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    One of my favorite discoveries yet.

    Ooooooh man.

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    They must play this:

    And there will be no conflict for the Sparks since Sparks get top priority on Friday (please just not against YYYs).
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    You really should listen to one of their greatest hits collections -- most of their albums contain several brilliant songs alongside a number of forgettable ones. But the sheer number of brilliant tracks over time is remarkable.

    Here's my top 10, in no particular order:
    Cool Places
    With All My Might
    Rock n Roll People in a Disco World
    The Number 1 Song in Heaven
    Tips for Teens
    Mickey Mouse
    Angst in My Pants
    Pulling Rabbits Out of a Hat
    All You Ever Think About Is Sex
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foucault View Post
    You really should listen to one of their greatest hits collections -- most of their albums contain several brilliant songs alongside a number of forgettable ones. But the sheer number of brilliant tracks over time is remarkable.

    Here's my top 10, in no particular order:
    Cool Places
    With All My Might
    Rock n Roll People in a Disco World
    The Number 1 Song in Heaven
    Tips for Teens
    Mickey Mouse
    Angst in My Pants
    Pulling Rabbits Out of a Hat
    All You Ever Think About Is Sex
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    would kick ass if Jane Weidlin joined them for "Cool Places."
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    Seen her perform with them at UC Irvine, also seen them play LA Street Scene. It will be so awesome to see them in the polo fields.
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    This needs to be higher. I pray there's no conflict with how to destroy angels. Seeing this name on the poster was the turning point for me.
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    per Sparks Official they will be play "Two Hands One Mouth" at Coachella see below

    Sparks release a 2 CD souvenir of their recent ‘Two Hands One Mouth’ European tour that saw the American brothers tour as a duo for the first time. With no band & no computers, Ron (two hands…on keyboards) and Russell (one mouth…on vocals) presented the very essence of Sparks and their extensive catalogue in a show of impact, energy and aggression. This unique performance is now available on what will be Sparks’ first live album.

    Ron and Russell explain:
    “This is the first ever official live recording of Sparks. The ‘Two Hands One Mouth’ tour in Europe, from which these recordings were taken (the tour continued in Japan and soon America), has been an exceptional experience for us and, judging by the reaction and feedback, also a memorable and emotional event for Sparks' fans. As a result, we want to celebrate the event with a souvenir for all Sparks' fans that captures this tour and the unique format of the performance. While we began the tour with certain fears of not having the safety net of a band or computers, we soon realized that the format was wildly successful (for us and for the audience) in highlighting in the purest form the core elements of what Sparks has always been--our musical world conveyed through our songs and our vocals and performed in a most aggressive way. What seemed to always set us apart was, we think, made emphatic in this format.

    We don't consider this album as a substitute for Sparks' next studio recording, but rather as a special souvenir of an event that, as most Sparks fans will know, will most likely be followed by our moving in some different and, we hope, puzzling new direction. Until then, here is/are Two Hands One Mouth.”

    ‘Gig of the year? Quite possibly...’ - LouderThanWar
    ‘The number one band in heaven...or on earth for that matter’ - Gigjunkies
    ‘In any sane universe Sparks are big. It’s pop that got small.’ - Independent on Sunday
    ‘Ron and Russell retain the muscle, the gravitas of the original but add a rare sparsity.’ - Clash Music
    ‘a feat of stamina and courage and brilliance’ - The Quietus

    Tracklisting:

    CD1
    1 Sparks Overture
    2 Hospitality On Parade
    3 Metaphor
    4 Propaganda
    5 At Home, At Work, At Play
    6 Sherlock Holmes
    7 Good Morning
    8 Under The Table With Her
    9 My Baby’s Taking Me Home
    10 Singing In The Shower
    11 The Wedding of Jacqueline Kennedy To Russell Mael
    12 Excerpts from THE SEDUCTION OF INGMAR BERGMAN
    I Am Ingmar Bergman
    Mr. Bergman How Are You?
    We’ve Got To Turn Him ‘Round
    He’s Home
    13 Dick Around
    14 Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth
    15 This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us
    16 The Rhythm Thief
    17 Suburban Homeboy
    18 When Do I Get To Sing ‘My Way’

    CD2 : THE ENCORE
    1 The Number One Song In Heaven
    2 Beat The Clock
    3 Two Hands One Mouth

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzz View Post
    per Sparks Official they will be play "Two Hands One Mouth" at Coachella see below

    Sparks release a 2 CD souvenir of their recent ‘Two Hands One Mouth’ European tour that saw the American brothers tour as a duo for the first time. With no band & no computers, Ron (two hands…on keyboards) and Russell (one mouth…on vocals) presented the very essence of Sparks and their extensive catalogue in a show of impact, energy and aggression. This unique performance is now available on what will be Sparks’ first live album.

    Ron and Russell explain:
    “This is the first ever official live recording of Sparks. The ‘Two Hands One Mouth’ tour in Europe, from which these recordings were taken (the tour continued in Japan and soon America), has been an exceptional experience for us and, judging by the reaction and feedback, also a memorable and emotional event for Sparks' fans. As a result, we want to celebrate the event with a souvenir for all Sparks' fans that captures this tour and the unique format of the performance. While we began the tour with certain fears of not having the safety net of a band or computers, we soon realized that the format was wildly successful (for us and for the audience) in highlighting in the purest form the core elements of what Sparks has always been--our musical world conveyed through our songs and our vocals and performed in a most aggressive way. What seemed to always set us apart was, we think, made emphatic in this format.

    We don't consider this album as a substitute for Sparks' next studio recording, but rather as a special souvenir of an event that, as most Sparks fans will know, will most likely be followed by our moving in some different and, we hope, puzzling new direction. Until then, here is/are Two Hands One Mouth.”

    ‘Gig of the year? Quite possibly...’ - LouderThanWar
    ‘The number one band in heaven...or on earth for that matter’ - Gigjunkies
    ‘In any sane universe Sparks are big. It’s pop that got small.’ - Independent on Sunday
    ‘Ron and Russell retain the muscle, the gravitas of the original but add a rare sparsity.’ - Clash Music
    ‘a feat of stamina and courage and brilliance’ - The Quietus
    Gonna try to keep an open mind about this format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kvnty View Post
    They must play this:

    And there will be no conflict for the Sparks since Sparks get top priority on Friday (please just not against YYYs).
    Unless the YYYs play in the early afternoon, I think you're in the clear.
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    Perhaps if you had spent more time planning your sets out and less time playing slutty Indian this wouldn't be so difficult for you.

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    ...stampeding rhinos, elephants and tacky tigers!

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    I was very excited to hear these guys after hearing a lot of boardies talk abotu them...then I checked out all the youtube vids that were posted....

    Yeah,, fuck these guys
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    Well, the essence of the tracks is most definitely intact.



    But I can't say this isn't disappointing.

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    I have it on good authority they'll be playing some music that you can dance to.

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    Perhaps if you had spent more time planning your sets out and less time playing slutty Indian this wouldn't be so difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    Well, the essence of the tracks is most definitely intact.



    But I can't say this isn't disappointing.
    Shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    Well, the essence of the tracks is most definitely intact.



    But I can't say this isn't disappointing.
    Yep. Damn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    Well, the essence of the tracks is most definitely intact.



    But I can't say this isn't disappointing.
    It's like a piano bar on crystal meth.
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    Haha I love that description. Schedule permitting I will still try to see them, but after watch that video they have fallen out of must see list.

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    Haha I love that description. Schedule permitting I will still try to see them, but after watch that video they have fallen out of must see list.
    I can't think about this too long without getting pissed. First, Moby becomes a DJ set, then Sparks go (keyboard) acoustic. What's next? New Order Unplugged?
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    whoa somehow missed this the first 20+ times i went through the lineup, sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    Well, the essence of the tracks is most definitely intact.



    But I can't say this isn't disappointing.
    Still entertaining as hell though. Is there a straight face in the house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayaDelWes View Post
    Still entertaining as hell though. Is there a straight face in the house?
    They're in Asia, so most likely not.
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    Sideways vaginas. Totally hipster.

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    How often do they play shows stateside?

    "Crazy rare" or "moderately rare"?

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    damn this is really good...and kinda funny...but in like a good way, not in like a Childish Gambino kinda way.
    Cooler than a polar bears toenails.

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    They have done one set stateside in the last three years I have known of them which was for "The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman" at Ford Theater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    They have done one set stateside in the last three years I have known of them which was for "The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman" at Ford Theater.
    there's only 6 past US dates on songkick:

    2011 LA Ford(Bergman)
    2009 LA Royce Hall
    1986 LA Hollywood Palace
    1984 LA Greek Theater opening for the Psychedelic Furs
    1983 Columbus Ohio opening for Rick Springfield
    1982 Detroit club
    1976 Chicago opening for Patti Smith

    The more I think about it, this is a serious contender for rarest US show on the entire bill. That article did imply some other US shows - we'll see. With the duo format they can travel dirt cheap and play shows they couldn't with a full band.

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    per their latest fb post:

    (And for all Los Angeles fans, another Sparks standalone concert will be announced shortly. And more US dates to follow. Details soon.)

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    I'm going to also catch the LA gig but fuck I'm a bit disappointed. I want to rock the fuck out!

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    I'd like to see that

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    Well, that's an anti-climax. Oh well, more videos



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