Past Tense: The Best Of Sparks (CD)


Sparks

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For the past fifty(!) years, Sparks have been hard to pigeonhole as solely a "rock band." Shape-shifting over the course of their career into whatever genre struck their fancy (glam, disco, new wave, classical, etc) brothers Ron and Russell Mael have somehow made it all work, as displayed on their latest career spanning compilation Past Tense. Selected by the Maels themselves and presented in a few different iterations, Past Tense makes for a great overview of what has made the band consistently good in their own special satirical way.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Wonder Girl
Sparks 03:12
2.
Girl from Germany
Sparks 02:19
3.
This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us
Sparks 03:03
4.
Amateur Hour
Sparks 03:35
5.
Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth
Sparks 02:29
6.
Something for the Girl with Everything
Sparks 02:16
7.
Get in the Swing
Sparks 04:06
8.
Looks, Looks, Looks
Sparks 02:34
9.
Big Boy
Sparks 03:28
10.
Forever Young
Sparks 03:27
11.
Tryouts for the Human Race
Sparks 06:07
12.
The Number One Song in Heaven
Sparks 07:27
13.
When I'm With You
Sparks 04:06
14.
Tips for Teens
Sparks 03:33
15.
Funny Face
Sparks 03:26
16.
Angst in My Pants
Sparks 03:28
17.
I Predict
Sparks 02:52
18.
Cool Places
Sparks , Jane Wiedlin 03:23
19.
I Wish I Looked a Little Better
Sparks 02:59
20.
With All My Might
Sparks 03:42
21.
Change
Sparks 05:25


Disc 2 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Music That You Can Dance To
Sparks 04:22
2.
So Important
Sparks 04:31
3.
Singing in the Shower
Les Rita Mitsouko , Sparks 04:23
4.
National Crime Awareness Week (Psycho Cut)
Sparks 03:29
5.
When Do I Get to Sing "My Way"
Sparks 04:37
6.
(When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing [Radio Edit]
Sparks 03:46
7.
Pulling Rabbits Out of a Hat
Sparks 03:35
8.
The Calm Before the Storm
Sparks 04:03
9.
The Rhythm Thief
Sparks 05:20
10.
Suburban Homeboy
Sparks 02:57
11.
Dick Around
Sparks 06:36
12.
Perfume
Sparks 04:59
13.
Good Morning
Sparks 03:54
14.
Lighten Up, Morrissey
Sparks 04:15
15.
Johnny Delusional
FFS 03:12
16.
Missionary Position
Sparks 04:18
17.
Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)
Sparks 04:32
18.
Check Out Time 11am
Sparks 03:33

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