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Ron and Russel Sparks!


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33 minutes ago, Option5 said:

Ron and Russel Mael.

Corrected - thanks 👍

They’ve still got it in their ‘70’s

 

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Thanks for that SL.

My musical history missed the Sparks -- just a bit too young, and the 70's wasn't cool in the 80's (that took another 10 years).

The funny thing about the Sparks is that they were (at that stage) completely defined by 'crazy Hitler' and the music was just a bit more complex than pop kids were (are) used to.   I can appreciate it more now.

The recent stuff was unknown to me, but is rather good (albeit a bit spotty).

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I like a few of their tunes but for me they hold the record for the least interest ever shown in a festival headline act!

Big Chill, maybe a decade ago. At the height of their set you could walk up to the front of the stage without nudging past a single soul. Not their fault, it was a pretty good show, but maybe a bit ahead of their late career renaissance. Definite misjudgement of their popularity by the organisers though!

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3 hours ago, Stinky Wizzleteats said:

I like a few of their tunes but for me they hold the record for the least interest ever shown in a festival headline act!

Big Chill, maybe a decade ago. At the height of their set you could walk up to the front of the stage without nudging past a single soul. Not their fault, it was a pretty good show, but maybe a bit ahead of their late career renaissance. Definite misjudgement of their popularity by the organisers though!

I fear that The Sparks are like many artists -- known by the aficionado during their era, but only found by the masses after they're gone.

In 10 years' time (or whatever) I'm sure there'll be 100x more pseuds talking of how they went to see the Sparks than they had attendees at all of their concerts combined.

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On 08/07/2021 at 21:11, dgul said:

but only found by the masses after they're gone

That reminds me of visiting Jim Morrison’s grave the year before and then the year after the film was released.

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