History Music / Sparks

12th Sep '17 12:52:47 PM ThornBrain
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In 2014 they formed FFS with their PostPunk {{Big Name Fan}}s Music/FranzFerdinand and released a self-titled album in 2015, followed by a tour. The brothers have a new album on the way in 2017.

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In 2014 they formed FFS with their PostPunk {{Big Name Fan}}s Music/FranzFerdinand and released a self-titled album in 2015, followed by a tour. The brothers have a new album on the way They released ''Hippopotamus'' in 2017.
2017, returning their sound to clever, literate (and often [[BlackComedy darkly humorous]]) pop.


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* RevisitingTheRoots: After decades of ElectronicMusic, experimental ChamberPop, two tours of just voice and piano, and a collaborative album with Music/FranzFerdinand, ''Hippopotamus'' returns the band's style to literate and humorous Pop with musical elements taken from throughout their career.
12th Sep '17 12:34:03 PM ThornBrain
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** ''Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins'', along with the album's title, has "(When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing", "[[Film/GoneWithTheWind Frankly, Scarlett, I Don't Give a Damn]]", "I Thought I Told You to Wait in the Car", "Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil"
** "As I Sit to Play the Organ at the Notre Dame Cathedral" from ''Hello Young Lovers''
** "I Can't Believe That You Would Fall for All the Crap in This Song" from ''Exotic Creatures of the Deep''

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** ''Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins'', along with the album's title, has "(When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing", "[[Film/GoneWithTheWind Frankly, Scarlett, I Don't Give a Damn]]", "I Thought I Told You to Wait in the Car", "Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil"
Evil".
** "As I Sit to Play the Organ at the Notre Dame Cathedral" from ''Hello Young Lovers''
Lovers''.
** "I Can't Believe That You Would Fall for All the Crap in This Song" from ''Exotic Creatures of the Deep''Deep''.
** "So Mrs. Lincoln Aside from That How Was the Play?" from ''Hippopotamus''.
10th Sep '17 10:31:23 AM TrippyDippy
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* BeingGodIsHard: "What The Hell Is It This Time?" deals with a God being plagued by rather meager demands as prayers.

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* BeingGodIsHard: "What The Hell Is It This Time?" deals with a God being plagued by rather meager banal demands as prayers.
10th Sep '17 10:23:31 AM TrippyDippy
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* BeingGodIsHard: "What The Hell Is It This Time?" deals with a God being plagued by rather meager demands as prayers.
10th Sep '17 10:17:47 AM TrippyDippy
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** Director Tsui Hark appears in, well, "Tsui Hark".

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** Director Tsui Hark appears in, on, well, "Tsui Hark".



** Ron and Russel appeared on an episode of ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' in 2006, playing a stripped-down version of "Perfume".

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** Ron and Russel Russell themselves appeared on an episode of ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' in 2006, playing a stripped-down version of "Perfume"."Perfume".
** On ''Hippopotamus'' director Leos Carax and opera singer Rebecca Sjowell duet with Russell on "When You're a French Director" and "Life with the Macbeths", respectively.
10th Sep '17 10:14:03 AM TrippyDippy
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* OneWomanSong: "Suzie Safety", "That's Not Nastassia", "Nicotina", "Music/{{Madonna}}", "[[Film/GoneWithTheWind Frankly Scarlett, I Don't Give a Damn]]", "What Would Creator/KatharineHepburn Say?", "[[Literature/ArabianNights Scheherazade]]", "Brenda is Always In The Way".

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* OneWomanSong: "Suzie Safety", "That's Not Nastassia", "Nicotina", "Music/{{Madonna}}", "[[Film/GoneWithTheWind Frankly Scarlett, I Don't Give a Damn]]", "What Would Creator/KatharineHepburn Say?", "[[Literature/ArabianNights Scheherazade]]", "Brenda is Always In The Way".Way", "Music/EdithPiaf Said It Better Than Me".
16th May '17 11:11:35 AM TrippyDippy
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* TheStoic: Ron Mael is the absolute king of this trope on stage, preferring to perform [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnM3Iq977JU completely stiff and facially flat or unnerving]]. Off stage he's about as smiley and affable as Russell.

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* TheStoic: Ron Mael is the absolute king of this trope on stage, preferring to perform [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnM3Iq977JU completely stiff and facially flat or unnerving]]. Off stage he's about as smiley and affable as Russell.Russell, if a bit introverted.
12th Apr '17 6:07:09 AM TrippyDippy
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* OneManSong: "Roger", "Fletcher Honorama", "Here Comes Bob", "Angus Desire", "Literature/SherlockHolmes", "WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse", "(When I Kiss You) I Hear Music/CharlieParker Playing", "Creator/TsuiHark", "The Ghost of Liberace", "I Am Creator/IngmarBergman".

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* OneManSong: "Roger", "Fletcher Honorama", "Here Comes Bob", "Angus Desire", "Literature/SherlockHolmes", "WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse", "(When I Kiss You) I Hear Music/CharlieParker Playing", "Creator/TsuiHark", "The Ghost of Liberace", "Lighten Up, [[Music/TheSmiths Morrissey]]", "I Am Creator/IngmarBergman".
12th Apr '17 6:02:28 AM TrippyDippy
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* OneManSong: "Roger", "Fletcher Honorama", "Here Comes Bob", "Angus Desire", "Literature/SherlockHolmes", "WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse", "(When I Kiss You) I Hear Music/CharlieParker Playing", "Creator/TsuiHark", "The Ghost of Music/Liberace", "I Am Creator/IngmarBergman".

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* OneManSong: "Roger", "Fletcher Honorama", "Here Comes Bob", "Angus Desire", "Literature/SherlockHolmes", "WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse", "(When I Kiss You) I Hear Music/CharlieParker Playing", "Creator/TsuiHark", "The Ghost of Music/Liberace", Liberace", "I Am Creator/IngmarBergman".
12th Apr '17 5:59:45 AM TrippyDippy
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* OneManSong: "Roger", "Fletcher Honorama", "Here Comes Bob", "Angus Desire", "WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse", "Literature/SherlockHolmes".

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* OneManSong: "Roger", "Fletcher Honorama", "Here Comes Bob", "Angus Desire", "Literature/SherlockHolmes", "WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse", "Literature/SherlockHolmes"."(When I Kiss You) I Hear Music/CharlieParker Playing", "Creator/TsuiHark", "The Ghost of Music/Liberace", "I Am Creator/IngmarBergman".
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