フジロック2013: スパークスの予習をしよう

フジロックは2008年に次いで5年ぶり2度目の出演になります。

前回はバンド+スクリーンと、かなり華やかなライブだったのですが、今回は去年から続く
"Two Hands One Mouth Tour"の一環で、ロンさんのキーボードとラッセルのボーカルのみ
のシンプルなステージになると思います。



もしフジロックの予習用にアルバムを購入されるなら、つい最近日本盤が発売された

Two Hands One Mouth: Live in Europe

の一択です。


昨年のヨーロッパツアーのライブアルバムですが、その後の日本、アメリカのツアーでも
(多少の変更はありましたが)基本的にセットリスト、アレンジは変わっていません。

予習というかほぼネタバレです。



Youtubeにもたくさんあるのですが、これだけはどうしても!と思う曲を上げておきます。


This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us

Sparksの代表曲と言ったらまずこの曲です


Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth

Martin Gore (Depeche Mode)がカバーしたことでも有名


The Number One Song In Heaven

1979年に発表されたテクノポップ期の代表曲


Dick Around

\(Why the hell?)/のところは歌ってくださいね


Two Hands One Mouth

最新曲でタイトルの通り今回のツアーのテーマ曲的なものです




My Bloody Valentineの裏でオレンジコートのSparksを見に行く人って、たぶん予習要らない人たちだよね




関連記事
Two Hands One Mouth: Live in Europe Japanese Edition
Sparks in Fujirock Festival '08

Article: Fujirockers

Fujirockers: The official fansite of the Fuji Rock Festival

MANN SPARKS FUN: POP THAT SUCKER (June 12, 2013)




The most pleasant surprise at Fuji 2008 was the headlining act at the distant Orange Court on Saturday night. Sparks is a band that anyone over, say, 45 probably recognizes by name but would be hard pressed to identify in terms of album or song titles. Centered on brothers Ron and Russell Mael, the group debuted at the cusp of the 70s in their native L.A. with a bold form of art-pop that is easier to explain by describing what it isn’t. It is not rootsy. It does not trade in romantic introspection or politics or sunny feelings. It has never reflected the pop zeitgeist at a given time (though it did prefigure a few). It is purposely wry and stylistically provocative. Americans didn’t seem interested, and by their third long-player the duo had relocated to London, where Roxy Music and Freddie Mercury were coming up with the same general ideas. Sparks was a hit, and over the next three decades they’ve managed to spin a cult into an ongoing enterprise that has never settled into a rut. Since the 90s they’ve successfully incorporated their first love, film, into their stage show in a way that’s both enjoyable and enlightening. Their albums not only continue to be fulfilling, but also downright hilarious. Characteristic title: “I Can’t Believe That You Would Fall for All the Crap in This Song.”




Sparks At Fuji Rock Festival 2013

SPARKS AT JAPAN'S FUJI ROCK 2013 FESTIVAL!

Just announced, Ron and Russell will take their Two Hands One Mouth show back to Japan this summer for Japan's biggest festival, FujiRock, in the beautiful mountains of Naeba, Japan. Sparks concert will be on Friday July 26.


http://www.fujirockfestival.com/

(via Facebook)


Two Hands One Mouthの形態で、今年のフジロック1日目に出演
ということですね!

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