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Spectropop - Digest Number 1012



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There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Andrea Carroll
           From: Keith 
      2. Re: Mark Wirtz turns...
           From: Mark Wirtz 
      3. Re: "Timothy" by the Buoys
           From: Mark Chadbourne 
      4. Re: Smokey and His Sister
           From: Art Longmire 
      5. Re: Smokey and His Sister, Joey "Levine" Edwards
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      6. Proctor Amusement Company, "Heard You Went Away"
           From: Art Longmire 
      7. Re: Smokey and His Sister
           From: JJ 
      8. Ronnie-related news and Bronze Chiffonze
           From: David A. Young 


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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 08:06:14 -0400 From: Keith Subject: Re: Andrea Carroll Speaking of Andrea Carroll, I had a conversation recently with Rusty at BT Puppy, and they're doing an official CD reissue of the Andrea Carroll & Beverly Warren LP! Now, THAT'S a tough to find LP. Cheers, Keith -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 10:44:44 -0400 From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Mark Wirtz turns... Thank you kindly, Spectropop, Mark F, Paul R. and all fellow Popper friends who remembered me on my birthday! > ...For me and for others I've spoken to about Mark, it still > seems incredible that a significant musical force takes the > time to talk about his past when in fact he'd probably prefer > to talk about his future...(MF) ** I am an entertainer at heart, and, as such, the "audience" has always been, and always will be, my first concern and primary focus, rendering it a priority for me to remain in touch and personally accessible. > ...takes the time to talk about his past when in fact he'd > probably prefer to talk about his future... ** Indeed, I spend little time thinking about the past, unless momentarily reminded. To wit, you wouldn't find a single past trophy, or gold record, or whatever, displayed in my home - I don't like to live in a museum. That is why I couldn't be happier that fellow Popper Mark Frumento has emerged as a virtual curator of my archives (significantly contributed to by much admired and respected audio maestro Phil Chapman), because I don't take very good care of my old stuff. Not that I don't care - to the contrary. My works are like my babies, and I'm their quietly proud Papa. But, like a parent, we need to let go of our children once they are raised, and let them live their lives, loving them from a distance. And if we gave them enough of the right nurturing and dedication as they grew up, they'll do just fine out there in the world :) In that spirit, it fills me with much joy and deep appreciation, that so many of you out there have so kindly embraced them. I can only wish that you might show similar, open hearted kindness to my future "brats" ;) Again, thank "y'all," guys! Your acknowledgment and wishes have added a special meaning to my birthday, majorly motivating me to continue kicking some rocking ass! Very best, Mark Wirtz -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 12:04:55 -0400 (EDT) From: Mark Chadbourne Subject: Re: "Timothy" by the Buoys Tom Taber wrote: > How could anybody's stomach be "full as it could be" after > sharing a bleeping canary??? Well let's face it, the lyrics are pretty fantastical ...I suppose what it was they consumed, whether it was "just a piece of meat"- canary, mule or Mr. O'Leary himself, they also ate the skin, hide, beak, hooves, feathers and bones since: "Nobody ever got around to finding Timothy". Since the singer claims he blacked out, methinks there was a bit of Timothy O'Leary's special seasoning salt around. Don't mushrooms grow in caves? LOL! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 18:43:26 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: Smokey and His Sister Art: > Until I read the post I never knew they had made an album, > and I too would be interested if other Spectropoppers have > heard it. I'm not a huge fan of the "Creators of Rain" song, > to me it was just "OK" but nothing to get excited about. JJ replied: > **Its a Small('net)World.....have u got the "Creators Of Rain" > 45 with the SAME title on both sides? This seems to be the most > common rel 45 version; actually ive never seen a US copy 45 > with "In A Dream Of Silent Seas" on the b-s.....a buddy in > Holland have the UK CBS 45 with both trax! The US Columbia 45 > was also rel in a VERY SCARCE PS! (never seen it though..) Hello JJ, I have a U.S. stock copy of "Creators of Rain" on Columbia records. The b-side is a different song and I'll have to dig the record out to see what it is...I got this record in the mid-eighties and haven't listened to it since then! I wasn't aware that the duo had recorded other 45s. Did this tune make the Billboard charts? The magazine picture I have shows the two of them from the chest up looking directly at the camera, with Smokey wearing a suit and a moody expression on his face, and his sister (a blonde who looks about 15) with a sort of impish Mona Lisa smile. Art -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 19:39:40 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Smokey and His Sister, Joey "Levine" Edwards JJ wrote: > The US Columbia 45 was also rel in a VERY SCARCE PS! (never > seen it though..) I've posted the Smokey & His Sister U.S. picture sleeve in the photos section. The Joey Edwards Columbia sleeve is now posted there, too. Jeff Lemlich http://www.limestonerecords.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 21:23:17 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Proctor Amusement Company, "Heard You Went Away" I was just checking out a site at http://www.60sgaragebands.com and found quite a bit of info on a Florida group called Proctor Amusement Company, whose excellent 45 "Heard You Went Away" I am lucky enough to possess. This song is described as a "Pet Sounds clone" by Fuzz Acid and Flowers and according to the article it was a good-sized hit in Florida. Anyone else heard this tune before? Prior to getting the (original) version by Proctor Amusement Co., I had purchased the cover version by Mercy on Warner Bros. records (I have it on a 45 and also on Mercy's LP) and liked their version so much I put it on a mix tape - it's a beautiful harmony pop number as performed by Mercy. The Proctor Amusement Co. performs it in a more "garagey" style but still with excellent harmonies and a melodic feel. As a long-time collector of "garage" bands I've always found it interesting that so many of these groups recorded soft and melodic material like this - which I frequently like as much or more than the harder stuff! Art -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 22:13:16 -0000 From: JJ Subject: Re: Smokey and His Sister Art: > I have a U.S. stock copy of "Creators of Rain" on Columbia > records. The b-side is a different song and I'll have to dig > the record out to see what it is... The magazine picture I > have shows the two of them from the chest up looking directly > at the camera, with Smokey wearing a suit and a moody expression > on his face, and his sister (a blonde who looks about 15) with > a sort of impish Mona Lisa smile. **Perhaps you can attach the mag pic in the files section? When you find the 45, lemme know if it's the "In A Dream Of Silent Seas" track tucked away on the b-side.....I betcha it is! JJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 22:16:54 -0000 From: David A. Young Subject: Ronnie-related news and Bronze Chiffonze Hi, all, Some of you may be interested to know that Ronnie Spector is heard on harmony vocals on The Misfits' cover of "This Magic Moment." It's the lead-off track on their new CD, "Project 1950." Secondly, David Bowie covers the George Harrison song "Try Some, Buy Some" on his new CD, "Reality," out September 13. As most of you probably know, George's version came out on an LP a couple of years after Ronnie's did on a 45, using the same Phil-produced backing track. Both the arrangement and the vocal delivery borrow tremendously from from the original version(s), right down to Ronnie's "woh-oh-oh"s. Finally, a few weeks ago someone mentioned that his copy of The Chiffons' Ace CD "Greatest Recordings" had "bronzed" and advised others with the disc to burn a CD-R copy while we still could. I'd never heard this expression and had no idea what it meant, but being sufficiently (albeit belatedly) frightened, today I finally got round to trying to do what the writer of the post suggested. To my horror, the immaculately cared-for CD hopped, skipped, and jumped like crazy, so I assume that's what "bronzing" means (though I can't guess why). Cleaning it (yes, I know the correct way) only made it worse. My attempts to search the discussion archives for any form of the word "bronze" yielded no relevant fruit, so would someone please explain what this means, how it happens, and whether anything can be done to prevent/correct it? It's such a brilliant CD, and I'd hate for it to be lost and gone forever. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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