History YMMV / Sparks

12th Sep '17 12:41:18 PM ThornBrain
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* NewbieBoom: ''Gratuitious Sax and Senseless Violins'' won the duo a lot of fans in Europe, particularly in Germany, so they recorded ''Plagiarism'' (made up of reworked versions of older songs) to capitalize on their new-found audience. This trope has steadily began to grow in stature worldwide from ''Lil' Beethoven'' onward, eventually leading to ''Hippopotamus'' cracking the UK Top 10 (#6) its first week in September 2017, their first placement there since ''Propaganda'' in 1974.
12th Sep '17 12:41:03 PM ThornBrain
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** The band were threatened during the early 70s by a crowd who thought they were part of the "dandy new wave". Their records would end up being highly influential to NewWaveMusic.

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** The band were threatened during the early 70s by a crowd who thought they were part of the "dandy new wave". Their records would end up being highly influential to NewWaveMusic.NewWaveMusic, and come ''Whomp That Sucker'' they were indeed a part of the New Wave scene.



** "Perfume", a song about not wearing perfume, went on to be featured in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr_G2DOD5zk an Dolce & Gabbana advert]].

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** "Perfume", a song about not wearing perfume, went on to be featured in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr_G2DOD5zk an a Dolce & Gabbana advert]].



* NewbieBoom: ''Gratuitious Sax and Senseless Violins'' won the duo a lot of fans in Europe, particularly in Germany, so they recorded ''Plagiarism'' (made up of reworked versions of older songs) to capitalize on their new-found audience. This trope has steadily began to grow in stature worldwide from ''Lil' Beethoven'' onward.

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* NewbieBoom: ''Gratuitious Sax and Senseless Violins'' won the duo a lot of fans in Europe, particularly in Germany, so they recorded ''Plagiarism'' (made up of reworked versions of older songs) to capitalize on their new-found audience. This trope has steadily began to grow in stature worldwide from ''Lil' Beethoven'' onward.onward, eventually leading to ''Hippopotamus'' cracking the UK Top 10 (#6) its first week in September 2017, their first placement there since ''Propaganda'' in 1974.
10th Sep '17 10:43:49 AM TrippyDippy
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* NewbieBoom: ''Gratuitious Sax and Senseless Violins'' won the duo a lot of fans in Europe, particularly in Germany, so they recorded ''Plagiarism'' (made up of reworked versions of older songs) to capitalize on their new-found audience. This trope has began to grow in stature worldwide from ''Lil' Beethoven'' onward.

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* NewbieBoom: ''Gratuitious Sax and Senseless Violins'' won the duo a lot of fans in Europe, particularly in Germany, so they recorded ''Plagiarism'' (made up of reworked versions of older songs) to capitalize on their new-found audience. This trope has steadily began to grow in stature worldwide from ''Lil' Beethoven'' onward.
10th Sep '17 10:43:01 AM TrippyDippy
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* NewbieBoom: ''Gratuitious Sax and Senseless Violins'' won the duo a lot of fans in Europe, particularly in Germany, so they recorded ''Plagiarism'' (made up of reworked versions of older songs) to capitalize on their new-found success.

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* NewbieBoom: ''Gratuitious Sax and Senseless Violins'' won the duo a lot of fans in Europe, particularly in Germany, so they recorded ''Plagiarism'' (made up of reworked versions of older songs) to capitalize on their new-found success.audience. This trope has began to grow in stature worldwide from ''Lil' Beethoven'' onward.
10th Sep '17 10:40:44 AM TrippyDippy
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* NewbieBoom: ''Gratuitious Sax and Senseless Violins'' won the duo a lot of fans in Europe, particularly in Germany, so they recorded ''Plagiarism'' (made up of reworked versions of older songs) to capitalize on their new-found success.
6th May '17 4:52:47 AM TrippyDippy
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** Ron and Russel appeared on ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' playing a version of "Perfume" with just the two of them. Come the 2010s and they're doing two whole tours with that concept.[[note]]''Two Hands, One Mouth'' and ''The Revenge of Two Hands, One Mouth''[[/note]]

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** Ron and Russel Russell appeared on ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' playing a version of "Perfume" with just the two of them. Come the 2010s and they're doing two whole tours with that concept.[[note]]''Two Hands, One Mouth'' and ''The Revenge of Two Hands, One Mouth''[[/note]]Mouth''[[/note]]
** "Perfume", a song about not wearing perfume, went on to be featured in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr_G2DOD5zk an Dolce & Gabbana advert]].
9th Oct '16 7:07:09 PM ThornBrain
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: They were always more popular in Europe - especially the UK, where ''Kimono My House'' made them famous - than their native USA. To put it into perspective, they were ''huge'' during the 70s and have had many successful singles throughout their career in Europe, whereas the only song to reach very high in the US charts was "Cool Places" in the 80s.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: They were always more popular in Europe - especially the UK, where ''Kimono My House'' made them famous - than their native USA. To put it into perspective, they were ''huge'' during the 70s and have had many successful singles throughout their career in Europe, whereas the only song to reach very high in the US charts was "Cool Places" in the 80s.80s at #49.
9th Oct '16 7:04:01 PM ThornBrain
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* DorkAge: Their SynthPop period, (excluding the acclaimed ''No. 1 in Heaven'' and ''Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins''). While these albums - particularly ''Angst in My Pants'' and ''Balls'', which have been VindicatedByHistory - certainly have their fans, it's a big point of contention.

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* DorkAge: Their SynthPop period, (excluding the acclaimed ''No. 1 in Heaven'' and ''Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins''). While these albums - particularly certainly have their fans, and some of them including ''Angst in My Pants'' and ''Balls'', which ''Balls'' have been VindicatedByHistory - certainly have VindicatedByHistory, their fans, it's quality and how well they've aged is a big point of contention.contention, particularly compared to the band's critically acclaimed 70s output.



* {{Harsher In Hindsight}}: The apocalyptic "The Calm Before the Storm" is thought to have predicted 9/11 a year before it happened.
* {{Hilarious In Hindsight}}: Sparks are noted for accidentally predicting the future in amusing ways:

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* {{Harsher In Hindsight}}: HarsherInHindsight: The apocalyptic "The Calm Before the Storm" is thought to have predicted 9/11 a year before it happened.
* {{Hilarious In Hindsight}}: HilariousInHindsight: Sparks are noted for accidentally predicting the future in amusing ways:
25th May '16 4:56:43 AM AgentTaffy
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* SignatureSong: "This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us" overall, and "Beat the Clock" for their electronic period. Every one of their style phases may also have its own signature tune.

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* SignatureSong: "This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us" overall, and "Beat the Clock" "The No. 1 Song in Heaven" for their electronic period. Every one of their style phases may also have its own signature tune.
14th May '16 2:47:18 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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* VindicatedByHistory: ''Angst in My Pants'' is regarded much more highly than the rest of their 80s records in hindsight, whilst ''Balls'' has gained momentum for providing a smooth transition between the SynthPop of ''Gratuitious Sax'' and the GenreBusting NewSoundAlbum ''Lil' Beethoven''.

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* VindicatedByHistory: ''Angst in My Pants'' is regarded much more highly than the rest of their 80s records in hindsight, whilst ''Balls'' has gained momentum in recent years for providing a smooth transition between the SynthPop sound of ''Gratuitious Sax'' and the GenreBusting NewSoundAlbum ''Lil' Beethoven''.
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