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Spectropop - Digest Number 1332



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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Flintstones
           From: Mark Hill 
      2. Commercial music; Bobby Vee; unhip artists, cool records; quickies
           From: Country Paul 
      3. The Surfer Girls
           From: Al Kooper 
      4. Mono vs Stereo
           From: Frank Murphy 
      5. Legends of Doo-Wop; the Archies
           From: Mike Edwards 
      6. Feldman, Goldstein, Gottehrer
           From: Mike Edwards 
      7. Sam Goody
           From: Kim Cooper 
      8. Buddy Holly Songs
           From: Mike McKay 
      9. Hal Shaper; Matt Monro
           From: Mike Edwards 
     10. Sharon Tandy
           From: Jules Normington 
     11. Up to Snuff?
           From: Al Kooper 
     12. Pet Sounds
           From: Richard Havers 
     13. Re: John Kerry: Rock Bassist
           From: C. Ponti 
     14. Appreciated
           From: Paul Evans 
     15. News on Levi of the Four Tops
           From: Stephanie 
     16. Re: Bo Gentry & Richie Cordell
           From: Ed Salamon 
     17. Gregory Howard
           From: Al Kooper 
     18. Death of Gene Hughes of the Casinos
           From: Skip Woolwine 
     19. Re: Bo Gentry & Richie Cordell
           From: Alan Gordon 
     20. Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
           From: Bill Reed 
     21. Re: Da Penn & Spooner Oldham
           From: Norm D. Plume 
     22. Re: Connie Francis
           From: David Bell 
     23. Preservation of master tapes
           From: Ruby 
     24. Re: Connie Francis
           From: Paul Bryant 
     25. Re: Mechanical Man / Transfusion of Norvus
           From: Phil Milstein 


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Message: 1 Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 22:36:31 -0500 From: Mark Hill Subject: Flintstones Art Longmire: > Re the Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm version of "Open Up Your Heart", > I remember seeing this episode in 1965. As I recall, Fred fell > asleep and dreamed that P & B became pop stars. What I really > want to know is- what were the other acts on this episode? This is the episode, exactly. Not sure about the acts on that episode, but there were quite a few other Flintstone pop/rock connections. I'll consult my Cartoon Groups notes and see if I can work up a music-related guests list. > Another great [Flintstones] episode was the "Way-Outs" who sang > "Way Out"-that one was a classic! A great Merseybeat parody. Those mop-top guys with weird, circular bodies: We're gonna go, Way-Out! (WAY-OUT!) That's where the fun is! (WAY-OUT!) "Dr. Mark" Hill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 01:59:49 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Commercial music; Bobby Vee; unhip artists, cool records; quickies Re: Commercial Music: TD: > You could play the Kinks "You Really Got Me" and the > audience would shout back "Stronger Than Dirt". Same riff as Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love," which in Cream's extended version also became the football cheer for New York Mills High School in a suburb of Utica, NY: "Stronger than you / New York Mills Marauders!" (Credit - or blame - a groupie for the drummer in my former band for that one!) Art Longmire: > I know several people who have told me that they discovered Nick > Drake through the "Pink Moon" TV commercials from a few years back. ...And as a result, Drake has sold more records/CDs after he died than before. These days it seems the hippest music on the commercial broadcast bands is found on commercials themselves; not long ago it was the sign of a pure sellout - although I still have trouble with Led Zeppelin on Cadillac ads! I'm looking for an original jingle from a New York based product called "Cool Shakes." The lyrics were: "Foams up like soda fountain shakes do when you pour yourself a Cool Shake Thick and rich and foamy too, Wow, that's a Cool Shake" ...followed by a pretty nifty driving talk-over bed. I've inquired about this before, but with all the new members, maybe I'll have better luck this time. Bob Celli, thank you for the story on seeing Bobby Vee live. It's one pleasure I haven't yet had. You mention: > ..."Every Opportunity". Bobby told me that the guys from the FMEB did > the background vocals on that track and that he felt they were one of > the tightest vocal groups he'd ever used. I can believe that. For folks who don't know it, check out "Absolutely Right" by Five Man Electrical Band (Lionel, 1970[?])- tight, clean, great harmonies, driving beat. Never understood why this intelligent little rocker was never a big hit. (By the way, my copy is in really widely- separated stereo - quite the sound.) Mike Edwards: > Many "unhip" artists have some great recordings in their catalogs. A > member recently mentioned Pat Boone's "Beach Girl", which is far > superior to the Rip Chords' version on their "Three Window Coupe" album. Guilty pleasure: certain Pat Boone ballads. He does a warm and beautiful "It's Too Soon To Know" (originally the Orioles) and a nice job on Ivory Joe Hunter's "I Almost Lost My Mind." And, considering a possible thread, who else do you think is totally out of it but has made some records you can't help liking? Here's one - Wayne Newton! I've heard some of his kiddie rockabilly that really rocks; he had a doo-wop 45 on Capitol, "The Real Thing" with "The Newton Brothers"; and of course the Beach Boys-with-Wayne-singing-lead "Comin' On Too Strong." Personally, I can't stand his nightclubby stuff or the wretched (IMO) "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast." Quick takes: Frank Murphy, Re: You Left the Water Running: > Now here's a tale of mystery and imagination from Big O distributors at > http://www.aario.com/otis/ Cool story - and even cooler, there's a sound sample. I want to hear it all - it's good! Glenn: > ...[T]o know what Feldman's up to, here's a nice link: > http://www.americansongwriter.com/feldman.html Yes, indeed; what a treat! Thanks for sharing this one. To the list of one chord wonders, add: Mickey Lee Lane, "Shaggy Dog" (Swan, 1964[?]) - well, almost one chord, as the bridge goes to a VII maj7 for three bars Bo Diddley, "Bo Diddley" Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks, "Bo Diddley" and "Who Do You Love" Temptations, "Cloud 9" Great group names: Future Dads - Boston new-wave group The Buttless Chaps - for pure weirdness, until you consider they're an "alt country" band (with pop overtones) and traditional chaps are leather leggings without a seat. I just got their new CD, "Love This Time." Title cut is great, and so far a couple of other cuts are good, too. Worth checking: www.thebuttlesschaps.com. Now, back to our regularly-scheduled decade... Andy: > the Coasters did record this song in october of '67 but, it was not > released by King records when scheduled... I have the Coasters version on a Date 45 (dist. by Columbia). Good, too! Dan Hughes: > ...."Bob Seger and the Last Turd." Bob Radil: > The DJs would have to speak *very* clearly! As they would when playing > a cut from "Dolly Parton's Greatest Hits"! And then there were The Fugs, the most carefully-pronounced group on FM. (From their first [I think] album on ESP, check out the beautiful male- female octave vocal on "Morning, Morning," later covered by Richie Havens.) Jeff Lemlich: > The narrative on Sammy Hall's site [about Gary Stites] was reproduced > from a story I wrote on the Limestone Lounge. The full text can be found > here: http://tinyurl.com/3bk6s I should know better than to try to teach the professor! Thanks for the full story, Jeff. That's quite a chronicle - and the sound samples were interesting, too. Country Paul (closing in on currency - only 48 hours behind!) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 02:42:52 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: The Surfer Girls > Question for Al Kooper: > Hey Al, what can you tell us about the Surfer Girls? As far as > I know this outfit released just one record, "One Boy Tells > Another" (Columbia 43001, 1964), written by yourself with Bob > Brass and Irwin Levine. Steve Venet produced the track and Denny > Randell was the arranger. What great label copy! And what a way > cool record. Were the Surfer Girls perhaps another group in > disguise? We girl group anoraks neeeeeeeeed to know such things. Mick Did NOT attend trhe session though I suspect it was an eastcoaster, Denny Randell was primarily an eastcoast arranger. Steve Venet had just become a Brass-Kooper-Levine fan and it was the first track he cut of our work. Dont know a thang about the group itself....... Al Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 09:15:12 +0000 From: Frank Murphy Subject: Mono vs Stereo > I don't quite understand why records needed to be released in both > mono and stereo mixes.... At the time it was said that a new light weight cartridge was required to play stereo records implying that older record players had tone arms with a huge and heavy flip cartridge with a broader stylus at the end of it. I'm guessing that record companies did not want complaints or returns of stereo records from disatisfied customers. When no unhappy record buyers comlained Stereo only. I think it was all over for mono by 1969 when the Beatles made Yellow Submarine availbale in mono and stereo and then Abbey Road was issued in stereo only. FrankM reflections on northern soul Saturdays at 14:30 or listen now http://www.radiomagnetic.com/archive/rnb.php -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 15:46:58 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Legends of Doo-Wop; the Archies Country Paul writes: > I saw The Florida Legends (Jimmy Gallagher, lead of the Passions; > Tony Passalacqua, lead of the Fascinators; Frank Mancuso, lead of > the Inaginations ["Hey You," a super NYC doowop hit] and the > incredible bass singer [whose name I forget] from the Five Sharks) > on Saturday night at UGHA. For my money, this is the best doo-wop > group singing these day - funny and spontaneous on stage, dead > serious about the music, and having a wonderful time singing it! They are also known as the Legends Of DooWop and I try to catch them about twice a year. They perform a lot in the tri-state area. The member from the 5 Sharks is Steve Horn. Their website is: http://www.thelegendsofdoowop.com/legendsinfonew.html Paul, you're right; they are best doo-wop group singing these days. We'll have to try and get them a copy of "Betty Blue Moon" to see if they would include it in their repertoire. Another fine group mentioned on Spectropop from time to time: Kenny Vance (ex of Jay & The Americans) and the Planetones. Does anyone know if the great Tony Passalacqua sang on any of the Archies' records? Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 16:13:21 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Feldman, Goldstein, Gottehrer Thanks to Martin for going through his collection and adding to David's "Feldman-Gottehrer-Goldstein" listing. Looking at the combined listing, here are 5 titles that no home should be without: Concords - "Should I Cry". Great early 60s/4 Seasonish doowop, with some Jack Nitzsche involvement, I think, Martin Freddy Cannon - "What's Gonna Happen When The Summer's Done". It had to be impoosible to find a song to follow "Palisades Park" but F-G-G brought it off. Not as good but definitely in there. Jive 5 - "What Time Is It". A very very classy doo-wop item, also from '62. Eugene Pitt - "Every Day Is Like A Year". The Jive 5's lead singer with an uptempo number in a soul vein. Dian Christian - "It Happened One Night". F-G-G have solid credentials in the girl-gropu field and this one is a lesser known gem. From Bell Records (1965), let's hope it makes a Sundazed compilation CD real soon. Aki Aleong - "Giving Up On Love". A gentleman who seems to have had a multi-faceted career with a very fine soul ballad. Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 09:37:38 -0800 From: Kim Cooper Subject: Sam Goody Brand new on the Catalog of Cool online is former record clerk Joe Goldberg's love letter to his crusty boss Sam Goody. Enjoy! http://www.catalog-of-cool.com/goody.html Kim Cooper Kitten with a Hip -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 12:33:27 EST From: Mike McKay Subject: Buddy Holly Songs Country Paul wrote: > One overdub I like is of recent vintage, but involves a vintage > artist: Buddy Holly with the Hollies on "Peggy Sue Got Married" > (CD: "Not Fade Away [Remembering Buddy Holly], Decca DRND-11260, > 1997). I think they take the song where he might have. The Hollies' version of "Take Your Time" is, far and away, the finest cover of a Buddy Holly song I've ever heard. Classic Alan Clarke/Graham Nash two-part harmony, sparkling 12-string guitar from Tony Hicks...it's just perfect. It may be the "heard first" syndrome, but when I finally heard Buddy's original after knowing The Hollies' for some time, I was a bit let down. Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 15:50:38 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Hal Shaper; Matt Monro Thank-you, Dan, for taking the trouble to reproduce the piece from the London Independent on Hal Shaper (writer of the Matt Monro hit ballad "Softly As I Leave You"). If you typed all that in by hand, then double thanks. Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 10:35:35 +1100 From: Jules Normington Subject: Sharon Tandy > Any Sharon Tandy fans out there? > > My colleague Alec Palao has masterminded a CD on Big Beat > comprising the bulk of her '60s output. From their website: > > "Blue-eyed soul, freakbeat and state-of-the-art girl pop, > Sharon was one of the best voices of the time. This first- > ever career retrospective features virtually all of her > 1960s singles and several cuts from Sharon's legendary 1966 > session at Stax in Memphis." > > Find a full tracklist and more info here: > http://www.acerecords.co.uk/gotrt/jan04/cdwikd233.html > > Sharon is staging a comeback gig in London on Feb 19th to > mark the release of the CD. Respond to this message for > further details. All I can say is GOD I WISH I COULD BE THERE (Feb.19)!!...how lucky you are Mick. "Hold On" remains one of my fave 60's cuts of all time. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 05:27:13 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: Up to Snuff? > I remember reading that Phil Spector's company started > using record pressing plants in Mexico I believe it was, > and Phil was opting for cheaper pressing costs. This > may account for some of the bad pressings for Philles. > It's not that all things from Mexico are bad, but the > standards of that particular plant were supposedly not > up to snuff. not up to snuff garrett? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 16:55:08 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Pet Sounds I was looking at the July 1 1966 issue of New Musical Express and came across an advert. Its headline was "The most progressive pop album ever - PET SOUNDS". I guess that means that the Beach Boys were the first progressive band! Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 05:22:37 -0000 From: C. Ponti Subject: Re: John Kerry: Rock Bassist Art Longmire wrote: > I came across this article that discusses presidential candidate > John Kerry's brief career as a bassist, circa 1961, in a garage > band called the Electras-they actually made an album. Wonder how > it sounds? Anyhow, here's the link: > http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A4009-2004Feb1.html > Check out the picture of the band on the page. Art, Hey, at least he wasn't the drummer! That would be true stigma. The rhythmists may now fry me.... C Ponti -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 19:28:01 -0000 From: Paul Evans Subject: Appreciated Hey Country Paul, Thanks for the welcome and the good words about my site. You really did dig into it! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I guess it's obvious that I created and still maintain the site - so compliments are doubly appreciated! (City) Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 18:39:25 -0000 From: Stephanie Subject: News on Levi of the Four Tops News on Levi of the Four Tops: http://www.detnews.com/2004/entertainment/0402/04/d01-54681.htm Stephanie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 19:52:44 -0000 From: Ed Salamon Subject: Re: Bo Gentry & Richie Cordell Richie Cordell co-produced Joan Jett's debut LP "I Love Rock and Roll" with Kenny Laguna. I met him through our mutual friend Tommy James a couple years ago. I brought Richie's first record "Tic Tock" on RORI over to Tommy's house and Richie told us the story how he hooked up with Paul Simon, who produced that record. Ed Salamon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 14:40:09 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: Gregory Howard Martin: > But really Al if it wasn't for your part in the Brass-Levine-Kooper > composed "When In Love (Do As Lovers Do)", you'd be beyond forgiveness. > An absolute diamond of a record, The Gee-Tones, featuring 15 year old > Gregory Howard is a blinder, an up-tempo kiddie led doo-wop rocker. > I assume my copy is a bootleg on Gee Records 1013 which would date it > about '57 but it sounds early 60s. A record with the same title was > released on Kapp in '63. Have you any details on the release? When it > dates from and original label? Who was Gregory Howard and his Gee-Tones? The original production was released on Kapp in '63. I dont know anything about Gee Records releasing it in '57 when that was quite impossible. We didn't produce the record til '63 and I didn't start recording til '58!~ It was under the name Gregory Howard and he was 12 when we did it. Friend of Irwin Levine's. There were no Gee-Tones credited. In fact, thats pretty much the Cadillacs singing backup with Ronnie Bright singing the bass (same guy who sang the bass part on Mr. Bass Man) Some kinda mixup ya got goin there. Al Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 14:02:00 -0600 From: Skip Woolwine Subject: Death of Gene Hughes of the Casinos Our benefit show for Gene Hughes this coming Tuesday Feb 10 has turned into a memorial. Gene passed away last night from injuries sustained in an auto accident last year. Still the show will go on. He has left behind quite a few medical bills for his family. If you are anywhere near Nashville, please come. GARY TALLEY (BOXTOPS), AUSTIN ROBERTS, JAMES GRIFFIN (BREAD), BRUCE CHANNEL, LARRY HENLEY OF THE NEWBEATS, DICKEY LEE, BUZZ CASON (GARRY MILES), CLIFFORD CURRY, BUCKY WILKIN (RONNY AND THE DAYTONAS), T. GRAHAM BROWN, STEVE JARRELL AND THE SONS OF THE BEACH! Friends come together for the benefit of industry vet Gene Hughes TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2004 7:00 PM THE TRAP, NASHVILLE A Benefit From The Heart for Gene Hughes Enjoy an evening of classic Rock 'n Roll. Proceeds to benefit Gene Hughes, lead singer of the CASINOS ("Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye") Tickets are $10 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased on line @ http://www.musicnashville.com Donations may be made, or tickets purchased, by sending a check or money order to: GIFT (a non-profit org) 2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204 (Buzz Cason's Office) For more information call 615/383-8682 Skip Woolwine -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 14:17:11 -0700 (MST) From: Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Bo Gentry & Richie Cordell Clark B. wanted to know if I ever worked with Cordell and Gentry. Our paths crossed a couple of times at Koppelman and Rubin, but we never worked together. Speaking of Tommy James, Garry and I were at his apartment in NYC, he told us he got the idea for Mony Mony by looking out his window where there was a big neon sign atop an office building MONY. I would like to wish Al Kooper a very happy birthday on Thurs. Al ,the best is yet to come ! Best. That Alan Gordon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 05:47:00 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham > There is a wonderful Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham album from > 1999 called 'Moments From This Theatre'. Recorded live in > Dublin, Belfast, London and South Petherton (the first mention > ever on Spec'pop for this small Somerset village I'll wager. Two voices, a funky old Wurlitzer electric piano and guitar (and no other instruments) recorded in real time yield up one of the best albums of recent times. I LOVE it! One of my Desert Island Discs. Wish they'd do another. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 09:54:16 -0800 (PST) From: Norm D. Plume Subject: Re: Da Penn & Spooner Oldham AL Kooper wrote: > Yes you English folk are lucky to have that out and > obtainable. We Americans must hunt for it. > I can't describe it any better than you have either. Had to hunt for it in the UK, too. Got it mail order in the end from a German web site (great site, worth checking out) http://tinyurl.com/3b7xv When I received it I found the CD was distributed from a UK trading estate about half-a-mile from where I live in SE London. Ah, the wonders of trans-global trading! Wonderful CD, I fully endorse all other comments made. The acoustic versions of their well-known songs are sublime. Dan Penn's truly the king of blue-eyed soul (oh no, not another thread!!) Norm D. Plume -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 17:18:54 EST From: David Bell Subject: Re: Connie Francis Connie's silly hits? Well, let me quote some of the ones that Connie herself describes as her silly, immature sounding hits that she would like to forget about. They are basically any of the million sellers that she had! She has told me herself that she can't stand them. There's "Stupid Cupid", "Lipstick...", "Robot Man", "Many Tears Ago" and, most of all, "Frankie". It kind of amused me that she never sang these songs at all in the mid to late 60s in her act but when she returned to the stage in the late 70s, after all of the tragedies in her life, these formed the backbone of her act. I flew over to NYC to see her Westbury comeback shows in 1979(?) and smiled when she performed her hits medley. In the dressing room after the show, she was almost embarrassed to have performed these songs but realised that they had to be sung for the many fans who had supported her over the years. So many people called out for "Frankie" at those shows but she refused point blank to sing it as it was a "dumb song". I actually like these hits as they were an important part of my youth...except for "Frankie!" I much prefer those late 60s albums that showed off her sophistication. They are much more representative of the power of her talent. Her own particular favourite is the Connie And Clyde album. Best wishes, David..... an avid CF fan. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 18:19:10 -0000 From: Ruby Subject: Preservation of master tapes Hi all, I am currently enrolled in an archiving class, and am working on a paper about the preservation of master tapes and other tapes from the 50s on. It would be great if some of you - regardless of whether or not you worked in the music business (I know that there are plenty of you who haven't who nonetheless have a lot of knowledge about the business) - would relate some of your experiences with the preservation of/loss of tapes from the 50s-80s. What are some of our greatest losses? What are some of the small labels (I'm thinking Cameo-Parkway, but I know you all know a lot more than I do) whose entire output has been comprimised by the loss of master tapes? For those of you who DID work in the music business, have you lost anything? It's shocking how very little has been written about this subject, considering how important it is. I would appreciate any and all help, and if you would just consider this a new thread, maybe I can get away with holding you 'poppers hostage for my own selfish gains, if only for a few posts! Ruby -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 13:44:44 -0800 (PST) From: Paul Bryant Subject: Re: Connie Francis Mike Edwards wrote: > David, would you list out some examples of Connie's > silly hits? I'm not David but I'd throw in "Stupid Cupid" and "Lipstick On Your Collar" - both really grim. However, Connie links with our recent discussion about Italian ballads. I can't remember if we mentioned her Italian originated hits, "Mama" and "Jealous of You (Tango Della Gelosia)". Plus I think she recorded whole albums of Italian songs. AND - she did a very silly hit called "V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N" which my 7 year old daughter is learning now, and which fits into that great sub-category "songs celebrating the joys of teenage fun" such as Eddie Cochran's "Weekend" or Jerry Keller's limp-wristed "Here Comes Summer" or the Beach Boys' "All Summer Long" (which contains one of the lamest ever lines in a great song - "when we rode a horse we got some thrills" - c'mon Brian and Mike!) - anyway, I fear I'm rambling now so I'll stop. pb -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 15:11:14 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Mechanical Man / Transfusion of Norvus Clark Besch wrote: > ... By the way, I > love "Transfusion" and "Mechanical Man" reached #21 on WLS in > Chicago, amazingly. May have done better since during the ABC > strikes, management at WLS tried to be robots on the air > intentionally, sounding much like "Bent Bolt"! I know we've spoken of "Mechanical Man" on a few occasions here over the last year or so, but I can't remember (and hence will take this opp. to mention) whether it's also been noted that it was covered by Devo, during one of their earlier phases. Not sure offhand if their version was studio-recorded or not, released at the time or not, etc., but since so much of their live and demo material has since been officially released (most of it on Rykodisc, in excellent editions) then I imagine it's out there somewhere. And, since "Transfusion" has also been mentioned, albeit in passing, a time or two recently, this seems like a good time to pre-announce the upcoming release of my Nervous Norvus compilation, "Stoneage Woo", on Norton. Not sure of a release date yet, but it'll hopefully be out within the first half of this year. Fans of his will "Dig" it the most, I am sure. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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