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 Post subject: Re: SPARKS
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:20 pm 
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To publicies their new album they're doing a 21 night run in London. The new album is their 21st and each night they doing a different album (plus any related single B sides) starting with their 1st album on night one and finishing on night 21 with their new one. Must have been quite a mission rehearsing about 250 songs.

Just stumbled upon an interesting account of these shows by one of the band's drummers:
:arrow: http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/tour_diary/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003805766



Feckin unbelievable....it just goes to show that just anyone can be a reporter/critic on music!

quote from that Sparks article.............

Highly influenced by the Prodigy, Sparks hit the world in 1997 with "Balls," an album rife with huge breakbeats and industrial sounds.

Sparks emerged in 77, 20 years before that spotty twerp wrote that article!

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Sparks emerged in 77, 20 years before that spotty twerp wrote that article!
Apparantly they've been putting out albums since 1971 :shock: (assuming this source can be trusted :wink: ) and I didn't even discover their music until this year! Your point regarding journalistic sloppiness is well taken, it's especially the case in this day and age of 'instant publishing' on the Internet with everyone having a blog.

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yoni wrote:
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Sparks emerged in 77, 20 years before that spotty twerp wrote that article!
Apparantly they've been putting out albums since 1971 :shock: (assuming this source can be trusted :wink: ) and I didn't even discover their music until this year! Your point regarding journalistic sloppiness is well taken, it's especially the case in this day and age of 'instant publishing' on the Internet with everyone having a blog.


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Swan wrote:
yoni wrote:
Swan wrote:
Sparks emerged in 77, 20 years before that spotty twerp wrote that article!
Apparantly they've been putting out albums since 1971 :shock: (assuming this source can be trusted :wink: ) and I didn't even discover their music until this year! Your point regarding journalistic sloppiness is well taken, it's especially the case in this day and age of 'instant publishing' on the Internet with everyone having a blog.


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I think he means that the 'Balls' album of 1997 was influenced by The Prodigy, rather than Sparks were influenced by The Prodigy when they started out. If you scroll down you will see that he talks about all the shows, going back to their performance of their debut album 'Half Nelson' of 1971.

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I've followed their career since 'This Town Ain't Big Enough' - loved that they were 'different' and still are! 8)


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Putting this in an old thread, rather than creating a new one.

I'm sure Johnofdeath would approve.

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