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which of ron's moustache styles do you like the most?
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which of ron's moustache styles do you like the most?
charlie chaplin / hitler
57%
 57%  [ 16 ]
pimp
32%
 32%  [ 9 ]
other
10%
 10%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex Robertson wrote:
Has this conversation ever happened before?...Because,I'm having one hell of a deja vu,all this "married each other" etc is sooooo familiar...for one mad moment I thought someone had bumped up an old thread or was just regurgitating an old topic....Is the sun over the yardarm yet?...I think I need something stronger than tea.


I think you're thinking of my I Married Myself joke on the photoshop thread:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

corina wrote:
jillany way, they both look better today,
especially ron, who doesnt look anymore anorectic, like he looked in the early days.

IMO that skinny appearance was a strong element of their visual stylistics as a band, along with Russell's "scared pidgeon" face and Ron's "scary" gazes & moustache. Sparks as a band of two fat or normal weight guys would make no sense for us just because they were weirdly skinny from the beginning (it really doesn't matter here that I happen to have a very soft spot for Ron's "all eyes and bones" look).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jill wrote:

IMO that skinny appearance was a strong element of their visual stylistics as a band


Probably best summed up on the cover of this album...



This photo always reminds me of R&R doing modelling as kids... It's seems like their own take on fashion modelling... attractive but weird... well, that's Sparks for ye.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, this cover reminds me too of them as child models (and the "Plagiarism" cover too). I understand that those catalogues are another mystery, since nobody has yet seen R&R in such pictures. Maybe the members of the fan club know better.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jill wrote:
I understand that those catalogues are another mystery,


I said it before and I'll say it again, ooh those mysteries they're hanging around and around and around and around...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Russell is into spinning a lot when he gets back to LA,Its a great fitness thing but very tough.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PETER RAWCLIFFE wrote:
I think Russell is into spinning a lot when he gets back to LA,Its a great fitness thing but very tough.


"Spinning"? Is that a typo by any chance? Har har har
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if we go back to the original subject...i see that the votes for the pimp and hitler styles, are equal at this moment.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lady Is Lingering wrote:
"Spinning"? Is that a typo by any chance?

Nope. Russell was asked about what he does to stay in shape and he answered "a lot of spinning classes". It was in 1998.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jill wrote:
Lady Is Lingering wrote:
"Spinning"? Is that a typo by any chance?

Nope. Russell was asked about what he does to stay in shape and he answered "a lot of spinning classes". It was in 1998.


I was just trying to be dirty... It failed miserably though... well, better luck next time.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lady Is Lingering wrote:
jill wrote:
Lady Is Lingering wrote:
"Spinning"? Is that a typo by any chance?

Nope. Russell was asked about what he does to stay in shape and he answered "a lot of spinning classes". It was in 1998.


I was just trying to be dirty... It failed miserably though... well, better luck next time.


so what was the word instead of spinning?...

(help people like me, who dont know english so well:))

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please, continue this poll untill Ron has developed another style.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

corina wrote:
Lady Is Lingering wrote:
jill wrote:
Lady Is Lingering wrote:
"Spinning"? Is that a typo by any chance?

Nope. Russell was asked about what he does to stay in shape and he answered "a lot of spinning classes". It was in 1998.


I was just trying to be dirty... It failed miserably though... well, better luck next time.


so what was the word instead of spinning?...

(help people like me, who dont know english so well:))


Good question... I haven't got a clue... I was hoping someone else would be clever enough to think dirty for me but I suppose spanking or swinging would suffice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spinning is a power cyling class that lasts for a hour,you set different strengths during the hour,so sometimes you are freewheeling and other times you feel like you are going up a hill.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PETER RAWCLIFFE wrote:
spinning is a power cyling class that lasts for a hour,you set different strengths during the hour,so sometimes you are freewheeling and other times you feel like you are going up a hill.


Well, that puts pay to that! I thought it might be some form of ballet... pity, I could just see Russell doing some pirouettes.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lady,Im not sure if Russell still does it(spinning that is!) as it was a few years ago,i think his head must have been spinning after the 21/21 shows!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Chaplin/Hitler one, but not the HUGE one, the small one or 'Mini-Hitler' as I call it!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about facefungus? Have either of them ever had any?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russell once had some side whiskers... but that was all.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

E-Clect-Eddy wrote:
How about facefungus?

Looking for something else (as usual), I found on Martin Gordon's site a story about Sparks hiring musicians in 1973. There's a funny detail about beards - says Martin Gordon:
"More adverts appear in the Melody Maker. All specify that applicants should be of pleasant appearance and not have beards. Maybe the beardwearers are also illiterates, for they turn up in their tens and twenties, some armed with girlfriends, some with Marshall stacks and some clearly not armed with anything, least of all guitar playing ability."
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