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After the death of Doris Day, the rumourmongers have come out the woodwork.  There were rumours going on for years that Doris was his (and brother Russell's ) real mum.  Utter bollocks we know, but at 73 and built like a racing snake might be worth a punt.  

 

It'll be a very sad day in the music industry when he pops off.

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Yes, not many Hitler lookalikes left who can also play the keyboard.

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Do you think they'll have this at his funeral?  I want it at mine.

 

 

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Man, don't do that to me!

 

He's okay. Clean living by rock/pop standards (both Sparks brothers), so far as the "rumour mill" goes anyway. The one thing that makes the Sparks brothers unusual in that dept. is their protection of their privacy. Allegedly because there is nothing there by way of drugs, sex etc. that would make them interesting so they've gone the enigmatic route.

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9 hours ago, maryportfuncity said:

Man, don't do that to me!

 

He's okay. Clean living by rock/pop standards (both Sparks brothers), so far as the "rumour mill" goes anyway. The one thing that makes the Sparks brothers unusual in that dept. is their protection of their privacy. Allegedly because there is nothing there by way of drugs, sex etc. that would make them interesting so they've gone the enigmatic route.

They're not the Sparks brothers. Russell was very adamant they won't be called that as the record studio wanted them to be known as the Sparks brothers, he said it sounded too much like the Marx Brothers and he didn't want that, so they agreed on the name Sparks. 

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1 hour ago, Paul Bearer said:

They're not the Sparks brothers. Russell was very adamant they won't be called that as the record studio wanted them to be known as the Sparks brothers, he said it sounded too much like the Marx Brothers and he didn't want that, so they agreed on the name Sparks. 

 

 

Indeed and my little ramble on the subject was partly an attempt to smoke out any fellow Sparks fans who'd feel the need to share the post you shared! Can't say I'm massively in that camp myself but do have a real fondness for the albums between Kimono my House and Introducing... awesome art rock dressed up as pop and sometimes so out there - It Ain't 1918 - that it's gleefully surreal.

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1 hour ago, maryportfuncity said:

 

 

Indeed and my little ramble on the subject was partly an attempt to smoke out any fellow Sparks fans who'd feel the need to share the post you shared! Can't say I'm massively in that camp myself but do have a real fondness for the albums between Kimono my House and Introducing... awesome art rock dressed up as pop and sometimes so out there - It Ain't 1918 - that it's gleefully surreal.

"Don't leave me alone with her" is my personal favourite.  I could go on as I've got all their albums/cd's whatever with the exception of "The seduction of Ingmar Bergman".  I don't suppose you have a spare copy lying about you don't really want/listen to? 

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5 minutes ago, Paul Bearer said:

"Don't leave me alone with her" is my personal favourite.  I could go on as I've got all their albums/cd's whatever with the exception of "The seduction of Ingmar Bergman".  I don't suppose you have a spare copy lying about you don't really want/listen to? 

 

That one, tragically, no. Not even an illegally ripped copy I could transfer.

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The past 6-7 years i've seen him in concert 3 times (twice with sparks, once with FFS), he looks almost unchanged compared to the eighties. Back in the days he was an old man, but by now he looks young for his age.

 

(And gotta say.. their last album Hippopotamus is on par with their best albums, Missionary Position is for example as good as a sparks track can get)

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57 minutes ago, I.R.Baboon said:

 Missionary Position is for example as good as a sparks track can get

 

That's hilarious  :lol:

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

That's hilarious  :lol:

 

 

 

 

Too right it is, if you miss the fact they're funny you don't get Sparks. The same - incidentally - is true of The Smiths

 

Really enjoying this thread on the main forum dedicated to a guy with no known health issues!

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Whilst I agree with the missionary position, the outstanding track on the album is " Life with the McBeths" need to give it a few listens though.  Stunning track. 

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