Author Topic: Sparks  (Read 7206 times)

Re: Sparks
« Reply #150 on: May 24, 2018, 04:45:20 PM »
oh THAT

killed my enthusiasm stone dead last year when I saw them. Terrible song

My girlfriend’s favourite track of the night, along with At Home, At Work, At Play and The Missionary Position.

the science eel

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Re: Sparks
« Reply #151 on: May 24, 2018, 05:57:56 PM »
oh, they did 'At Home...'? I LOVE LOVIE LOVEEEEE that one!

Re: Sparks
« Reply #152 on: May 24, 2018, 05:59:25 PM »
I suppose I could give Hello Young Lovers another go, but I'm quite sure it will be as horrible as it was last time in 2006.  I'm very glad they've rediscovered actual tunes again and steering further away from those hideous, screeching digital preset sounds which were all over it.  I remember it sounding the way really bad CGI looks, along the lines of some latter-day Residents artwork or Peter Gabriel's 'Steam' video', if that makes any sense whatsoever.  I can't get with 'Good Morning' either, just so boring, it's like an eighth of what could be an OK Sparks tune on a seemingly endless loop which only lasts a few minutes.  The FFS album and the new one have been miles better though, so all is sort of forgiven.

Rich Uncle Skeleton

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Re: Sparks
« Reply #153 on: May 24, 2018, 06:07:25 PM »
I find that kind of thing very one-note, limited and a bit of a chore, but wanted to be near the front, so had to endure Mr B. The audience enjoyed it and seemed to join in for the most part. He definitely tries hard, but it’s totally skip-able.

All I needed to hear, thanks!

Rich Uncle Skeleton

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Re: Sparks
« Reply #154 on: May 24, 2018, 11:30:06 PM »
That gig was so fucking good!

non capisco

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Re: Sparks
« Reply #155 on: May 25, 2018, 12:09:31 AM »
Really quite blown away by that gig. Russell is a force of bloody nature, isn't he? And they did 'Tryouts For The Human Race', for crying out loud!

The London show was being filmed so expect to see a closeup on YouTube soon of my sweaty boat mouthing the words slightly wrong whilst I'm dancing like a penguin. What a gig!!!!

EDIT: Apparently it was being filmed by no less than Edgar Wright. So probably not on YouTube then.
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Re: Sparks
« Reply #156 on: May 25, 2018, 12:54:24 AM »
I think my surprise favourite from last night was Rythym Thief.
Am looking forward to listening to the R2 documentary on iPlayer at work tomorrow. Really hope there's a 2019 tour.

non capisco

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Re: Sparks
« Reply #157 on: May 25, 2018, 12:59:11 AM »
I think my surprise favourite from last night was Rythym Thief.

'Change' as part of the encore was a revelation for me, taking away the pony 1986 production and making me realise that it's actually a fantastic song.

And you have got to love Ron's trademark demonic Charleston in the middle of 'No 1 Song In Heaven'. I think we got an extra long one tonight. And the fact his keyboard says 'Ronald' on it instead of 'Roland'. And how Russell can leap about like a spring lamb on a hot roof for two hours at age 70 or whatever he is. And raspberries to the 'My Baby's Taking Me Home' naysayers upthread, they played it tonight and it was mint!

I can't actually sleep now, buzzing after that gig.

Re: Sparks
« Reply #158 on: May 25, 2018, 01:03:24 AM »
'Change' as part of the encore was a revelation for me, taking away the pony 1986 production and making me realise that it's actually a fantastic song.

You might already know, but there’s a reimagining of Change on Plagiarism that’s different from both the 80s version and the current live band iteration.

non capisco

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Re: Sparks
« Reply #159 on: May 25, 2018, 01:10:46 AM »
Plagiarism is actually the only Sparks album I still haven't heard. Will give it a listen tomorrow.

Artie Fufkin

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Re: Sparks
« Reply #160 on: May 25, 2018, 09:02:53 AM »
Awww, man! They're supporting Beck on Monday.....

Paaaaul

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Re: Sparks
« Reply #161 on: June 13, 2018, 04:00:35 PM »
Really quite blown away by that gig. Russell is a force of bloody nature, isn't he? And they did 'Tryouts For The Human Race', for crying out loud!

The London show was being filmed so expect to see a closeup on YouTube soon of my sweaty boat mouthing the words slightly wrong whilst I'm dancing like a penguin. What a gig!!!!

EDIT: Apparently it was being filmed by no less than Edgar Wright. So probably not on YouTube then.

Edgar Wright is making a Sparks documentary.

Rich Uncle Skeleton

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Re: Sparks
« Reply #162 on: June 13, 2018, 07:12:38 PM »
Ooooo!