Thursday, 20 April 2017

This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us: The Story Of Sparks

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 24th March 2017

Another chance to hear Mark Radcliffe telling the story of idiosyncratic Californian band Sparks, who are appearing at this year's 6 Music Festival in Glasgow. Contributors include Ron and Russell Mael, producers Tony Visconti, Giorgio Moroder and Muff Winwood, former bassist Ian Hampton, drummer Tammy Glover, Justin Hawkins of The Darkness, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos and Jimmy Somerville.

Sparks - Amateur Hour [Island]
Sparks - Talent Is An Asset [Island]
Sparks - Roger [Bearsville]
Sparks - Equator Song [Island]
Sparks - The Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us [Island]
British Whale - This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us [Atlantic]
Sparks - Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth [Island]
Sparks - Something For The Girl Who Has Everything [Island]
Sparks - Moustache [Atlantic]
Sparks - Get In The Swing [Spectrum]
Sparks - Looks Looks Looks [Island]
Sparks - Beat The Clock [Oasis]
Sparks - The Number One Song In Heaven [Repertoire]
Sparks - Popularity [Atlantic]
Sparks Featuring Jane Wiedin - Cool Places [Repertoire]
Sparks - When Do I Get To Sing 'My Way' [Logic]
Sparks - The Rhythm Thief [Absolute]
Sparks - Ride 'Em Cowboy [Universal]
Sparks - My Baby's Taking Me Home [Absolute]
Sparks - Dick Around [Gut]
Sparks - Perfume [Gut]
Sparks - I Married Myself [Absolute]
Sparks - Suburban Homeboy [Absolute]

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