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SPARKS

 

SPARKS est un groupe américain de decadent-rock, chamber-pop, new wave, disco-rock, d'art rock et de neo disco formé à Los Angeles (Californie) en 1971 par RUSSELL MAEL (chant, né le 05/10/1953 à Santa Monica, Californie) et son frère RON MAEL (claviers, né le 12/08/1948 à Culver City, Californie).



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1. SPARKS (juillet 1972)  
 
  1. "Wonder Girl" - 2:15
  2. "Fa La Fa Lee" - 2:54
  3. "Roger" - 2:30
  4. "High C" - 3:03
  5. "Fletcher Honorama" - 4:01
  6. "Simple Ballet" - 3:50
  7. "Slowboat" - 3:50
  8. "Biology 2" - 3:00
  9. "Saccharin and The War" - 3:57
  10. "Big Bands" - 4:15
  11. "(No More) Mr. Nice Guys" - 5:45

 
2. A WOOFER IN TWEETER'S CLOTHING (25 janvier 1973)  
 
  1. "Girl From Germany"
  2. "Beaver O'Lindy"
  3. "Nothing Is Sacred"
  4. "Here Comes Bob"
  5. "Moon Over Kentucky"
  6. "Do Re Mi"
  7. "Angus Desire"
  8. "Underground"
  9. "The Louvre"
  10. "Batteries Not Included"
  11. "Whippings and Apologies"

 
3. KIMONO MY HOUSE (mai 1974)  
 
  1. "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us" - 3:05
  2. "Amateur Hour" - 3:37
  3. "Falling In Love With Myself Again" - 3:03
  4. "Here In Heaven" - 2:48
  5. "Thank God It's Not Christmas" - 5:07
  6. "Hasta Mañana Monsieur" - 3:52
  7. "Talent Is An Asset" - 3:21
  8. "Complaints" - 2:50
  9. "In My Family" - 3:48
  10. "Equator" - 4:42

 
4. PROPAGANDA (novembre 1974)  
 
  1. "Propaganda" - 0:23
  2. "At Home, At Work, At Play" - 3:06
  3. "Reinforcements" - 3:55
  4. "B.C." - 2:13
  5. "Thanks But No Thanks" - 4:14
  6. "Don't Leave Me Alone with Her" - 3:02
  7. "Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth" - 2:28
  8. "Something for the Girl with Everything" - 2:17
  9. "Achoo" - 3:34
  10. "Who Don't Like Kids" - 3:37
  11. "Bon Voyage" - 2:54
  12. "Alabamy Right" - 2:11 *
  13. "Marry Me" - 2:54 *
  14. "Interview" - 7:16 *

 
5. INDISCREET (octobre 1975)  
 
  1. "Hospitality On Parade" – 4:00
  2. "Happy Hunting Ground" – 3:44
  3. "Without Using Hands" – 3:20
  4. "Get In The Swing" – 4:08
  5. "Under The Table With Her" – 2:20
  6. "How Are You Getting Home?" – 2:57
  7. "Pineapple" – 2:45
  8. "Tits" – 4:57
  9. "It Ain't 1918" – 2:08
  10. "The Lady Is Lingering" – 3:40
  11. "In The Future" – 2:12
  12. "Looks, Looks, Looks" – 2:35
  13. "Miss The Start, Miss The End" – 2:46

 
6. BIG BEAT (25 octobre 1976)  
 
  1. "Big Boy" - 3:30
  2. "I Want To Be Like Everybody Else" - 2:57
  3. "Nothing To Do" - 3:09
  4. "I Bought The Mississippi River" - 2:29
  5. "Fill-er-up" - 2:20
  6. "Everybody's Stupid" - 3:41
  7. "Throw Her Away (And Get A New One)" - 3:15
  8. "Confusion" - 3:27
  9. "Screwed Up" - 4:20
  10. "White Women" - 3:24
  11. "I Like Girls" - 2:58
  12. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" - 2:56 *
  13. "England" - 3:18 *
  14. "Gone with the Wind" - 3:07 *
  15. "Intrusion/Confusion" - 2:47 *
  16. "Looks Aren't Everything (demo)" - 3:28 *
  17. "Tearing The Place Apart (demo)" - 3:38 *

 
7. INTRODUCING SPARKS (octobre 1977)  
 
  1. "A Big Surprise"
  2. "Occupation"
  3. "Ladies"
  4. "I'm Not"
  5. "Forever Young"
  6. "Goofing Off"
  7. "Girls On The Brain"
  8. "Over the Summer"
  9. "Those Mysteries"

 
8. NUMBER ONE IN HEAVEN (mars 1979)  
 
  1. "Tryouts for the Human Race" - 6:05
  2. "Academy Award Performance" - 5:00
  3. "La Dolce Vita" - 5:56
  4. "Beat the Clock" - 4:23
  5. "My Other Voice" - 4:54
  6. "Number One Song in Heaven" - 7:26

 
9. TERMINAL JIVE (28 janvier 1980)  
 
  1. "When I'm with You" - 5:45
  2. "Just Because You Love Me" - 4:36
  3. "Rock 'n' Roll People in a Disco World" - 4:47
  4. "When I'm with You (instrumental)" - 3:45
  5. "Young Girls" - 4:49
  6. "Noisy Boys" - 3:55
  7. "Stereo" - 4:01
  8. "The Greatest Show on Earth" - 4:17

 
10. WHOMP THAT SUCKER (mai 1981)  
 
  1. "Tips for Teens" - 3:33
  2. "Funny Face" - 3:24
  3. "Where's My Girl" - 3:14
  4. "Upstairs" - 3:40
  5. "I Married a Martian" - 5:12
  6. "The Willys" - 3:58
  7. "Don't Shoot Me" - 3:56
  8. "Suzie Safety" - 3:57
  9. "That's Not Nastassia" - 4:57
  10. "Wacky Women" - 2:47

 
11. ANGST IN MY PANTS (29 mars 1982)  
 
  1. "Angst in My Pants" - 3:25
  2. "I Predict" - 2:50
  3. "Sextown U.S.A." - 2:56
  4. "Sherlock Holmes" - 3:34
  5. "Nicotina" - 3:26
  6. "Mickey Mouse" - 3:16
  7. "Moustache" - 3:28
  8. "Instant Weight Loss" - 3:27
  9. "Tarzan and Jane" - 3:18
  10. "The Decline and Fall of Me" - 2:53
  11. "Eaten by the Monster of Love" - 2:58

 
12. SPARKS IN OUTERSPACE (juin 1983)  
 
  1. "Cool Places" - 3:23
  2. "Popularity" - 3:52
  3. "Prayin' For A Party" - 2:59
  4. "All You Ever Think About Is Sex" - 4:09
  5. "Please Baby Please" - 3:42
  6. "Rockin' Girls" - 4:42
  7. "I Wish I Looked A Little Better" - 2:58
  8. "Lucky Me, Lucky You" - 3:26
  9. "A Fun Bunch Of Guys From Outer Space" - 4:00
  10. "Dance Godammit" - 3:26

 
13. PULLING RABBITS OUT OF A HAT (juin 1984)  
 
  1. "Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat" - 4:07
  2. "Love Scenes" - 4:20
  3. "Pretending To Be Drunk" - 3:38
  4. "Progress" - 4:43
  5. "With All My Might" - 4:06
  6. "Sparks In The Dark (Part One)" - 0:28
  7. "Everybody Move" - 2:58
  8. "A Song That Sings Itself" - 4:29
  9. "Sisters" - 3:53
  10. "Kiss Me Quick" - 4:07
  11. "Sparks In The Dark (Part Two)" - 2:58

 
14. MUSIC THAT YOU DANCE TO (septembre 1986)  
 
  1. "Music That You Can Dance To"
  2. "Rose Bud"
  3. "Fingertips"
  4. "Armies of the Night"
  5. "The Scene"
  6. "Shopping Mall Of Love"
  7. "Modesty Plays" (new version)
  8. "Let's Get Funky"

 
15. INTERIOR DESIGN (avril 1988)  
 
  1. "So Important"
  2. "Just Got Back From Heaven"
  3. "Lots Of Reasons"
  4. "You've Got A Hold Of My Heart"
  5. "Love-O-Rama"
  6. "The Toughest Girl In Town"
  7. "Let's Make Love"
  8. "Stop Me If You've Heard This Before"
  9. "A Walk Down Memory Lane"
  10. "Madonna"

 
16. THE HEAVEN COLLECTION (février 1993) [compil]  
     
17. GRATUITOUS SAX AND SENSELESS VIOLINS (7 novembre 1994)  
 
  1. "Gratuitous Sax" - 0:31
  2. "When Do I Get To Sing 'My Way'" - 4:37
  3. "(When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing" - 5:13
  4. "Frankly, Scarlett, I Don't Give A Damn" - 5:03
  5. "I Thought I Told You To Wait In The Car" - 4:02
  6. "Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil" - 5:37
  7. "Now That I Own The BBC" - 4:58
  8. "Tsui Hark" - 4:31 (feat. TSUI HARK & BILL KOMG)
  9. "The Ghost Of Liberace" - 4:15
  10. "Let's Go Surfing" - 5:02
  11. "Senseless Violins" - 0:47
  12. "When I Kiss You I Hear Charlie Parker Playing (Bernard Butler's mix)" (Japanese edition) *

 
18. PLAGIARISM (29 septembre 1997)  
 
  1. "Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat"
  2. "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us"
  3. "No 1 Song In Heaven (Part II)"
  4. "Funny Face"
  5. "When Do I Get To Sing 'My Way' "
  6. "Angst In My Pants"
  7. "Change"
  8. "Popularity"
  9. "Something For The Girl With Everything"
  10. "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us" (avec FAITH NO MORE)
  11. "Beat the Clock"
  12. "Big Brass Ring"
  13. "Amateur Hour" (avec ERASURE)
  14. "Propaganda"
  15. "When I'm With You"
  16. "Something For The Girl With Everything" (avec FAITH NO MORE)
  17. "Orchestral Collage"
  18. "The Number One Song In Heaven" (with JIMMY SOMMERVILLE)
  19. "Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth"

 
19. BALLS (28 août 2000)  
 
  1. "Balls"
  2. "More Than a Sex Machine"
  3. "Scheherazade"
  4. "Aeroflot"
  5. "The Calm Before the Storm"
  6. "How to Get Your Ass Kicked"
  7. "Bullet Train"
  8. "It's a Knockoff"
  9. "Irreplaceable"
  10. "It's Educational"
  11. "The Angels"

 
20. BEST OF ... (3 janvier 2005) [compil]  
     
21. HELLO YOUNG LOVERS (6 février 2006)  
 
  1. "Dick Around"
  2. "Perfume"
  3. "The Very Next Fight"
  4. "(Baby, Baby) Can I Invade Your Country"
  5. "Rock, Rock, Rock"
  6. "Metaphor"
  7. "Waterproof"
  8. "Here Kitty"
  9. "There's No Such Thing As Aliens"
  10. "As I Sit Down to Play the Organ at the Notre Dame Cathedral"

 
22. EXOTIC CREATURES OF THE DEEP (19 mai 2008)  
 
  1. "Intro" - 1:02
  2. "Good Morning" - 3:53
  3. "Strange Animal" - 5:45
  4. "I Can't Believe That You Would Fall for All the Crap in This Song" - 3:54
  5. "Let the Monkey Drive" - 4:09
  6. "Intro Reprise" - 0:24
  7. "I've Never Been High" - 4:31
  8. "(She Got Me) Pregnant" - 4:13
  9. "Lighten Up, Morrissey" - 4:14
  10. "This is the Renaissance" - 3:45
  11. "The Director Never Yelled 'Cut'" - 3:54
  12. "Photoshop" - 4:01
  13. "Likeable" - 6:13

 
23. THE SEDUCTION OF INGMAR BERGMAN (14 août 2009)  
 
  1. "1956 Cannes Film Festival" – 1:56
  2. "I Am Ingmar Bergman" – 3:09
  3. "Limo Driver (Welcome to Hollywood)" – 3:08
  4. "Here He Is Now" – 1:19
  5. "Mr Bergman, How Are You?'" – 4:28
  6. "He'll Come 'Round' " – 1:44
  7. "En Route to the Beverly Hills Hotel" – 1:56
  8. "Hollywood Welcoming Committee" – 2:36
  9. "I've Got to Contact Sweden" – 2:41
  10. "The Studio Commissary" – 3:08
  11. "I Must Not Be Hasty'" – 1:47
  12. "Quiet on the Set" – 1:06
  13. "Why Do You Take That Tone with Me?" – 2:52
  14. "Pleasant Hotel Staff" – 0:55
  15. "Hollywood Tour Bus" – 1:34
  16. "Autograph Hounds" – 2:20
  17. "Bergman Ponders Escape" – 2:25
  18. "We've Got to Turn Him 'Round' " – 2:37
  19. "Escape (Part 1)" – 4:14
  20. "Escape (Part 2)" – 5:59
  21. "Oh, My God" – 2:59
  22. "Garbo Sings" – 3:48
  23. "Almost a Hollywood Ending" – 2:13
  24. "He's Home" – 3:38

 
24. HIPPOPOTAMUS (8 septembre 2017)  
 
  1. "Probably Nothing" – 1:21
  2. "Missionary Position" – 4:18
  3. "Édith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)" 4:32
  4. "Scandinavian Design" – 4:10
  5. "Giddy Giddy" – 3:10
  6. "What the Hell Is It This Time?" – 4:03
  7. "Unaware" – 3:54
  8. "Hippopotamus" – 3:47
  9. "Bummer" – 3:58
  10. "I Wish You Were Fun" – 4:04
  11. "So Tell Me Mrs. Lincoln Aside from That How Was the Play?" – 4:00
  12. "When You're a French Director" (feat. LEOS CARAX) – 2:45
  13. "The Amazing Mr. Repeat" – 2:59
  14. "A Little Bit Like Fun" – 3:57
  15. "Life with the Macbeths" – 4:12

 
25. A STEADY DRIP, DRIP, DRIP (25 mai 2020)