Vinz Clortho Keymaster of Gozer

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SPARKS - "Convenience And Pleasure" (1972-1976) [2CD]

Side A
Artist Song
Sparks  Propaganda  
Sparks  At Home, At Work, At Play 
Sparks  Fa La Fa Lee  
Sparks  This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us  
Sparks  Get In The Swing  
Sparks  Lost And Found  
Sparks  Thanks But No Thanks  
Sparks  Without Using Hands  
Sparks  Beaver O'Lindy  
Sparks  Wonder Girl  
Sparks  Under The Table With Her  
Sparks  Hasta Manana Monsieur  
Sparks  England  
Sparks  Girl From Germany  
Sparks  No More Mr. Nice Guys 
Sparks  Reinforcements  
Sparks  Here In Heaven  
Sparks  Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth  
Side B
Sparks  Hospitality On Parade  
Sparks  Amateur Hour  
Sparks  I Like Girls (original version) 
Sparks  The Lady Is Lingering  
Sparks  Fletcher Honorama  
Sparks  Tits  
Sparks  Achoo  
Sparks  Whippings And Apologies  
Sparks  Falling In Love With Myself Again  
Sparks  Happy Hunting Ground  
Sparks  Thank God It's Not Christmas  
Sparks  Something For The Girl With Everything  
Sparks  How Are You Getting Home?  
Sparks  Profile  
Sparks  Don't Leave Me Alone With Her  
Sparks  Talent Is An Asset  
Sparks  In The Future  
Sparks  Looks, Looks, Looks  


(Again, this is a 2 CD set, not cassette). Like They Might Be Giants, I find so much of Sparks' material so good (particularly from this era) that I found a one disc compilation to be impossible. "Kimono My House," "Propaganda" and particularly "Indiscreet" get a lot of representation here, while their first two records, "Sparks" and "A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing," are only represented by a handful of tracks, so I suppose this collection is a little uneven. And purists may point out that I completely ignored 76's "Big Beat," but I find it doesn't really sit well with these tracks (too produced, I guess). Anyway, I think this is a decent sampler of Sparks' early years, with a wide variety of material...and hooks! Sparks fans are hard to come by, which is very unfortunate. They're one of the most underrated bands on the planet. (Anyone who can write a pop song called "Tits" and make it not sound smutty, but rather bittersweet, deserves mass exposure.)
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Date: 4/4/2001
Sparks early albums are often overlooked. I happen to love 'em. Talent Is An Asset has one of my favorite bass riffs of all time. Glad to see other fans on the site.
Date: 4/4/2001
holy crap on a crutch. this is just fantastic. sparks are definately an underapreciated band. have you ever heard the stuff they did with faith no more? mike patton has been known to do live versions of sparks songs with all his bands.
Meenie Mouse
Date: 4/4/2001
you made this for me! whee!

Sparks rule. :)
Colleen...yeah, I have "Plagiarism." Both the Faith No More duets are on there...crazy stuff.
dave e.
Date: 6/18/2001
just fabulous....these gleeful pervs were an integral part of my youthdom, and it's great to see that someone went and made a mix for 'em. (and as much as i HATE it when people pull the ol' "..what, no _______", i have to say here: "what?! no "barbecutie"?!)
Rob Conroy
Date: 5/10/2005
WHOA!!!! Vinz, I'll trade you whatever you'd like for A Woofer in Tweeter's Clothing... [see my Sparks mix posted yesterday at the following link: ]
Date: 7/26/2005
Sparks are easily one of the greatest bands ever, and I still can't figure out why no one has ever heard of them!