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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 Read more on Last.fm
Sparks meet New Order: Ron & Russell with Gillian Gilbert and Stephen Morris. ✨
Apr 12, 2019
In fond memory of Gary Stewart:
Getting an answer to the question of “why?” has become so much more unlikely for us in any situation after learning of the passing of our friend Gary.
We have known Gary for such a long time and were always buoyed, both selfishly by his incredible support for our band (from Rhino Records and beyond; the Sparks Spectacular in 2008 would not have happened without him), and probably more importantly in knowing that there was someone like him who was even more passionate and non-cynical than we about the music and popular culture we all loved.
We'll deeply miss him.
Ron Mael & Russell Mael
Apr 02, 2019
“Sparks are regularly described as arch, wry, tongue-in-cheek; this has always been a complete misreading. Ron Mael as a writer certainly employs humour and surrealism, but as a device to write inventively and with real clarity about life, relationships and the human condition. This album is no exception...”
- The Quietus reviews No. 1 In Heaven
Apr 01, 2019
A big shout out to our mom, Doris Day! Love ya.
Mar 29, 2019
The 40th Anniversary double vinyl edition of No. 1 In Heaven is finally out TODAY ✨
Pick up a copy from your local record store or the Sparks store!
📸: @_unbilotitled_ via Twitter
Mar 27, 2019
The video for ‘Hippopotamus’ was released two years ago today! 😱✨
Mar 21, 2019
Hands up everyone who’s received their copy of the 40th Anniversary Edition of No. 1 In Heaven! ✨🎶
Mar 08, 2019
No. 1 In Heaven • 40th Anniversary Edition is now available on streaming and digital platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and Google Play! ✨
Mar 02, 2019
To further celebrate the 40th anniversary of No. 1 In Heaven, the first 400 orders of the new vinyl placed through the Sparks Store will receive a signed and numbered photo! ✨
Do not fret: if you’ve already placed an order, you will automatically receive the photo. And if you’re still thinking... don’t delay!
This offer is exclusive to Sparks Store & the vinyl will ship w/c March 19th.
Feb 26, 2019
★★★★★ 5-star review for No. 1 In Heaven • 40th Anniversary Edition in the latest Classic Pop Magazine! ✨
Feb 24, 2019
And the Academy Award for the “Must-Have Reissue” in today’s The Sunday Times goes to...
No. 1 In Heaven • 40th Anniversary Edition! ✨
The new edition is released next month on double LP/CD & is still available for pre-order → store.allsparks.com
Feb 21, 2019
“The one that’s the rage up here in the clouds” 🎶✨
No. 1 In Heaven • 40th Anniversary Edition is released next month on double LP/CD.
Available for pre-order → store.allsparks.com