History YMMV / Sparks

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''.
14th May '16 2:45:54 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 as a transitional release between the SynthPop of ''Gratuitious Sax'' and the 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 as for providing a transitional release smooth transition between the SynthPop of ''Gratuitious Sax'' and the GenreBusting NewSoundAlbum ''Lil' Beethoven''.
14th May '16 2:44:45 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.

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* VindicatedByHistory: ''Angst in My Pants'' is regarded much more highly than the rest of their 80s records in hindsight.hindsight, whilst ''Balls'' has gained momentum as a transitional release between the SynthPop of ''Gratuitious Sax'' and the NewSoundAlbum ''Lil' Beethoven''.
14th May '16 2:41:34 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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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'', which has 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 ''Angst in My Pants'', Pants'' and ''Balls'', which has have been VindicatedByHistory - certainly have their fans, it's a big point of contention.
17th Dec '15 1:46:16 AM 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.
17th Dec '15 1:44:29 AM ThornBrain
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* {{Harsher In Hindsight}}/{{Hilarious In Hindsight}}: Sparks are noted for accidentally predicting the future in various ways:

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* {{Harsher In Hindsight}}/{{Hilarious 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 various amusing ways:



** The apocalyptic "The Calm Before the Storm" is thought to have predicted 9/11 a year before it happened.



* LoveItOrHateIt: Their 80s albums are seen as either severely underrated or their DorkAge.
* SignatureSong: "This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us", and to a lesser extent "Beat the Clock". Every one of their style phases may also have its own signature tune.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: LoveItOrHateIt:
** ''Introducing Sparks'' is either seen as a blemish on their otherwise adored 70s output or an under-appreciated slice of sunny LA pop music. The Maels at the very least see their attempt at developing a West Coast sound to attract American fans as a failure.
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Their 80s albums are seen as either severely underrated or their DorkAge.
* SignatureSong: "This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us", Us" overall, and to a lesser extent "Beat the Clock".Clock" for their electronic period. Every one of their style phases may also have its own signature tune.
* VindicatedByHistory: ''Angst in My Pants'' is regarded much more highly than the rest of their 80s records in hindsight.
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