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Which do you call them?
Sparks
88%
 88%  [ 31 ]
The Sparks
8%
 8%  [ 3 ]
Other
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 35

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:29 am    Post subject: What do you call Sparks? Reply with quote

I've seen it as 'Sparks' and 'The Sparks'. Which do you say?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PINEAPPLE95,its definately SPARKS,the germans put THE SPARKS because they need something in front of the word for some reason,so blame the germans,we always do.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i call them "the sparks" even though i know that they are just "sparks"

i can't help it...without the "the" it sounds like something is missing :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well stop it Corina because ron & russ hate it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PETER RAWCLIFFE wrote:
well stop it Corina because ron & russ hate it.


how do you know ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i watched a program on satelite tv from germany when they were doing the gs & sv promotion and the german presenter asked ron & russ is it sparks or the sparks? and Russell really stressed that it wasnt THE in front,i think it may be to do with language barriers though Corina so dont worry about it The Corina! lol

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PETER RAWCLIFFE wrote:
i watched a program on satelite tv from germany when they were doing the gs & sv promotion and the german presenter asked ron & russ is it sparks or the sparks? and Russell really stressed that it wasnt THE in front,i think it may be to do with language barriers though Corina so dont worry about it The Corina! lol



"the corina"

ha ha, i like it !

sounds like a great band !

and even better : "the corinas"
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i do like you Corina
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really understand this poll. I call them Sparks cause that's what they are called. Language differences aside I think most Sparks fans have come across English and/or American usage of the name so it seems more a habit to call them The Sparks than an actual misinterpreation. 'The Sparks' totally changes the meaning and sense of the band's name. Suddenly they are a 'thing', like The Doors, The Eagles, The Rolling Stones etc. 'Sparks' is far far far better, more equivocal and amorphous...

I wonder what 'other' name you could call them 'The Greatest Band in the World'? Actually, a friend of mine did refer to them as 'The Russells' when he was intoxicated. I found this endlessly amusing. I still do.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lady
"other" can be "the maels" as i saw them called in some places.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate to repeat myself (from other topic), but there are indeed worse things than "The Sparks"... grrr
http://music.aol.com/artist/the-sparks-brothers/biography/1004731
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jill wrote:
I hate to repeat myself (from other topic), but there are indeed worse things than "The Sparks"... grrr
http://music.aol.com/artist/the-sparks-brothers/biography/1004731



you can see in this link how many times "the maels" is mentioned there
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.. or the brothers
.. or R&R

there are quite a few but what it says on the album cover must be it.

The Sparks, i found out on the internet is a Dutch band from the sixties. They might have been around longer than our favourite boys. They still perform.

Anyway it also says so in the lefthand topcorner and twice more on the right.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jill wrote:
I hate to repeat myself (from other topic), but there are indeed worse things than "The Sparks"... grrr
http://music.aol.com/artist/the-sparks-brothers/biography/1004731


Well it was originally suggested they call themselves The Sparks Brothers... uggh!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lady Is Lingering wrote:

Well it was originally suggested they call themselves The Sparks Brothers... uggh!


It would be a tiny bit cool if they'd kept it... Although it reeks of rip-off.

Thankfully, no one has answered 'Other' yet...

On the other hand, that could be interesting.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loreley wrote:
It would be a tiny bit cool if they'd kept it... Although it reeks of rip-off

Yeah, the Bailey Brothers could sue them.
www.baileybrothers.co.uk/bbs.html
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jill wrote:
I hate to repeat myself (from other topic), but there are indeed worse things than "The Sparks"... grrr
http://music.aol.com/artist/the-sparks-brothers/biography/1004731


Having followed that link, I then found The Sparks: Beat The Clock, Live DVD, which makes you wonder whether R&R have any control over their back catalogue!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it looks indeed like a pirated packaging. It's on Amazon - compare the DVD release date on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com - the latter is from Jan 2008!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I even have a Sparks 12" record from an illustrious label called 'Magic', Music That You Can Dance To, that calls the band 'Sparks' on the cover and then 'The Sparks' on the actual record label. Doesn't stop it being completely wrong though
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sparks: Beat The Clock, Live DVD

I'm pretty sure I saw this DVD last Christmas in a temporary shop that only exists during the festive season, selling off old stock of CD, VHS and a few DVD. I remember thinking it was really bad that it had a picture of the 70s band on the cover but the tracklisting was from the Balls tour. I already have the Live in London DVD, so there didn't seem much point in buying, although it was only 5.
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