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Spectropop - Digest Number 1634



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There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Joe Meek's Bold Techniques - any comments?
           From: M. G. Still 
      2. Re: Bunker Hill
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      3. Re: The Frank Guida Sound
           From: Phil X Milstein 


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Message: 1 Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2004 20:40:36 -0000 From: M. G. Still Subject: Joe Meek's Bold Techniques - any comments? Has anyone had a look at Barry Cleveland's new book, "Joe Meek's Bold Techniques"? How is the writing, and does it add much to the info in Repsch's book? M. G. Still -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2004 16:05:01 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Bunker Hill Norm D.Plume wrote: > Does anyone know of a good Bunker Hill CD? I don't know if he did > enough to qualify for a whole compilation, but even a few tracks > together would be a gas. David Walker, a longtime ('though not original) member of The Mighty Clouds Of Joy, released only six sides under the "Bunker Hill" name, details of which are: Hide And Go Seek (Pts. 1 & 2) (Mala 451, 1962) Red Redin' Hood And The Wolf / Nobody Knows (Mala 457, 1962) The Girl Can't Dance / You Can't Make Me Doubt My Baby (Mala 464, 1962) It's too bad that nobody's yet put together a definitive Bunker Hill release; with so few sides available, it shouldn't be hard, but then again would hardly be economically feasible. Norton Records has slipped a few of his sides in amid their various Link Wray series. I suggest checking their website, at http://www.nortonrecords.com , for info on what can be had and where. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2004 16:46:23 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: The Frank Guida Sound Austin Roberts wrote: > I know what you're saying about sound quality, but in this case, the > Frank Guida produced acts, Gary Bonds, Jimmy Soul, Tommy Facenda etc. > were part of what came to be known internationally as the Norfolk (Va.) > Sound. Though not clean, it was an exciting sound. I worked with Guida > a couple of times and still have no idea how he managed to get this > sound on one track and then two track machines. Magic room and mic > placement I guess. Guida's records all make me feel like I'm doing the breaststroke through a lake of molasses. His records were a huge influence on such stars as The Beatles and Bruce Stringbean, and numerous others in between. In what capacity did you work with him, Austin? Your comment about not knowing how he got his sounds makes me wonder if, like Joe Meek, Guida was secretive about his working methods, or whether you were simply ensconced on the other side of the glass and didn't have access to watching him up close. Any good stories about him? And, anyone know if he's still around? I think the Norfolk Sound is one of the more underrated scenes in rocknroll history, and is sorely in need of further investigation. Yeah, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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