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Favoriting 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   Favoriting Musik  Secretly Canadian          *   0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Lydia Lunch  What It Is   Favoriting Various: Better an Old Demon Than a New God  Giorno Poetry Systems            0:01:53 (Pop-up)
Impetigo  Banter   Favoriting Various: Shut Up and Play Vol. 2: Brian Turner 2005 Premium              0:04:27 (Pop-up)
Heavy Metal  Hacked By the Russians   Favoriting LP3  Harbinger Sound          *   0:04:46 (Pop-up)
Sparks  Perfume   Favoriting Hello Young Lovers  In the Red  2006    Coming up live at 4pm! Full band at WFMU!      0:09:16 (Pop-up)
Peter Cook  Radio Promo Spot for #1 Song In Heaven   Favoriting               0:13:42 (Pop-up)
Sparks  Tips For Teens   Favoriting Whomp That Sucker  RCA  1981          0:16:24 (Pop-up)
Bed Wettin' Bad Boys  Expanding Horizons   Favoriting Rot  RIP Society          *   0:27:45 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Copped It   Favoriting BBC Saturday Live 1984              0:29:31 (Pop-up)
Boots For Dancing  Stand   Favoriting The Undisco Kidds  Athens of the North          *   0:32:33 (Pop-up)
The Citrus Dumbasses  Cops On Bikes   Favoriting Tearing Out My Nails  Fashionable Idiots          *   0:35:53 (Pop-up)
Shimmer  Let Em Know   Favoriting Shimmer  Drop Medium          *   0:37:41 (Pop-up)
Six Eye Columbia  Casanova   Favoriting Frowny Frown  Douche Bagophon            0:38:39 (Pop-up)
Bob Hund  Final Solution   Favoriting 10 Ar Bakat & 100 Ar Framat  Silence            0:42:47 (Pop-up)
Pere Ubu  Swampland   Favoriting 20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo  Cherry Red      coming back live to the program Nov 21st!    *   0:47:56 (Pop-up)
Denis Mpunga & Paul K.  Criola   Favoriting Criola  Music From Memory          *   0:52:50 (Pop-up)
Eera  Christine   Favoriting Reflection of Youth  Big Dada          *   0:55:56 (Pop-up)
Woo  It's Cosy Inside   Favoriting It's Cosy Inside  Independent Project             0:59:09 (Pop-up)
Sparks  Missionary Position   Favoriting 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   Favoriting Live in the WFMU Studio         
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Sparks  Probably Nothing   Favoriting Live in the WFMU Studio         
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Sparks  This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us   Favoriting Live in the WFMU Studio         
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Sparks  Edith Piaf (Said It Better than Me)   Favoriting Live in the WFMU Studio         
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A Giant Dog  Angst In My Pants   Favoriting Toy  Merge      Sparks tune      1:23:06 (Pop-up)
Sparks  Magic Mountain Radio Spot   Favoriting               1:26:37 (Pop-up)
Ron and Russell Mael  live chat in the WFMU studio   Favoriting          
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Sparks  Propaganda / At Home, At Work, At Play   Favoriting Propaganda  Island  1975          1:42:09 (Pop-up)
Sparks  Belgian Radio spot   Favoriting          
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Sparks  High C   Favoriting Sparks  Bearsville/Warner Brothers  1972          1:46:01 (Pop-up)
Sparks  Magic Mountain Radio Spot #2 w/Ron   Favoriting               1:49:15 (Pop-up)
Sparks  Ugly Guys With Beautiful Girls   Favoriting Li'l Beethoven  Palm  2002          1:50:12 (Pop-up)
Sparks  Russell / Jackie Kennedy spot   Favoriting               1:57:16 (Pop-up)
Sparks  Hasta Manana Monsieur   Favoriting Kimono My House  Island  1976  LP        1:58:57 (Pop-up)
Slapp Happy  Casablanca Moon   Favoriting Acnalbasac Noom  Cuneiform            2:07:04 (Pop-up)
Neneh Cherry & The Thing  Dream Baby Dream   Favoriting The Cherry Thing Remixes  Smalltown Supersound            2:09:47 (Pop-up)
Not Waving  Her Quality   Favoriting Good Luck  Diagonal          *   2:17:37 (Pop-up)
Dendo Marionette  Frozen Edge   Favoriting 傀儡電伝  Bitter Lake/Mouse          *   2:21:45 (Pop-up)
Destroy All Monsters  Boots   Favoriting 1974-76  Father Yod            2:23:55 (Pop-up)
Mlodrs  Dvdul   Favoriting Dvdul  Jmmx          *   2:27:23 (Pop-up)
The U-Men  Mystery Pain   Favoriting The U-Men  Sub Pop          *   2:39:22 (Pop-up)
Flatworms  Followers   Favoriting Flatworms  Castle Face          *   2:42:24 (Pop-up)
Blank Realm  Working On Live   Favoriting Live here on the program 4/19/11        Archive      2:45:13 (Pop-up)
The Kinks  Harry Rag   Favoriting Something Else  Reprise            2:49:17 (Pop-up)
Holiday Ghosts  Ron Song   Favoriting Holiday Ghosts  Pnklslm          *   2:52:03 (Pop-up)
Diamanda Galas  Pardon Me I've Got Someone To Kill   Favoriting All the Way  ISO          *   2:56:16 (Pop-up)












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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm
BronwynB:

SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARKS
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm
BronwynB:

I wore one of my sparks shirts today to be fully prepared for this!!!
Avatar 3:02pm
Listening Out There:

"Hello, BronwynB," LOT said respectfully...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 3:02pm
steveo:

hello. sweet eggles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm
BronwynB:

Hello Listening Out There! Hello Brian! Hello everyone!!!!
  3:03pm
Morgan:

Aw someone post a pic...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm
Krys O.:

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

Have you read any Matt Howarth comics?
Avatar 3:06pm
geezerette:

boop- boop
Avatar 3:07pm
Brian Turner:

******* 4 PM ******** SPARKS!!!! LIVE!!!! *****welcome
  3:08pm
Morgan:

Thanks for the heads up, Brian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm
psysci:

4pm perfect time. I leave work at that time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm
steveo:

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

SPOX DAY!
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Rev. Turnip Druid:

also. Hello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 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 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 Swag For Life Member 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 3:13pm
psysci:

Russ' hair was pretty epic in the 70s no?
Avatar 3:14pm
Cheri Pi:

Heya BT! Highly anticipating today's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 Swag For Life Member 3:15pm
BronwynB:

@psysci: Yes it was!!!
Avatar 3:16pm
glenn:

i suspect bronwyn will feature large on this playlist.
Avatar 3:16pm
glenn:

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

My vinyl of beat the clock has no mention of Sparks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 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 Swag For Life Member 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 3:22pm
Rev. Turnip Druid:

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

Hiiii
Avatar 3:24pm
glenn:

sparktober.
Avatar 3:26pm
glenn:

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

Happy Mealoween
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm
psysci:

sorry Maeloween
  3:27pm
The Slugger:

Can't wait. My favorite band forever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 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.
  3:30pm
gen ken:

I forgot to wear my Sparks Plagiarism boxer shorts today. damn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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.
  3:32pm
gen ken:

Savage Henry characters named after the Male brothers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 Swag For Life Member 3:34pm
Rich in Washington:

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

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

Barricaded in my office for Sparks.
Avatar 3:35pm
Rev. Turnip Druid:

[salutes GKM]
  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 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 3:38pm
psysci:

ha thats awesome. i have a big howarth collection. Wish I was hanging with you two back then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm
BronwynB:

@ken: nooooo :0
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm
Rich in Washington:

Heavy Metal screwed me up for life. The magazine, not the music.
Avatar 3:40pm
Cecile:

Savage Henry came out first. He debuted in '77, the Posts in Heavy Metal in 80 or 81.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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.
  3:43pm
gen ken:

glad somebody is keeping track... I met Matt somewhere around 77-78
Avatar 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 3:44pm
psysci:

ah well Savage Henry first appeared in 77. The comic book Savage Henry came out in 87.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm
Rich in Washington:

I think I still have that one-shot Residents comic book that Howarth did.
Avatar 3:44pm
Cecile:

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

stalking ralph, i have it too :D
  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 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 3:45pm
Stevel:

Bob Hund sounds slightly like the Bloody Hollies vocalist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 3:46pm
psysci:

the best thing in savage henry is when the residents forget who they are
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm
BLCKDGRD:

The new Ubu is GREAT!
Avatar 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 Swag For Life Member 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 3:48pm
Cheri Pi:

Yes RTD, at Chambers Street and West Side Highway!!! Oh NO
Avatar 3:49pm
Cecile:

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

just what we needed...
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Cheri Pi:

Many cyclists hurt too after being runned down.
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Cecile:

That Ubu track was actually quite good.
Avatar 3:50pm
Rev. Turnip Druid:

......
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm
psysci:

There has been a suspect arrested
  3:51pm
gen ken:

I think I was briefly a character in Savage Henry too
Avatar 3:52pm
Cecile:

psysci, was it a "troubled lone wolf?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm
psysci:

I am reading it may have been a cab driver
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm
psysci:

gen ken if u find out what issue let me know i probably have it
Avatar 3:57pm
glenn:

re. manhattan. www.rawstory.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm
psysci:

nvm it was a guy in a home depot truck
Avatar 3:58pm
Rev. Turnip Druid:

This Eera track....... clicketh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm
psysci:

time to hit the road so i can catch sparks on the airwaves
  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 3:59pm
psysci:

con was in most issues
  4:01pm
Morgan:

Excitement...
  4:02pm
johnk77:

gleaming spires was
very good live in the early eighties
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm
BronwynB:

it begins!!!! aaaah!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm
BronwynB:

hi russell!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm
chris:

whew! here just in time. hi, BT, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm
BronwynB:

YAAAAAAAAAY!!!!
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Cheri Pi:

He sounded like a human being!
Avatar 4:04pm
Rev. Turnip Druid:

whee!
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Stay Frosty:

Oh my God I so dig this song...
  4:04pm
Morgan:

This is such a treat after not getting a ticket to the live shows
Avatar 4:04pm
Cheyenne:

Thanks so much for making this happen, Brian T!
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rbx:

here it is :D :D :D
  4:05pm
Morgan:

They sound great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm
Mick:

Suuuuuuper amazing! BT thanks for putting this together!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm
Uncle Michael:

This is the bee's knees.
Avatar 4:07pm
Sno-Time at the Apollo:

!!!!!
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Cheyenne:

**and Scott K and Ernie!!! It sounds GREAT
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm
Kat in Chicago:

This sounds unbelievably good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm
Stevel:

Beautiful engineering. Great score for WFMU. Truly a wonderful event.
Avatar 4:09pm
Brian Turner:

Konzelmann Mario Ernie superhuman. Band incredible.
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Cecile:

Answer song "I am fun, just not with you."
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glenn:

firm but fair, cecile.
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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 4:10pm
Rev. Turnip Druid:

Granted they've done ten thousand songs but if they manage to belt out "achoo," I may faint.
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geezerette:

Punk attitude in pure pop!
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Cecile:

that is an answer I give my sisters often.
  4:11pm
Mark H:

Great stuff!
  4:11pm
will onion poo:

LIVE SESSION SOUNDS GREAT!
  4:12pm
gen ken:

nice keyboard playing...:-)
  4:12pm
will onion poo:

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

Sounds amazing! Big props to all the engineers!
Avatar 4:12pm
Rev. Turnip Druid:

!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm
Krys O.:

Excellent recording!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm
Uncle Michael:

YAY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm
BronwynB:

already? goodness.
Avatar 4:13pm
Cecile:

Yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm
holland oats:

such a great song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm
BronwynB:

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

I'm dancing at the bus stop!
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Cheri Pi:

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
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Cecile:

Bronwyn, this, "German Sparkle Party" or "Chatterbox"
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Cecile:

the fullness of the sound!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm
Uncle Michael:

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

@bronwyn ha ha
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Chris from DC:

Really does sound great.
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Stairway:

Bronwyn makes a good point.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm
Rich in Washington:

This is wonderful!
  4:16pm
Morgan:

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

so, cheer
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Cecile:

This is good enough t up as a legit release
  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 4:19pm
Creamo Coyl:

Sounds swell. Nice job, y'all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 Swag For Life Member 4:20pm
Dominick:

Great!
  4:20pm
egnekn:

live fast and die young - too late for that now!
brilliant!
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rbx:

*applause*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm
BronwynB:

that was amazing! thanks brian and crew
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm
chris:

woooooooooooo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm
Rich in Washington:

Wonderful.
  4:21pm
Morgan:

You guys. You did them such justice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm
Mick:

Woo hoo!!! Thanks again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Well done, cast and crew!
Avatar 4:23pm
Cecile:

What kind of giant dog?
Avatar 4:23pm
rbx:

Thanks for making that happen all involved :>
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm
BronwynB:

haha, fun cover
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm
Rich in Washington:

I really love this cover.
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Chris from DC:

Yeah, this rips.
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Rev. Turnip Druid:

up-tempo nodding in agreement.
  Swag For Life Member 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 Swag For Life Member 4:26pm
KevinfromBayRidge:

All too much!
  4:27pm
andrewb:

i was assured the show will archived
  4:28pm
johnk77:

magic mountain was fun
a lot of bands played there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm
BronwynB:

this was the part i was really looking forward too haha
  4:28pm
andrewb:

Thanks so much for this
Avatar 4:29pm
Jeff:

Exceptionally excellent in-house set.
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Brian Turner:

It shall be archived.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm
BronwynB:

i enjoyed the starbucks cupcake story
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Brian Turner:

That first pic in the playlist btw is JG Thirlwell hangin at Russell's
Avatar 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 Swag For Life Member 4:42pm
BronwynB:

thanks brian. that was really great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm
Uncle Michael:

Outstanding, BT.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 4:43pm
Stevel:

Terrific!
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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!!!
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tadpoles:

One day Ron Mael will be acknowledged as one of the great American lyricists. Shame it takes the UK to acknowledge this fully.
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BronwynB:

someday i hope to achieve my dream of seeing them play something for the girl with everything live
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Mick:

A great Halloween treat on a day that went really grisly otherwise.
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andrewb:

home,work or play really brought the house down at the poisson rouge show
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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.
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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.
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tadpoles:

@BronwynB... when you get their songs stuck in your head...they're delightfully stuck in your head!
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Rev. Turnip Druid:

Kimono My House remains the finest pop LP of all time, in terms of writing/performance/production. Fires on all cylinders.
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Stevel:

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

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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.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

This has certainly been a treat. Is there a trick coming up?
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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
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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
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Krys O.:

Lil Beethoven was a great album. Suburban Homeboy, Ugly Guys, etc.
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chris:

li'l beethoven was my introduction to sparks. so great.
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BronwynB:

come to think of it, i kind of wish ron had sang Pineapple, just for added symmetry
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Krys O.:

Ron is a genius.
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Hughie Considine:

Interesting, @Stevel - what would you say is the ultimate Quick track?
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rbx:

@chris mine as well. I love their other albums but this one will always be very near and dear to me.
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brycepunk1:

Never heard Sparks before... This is awesome! Love this!
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Brian Turner:

There is no band 45 years down the line pulling the line with such quality in all truth.
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Krys O.:

@brycepunk1 Congratulations!
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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
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BronwynB:

brycepunk, yay!!! im so glad you're enjoying them! :D
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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...
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tadpoles:

Dead right Brian. "Hippopotamus" didn't go up the UK charts for nothing. It's a brilliant new chapter from a great band.
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Uncle Michael:

Thank you for playing this, Brian.
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Morgan:

These ads are great
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Rev. Turnip Druid:

YASS!
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Rev. Turnip Druid:

Sparks = also masters of the coda (or whatever you call it) .. this tune & 'talent is an asset' being prime examples.
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tadpoles:

Kimono My House actually 1974.
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Cecile:

I sense they picked up a little from Roxy Music and vice versa
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Morgan:

an excellent listening party!
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Uncle Michael:

That Kennedy thing is a bonus track on the Indiscreet reissue.
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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...
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Cecile:

cool!
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Cecile:

not feeling this remix
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TDK60:

Thanks for the tunes. Keep those platters spinnin'...
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Robert D:

Just wanted to say, "Yay! Sparks!" Thanks Brian!
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Brian Turner:

Glad you dug! It is quite a day....
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TehBadDr:

That cover brings me back to the 80's East Village, with the fave local junkie punk band playing downstairs at the Lismar,
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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.
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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.
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Robert D:

Just added your show to my calendar (duration : forever).
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Cecile:

ANN ARBOR REPRESENT
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Sno-Time at the Apollo:

@Cecile Agreed both are superb!
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MayorFrank Rizzo:

I never understood Sparks but I do now.
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BronwynB:

Glad to hear that, Mayor Rizzo
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common:

happy halloween!
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Cecile:

wow! Haze XXL's first band.
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Cecile:

we liked em because they sounded like an American Birthday Party.
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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!
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Mayor Frank Rizzo:

Well, a picture of you smiling?
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SeanG:

HARRY RAG!!!!!!!!!
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Mayor Frank Rizzo:

What a fine tune. Goodnight Br(a)(in)s.
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Brian Turner:

Thanks for listening everybody. See you next week: GROUP DOUEH vidcast on the show!
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chris:

thanks, BT! one for the record books today!
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zm:

Thank you I wasn't aware DG released new track.
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Sno-Time at the Apollo:

@Brian Turner Ha! They alluded to that, but I wasn't sure what the story was. What a rascal!
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JGT:

wow!
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Bootsie:

What is the etiquette on post-show comments? Know what? IDC. This. Is. AWESOME!
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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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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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Janice:

Thank you for playing this, Brian.. an excellent listening party!
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