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Spectropop - Digest Number 1779

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 2 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Alan Boyd
           From: Mark Frumento 
      2. Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear
           From: Phil X Milstein 

Message: 1 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 02:41:16 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Alan Boyd I wanted to thank the person who posted the link to Alan Boyd's CD. Since I first heard his Beach Boy convention song 'Everybody's Waiting' about 5 or 6 years ago I've trolled the internet looking for any Boyd clips I could find. Unfortuntely, for all this time, only two clips and 'Channel Surfing' have turned up (the later thanks to the Varese comp 'Warmth of the Sun'). Anyway, a full CD of Alan's is a real boon to Beach Boys fans and especially timely with the popularity of Smile. Alan can sound a lot like late 60s Brian and even does a mean Mike Love (not literally mean!). While most of the songs are short, there are several wonderful full-length pop songs, all well produced for bed room demos. One track 'I Can't Wait to Fall Asleep Tonight' sounds exactly like a Friends period Beach Boys. The track 'Too Damn Cold/Hawaiian Rhapsody' is a funny track with a cool Smile tribute embedded. Beach Boy/60s harmony pop fans should not hesitate to buy this CD. Mark F. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 17:33:55 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear Claire Francis wrote: > Phil daalink This is some paragraph sweetheart...ya tink I can > understand this? So....tell me? Is this my record on the film or not > ...was this "ultrarare promo that was taken directly from the film's > soundtrack" the same 45 that Martin sent me that is my production? > ... So between John Grecco and Davie's comments...does this > mean my record is on the soundtrack or not? My apologies for the mushmouthed phrasing -- I blame it on excitability. There are only two known versions (from the '60s, at least) of the WKTB title theme, the Leslie Uggams version and the one which had been going around as "artist unknown" until your recent ID'ing of the singer as Mikki Young. It is the Mikki Young version, therefore, that is used in the movie, and which appeared on a promotional 45. I'm not sure if my explanation this time is any clearer than before! > Also, I listened to the link Davie sent, > and even though it is a short clip....I then immediately listened to > my production...and I can't help it...I like mine better. I don't think you'd get much argument there! If you were going after a whispy, mysterious atmosphere piece there, you succeeded big-time. One further question: the movie was a New York production, so I wonder if you received any input, or even met, any of the people involved with the film (as opposed to the soundtrack) part of the project. Did Sal Mineo sit in on drums, for instance, or Juliet Prowse pirouette around as you were recording? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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