The SPARKS American Rock / Pop Record Collectors Guide

  Sparks is an American rock and pop band formed in Los Angeles in 1968 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals), initially under the name Halfnelson. Best known for their quirky approach to songwriting, Sparks' music is often accompanied by intelligent, sophisticated, and acerbic lyrics, and an idiosyncratic, theatrical stage presence, typified in the contrast between Russell's wide-eyed hyperactive frontman antics and Ron's sedentary scowling.

Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title Year Country

Carrere 67.826
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SPARKS - History of Sparks 1981 Spain
Island Records 89 434 OT
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SPARKS - Indiscreet 1975 Germany
Island 88 425 XOT
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SPARKS - Propaganda .

Propaganda is the fourth album by Sparks. The title track is a short a capella song with multiple overdubs from Russell Mael.

1974 Germany

Ariola Oasis 201 289 (201289)

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SPARKS - Terminal Jive

This the ninth album by Sparks, and the second in co-operation with Giorgio Moroder. The album has a disco-vibe like its predecessor but featured less synthesizers, opting instead for more electric guitar.

Underdog Carrere 49.652
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SPARKS - When I'm With You / Just Because You Love Me 7" Single S 1980 France