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The artists who would come to be known for posterity as Sparks commenced inventing their often-copied, seldom-equaled brand of music back around 1970, when pop was young and brash and the Southern California airwaves awash with a contingent of post-British invasion inspirations like The Kinks, Barretts Floyd, and The Seeds. The purchase of countless shiny-sleeved ... Read more in Amazon's Sparks Store

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  • Audio CD (17 Jun. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B0000258S8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 189,037 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Just Because You Love Me 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Rock 'N' Roll People In A Disco World 4:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. When I'm With You (Instrumental) 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Young Girls 4:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Stereo 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By not_a_real_folkie VINE VOICE on 8 Feb. 2009
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The Sparky brothers had a lot to live up to when this album was released in 1980. They had added a jolt of wit and intelligence to the thriving 'disco' movement with their Moroder collaboration "Number 1 in Heaven" and punters were keen to see if there was more magic in the Mael well of inspiration. The answer, according to this album, was that there *was* more inspiration, but that basically Sparks were marking time until they regrouped in 1981 with the back-to-basics 'garage band' sound of "Whomp That Sucker".

Thus Terminal Jive continues the glossy production of the Moroder factory, adding more of the sanitized heavy metal guitars and punchy production from Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff" and downplaying the duppaduppaduppaduppaduppa "I Feel Love" synths of the Number 1 in Heaven album. On the opener "When I'm With You", this makes for sublime pop, as recognized by those connoisseurs of fine popular music... the French, who sent it to No. 1 for several decades and gave the Mael brothers an excuse for a France tour every year since 1980. "Just Because You Love Me" is also glorious and punchy, complete with false ending that's custom-made for the dance floor. "Young Girls" is musically a perfect three-minute pop song, although lyrically it sounds rather pervy, a fact that wasn't helped by the picture sleeve of the single version that showed a virginal young woman of indeterminate age. Bit of a lapse of judgement there, I think, chaps.

Apart from these, however, the musical quality-control seems to have slipped, and there are some real 'nice-words-shame-about-the-tune' moments on (what used to be) Side 2. An uninvited 'instrumental' version of "When I'm With You" completes the feeling that they'd really got enough stuff for a great EP but Virgin wanted another full album.
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In fairness the Mael brothers were guests on this album. However, there're some gems on here. The lead single 'When I'm With You', though failed to chart in the UK despite good radio coverage, it was Sparks best ever seller in France. The follow-up single 'Young Girls' was maybe not the best choice for commercial success. Noisy Boys and Stereo had they been released would have all but got a chart placing somewhere in Europe.

Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Harold Faltermeyer.

Side One
1. When I'm With You (Ron Mael/Russell Mael)
2. Just Because You Love Me (Ron Mael/Russell Mael)
3. Rock'n'Roll People In A Disco (Ron Mael/Russell Mael)
4. When I'm With You-Intrumental (Ron Mael/Russell Mael)

Side Two
1. Young Girls (Ron Mael/Russell Mael)
2. Noisy Boys (Harold Faltermeyer/Keith Forsey/Ron Mael/Russell Mael)
3. Stereo (Giorgio Moroder/Ron Mael/Russell Mael)
4.The Greatest Show On Earth (Harold Faltermeyer/Giorgio Moroder/Ron Mael/Russell Mael)

By one year after this album the Sparks duo moved back to LA and had become a fully fledged Band again!
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Their second best album after No 1 In Heaven, this contains the sublime electro pop brilliance of Rock and Roll People In A Disco World, Stereo and The Greatest Show On Earth.

Some of their later albums had bigger hits and catchier songs but for me personally No 1 In Heaven and this album are the two greatest albums they released.

A definite five star must buy if you're into New Wave/Electro Pop Music, very, very highly recommended. Superb.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JUDE on 26 Sept. 2009
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Although not up there with Kimono/Propaganda/Indiscreet etc, this 1980 release has more than enough tunefulness (is there such a word?) to satisfy most Sparks fans. A previous reviewer poured scorn on "When I`m With You"`s big success in France, well, there`s nothing wrong with the French. They knew a great song when they heard it, unlike the UK`s recoprd buying public who elevated "Ashes To Ashes" by David Bowie to numero uno in their charts that summer. I know which I prefer. The fact is, anybody who was anybody went disco in the late seventies/early eighties. The Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Alice Cooper, Queen.....and yes, Sparks. Although I did not and still don`t like disco, this album was better than the vast majority of stuff out at that time. Ron Mael actually co-operated with other song-writers on this disc, a bit of a surprise, but the quality is there. Songs like "Young Girls" would not be out of place on any of the great Sparks albums. I agree with my fellow reviewer in regards to the instrumental track, but no song goes on too long and most have something to offer. Buy it, put on your Saturday Night Fever garb and enjoy.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MR PETER J MCNULTY on 1 Oct. 2014
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Good fantastic, marvellous.
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