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Spectropop - Digest Number 501

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Thunder Thighs' "Central Park Arrest"
           From: Will Stos 
      2. Mark Wirtz Anthology
           From: Mark Frumento 
      3. The Velvelettes hit Britain
           From: John Lester 
      4. Smothered in "Honey"
           From: James F.  Cassidy 
      5. Motown Salutes Bacharach
           From: John Lester 
      6. Popcorn Oldies
           From: Mike Edwards 
      7. Re: Honey/Shannon
           From: Mark Frumento 
      8. Polly Brown
           From: borderrieveruk 
      9. The Liquid Room 6/09/02
           From: David Ponak 


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 02:28:32 -0000
   From: Will Stos 
Subject: Re: Thunder Thighs' "Central Park Arrest"

I've always loved this song! Very melodic, some danger, some humour, 
and the lyrics are so deliciously over-the-top. Oh Mary Weiss! Look 
at the monster you've created!


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Message: 2 Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 23:35:34 -0400 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Mark Wirtz Anthology About 2 months ago I innocently offered to share some of the incredible music that Mark Wirtz has been sharing with me. Little did I know that I'd end up with three 90 minute tapes of demos and rare recordings, a stack of records larger than my son and 7 scrap books of memorabilia. What started as a simple little project has turned into 7 CDs of uncompiled Mark Wirtz music. With the work a few weeks from being complete I realized that many of you may have limited knowledge of Mark's work... the thought of too few interested parties was too much to bear! So, I've compiled a sampler CD of 25 tracks and I've posted the track listing to the files section: If you are interested in obtaining the sampler CD, a current track listing for the whole anthology or any other information about this set please write me off list. I really believe that fans of well produced, melodic music will enjoy hearing unknown Mark Wirtz. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 07:53:08 +0100 From: John Lester Subject: The Velvelettes hit Britain I am really over the moon and proud that Spectropop has decided on the Velvelettes album as their very first recommended CD. The girls arrived in the country this morning at 7.00 am and they now get ready for a week's visit to our country....... let's welcome them with open arms. Tonite they partake of a dinner and I am sure a certain person who is invited will tell us all about it. John Lester -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 08:45:23 -0400 From: James F. Cassidy Subject: Smothered in "Honey" Misty-eyed Jack sez: >Not ME, Jimmy C.! Goldsboro's "Honey" freaked me OUT when I >first heard it. One day, for no reason, the Angels came for Honey? >Holy crap, they could be coming for ME next! While I will admit a soft spot for "In the Ghetto" (as opposed to nearly every other schlocky Mac Davis composition like "Watching Scotty Grow" and "Don't Cry Daddy"), Bobby Russell's "Honey" has only elicited tears of laughter from this sensitive male. After being forced to listen to this bathetic 7-inch slab of schmaltz for weeks when it was a hit, I was delighted to see it skewered and flambe-ed on The Smothers Brothers TV show. In the sketch, a solemn Tom Smothers leads a group of tourists through "the original 'Honey' house, where we see a TV set piled high with used tissues (recalling how Honey cried at the "late, late show" movies) and a huge hole in the living room wall from when Honey crashed the car. Jim Cassidy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 08:08:09 +0100 From: John Lester Subject: Motown Salutes Bacharach This was a bit of a hard one to started off being compiled by members of the mOtOwn yahoo group and then something new had to be added to make the likes of me and others buy it, so Chris Clark was added........ Compliments the "mOtOwn salutes the Beatles" album...and it's available from our Jim Stewart: John Lester -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 15:57:19 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Popcorn Oldies Spectropop members may be familiar with Popcorn Oldies but I only discovered this fascinating genre earlier this year. It started at the Austin Record Convention when I found a number of dealers selling seemingly ordinary records at high prices because of demand from Belgium. "That's Belgian Popcorn" they would say as my eyes rolled at $50 price tags. So "Belgian Popcorn" goes into my Yahoo search engine and up comes a site established by a very fine gentleman, Erik Verstichel: The site explains the history of the Popcorn sound and features over 150 song titles for us to play with the click of our mouse button (see the Popcorn-Ola page). The songs are drawn from 1958-63 and consist of forgotten R&B and pop gems. Erik tells me they have to be rare and we have to be able to dance to them. As with Rockabilly and Northern Soul you wonder how such titles are totally neglected in the US and yet regarded as jewels overseas. We can stream all of the titles continuously in the radio section of the website. There's more. Head a little further north to Hilversum, Holland and there's an oldies station that streams live over the internet, Radio 192 ( ). Their format is based loosely around that of Radio Veronica, the first of the pirate ships that broadcast from the North Sea in the 60s. They have a Popcorn Oldies show every Saturday evening at 9:00 p.m. (Dutch time so that's 3:00 p.m. in New York, midday in Los Angeles and 8:00 p.m. in London). It is hosted by the very knowledgeable Theo Dumoulin and is well worth your consideration. Theo neatly segues about 20 titles each week for a perfect hour's entertainment. Most of Theo's past shows are available for streaming at any time from either the Radio 192 or Popcorn Oldies websites. All the playlists are listed on the Popcorn Oldies website so you pick out a show with titles that appeal to you. Theo consistently plays some of the UK girl sounds of interest to most Spectropop members, so Julie Grant, Helen Shapiro and Patsy Ann Noble get an airing. Try the show dated Saturday December 8th, 2001 for a great introduction. The show starts with the Tam's Untie Me, moves on through Tony Middleton's Drifting and finishes with: 14) Nancy Wilson/Where Does That Leave Me 15) Jimmy Breedlove/My Guardian Angel 16) Helen Shapiro/I Was Only Kidding 17) Untouchables/Raisin Sugar Cane 18) Adam Wade/Rain From The Skies 19) Vi Velasco/That's Not The Answer 20) Baby Washington/You And The Night And The Music Where on earth do we find such programming? Sublime! Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 16:03:18 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Honey/Shannon Jimmy C writes: >manipulates the listener's tear ducts to near dryness, but >objectively-speaking... it does me in every time. Jack M writes > Not ME, Jimmy C.! Goldsboro's "Honey" freaked me OUT when I > first heard it. These post struck me as funny... it reminds me that "Honey" may have been my first (or at least an early) exposure to the concept of death. I dread that song. I remember being weirded out because my mother drove her car through the garage door or wall just like in the song. Based on the posts I've read, perhaps there should be a "Honey Support Group"? Anyone comment on the impact of "Shannon"? I was bothered by that one until I realized it was about a dog. Nothing against dogs but the emotional impact isn't the same. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 22:24:50 -0000 From: borderrieveruk Subject: Polly Brown Peter Richmond writes: > Polly Browne (the 'e' was later added to her surname) compiled > a great album covering her career in 1995, > "Bewitched - The Polly Browne Story" on RPM 143, > she also wrote the extensive liner notes. I bought my copy > directly from RPM from their website Hello all, As a new member, this is my first message!!. I hope this will be of some interest regarding Polly Brown. I have an L.P. from Pye records issued in the U.K. in 1972. The title is just "Polly Brown". It's quite a good mix of tracks, including the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody", Sam Cooke's "Bring It On Home To Me" and Buddy Holly's "More Than I Can Say". The sleeve notes are quite interesting. I quote: "Polly Brown is the girl who provided the glamour and so-distinctive voice to a string of hit records by Pickettywitch. But that's another story and an entirely different set of records, for this album shows Polly in a new light: as a solo artist making her very first solo album..." All best wishes Borderrieveruk -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 16:02:28 -0700 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room 6/09/02 The Liquid Room, (usually) hosted by David Ponak (me), airs every Saturday night from Midnight to 3AM (PDT) on 90.7FM KPFK Los Angeles, as well as streaming at Please check out the new It's fun for the whole family! Also, Southern California residents will NOT want to miss out on this great show: Transistor Lounge/Saturdays In The Park present: Goldenboy & The Raymakers with DJ's Matthew Semancik, DJ Santo & Javier Natureboy, Saturday June 22, 2002 The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd. (213 413 8200) Admission is $10.00, but tune into The Liquid Room this weekend to win free tickets! The Liquid Room 6/09/02: 1.The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Mellow/Codename Butterfly CQ (soundtrack) (Emperor Norton) 3.Messieurs Richard De Bordeaux & Daniel Baretta/La Drogue Whizzz (M Label-Japan) 4.Hooper/Milky Lychee (???-CDR) 5.Peter Thomas/Oh, Oh, Oh, Ei, Ei, Ei Peter Scores (Diggle-Germany) 6.Qypthone/Mission Banana Muffins Modernica In The House (Happiness-Japan) 7.The Jackson 5/Hum Along And Dance Get It Together (Motown) 8.Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings/What Have You Done For Me Lately Dap Dippin' With... (Daptone) 9.Harry Breuer/Saturn Ski Jump Electronic Toys 2 (QDK-Germany) 10.Karl Zero/Ca Va Ca Va (Le Tone Remix) Music For Cabriolets (Naive-France) 11.Margo Guryan/Sun 25 Demos (Franklin Castle) 12.It's My Party/Dusty Can I Get To Know You Better (Mister Cat) 13.Nick DeCaro/Under The Jamaican Moon Italian Graffitti (MCA) 14.The Ray Makers/Solar Bubbles (Seksu Roba Mix) Wow! Pneumatic EP (Crippled Dick Hot Wax-Germany) 15.Francoise Hardy/Comment Te Dire Adieu Gainsbourg Versions Femmes (Phillips-Japan) 16.Belle & Sebastian/Consuelo Leaving Storytelling (Matador) 17.Call And Response/Rollerskate Call And Response (Emperor Norton) 18.VHS or Beta/Disco Paradise Le Funk (On!) 19.Ennio Morricone/Belinda May Morricone 2001 (Dagored-Italy) 20.Noonday Underground/When You Leave Self-Assembly (Bar/None) 21.David Holmes/69 Police Bow Down To The Exit Sign (1500) 22.Wayne Cochran & The CC Riders/Satisfaction High And Ridin' (Bethlehem) 23.Issac Hayes/(They Long To Be) Close To You Black Moses (Stax) 24.Hi-Posi/Majime Na Kimochi Glu-On (Nippon Columbia-Japan) 25.Mr. Untel/Et Bien N'est-Ce Pas Lounge Story (Naive-France) 26.The Inner Dialogue/Too Much For Me Friend (Ranwood) 27.Pizzicato Five/Cleopatra 2001 Bossa Nova 2001 (Nippon Columbia-Japan) 28.The Walker Brothers/Turn Out The Moon Images (bonus track) (Phillips-UK) 29.Mum/Green Grass Of Tunnel Finally We Are No One (Fat Cat-UK) 30.Love/Orange Sides Da Capo (Elektra) 31.Hem/Lazy Eye Rabbit Songs (Bar/None) 32.The Cryan Shames/Master's Fool Synthesis (Sundazed) 33.Terry Callier/Running Around Speak Your Peace (Mr. Bongo-UK) 34.Harpers Bizarre/High Coin Anything Goes (Sundazed) 35.Swing Out Sister/Somewhere Deep In The Night Somewhere Deep In The Night (Universal-Japan) 36.The Hollies/Wings 30th Anniversary Collection (EMI) 37.The Pet Shop Boys/The Night I Fell In Love Release (Sanctuary) 38.Flippers Guitar/Coffee Milk Crazy 3 Cheers For Our Side (Polystar-Japan) 39.Francoiz Breut/My Wedding Man Vingt A Trente Mille Jours (???) 40.Cambodian Rocks/Track 7 Cambodian Rocks (Parallel World) 41.Freelance Hellraise/Smells Like Booty The Best Bootlegs In The World Ever (NL-UK) 42.Little Computer People/Electro Pop Electro Pop (PSI49Net-UK) 43.John Foxx-Underpass Metamatic (Virgin) 44.Paul Williams/Morning I'll Be Moving On Someday Man (Reprise) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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