History Trivia / Sparks

17th Sep '15 7:10:38 PM ThornBrain
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* BigNameFan: Music/{{Morrissey}}, Music/TheyMightBeGiants, Music/DepecheMode, [[Music/TheSexPistols Steve Jones]], Music/FranzFerdinand... among many many others. Sparks in turn are BigNameFans of Morrissey and Franz Ferdinand, the latter of which they formed a new band with: FFS.
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* BigNameFan: Music/{{Morrissey}}, Music/TheyMightBeGiants, Music/DepecheMode, [[Music/TheSexPistols Steve Jones]], Music/FranzFerdinand... among many many others. Sparks in turn are BigNameFans {{Big Name Fan}}s of Morrissey and Franz Ferdinand, the latter of which they formed a new band with: FFS.
17th Sep '15 7:05:53 PM ThornBrain
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Jim Mankey went on to play guitar for Concrete Blonde.
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* RetroactiveRecognition: RetroactiveRecognition: ** Original bassist Jim Mankey went on to play guitar for Concrete Blonde.Blonde. ** ''Big Beat'' producer Rupert Holmes later became famous for the song "Escape (The Piņa Colada Song)".

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Big Beat'' was originally going to reunite the Maels with former guitarist and producer Earle Mankey, and it would have returned the band to the oddball, experimental style of their first two albums. Only the B-side "England" was recorded before production switched to Rupert Holmes and a stripped down American Rock style was pursued.
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen: ** ''Big Beat'' was originally going to reunite the Maels with former guitarist and producer Earle Mankey, and it would have returned the band to the oddball, experimental style of their first two albums. Only the B-side "England" was recorded before production switched to Rupert Holmes and a stripped down American Rock style was pursued.pursued. ** The band tried unsuccessfully to get a film adaptation of ''Manga/MaiThePsychicGirl'' with Creator/TimBurton off the ground in the late 80s-early 90s.
14th Sep '15 2:34:51 PM ThornBrain
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* BigNameFan: Music/{{Morrissey}}, Music/TheyMightBeGiants, Music/DepecheMode, [[Music/TheSexPistols Steve Jones]], Music/FranzFerdinand... among many many others. ** Franz Ferdinand are such big fans that they're collaborating with Sparks as a supergroup.
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* BigNameFan: Music/{{Morrissey}}, Music/TheyMightBeGiants, Music/DepecheMode, [[Music/TheSexPistols Steve Jones]], Music/FranzFerdinand... among many many others. ** Franz Ferdinand are such big fans that they're collaborating with others. Sparks as in turn are BigNameFans of Morrissey and Franz Ferdinand, the latter of which they formed a supergroup.new band with: FFS.

* SimilarlyNamedWorks: In 1969, an unsigned early lineup of the band (then still going by Halfnelson) recorded a demo called ''A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing''; They reused the title, but absolutely none of the content, for a 1973 album.
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* SimilarlyNamedWorks: In 1969, an unsigned early lineup of the band (then still going by Halfnelson) recorded a demo called ''A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing''; Clothing''. They reused the title, but absolutely none of the content, for a 1973 album.
1st Jun '15 8:50:30 PM kazokuhouou
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** Franz Ferdinand are such big fans that they're collaborating with Sparks as a supergroup.
10th Mar '15 7:38:39 PM JakesBrain
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* OneOfUs: The long layoff between ''Interior Design'' and ''Gratuituous Sax and Senseless Violins'' was because the band spent their time trying to unsuccessfully get a film adaptation of ''Mai The Psychic Girl'' off the ground. ''The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman'' was later inspired by their experience with DevelopmentHell.
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* OneOfUs: The long layoff between ''Interior Design'' and ''Gratuituous Sax and Senseless Violins'' was because the band spent their time trying to unsuccessfully get a film adaptation of ''Mai The Psychic Girl'' ''Manga/MaiThePsychicGirl'' off the ground. ''The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman'' was later inspired by their experience with DevelopmentHell.
21st Jun '14 12:56:56 PM MikeK
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* SimilarlyNamedWorks: In 1969, an unsigned early lineup of the band (then still going by Halfnelson) recorded a demo called ''A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing''; They reused the title, but absolutely none of the content, for a 1973 album.
29th May '14 12:54:46 PM ThornBrain
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* OneOfUs: The long layoff between ''Interior Design'' and ''Gratuituous Sax and Senseless Violins'' was because the band spent their time trying to unsuccessfully get a film adaptation of ''MaiThePsychicGirl'' off the ground. ''The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman'' was later inspired by their experience with DevelopmentHell.
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* OneOfUs: The long layoff between ''Interior Design'' and ''Gratuituous Sax and Senseless Violins'' was because the band spent their time trying to unsuccessfully get a film adaptation of ''MaiThePsychicGirl'' ''Mai The Psychic Girl'' off the ground. ''The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman'' was later inspired by their experience with DevelopmentHell.DevelopmentHell. * RetroactiveRecognition: Jim Mankey went on to play guitar for Concrete Blonde.
1st Oct '13 11:47:16 PM ThornBrain
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* OneOfUs: The long layoff between ''Interior Design'' and ''Gratuituous Sax and Senseless Violins'' was because the band spent their time trying to unsuccessfully get a film adaptation of ''MaiThePsychicGirl'' off the ground. ''The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman'' was later inspired by their experience with DevelopmentHell.
26th Sep '13 2:37:30 PM ThornBrain
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* BigNameFan: [[TheSmiths Morrissey]], TheyMightBeGiants, DepecheMode, [[TheSexPistols Steve Jones]], FranzFerdinand... among many many others.
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* BigNameFan: [[TheSmiths Morrissey]], TheyMightBeGiants, DepecheMode, [[TheSexPistols Music/{{Morrissey}}, Music/TheyMightBeGiants, Music/DepecheMode, [[Music/TheSexPistols Steve Jones]], FranzFerdinand...Music/FranzFerdinand... among many many others.

* ExecutiveMeddling: The band were very unhappy with how ToddRundgren produced their first album.
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The band were very unhappy with how ToddRundgren Music/ToddRundgren produced their first album.album. * WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Big Beat'' was originally going to reunite the Maels with former guitarist and producer Earle Mankey, and it would have returned the band to the oddball, experimental style of their first two albums. Only the B-side "England" was recorded before production switched to Rupert Holmes and a stripped down American Rock style was pursued.
21st May '12 8:39:10 AM Sen
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* BigNameFan: [[TheSmiths Morrissey]], TheyMightBeGiants, DepecheMode, [[TheSexPistols Steve Jones]], FranzFerdinand
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* BigNameFan: [[TheSmiths Morrissey]], TheyMightBeGiants, DepecheMode, [[TheSexPistols Steve Jones]], FranzFerdinandFranzFerdinand... among many many others.
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