pm BronwynB:

I wore one of my sparks shirts today to be fully prepared for this!!!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:02pm Listening Out There:

"Hello, BronwynB," LOT said respectfully...
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:02pm BronwynB:

That pic of them on the 3rd floor is incredible!!!! Our 3rd floor had the Maels in it!!!!! Wow!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:02pm steveo:

hello. sweet eggles.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:02pm BronwynB:

Hello Listening Out There! Hello Brian! Hello everyone!!!!
  Tue. 10/31/17 3:03pm Morgan:

Aw someone post a pic...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:05pm Krys O.:

Been a Sparks fan since I was a teenager! Having them on FMU is historic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:06pm psysci:

Have you read any Matt Howarth comics?
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 3:06pm geezerette:

boop- boop
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 3:07pm Brian Turner:

******* 4 PM ******** SPARKS!!!! LIVE!!!! *****welcome
  Tue. 10/31/17 3:08pm Morgan:

Thanks for the heads up, Brian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:09pm psysci:

4pm perfect time. I leave work at that time
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:09pm steveo:

hmmm, something seems to have put a spark under BT today; he's on fire!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:10pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

SPOX DAY!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:10pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

also. Hello.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:10pm BronwynB:

this song will always hold a place in my heart due to the number of times i've explained sparks to friends by saying "they're that band that did that perfume song on gilmore girls...BUT THEY'RE SO MUCH MORE"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:12pm Uncle Michael:

I always tell people they're that band that was in that Timothy Bottoms movie, "Rollercoaster."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:12pm psysci:

My brother used to play beat the clock all the time along with 90s freestyle stuff when he would DJ parties.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:12pm BronwynB:

@UM: haha i love that scene that they're in. i was looking at amazon reviews of that movie just to see what people thought of them and people were referring to them as a hair metal band. hair metal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:13pm psysci:

Russ' hair was pretty epic in the 70s no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:14pm Cheri Pi:

Heya BT! Highly anticipating today's show.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:15pm BronwynB:

did you guys know that beat the clock was the first song in the pop-hits-medley Stars on 45 which hit #1 on the Hot 100 in 1981? I was listening to that as part of a project i did where i listened to the 100 most popular songs of each year since the inception of the billboard charts and the random sparks reference made me jump
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:15pm BronwynB:

@psysci: Yes it was!!!
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 3:16pm glenn:

i suspect bronwyn will feature large on this playlist.
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 3:16pm glenn:

and that's a good thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:17pm psysci:

My vinyl of beat the clock has no mention of Sparks
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:17pm Uncle Michael:

I'd love to hear the wedding of jacqueline kennedy to russell mael unless it's in the iive set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:19pm Cheri Pi:

My tip for all of you is to hit the pledge button at the top of this page, I Predict you'll be glad you did.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:19pm BronwynB:

@glenn: haha i've been waiting in fervent anticipation for this since it was announced. between this, the new record, the live shows at lpr, and the signing event where i got to meet them, i will always remember October 2017 as Sparks Month
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:22pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

GenKen: perhaps our greatest Sparks scholar.
Been a fan since about 6th grade. Still crucial.
  Tue. 10/31/17 3:22pm BriJet:

Hiiii
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 3:24pm glenn:

sparktober.
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 3:26pm glenn:

i'll always remember it as indictment month.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:26pm psysci:

Happy Mealoween
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:26pm psysci:

sorry Maeloween
     Tue. 10/31/17 3:27pm The Slugger:

Can't wait. My favorite band forever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:28pm Krys O.:

My local public library had vinyl LPs you could take out when I was in high school. I took out Sparks albums among others.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:29pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Who's up for a Halloween prank of pulling the fire alarm at Bronwyn's place? Most evil, vile.
  Tue. 10/31/17 3:30pm gen ken:

I forgot to wear my Sparks Plagiarism boxer shorts today. damn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:30pm Krys O.:

BTW-I was the one who spotted them in the audience of the Big T.N.T. Show. It was easy to see Ron's distinctive bone structure. They had no idea that they were captured on film.
  Tue. 10/31/17 3:32pm gen ken:

Savage Henry characters named after the Male brothers
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:32pm I am the Upsetter:

In the last 5 years I have only just dipped my toe into SPARKS. Brilliant band. Can't wait for the session.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:34pm Rich in Washington:

Howarth's comics were such great hommages to so many great musicians.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:34pm psysci:

gen ken, actually i believe those annoying post brothers came out before Savage Henry. Both are great tho ;)
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:34pm Chris from DC:

Barricaded in my office for Sparks.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:35pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

[salutes GKM]
  Tue. 10/31/17 3:36pm gen ken:

psysci - you're probably right - it's been a few decades... I got to sit with Matt at his drawing table back in the day - the air was a bit smokey...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:38pm Cecile:

wow, that's so cool, gen ken. we got turned on to Matt through the peak ;years of Heavy Metal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:38pm psysci:

ha thats awesome. i have a big howarth collection. Wish I was hanging with you two back then.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:38pm BronwynB:

@ken: nooooo :0
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:40pm Rich in Washington:

Heavy Metal screwed me up for life. The magazine, not the music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:40pm Cecile:

Savage Henry came out first. He debuted in '77, the Posts in Heavy Metal in 80 or 81.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:41pm Rich in Washington:

I probably never would've never heard about the Residents if I didn't read about them in HM's music columns. Sending away for the Ralph catalog also screwed me up for life, too.
  Tue. 10/31/17 3:43pm gen ken:

glad somebody is keeping track... I met Matt somewhere around 77-78
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:43pm Cecile:

I was excited to see the Residents his comics because it mean that people besides writers, my college radio buddies and myself knew about them!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:44pm psysci:

ah well Savage Henry first appeared in 77. The comic book Savage Henry came out in 87.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:44pm Rich in Washington:

I think I still have that one-shot Residents comic book that Howarth did.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:44pm Cecile:

I copped a few moves of his in my early days of scrawling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:45pm psysci:

stalking ralph, i have it too :D
  Tue. 10/31/17 3:45pm gen ken:

and Conrad Schnitzler was one of the characters in Savage Henry and at that time Matt was amused that many people didn't know he was a real person
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:45pm Cheri Pi:

I've piled all of my furniture in front of my office door. Curtains down, Outlook blocked out. Seat adjusted for takeoff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:45pm Stevel:

Bob Hund sounds slightly like the Bloody Hollies vocalist.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:46pm Rich in Washington:

Me too, Cecile. Heavy Metal was my art school. Copped a lot of Bilal, Moebius, Druillet, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:46pm psysci:

the best thing in savage henry is when the residents forget who they are
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:47pm BLCKDGRD:

The new Ubu is GREAT!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:47pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

uh, hey team... BBC is vibrating my phone with news of an apparent shooty thing in lower manhattan. True?
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:48pm Rich in Washington:

I haven't checked out the Savage Henry titles. I still have a bunch of those 80s Those Annoying Post Bros, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:48pm Cheri Pi:

Yes RTD, at Chambers Street and West Side Highway!!! Oh NO
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:49pm Cecile:

gen ken, I know! Matt usually pointed it out and put in recommendations for records, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:49pm psysci:

just what we needed...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 3:49pm Cheri Pi:

Many cyclists hurt too after being runned down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:49pm Cecile:

That Ubu track was actually quite good.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:50pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

......
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:50pm psysci:

There has been a suspect arrested
  Tue. 10/31/17 3:51pm gen ken:

I think I was briefly a character in Savage Henry too
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:52pm Cecile:

psysci, was it a "troubled lone wolf?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:54pm psysci:

I am reading it may have been a cab driver
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:54pm psysci:

gen ken if u find out what issue let me know i probably have it
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 3:57pm glenn:

re. manhattan. www.rawstory.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:58pm psysci:

nvm it was a guy in a home depot truck
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 3:58pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

This Eera track....... clicketh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:59pm psysci:

time to hit the road so i can catch sparks on the airwaves
  Tue. 10/31/17 3:59pm gen ken:

I know exactly where my copy is, but I'm not there now. It was one of the one's that CON was in. Might have been 2 issues....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 3:59pm psysci:

con was in most issues
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:01pm Morgan:

Excitement...
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:02pm johnk77:

gleaming spires was
very good live in the early eighties
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:02pm BronwynB:

it begins!!!! aaaah!!!!!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:02pm BronwynB:

hi russell!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:02pm chris:

whew! here just in time. hi, BT, all!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:03pm BronwynB:

YAAAAAAAAAY!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:03pm Cheri Pi:

He sounded like a human being!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:04pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

whee!
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 4:04pm Stay Frosty:

Oh my God I so dig this song...
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:04pm Morgan:

This is such a treat after not getting a ticket to the live shows
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:04pm Cheyenne:

Thanks so much for making this happen, Brian T!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:05pm rbx:

here it is :D :D :D
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:05pm Morgan:

They sound great
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:06pm Mick:

Suuuuuuper amazing! BT thanks for putting this together!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:07pm Uncle Michael:

This is the bee's knees.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:07pm Sno-Time at the Apollo:

!!!!!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:07pm Cheyenne:

**and Scott K and Ernie!!! It sounds GREAT
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:07pm Kat in Chicago:

This sounds unbelievably good
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:08pm Stevel:

Beautiful engineering. Great score for WFMU. Truly a wonderful event.
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 4:09pm Brian Turner:

Konzelmann Mario Ernie superhuman. Band incredible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 4:09pm Cecile:

Answer song "I am fun, just not with you."
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 4:10pm glenn:

firm but fair, cecile.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:10pm Cheyenne:

Mario!! So much talent in front of the mics and on the other end of all those wires <3 WFMU is so blessed to have such luminaries around all the time.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:10pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Granted they've done ten thousand songs but if they manage to belt out "achoo," I may faint.
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 4:11pm geezerette:

Punk attitude in pure pop!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 4:11pm Cecile:

that is an answer I give my sisters often.
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:11pm Mark H:

Great stuff!
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:11pm will onion poo:

LIVE SESSION SOUNDS GREAT!
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:12pm gen ken:

nice keyboard playing...:-)
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:12pm will onion poo:

BT smells like canal street w/ extra mustard tho PU NO THANKS
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:12pm Your Ace From Exchange Place:

Sounds amazing! Big props to all the engineers!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:12pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:13pm Krys O.:

Excellent recording!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:13pm Uncle Michael:

YAY!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:13pm BronwynB:

already? goodness.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 4:13pm Cecile:

Yes!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:13pm holland oats:

such a great song
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:13pm BronwynB:

whether deep down or on the surface, every song wishes it could be this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:14pm Krys O.:

I'm dancing at the bus stop!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:14pm Cheri Pi:

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 4:14pm Cecile:

Bronwyn, this, "German Sparkle Party" or "Chatterbox"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 4:15pm Cecile:

the fullness of the sound!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:15pm Uncle Michael:

I love that Ron and Russell cameo'd in the Justin Hawkins cover of this.
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:15pm Morgan:

@bronwyn ha ha
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:15pm Chris from DC:

Really does sound great.
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 4:15pm Stairway:

Bronwyn makes a good point.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:16pm Rich in Washington:

This is wonderful!
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:16pm Morgan:

The quiet in between is painful cause I want to cheer
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:17pm Uncle Michael:

so, cheer
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 4:17pm Cecile:

This is good enough t up as a legit release
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:19pm egnekn:

Sparks show on WFMU archives includes applause between songs from love in London show - https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/6684
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 4:19pm Creamo Coyl:

Sounds swell. Nice job, y'all.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:19pm BronwynB:

yeah, russell sounded better on that last bit (the "well im sorry time's up part") then he does on the album!
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 4:20pm Dominick:

Great!
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:20pm egnekn:

live fast and die young - too late for that now!
brilliant!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:20pm rbx:

*applause*
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:21pm BronwynB:

that was amazing! thanks brian and crew
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:21pm chris:

woooooooooooo!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:21pm Rich in Washington:

Wonderful.
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:21pm Morgan:

You guys. You did them such justice
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:22pm Mick:

Woo hoo!!! Thanks again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:23pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Well done, cast and crew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 4:23pm Cecile:

What kind of giant dog?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:23pm rbx:

Thanks for making that happen all involved :>
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:23pm BronwynB:

haha, fun cover
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:23pm Rich in Washington:

I really love this cover.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:24pm Chris from DC:

Yeah, this rips.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:25pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

up-tempo nodding in agreement.
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:26pm tadpoles:

You're not going to believe this but we've just had a power outage for the last hour and I'm just on board now. Man please Brian will this be on archive. My only solace is that I did see them at Poission. Thanks FMU and Sparks!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:26pm KevinfromBayRidge:

All too much!
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:27pm andrewb:

i was assured the show will archived
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:28pm johnk77:

magic mountain was fun
a lot of bands played there
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:28pm BronwynB:

this was the part i was really looking forward too haha
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:28pm andrewb:

Thanks so much for this
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:29pm Jeff:

Exceptionally excellent in-house set.
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 4:30pm Brian Turner:

It shall be archived.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:34pm BronwynB:

i enjoyed the starbucks cupcake story
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 4:35pm Brian Turner:

That first pic in the playlist btw is JG Thirlwell hangin at Russell's
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 4:38pm Creamo Coyl:

So glad they're not doing the music for a Wes Anderson film (even tho it'd be good for them).
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:42pm BronwynB:

thanks brian. that was really great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:42pm Uncle Michael:

Outstanding, BT.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:42pm BronwynB:

when they played this at le poisson rouge i screamed so loud i think i scared people
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:43pm Stevel:

Terrific!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:43pm BronwynB:

for some reason i thought maybe they were going to play something else after propaganda, like i love at home at work at play so much i didn't want to get my hopes up, and then that was it!!!
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:43pm tadpoles:

One day Ron Mael will be acknowledged as one of the great American lyricists. Shame it takes the UK to acknowledge this fully.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:43pm BronwynB:

someday i hope to achieve my dream of seeing them play something for the girl with everything live
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:43pm Mick:

A great Halloween treat on a day that went really grisly otherwise.
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:44pm andrewb:

home,work or play really brought the house down at the poisson rouge show
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:44pm BronwynB:

@tadpoles: agreed. the one i always come back to is "tits." he should have won all the songwriting awards for that one. it's like a play. i wish i could write something like that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 4:46pm Cecile:

tadpoles, I don't think most of the music insiders/intelligentsia these days can find their butts with both hands, much lesss determine who is good at writing these word things.
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:46pm tadpoles:

@BronwynB... when you get their songs stuck in your head...they're delightfully stuck in your head!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:48pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Kimono My House remains the finest pop LP of all time, in terms of writing/performance/production. Fires on all cylinders.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:49pm Stevel:

Heavily influenced by Sparks was The Quick, one of my favorite hard-to-find bands.

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Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:50pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

[counts on fingers/toes] ... must have been 6th grade; discovered Sparks & Sensational Alex Harvey Band at the same time: revolutionized the brain.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:51pm Ken From Hyde Park:

This has certainly been a treat. Is there a trick coming up?
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:51pm BronwynB:

@rev: love that record so much. even the cover is amazing- so ahead of its time. when i was first introduced to it at 18 by a friend who bought it while we were record shopping, i wasn't ready for it. i thought it looked too cool for little old me. then three years later i saw their don kirshner show. never looked back
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:52pm BronwynB:

@ken: the trick is that next he's going to play Sporks, the alternate-reality version where ron sings and russell writes the songs
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:52pm Krys O.:

Lil Beethoven was a great album. Suburban Homeboy, Ugly Guys, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:53pm chris:

li'l beethoven was my introduction to sparks. so great.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:53pm BronwynB:

come to think of it, i kind of wish ron had sang Pineapple, just for added symmetry
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:54pm Krys O.:

Ron is a genius.
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 4:54pm Hughie Considine:

Interesting, @Stevel - what would you say is the ultimate Quick track?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:55pm rbx:

@chris mine as well. I love their other albums but this one will always be very near and dear to me.
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:55pm brycepunk1:

Never heard Sparks before... This is awesome! Love this!
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 4:55pm Brian Turner:

There is no band 45 years down the line pulling the line with such quality in all truth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:56pm Krys O.:

@brycepunk1 Congratulations!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:56pm fred:

@Ken: The best trick would be the one Greg has in store for when the station reaches the goal, but it doesn't look likely to be revealed today
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:57pm BronwynB:

brycepunk, yay!!! im so glad you're enjoying them! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:57pm Stevel:

Hughie: Hmm. Hillary (song about an S&M queen)

www.youtube.com...

or their cover of It Won't be Long

www.youtube.com...
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:58pm tadpoles:

Dead right Brian. "Hippopotamus" didn't go up the UK charts for nothing. It's a brilliant new chapter from a great band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 4:58pm Uncle Michael:

Thank you for playing this, Brian.
  Tue. 10/31/17 4:59pm Morgan:

These ads are great
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 4:59pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

YASS!
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 5:00pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Sparks = also masters of the coda (or whatever you call it) .. this tune & 'talent is an asset' being prime examples.
  Tue. 10/31/17 5:01pm tadpoles:

Kimono My House actually 1974.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 5:02pm Cecile:

I sense they picked up a little from Roxy Music and vice versa
  Tue. 10/31/17 5:03pm Morgan:

an excellent listening party!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 5:04pm Uncle Michael:

That Kennedy thing is a bonus track on the Indiscreet reissue.
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 5:08pm Brian Turner:

Interestingly enough Cecile, they shared Sal Maida, a bassist in early years who did time in Roxy Music too. Sal has a book out now about his experiences in these bands (and Milk N Cookies too). hozacrecords.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 5:09pm Cecile:

cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 5:16pm Cecile:

not feeling this remix
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 5:26pm TDK60:

Thanks for the tunes. Keep those platters spinnin'...
  Tue. 10/31/17 5:26pm Robert D:

Just wanted to say, "Yay! Sparks!" Thanks Brian!
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 5:27pm Brian Turner:

Glad you dug! It is quite a day....
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 5:28pm TehBadDr:

That cover brings me back to the 80's East Village, with the fave local junkie punk band playing downstairs at the Lismar,
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 5:31pm Sno-Time at the Apollo:

@Brian Turner , @Cecile - Ron and Russell recently did a funny interview on Sirius with Steve Jones (Jonesy in true obnoxious, but amusing form) where they talked a little about their feelings towards Roxy Music. They were labelmates with them on Island back in the day and they felt like they were somewhat in competition with RM at the time. They kind of turned up their noses a little at first. Now, they readily admit to being big fans and highly respecting their work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 5:33pm Cecile:

That's really cool. I like Sparks a lot, but I always slightly preferred Roxy's pathos and experimentation. But they are both superb bands.
  Tue. 10/31/17 5:33pm Robert D:

Just added your show to my calendar (duration : forever).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 5:33pm Cecile:

ANN ARBOR REPRESENT
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 5:35pm Sno-Time at the Apollo:

@Cecile Agreed both are superb!
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 5:35pm MayorFrank Rizzo:

I never understood Sparks but I do now.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 5:36pm BronwynB:

Glad to hear that, Mayor Rizzo
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 5:37pm common:

happy halloween!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 5:39pm Cecile:

wow! Haze XXL's first band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/31/17 5:39pm Cecile:

we liked em because they sounded like an American Birthday Party.
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 5:41pm Brian Turner:

Sno-Time, did you hear the Maels visit to Jones' show in 2006? He admitted to them that in his corrupt youth he stole their backline for an early UK gig. That took some guts!
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 5:44pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

Well, a picture of you smiling?
  Tue. 10/31/17 5:49pm SeanG:

HARRY RAG!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 5:58pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

What a fine tune. Goodnight Br(a)(in)s.
Avatar Tue. 10/31/17 5:59pm Brian Turner:

Thanks for listening everybody. See you next week: GROUP DOUEH vidcast on the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/31/17 6:00pm chris:

thanks, BT! one for the record books today!
  Tue. 10/31/17 6:00pm zm:

Thank you I wasn't aware DG released new track.
Avatar    Tue. 10/31/17 9:32pm Sno-Time at the Apollo:

@Brian Turner Ha! They alluded to that, but I wasn't sure what the story was. What a rascal!
  Wed. 11/1/17 1:21pm JGT:

wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 2:41pm Bootsie:

What is the etiquette on post-show comments? Know what? IDC. This. Is. AWESOME!
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 7:06pm robodoll:

Was in my early teens when (we), the friends I duly influenced - dragged to see them, at that time Halfnelson, later Sparks - when they were the "house band" at The Whiskey in LA. People did not know what to think of them...great shows!
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 7:07pm robodoll:

Was in my early teens when (we), the friends I duly influenced - dragged to see them, at that time Halfnelson, later Sparks - when they were the "house band" at The Whiskey in LA. People did not know what to think of them...great shows!
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