Wow! 666 is the Mark of the Beast in the Holy Bible.Not sure Karen but you already have their number, 666.
That's probably the most ridiculous post you've ever submitted.Sparks are the greatest band of the 70s. Maybe not in terms of impact, but musically they knock T.Rex, Bowie, the Sex Pistols and so in into a cocked hat. Kimono My House, Propaganda, Indiscreet and Big Beat can sit pretty smugly next to the four Smiths albums.
Wow! 666 is the Mark of the Beast in the Holy Bible.
Do you know about 'bots' as in robots and androids? They don't talk about them directly in the Bible or cyborgs. We live in worrying times.
'Sparks' really have let poor Morrissey down they have no loyalty to him and have betrayed him. Reminds me of Pete Shelley all that horrible stuff he said about Morrissey. Then Pete Shelley died unexpectedly and Morrissey was kind enough to forgive him. Morrissey is the better bigger man!
I love Morrissey. I get why Morrissey likes Anne Marie Waters who is from the Republic of Ireland from Dublin where his family are from. She is from a Roman Catholic family but is no longer a practicing Catholic and does meditation. She has total respect for Christianity. She is a vegan who loves animals and is into animal rights and animal welfare. She is a lesbian. She is a big supporter of Israel the Holy Land. Morrissey also has a great love for Israel.
My YouTube rabbit hole led me to James Baldwin in a theatre in 1987!
I wonder if Moz saw the play or knew about it? Sounds like his kind of thing - incoherent sexuality & trying to escape the merciless judgement of the world.
It was The Amen Corner.
Some of the most thrilling singing on the current London stage is not in a musical but a 35-year-old play about a 'store-front' church in New York's Harlem....www.upi.com
I’ve just bought the second series (as it was cheapest). Dare I watch without seeing series one?
There was Rock Follies & Rock Follies 77 about a girl band trying to make it in the macho world of rock - & then a sort of follow up in the 80s about a rock star turning 40 & falling apart in a Stately Home.
It's really all theatre people sitting about wondering what's more important - art, politics or money.
James last above Fleetwood Mac! These are the things journalists can’t concede, or intellectually engage with in their looks back.This is useful 1970's Decade Overview just to get a flavour & context of what was happening, musically, worldwide in the 70's. Amongst other things, it lists the 1970's Top 100 Best Selling Albums Worldwide, & the Top 100 Best Selling Singles Worldwide.
Sparks don't feature in either.
In fact, they only get a mention under Glam / Glitter Rock key artists, alongside: David Bowie, T.Rex, The Sweet, Roxy Music, Slade, Gary Glitter, Mott the Hoople, New York Dolls, Lou Reed, Iggy and the Stooges, Mud, Roy Wood, Silverhead, Wizzard.
Top 50 artists (of the 70's) worldwide, based on singles/album sales:
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"It's a strange kind of thing where an artist can do something so beautiful and pure and (kinda) life-affirming and then have such odious views in another sense." - Ron Mael
Pretty much sums it up.
You do know he is talking about Wagner in that quote, right?
It's a silly point he's making & nobody's interested, he's talking out his filthy ass!He was talking about how difficult it is to enjoy great music having learned something repellent about the artist who created it, and the difficult choice of cutting the artist out of one's life completely, or trying to filter out the politics while still enjoying the music ("filter" is exactly the right word). The subject under discussion at that point in the conversation is great music, the flawed artists who create it, and the burden placed upon the listener who still wishes to enjoy it.
But I understand how that could get by someone who enjoys arguing on the internet.