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Spectropop - Digest Number 1645

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There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: "She Loves You" vs. "I Wan To Hold Your Hand"
           From: Mike McKay 
      2. Just Joined
           From: Unsteady Freddie 
      3. Re: This year Christmas comes earlier
           From: Artie Wayne 
      4. new member...
           From: Hany 
      5. Re: Mickey and Sylvia question
           From: Artie Wayne 
      6. House party; Susan Cowsill; Paris Sisters; Jason Crigler.
           From: Country Paul 

Message: 1 Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 23:01:18 EDT From: Mike McKay Subject: Re: "She Loves You" vs. "I Wan To Hold Your Hand" Clark Besch wrote: > many people today in the U.S. hear "She Loves You" and, like > me, get frustrated by the fact that it is SO much better than "I Want > to Hold Your Hand", yet the latter got so much more respect when the > both hit in early 64 and it still does today? Of course, you U.K. > people don't think of it that way, since both had their own separate > release periods there. In fact, "She Loves You" charted 31 weeks there > and "Hand" only 21, both reaching #1 in both countries. "She Loves > You" was my choice in January, 1964 and still is today by a wide > margin! Even "I'll Get You" deserves much more praise than it ever > gets here. Clark, the phenomenon you mention actually verifies a truism from the racket I'm in, advertising and marketing. According to one of the oft- cited "22 Immutable Laws of Marketing" that is, that "It's better to be first than to be better." I completely agree with you on the respective merits of the two songs (and "I'll Get You" as well!). But "Hand" was first out of the gate, at least here in the states, and it will always have the upper, er, "hand" because of this. The same phenomenon obtains with The Kinks' "You Really Got Me" vs. "All Day and All of the Night." The latter is, by any measure, a far more dynamic song and kicks "You Really Got Me"'s ass in the performance department. But "You Really Got Me" will always be singled out because it was the first to introduce the classic early Kinks sound and Dave Davies' distored lead. Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 11:00:56 -0000 From: Unsteady Freddie Subject: Just Joined Hey thought I'd check in, UNSTEADY FREDDIE here, passionate supporter of "surf rock music". Have a show in NYC coming up Sept 22 at THE CORAL ROOM STARRING THE SUPERTONES. Details at: Other surf site: Internet Radio show about to launch - details soon! Gonna have some fun tonight. UNSTEADY FREDDIE KEEPIN THE TWANG ALIVE -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 18:01:06 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: This year Christmas comes earlier Davie...How ya' doin'? I'm fine and I actually haven't been anywhere. I just haven't had much time to respond to the Spectropop forum since I've been actively working my songs. I'm happy to say I've got a few important "Holds"...but with fewer artists out there it's a bitch to get covers!! I have to keep reminding myself that I'm the guy who had 122 turndowns before I got Ringo Starr to cover "You're Sixteen"!! To answer your question, I wrote "Little Christmas Tree" with the "Other" George Clinton, who scored the last three Austin Powers films. regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 21:45:51 -0000 From: Hany Subject: new member... Hello...I am Hany....a 34-year-old male record collector and a lover of 50s-60s-70s music..., living in the middle east [Cairo]. I am very eager to share in this great group with the wonderful people here ..............bless you all..........Hany -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 18:08:22 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Mickey and Sylvia question Roy...How ya' doin'? The riff from "Love is Strange" was the first guitar lick I ever learned. I learned it by watching Mickey "Guitar" Baker play it at the Apollo theater...while Sylvia strummed the rhythym guitar and looked sexy! regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 23:50:30 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: House party; Susan Cowsill; Paris Sisters; Jason Crigler. Bill George wrote about Adam Marsland + His Chaos Band at a house party at . Even if you're not going to go to the show, check the website - what a cool idea! Thank you, Michael Coxe, for the Susan Cowsill link: . My question was answered - yes, that was her with Dwight Twilley, both on and off records. Phil Milstein cites J.D. Doyle's Paris Sisters discography, at , prompting the following: (1) Was there a Gregmark album? (1a) Anyone know why not? (2) Were there any unreleased Gregmark recordings? (3) To J. D. Doyle: the Cavalier 45s mentioned at the end of the discography are indeed an early incarnation of the same Paris Sisters. See Phil Milstein's excellent liner notes to the Nervous Norvus CD for a bit on their history. > The discography is in turn a a companion to a three-part > illustrated biography, which begins at > ...Although accessing it tonight, part one repeats on all three pages. Off-topic, but a note about a friend, guitarist Jason Crigler of Goats In Trees (who I've mentioned frequently) and who has frequently gigged with Marshall Crenshaw among others, is very ill in the hospital. A benefit concert is being held for him, featuring Crenshaw among many others, in New York on October 7th. Great chance - but sad reason - to see Crenshaw and others up close in a friendly venue. Details at . Thanks for letting me spread the word. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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