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Sparks

Sparks
Country
United States
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Brothers Ron and Russell Mael from Los Angeles, USA have been making diverse music since 1969 under various incarnations of Sparks. In 1979 they ditched the guitars and keyboards of glam geek rock and started working with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, beginning a love affair with electronic music.
Website
http://allsparks.com
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Releases on file (25)
Sparks — A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip Sparks — A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip
(BMG 4050538600766, 2020, CD / DL)
Sparks — Hippopotamus Sparks — Hippopotamus
(BMG 538279612, 2017, CD)
Sparks — Two Hands One Mouth (Live in Europe) Sparks — Two Hands One Mouth (Live in Europe)
(Lil' Beethoven LBRCD115 , 2013, 2CD)
Sparks — The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman Sparks — The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman
(Lil' Beethoven LBRV4, 2009, 2LP)
Sparks — Exotic Creatures of the Deep Sparks — Exotic Creatures of the Deep
(Lil' Beethoven LBRCD111, 2008, CD)
Sparks — Hello Young Lovers Sparks — Hello Young Lovers
(In the Red ITR 131, 2006, CD)
Sparks — Lil' Beethoven Sparks — Lil' Beethoven
(Lil' Beethoven LILBCD2, 2002, CD)
Sparks — Balls Sparks — Balls
(Lil' Beethoven LBRCD103, 2000/2008, CD)
Sparks — Plagiarism Sparks — Plagiarism
(Oglio OGL 89109-2, 1998, CD)
Sparks — Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins Sparks — Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins
(Lil' Beethoven LBRCD102, 1994/2008, CD)
Sparks — Interior Design Sparks — Interior Design
(Lil' Beethoven LBRCD104, 1988/2011, CD)
Sparks — Music That You Can Dance To Sparks — Music That You Can Dance To
(Repertoire REP 5229, 1986/2011, CD)
Sparks — Pulling Rabbits out of a Hat Sparks — Pulling Rabbits out of a Hat
(Repertoire REP 5287 , 1984/2013, CD)
Sparks — In Outer Space Sparks — In Outer Space
(Repertoire REP 5312, 1983/2013, CD)
Sparks — Angst in My Pants Sparks — Angst in My Pants
(Repertoire REP 4760-WG, 1982/1999, CD)
Sparks — Whomp That Sucker Sparks — Whomp That Sucker
(Repertoire REP 5126, 1981/2008, CD)
Sparks — Terminal Jive Sparks — Terminal Jive
(Repertoire REP 5310, 1980/2013, CD)
Sparks — No. 1 in Heaven Sparks — No. 1 in Heaven
(Repertoire REP 5309, 1979/2013, CD)
Sparks — Introducing Sparks Sparks — Introducing Sparks
(Lil' Beethoven LBRCDRON, 1977/2006, CD)
Sparks — Big Beat Sparks — Big Beat
(Island Records 9843412, 1976/2006, CD)
Sparks — Indiscreet Sparks — Indiscreet
(Island Records 984 341-1, 1975/2006, CD)
Sparks — Kimono My House Sparks — Kimono My House
(Island Records 984 341-7, 1974/2009, CD)
Sparks — Propaganda Sparks — Propaganda
(Island Records 984 341 0, 1974/2006, CD)
Sparks — A Woofer in Tweeter's Clothing Sparks — A Woofer in Tweeter's Clothing
(Wounded Bird WOU110, 1972/2006, CD)
Sparks — Sparks (AKA Halfnelson) Sparks — Sparks (AKA Halfnelson)
(Wounded Bird WOU2048, 1971/2006, CD)

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