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Terminal Jive

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Released  January 28, 1980
Length  35:55
Release date  28 January 1980
Recorded  1979
Artist  Sparks
Label  Oglio Records
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Terminal Jive (1980)  Whomp That Sucker (1981)
Genres  Rock music, Pop music, Disco, Electropop, New wave
Producers  Giorgio Moroder, Harold Faltermeyer
Similar  Sparks albums, Disco albums

Sparks terminal jive full album 1980

Terminal Jive is the ninth album by the American rock band Sparks and the second recorded with Giorgio Moroder. The album has a disco-vibe like its predecessor but featured fewer synthesizers, opting instead for more electric rock guitar, resulting in a new wave sound. The album was produced by Moroder and Harold Faltermeyer, the latter of whom is claimed to have produced the majority of the album.


Sparks scored a massive hit single in France with "When I'm With You", which led to them staying in the country for a year promoting the album.

Sparks terminal jive full album 1980


Terminal Jive was not released in the US, although Polydor Records issued it in Canada. It was also not a success in the UK. However, it fared better in continental Europe.

The lead single "When I'm with You" became a massive hit in France where it spent six weeks at #1. The single also hit the Top 20 in Australia, reaching #14. The second single from the album was "Young Girls", it too performed well in France. "Young Girls" was released with an extended remix on 12", an edited version on the 7" single, and backed with "Just Because You Love Me". French releases included "Rock 'n' Roll People in a Disco World", since "Just Because You Love Me" had accompanied the release of "When I'm with You" in that territory already.

Cover art

The album's artwork features various poses of the Mael brothers in odd postures in and around Hamleys toy store in Regent Street, London.

Track listing

All tracks written by Ron Mael and Russell Mael; except where indicated.


  • Russell Mael, vocals
  • Ron Mael, keyboards
  • James Stroud, Synthesizers, Guitar and Drums
  • Giorgio Moroder, production
  • Harold Faltermeyer, production
  • Songs

    1When I'm With You5:45
    2Just Because You Love Me4:36
    3Rock'n Roll People in a Disco World4:47


    Terminal Jive Wikipedia

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