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Old 05-14-21, 11:20 PM
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This looks fantastic!


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It was really good. I got to see it a few months ago at Sundance.
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Criminally underappreciated group. I first heard of them in the 80s when they were doing new wave, but was surprised when they put out their 2-disc compilation in 1991 that they started in 1972. I bought their very first album (in fact I ended up getting CDs with both the original Halfnelson title and another as Sparks) and it's truly ahead of its time.
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Re: The Sparks Brothers (2021, D: Edgar Wright)

I definitely want to see this.

When I was a kid, I went to visit my relatives in 1974 and I remember "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both of Us" as one of the songs always playing on the radio. They were always much bigger in Europe than the US but in the 80's I would hear them on the New Wave station WLIR here in NY.
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I caught these guys open up for Van Halen (pre-debut) in '76 when they were their guitar focused band before all the synths that came later. I love their catchy short and fast songs that grab with an interesting hook and then move on. Kimono My House and Propaganda are my faves. Have not idea how Russell's androgynous singing reaches those high notes. Gotta give these guys credit for their staying power. No drug downfalls or manager theft stories to tell. Gotta think this won't be long in the theaters so I will definitely watch this when it comes around on cable. I understand it clocks in at 2hr 20mins, but has gotten great reviews from those who have actually seen it, usually knowing little or nothing about the band walking in.
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Re: The Sparks Brothers (2021, D: Edgar Wright)

Saw this at my local cineplex, was shocked to see it come to town--not at our indie theater but our biggest, most commercial theater. I went to a matinee Saturday morning, and the box office person told me I was the first person to buy a ticket for it. Including all Friday showings.

This is a great documentary, very energetic and fun.
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I wonder what streaming service will eventually get this? I want to see it but this isn't something that I would see in the theater.



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Re: The Sparks Brothers (2021, D: Edgar Wright)

Focus Features usually end up on HBO Max.
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Disc comes out 9/28- my birthday!

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