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Ron and Russell Mael from art-rock outfit Sparks take over the Sunday Service and rifle through their quirky collection of tracks to soundtrack the afternoon.

Ron and Russell of art-rock outfit Sparks take over the Sunday Service for afternoon.

They'll be spinning everything from the Rice University Marching Owl Band to Miles Davis and on to teenage Japanese metal outfit Babymetal.

Paul Thomson of Franz Ferdinand will also be joining the band to chat about their current collaboration FFS.

Sparks were formed in LA back in 1971 by brothers Ron and Russell Mael. They first hit the UK scene in 1974 with the number two single This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both of Us. They went on to work with legendary synthpop producer Giorgio Moroder on the album No. 1 in Heaven.

They've released 22 albums as Sparks so far and are currently collaborating with Franz Ferdinand under the guise of FFS.

2 hours

Music Played

  • The Rice University Marching Owl Band

    Louie, Louie



  • The Normal

    Warm Leatherette

    • MUTE.
  • Julie London

    Cry Me A River

    • The Best Of Julie London.
    • Liberty.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    The Bathroom

  • Bernard Herrmann

    The Murder

  • Ramones

    It's Not My Place (In the 9 to 5 World)

  • Danny Kaye

    Tchaikovsky (and other Russians)

  • Faith No More


  • Philip Glass

    The Grid (from Koyaanisquatsi)

  • Rammstein

    Du Hast (Live)

  • Mary Hopkin

    Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth

  • Miles Davis

    Black Satin

  • Raymond Scott


  • The Velvet Underground

    Sister Ray (Excerpt)

  • Glenn Gould

    Bach Goldberg Variations (Variation 1) 1955 recording

  • Link Wray

    Batman Theme

  • Public Enemy

    911 Is A Joke

    • Def Jam.
  • Lambert, Hendricks & Ross


  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    3rd Movement of 8th Symphony

  • Einst├╝rzende Neubauten

    Installation No.1

  • Ben E. King

    I Who Have Nothing

  • Koji Ueno

    Track from "Floating Castle" Soundtrack

  • Michel Legrand

    Scene du Garage (from The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg)

  • Franz Ferdinand

    Take Me Out

    • Domino.
  • FFS

    Collaborations Don't Work

  • Curtis Mayfield


    • Castle Communications.
  • Sviridov

    Time, Forward (from Heart Of The World)

  • Orson Welles

    I Know What It Is To Be Young (But You Don't Know What It Is To Be Old)