Sparks

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Hello Young Lovers

Released 2020
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Lawnmower

Released 2020
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I'm Toast

Released 2020
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Self-Effacing

Released 2020
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Please Don't Fuck Up My World

Released 2019
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Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins (Expanded Edition)

Released 2019
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Missionary Position

Released 2017
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What The Hell Is It This Time?

Released 2017
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Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat

Released 1984
© (C) 1984 Lil' Beethoven

Angst In My Pants

Released 1982
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Whomp That Sucker

Released 1981
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Terminal Jive

Released 1980
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Sparks are an American rock and pop music band formed in Los Angeles in 1970 by brothers Ron Mael (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals), initially under the name Halfnelson. Best known for their quirky approach to song writing, Sparks' music is often accompanied by cutting and acerbic lyrics, and an idiosyncratic stage presence, typified in the contrast between Russell's wide-eyed hyperactive frontman antics and Ron's sedentary scowling.

The band's long career has seen them successfully adopt many different musical genres; including glam pop, power pop, electronic dance music and mainstream pop. Despite these many styles, a recognizable "Sparks sound" remains throughout, and they have enjoyed a large cult following since their first releases. Sparks have been highly influential on the development of popular music, in particular on the late 1970s scene, when in collaboration with Giorgio Moroder (and Telex subsequently), they reinvented themselves as an electronic pop duo, and abandoned the traditional rock band line up. In contrast to the esteem in which they are held by such peers as Depeche Mode, New Order, Morrissey and They Might Be Giants, who all cite Sparks as a major influence, thei