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Exotic Creatures Of The Deep

The Sparks success is measured through their cult following and critical acclaim rather than commercial chart success. Their 2008 album Exotic Creatures Of The Deep is their most commercially successful album, however, although it still never broke into the Top 50. Now it is available on vinyl for...view item »

The Best & The Rest Of The Island Years 74-78

Although they've intermittently done brilliant stuff over the years (and continue to do so), the golden era for Sparks was probably the 1974-1978 era when they were signed to Island. This included great albums such as Kimono My House and Propaganda. This collection comprises the 'best' bits and on LP2 you ...view item »


Since adding a portable CD player to my kitchen I've needed some interesting upbeat music to listen to whilst doing the dishes. First on my list was Sparks Propaganda  - an absolutely incredible album which showcases the band at their pomp. Almost as good as Kimono My House I reckon. This catches ...view item »

Kimono My House

Demented electro-pop duo Sparks celebrate 40 years of sharp wit and falsetto crooning. The deluxe reissue of Kimono My House adds new material and essays to the endlessly weird and catchy chamber pop arrangements, strange productions and glamorous theatrics within. What more do you want; there’s a song called "Tha...view item »


Indiscreet was the fifth album by the wonderfully weird duo Sparks. It was originally released in 1975 as the follow-up to Propaganda and produced by none other than Tony Visconti. Whilst it didn’t meet the commercial heights of Propaganda, or Kimono My House, which was arguably their best-known work, it w...view item »

Big Beat

Big Beat was the 6th album by Sparks. It was the follow up to the rather fabulous Indiscreet. Like its predecessor, it failed to reach satisfactory sales figures, but don’t let that put you off, things were different in 1976, this was probably buried under a pile of fresh punk. It led to them appearing, and playing two son...view item »


Once an absolutely amazing band Sparks have been pretty much smooth sailing through the last decade of their career with the sort of quirky operatic nursery rhyme-like compositions exemplified by 'Hippopotamus' the lead track from this their latest opus. Strangely for such an odd band they are much loved by 6 Music...view item »


There is no more ridiculous band on the planet than Sparks. Just look at their performance on Wogan for proof. This record though goes back to the very beginning when they were a couple of LA ex models and enlisted Todd Rundgren to try to sort out a ...view item »

The Island Years

Following on from their recent collaboration with Franz Ferdinand as FFS, you can now get your hands on The Island Years by Sparks. The 5-LP box set contains four classic albums recorded between 1974-76: Kimono My House, Propaganda, Indiscreet and Big Beat with a fifth...view item »

FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks)

Definitely not enough of this kind of thing happening these days: a totally implausible collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, excellently titled FFS. The self-titled album brings us something more than just a blend of Franz’s indie-rock and Sparks...view item »

Gemma Ray & Sparks
Gemma Ray Sings Sparks (With Sparks)

Wow. Gemma Ray takes on two classic Spark's tracks with the help of...of all people, the brothers Sparks. Can't say I've heard of anything like this before and I'm surprised it sounds so good. Gemma Ray goes at these songs with confidence, fitting her noir style breathy vocals around the g...view item »

Lighten Up Morrissey

Blimey a new Sparks 7" single called 'Lighten Up Morrissey'. I thought he'd lightened up already. He was on the One show the other week and he said he went on it because his mam liked the programme. The Sparks should get off his case because he does stuff for his mam. I think they've missed the boat a bit on this one. If you're into shi...view item »