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Spectropop - Digest Number 1707

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Hey Jughead, where are you?
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      2. Re: Gregmark
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      3. New book on Coventry Rock & Pop
           From: Ian Slater 
      4. Re: Mark Lindsay
           From: Joe Nelson 
      5. Re: Oliver Norman
           From: Scott Swanson 
      6. Re: Chiffons Stereo
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
      7. Coventry Music Scene
           From: Ian Slater 
      8. New Scram, Absolute Grey CDs for subscribers
           From: Kim Cooper 
      9. Attention girl group fans: The Angelettes @ S'pop
           From: S'pop Projects 

Message: 1 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 12:39:52 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Hey Jughead, where are you? Can someone please explain to me who the hell is drumming on "Everything's Archie (Archie's Theme)." The whole point of the song's lyric is to say that they can't find their drummer Jughead, yet drums still can be heard. Yes, I realize that he does finally show up before the song's end, yet there is drumming heard THROUGHOUT the song. I am confused. And Hot Dog, too, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 17:07:23 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Gregmark Country Paul wrote: > Also, are there any other unissued Gregmark-era Paris Sisters recordings? > I would think there might be, but have never heard of any. Legend has it that an entire Paris Srs. album was lost in the shuffle of the Phil Spector-Lester Sill dispute that essentially ended Gregmark*. Some parties have implied (if not outright claimed) that Sill withheld the LP masters as collateral until the situation was resolved, but they never did rematerialize, and now are believed to be lost for good. I believe the girls themselves regarded this non-release as having crushed their career momentum, which they were never able to get back again. --Phil M. *I might be off on this point; Gregmark was Sill's project with Lee Hazlewood (with "Greg" being Sill's son, and "Mark" Hazlewood's), so I'm not sure that a dispute with Spector could've ended it. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 09:57:21 +0100 From: Ian Slater Subject: New book on Coventry Rock & Pop A great new book has just been published about the music scene in Coventry and surrounding areas of Warwickshire in England. "Godiva Rocks" is written and published by Pete Chambers and can be bought from him at: Pete Chambers, 110 Richmond St, Coventry, CV2 4HY, UK for £7 inc. P&P within the UK. For overseas rates, please contact Pete at: It's a great read with articles on familir names to Spectropoppers such as Beverley Jones, Johnnny B. Great and of course, my favourites, the Orchids. But there are many more: the Specials, Lieutenant Pigeon, the Sorrows, Pinkertons' (Ass'td.) Colours, Shel Naylor, Vince Hill (!), Frank Ifield (yes - Coventry's famous Aussie!), as well as outsders who made things happen like Shel Talmy & Larry Page. Oo Chang-a-Lang, Ian Slater -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 22:07:21 -0400 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Mark Lindsay John Berg: > I was chatting yesterday with my buddy Neal Skok, who is a huge fan of > Paul Revere & The Raiders and has personal contact with most of the > members. He told me that in the late '60s the band members, Columbia > Records and their manager Roger Hart came up with a very intentional > plan to market the individual members to specific audiences, apart from > their continuing efforts as "the Raiders". I remember reading that Columbia originally intended to release "Indian Reservation" as a Mark Linday solo single, yet the lead vocal is Freddy Weller! How were they going to pull that one off? Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 19:41:39 -0700 From: Scott Swanson Subject: Re: Oliver Norman Previously: > Does anyone have any info on (Oliver Norman) who recorded three > singles from 1967 to '68, all produced by Shel Talmy? I don't know much about the guy except that I think his real name was Norman Oliver, and I'm pretty sure he's the same Norman Oliver who co- wrote the Nashville Teens' "Searchin'" (among other songs). I have no idea if he was related to the author of the same name?! I would bet that he was British and that all his records were recorded in England. I know of three Oliver Norman 45s, but I haven't been able to confirm if they were all released on both sides of the Atlantic: 1. Drowning In My Own Despair/Your Love Counts (US: Decca 32209, 10/67) 2. Don't Make Promises/Reach Out (US: Decca 32354, 1968) 3. People People/You'll Find It Will Come (UK: Polydor 56247, 1968) I would imagine that the 3rd 45 was also released in the U.S. but I've never seen a copy. Anyway, I hope this helps! Scott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 04:31:59 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: Chiffons Stereo George Schowerer wrote: > I was the engineer on Chiffons "He's So Fine," which was produced > by Hank Medress and The Tokens at Allegro Studios, 1650 Broadway. > The tracks done at Allegro are in monaural only as we didn't have a > stereo machine at that time, only two mono Ampex units, and a Gates > Dualux console (modified). That's interesting, "He's So Fine" appears in remixed true stereo on Verse Sarabande's "Dick Bartley Presents Collectors Essentals - The All-Time Greatest Girl Groups" CD. It sounds to me like the engineer (Dave Daugherty - "New Stereo Assembly") did a synch-up of mono tapes to create it. Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 10:09:57 +0100 From: Ian Slater Subject: Coventry Music Scene Further to my rave about Pete Chamber's book, anyone who is interested in the music of Coventry should also check out Rex Brough's excellent Coventry Music Scene web-site which covers similar ground: Ian Slater -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 14:34:50 -0700 From: Kim Cooper Subject: New Scram, Absolute Grey CDs for subscribers Scram #20 is freshly home from the printer and ready to come fill your brain with unpopular culture delights. This ish comes wrapped in a lovely undersea cover by Andrice Arp of Hi-Horse Comics fame, and features Devendra Banhart talking with his muse Linda Perhacs, Jay Ferguson of Sloan, Elliot "Simon Says" Chiprut on life during and after bubblegum, schoolyard memories of Johnny Thunders and Gene Simmons, live photos of PF Sloan from the last Scram party, the story of East Coast Paisley Undergrounders Absolute Grey, plus the usual scads of reviews. We also have Absolute Grey double CD "Greenhouse" anniversary editions free for new and renewing subscribers (ltd offer). Scram #20 is $5 postpaid in the US, $8 overseas from the address below. Info on subscriptions, back issues, paying online and on the many "Lost in the Grooves" book parties, concerts and readings coming in November and December is at the link below. regards, Kim Cooper Editrix -- Scram PO Box 461626 Hollywood, CA 90046-1626 for news updates, join: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 13:49:31 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: Attention girl group fans: The Angelettes @ S'pop Attention girl group fans New @ S'pop Don't Let Him Touch You The Angelettes Story by Julie Abbott Hammersley The Angelettes were a young British quartet from the Manchester area. Although they played their own instruments, they were too smooth, melodic and professional to be regarded as a garage band. Their beautiful harmonies were the most characteristic feature of their music. These are well displayed in most of their records, notably their first: "Don't Let Him Touch You", which should have been a big hit. But for the fault on their Top Of The Pops TV outing, maybe it would have been. This song, like much of their output, was written and produced by Jonathan King, the multi-talented extrovert who was behind so many British hits of the late '60s and the '70s. Later, they worked with Bryan Ferry, doing the vocal backings on his "These Foolish Things" LP. This is Spectropop's tribute to this talented early 1970s group. We are very grateful to original member Julie Hammersley (née Abbott) for most of the material in the article. (Ian Slater) Full story: Those who have already read the article might care to take another look as some improvements to the visuals have been made in recent days. The group's second 45, a version of the Murmaids' "Popsicles And Icicles", is currently playing @ musica. Click to listen: Enjoy, The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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