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I'm waiting for the man . . .

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stockhausen, 14 Oct 2021.

  1. stockhausen

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    A documentary has been made about The Velvet Underground and will presumably be limited to broadcast by one of the streaming services - certainly initially.

    There are various other retrospectives of bands that never seem to reach a wide audience (e.g. Carol, I'm Not There, Summer of Soul) and it does seem somewhat sad that this happens - in a perfect world, they would all be available on iPlayer.

    But SPARKS? Who on Earth has ever heard of Sparks :confused:
     
  2. Hades

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    Wut?
     
  3. Thorper

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    K.
     
  4. Lysander

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    I don't get The Velvet Underground. In fact I don't get popular music made before 1970. It speaks to and for a different generation and it's almost like another language to me.
     
  5. Thekwango

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    09:20 is probably a bit early to be on the Bucks Fizz
     
  6. something daft already!!

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    There are definitely words in that OP.
     
  7. Bear

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    You gotta speed it up
    And then you gotta slow it down
     
  8. Zatoichi.uK

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    Oh come on make your mind up.
     
  9. peterwalkley

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    ... from Del Monte ?
     
  10. Hades

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    Try to look as if you don't care less
     
  11. Lord-Jaffa

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    LOL Stockhausen
     
  12. Jean-F

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    May I paraphrase that?
    I’d be inclined to say, who has NEVER heard of Sparks.
    I’m fully aware of Ron and Russell Mael, and my early musical interests started with Bill Haley and The Comets, and Buddy Holly and The Crickets, possibly as far back as “Tennessee” Ernie Ford.
     
  13. hood1971

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    One of the longest running and most successful underground bands of all time?

    "Angst in My Pants,” “The No. 1 Song in Heaven,” “Lighten Up, Morrissey” and “Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)," great songs, and very weird - I love them
     
  14. Jay85

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  15. Fluffybob

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    I know more SPARKS songs than I do Velvet Underground songs tbh.
     
  16. SexyGreyFox

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    Sparks were one of my favourite bands and I still listen to Kimono My House, Propaganda & Indiscreet.
    I have 20 albums by them and seen them live several times.
     
  17. Greebo

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    My question is who hasnt? You seriously saying you have never heard of Sparks??????
     
  18. rids57

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    "This town ain't big enough for the both of us... and it ain't me who's gonna leave" :cool:
     
  19. stockhausen

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    Well I nevah - 20 albums :eek: As @Greebo says "Underground".

    In fairness, I have heard "This town ain't big enough for the both of us" but had never heard of Sparks before today.
     
  20. SexyGreyFox

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    All backed up to FLAC's but I've got around 3 missing

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