Tuesday, June 03, 2008


ABJ just told me that Simon Armitage's band will be performing live on BBC2's 'Culture Show' from 10-10.30pm. However, he also mentioned that Sparks will also be performing. Amazing! It's now 34 years since they unleashed this piece of genius.

We could certainly do with more lyrics like:

Zoo time is she and you time
The mammals are your favourite type, and you want her tonight
Heartbeat, increasing heartbeat
You hear the thunder of stampeding rhinos, elephants and tacky tigers
This town ain't big enough for both of us
And it ain't me who's gonna leave

Flying domestic flying
And when the stewardess is near do not show any fear
Heartbeat increasing heartbeat
You are a khaki-coloured bombadier it's Hiroshima that you're nearing...

I note from YouTube that Sparks have a new album coming out soon. One of the tracks is called 'Lighten Up Morrissey'! It's pretty good too...


Anonymous said...

Ah, still one of the most perfect pop songs ever written.

Still can't stop grinning like a fool every time I see Ron Mael mugging at the keyboard. Hilarious.


Anonymous said...

And playing all 21 albums in full in concert, in sequence, just now ...


Colin Will said...

Snap, Brother Rob. I've just put the 1974 clip on my blog.