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#1186 Post by TallThinMan »

Paninaro is currently playing on Tom Robinson’s Now Playing BBC 6Music show. This week the show is all about Sparks and a listener suggested that all 80’s synth pop duos were influenced by Sparks and that Chris’s stage persona owes a debt of gratitude to Ron Mael.

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#1187 Post by Paninaro2020 »

TallThinMan wrote:
Sun 07 Jun 2020, 6:58 pm
Paninaro is currently playing on Tom Robinson’s Now Playing BBC 6Music show. This week the show is all about Sparks and a listener suggested that all 80’s synth pop duos were influenced by Sparks and that Chris’s stage persona owes a debt of gratitude to Ron Mael.
Interesting how Sparks commented about each song on twitter but they were silent about this one...

Bit of beef between them? No acknowledgment from Sparks which is strange since they acknowledged all the songs so far, good choice by the listener though a PSB classic.

Big up sparks too, glad they are getting more radio play.
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#1188 Post by leesmapman »

Ha, listening to BBC6 right now, with the Sparks twitter stream open. I just tuned in, and I've missed Paninaro

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#1189 Post by TallThinMan »

Paninaro2020 wrote:
Sun 07 Jun 2020, 7:05 pm
TallThinMan wrote:
Sun 07 Jun 2020, 6:58 pm
Paninaro is currently playing on Tom Robinson’s Now Playing BBC 6Music show. This week the show is all about Sparks and a listener suggested that all 80’s synth pop duos were influenced by Sparks and that Chris’s stage persona owes a debt of gratitude to Ron Mael.
Interesting how Sparks commented about each song on twitter but they were silent about this one...

Bit of beef between them? No acknowledgment from Sparks which is strange since they acknowledged all the songs so far, good choice by the listener though a PSB classic.

Big up sparks too, glad they are getting more radio play.
I noticed that too. Haven’t Neil and Chris always denied that Sparks were an influence?

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#1190 Post by Paninaro2020 »

I noticed that too. Haven’t Neil and Chris always denied that Sparks were an influence?
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To be honest I've never heard them mention Sparks, I think they had to have at least a tiny bit of infulence on the boys, the album Number one in Heaven was a blueprint for so many artists. Tracks like My Other Voice had to have at least inspired 'One Of The Crowd'
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#1191 Post by Flaffer »

In Literally (the book as opposed to the mag) I think Chris mentioned that he used to like how Ron Mael just used to sit there looking intense but static. IIRC in around the mid nineties there was an interview in Q with Sparks where they sort of implied that PSB owed them a debt as they were so obviously heavily influenced by them. The next issue carried quite a catty riposte from Neil, via the letters page
Still waiting to hear the Adam Freeland, Manhattan Clique and Axwell mixes of Integral.

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#1192 Post by Paninaro2020 »

Flaffer wrote:
Sun 07 Jun 2020, 7:30 pm
In Literally (the book as opposed to the mag) I think Chris mentioned that he used to like how Ron Mael just used to sit there looking intense but static. IIRC in around the mid nineties there was an interview in Q with Sparks where they sort of implied that PSB owed them a debt as they were so obviously heavily influenced by them. The next issue carried quite a catty riposte from Neil, via the letters page
Anyone got a picture of Neils riposte? Surprised Neil hasn't made tongue in cheek a song dissing them (Similar to getting away with it with Morrissey) :lol:
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#1193 Post by stevenwhittingstall »

The boys were on Best Of Glastonbury 2000 on sat 27th June with West End Girls.

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#1194 Post by leesmapman »

We need a high quality broadcast of PSB's set on Glasto 2000.

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