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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: made to be bad
           From: Dave 
      2. RIP Richard Harris
           From: Ron 
      3. Re: made to be bad
           From: Eddy Smit 
      4. Re: Ron & Mel
           From: Ian Chapman 
      5. re: made to be bad
           From: Harvey Williams 
      6. Bobby Hebb/Louis Paul
           From: Eddy 
      7. Re: An Oldie But A Goodie
           From: Paul Richards 
      8. Re. Ron & Mel
           From: Ian Chapman 
      9. Re: made to be bad
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
     10. Tom Dowd RIP
           From: TweeKid 
     11. Four Seasons / Monkees
           From: Guy Lawrence 
     12. Re: made to be bad
           From: Simon White 
     13. Re: made to be bad
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     14. Re: made to be bad
           From: Simon White 
     15. Peggy Clinger/Johnny Cymbal
           From: Patrick Rands 
     16. Re: made to be bad
           From: Phil Milstein 
     17. Re: made to be bad
           From: Phil Milstein 
     18. Re: made to be bad
           From: Dan Hughes 
     19. Re: Peggy Clinger/Johnny Cymbal
           From: Mick Patrick 
     20. new Nichols-Williams CD/Japanese liner notes
           From: Leonardo Flores 
     21. Re: Girls in German
           From: David Bell 
     22. Re: made to be bad
           From: James Botticelli 
     23. The Liquid Room 10/27/02
           From: David Ponak 
     24. Speaking of Johnny Cymbal...
           From: Zombie 
     25. Re: made to be bad
           From: Kent 


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Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 03:47:38 -0500
   From: Dave 
Subject: Re: made to be bad

Phil Milstein writes:
>I'm considering compiling a CD-R of B-sides made to prompt 
>programmers' to air only the A's.

Richard writes:
> I don't know if these were deliberate, but the B side of 
> 'They're coming to take me away ha ha' by Napoleon XIV was 
> the same song as the A side but played backwards. 

so was the Yellow Balloon....
and Kasenetz/ Katz did something like that with every other 45 
they put out. I'm particularly fond of 1910 Fruitgum Company's 
brilliantly idiotic "Sticky Sticky" (flip of 123 Red Light) & 
Crazy Elephant's wahwah freakout  "Dark Side Of My Mind".

PHIL did it a lot, too....i'll let one of the experts here sort 
that out... and sometimes it's not intentional...how about 
"Give Me Love", the flip of Rosie & the Originals "Angel Baby"? 
it's...special

-dave



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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 01:34:50 -0000 From: Ron Subject: RIP Richard Harris Richard Harris has died. Here's the story: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=638&ncid=579&e=1&u=/nm/20021025/en_nm/people_harris_dc Ron -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 10:35:06 +0100 From: Eddy Smit Subject: Re: made to be bad Phil Milstein: > I'm considering compiling a CD-R of B-sides made to prompt > programmers' to air only the A's. I'm not quite sure on the exact titles, but I do remember that several of the Ohio Express B-sides on Buddah were complete and utter crap. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 11:58:49 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re: Ron & Mel Philip asked: > .....there was also a cover of the Van McCoy > hit for the Reflections "In A Shabby Little Hut" - by > Ron & Mel, produced by Mickie Most, and played to death on > pirate radio......Does anybody know who were Ron & Mel? > A web search reveals they supported the Stones on their > October 1964 Paris appearance. The flipside, credited to > Mel Williams, might be a clue? It seems the intrepid duo were Roland and Melvyn Lines, who had some connection with a half-hour ITV series called "Sunday Break", which went out at 6.15pm in the early evening religion slot in the mid-60s. It was a church-slanted look at aspects of youth culture. Ron & Mel's connection with the prog isn't clear (they certainly aren't listed as presenters) but I would guess that they featured in one edition. Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 09:58:40 -0000 From: Harvey Williams Subject: re: made to be bad Phil Milstein wrote >I'm considering compiling a CD-R of B-sides made to prompt > programmers' to air only the A's. Richard Tearle replied: >I don't know if these were deliberate, but the B side of >'They're coming to take me away ha ha' by Napoleon XIV was > the same song as the A side but played backwards. There appears to be a sub-sub-genre of records whose b-side is the a-side played backwards. Not only the Napoleon XIV single, but Zal Yanovsky's first solo release 'As Long As You're Here' and Yellow Balloon's 'Yellow Balloon' 45s both did the backwards thing. Anyone else know of any others? I mean, it's funny the first time, but c'mon guys.... > And there was a Beach Boys single of which the B side was > about 1.00 long, but I'm afraid I can't remember either > A or B side... The Beach Boys single Richard is referring to is Heroes & Villains, b-side is the (actually magnificent, so it won't count) 'You're Welcome'. My pick: 'Give Me Love', the b-side of Rosie & The Originals 'Angel Baby'. The laziest, thrown-together, 'will this do?' non-song I've heard, yet still something of a legend. All the best, Harvey W. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 13:26:31 -0000 From: Eddy Subject: Bobby Hebb/Louis Paul Does anybody have any idea who the musicians are on Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" ? Apparently the drummer is Bernard Purdie. Any ideas on the remainder ? Does anybody know of any other 45's by (ex-Guilloteen) Louis Paul on the Intro label, besides "The change will do you good" ? Thanks y'all, Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 10:23:07 EST From: Paul Richards Subject: Re: An Oldie But A Goodie Yeh Lynn, the track your thinking of is 'Montage' by The Love Generation. A compilation of their work is available on CD 'Love & Sunshine', which has to rate as re-issue of the year for me,loads of great tracks. It's funny someone else was trying to place the same song a while back. Jefferson also did a great version of this Jimmy Webb song. I've got two other versions by The Nocturnes, produced by Norman Smith & Picardy. Go buy The Love Generation CD, it's great! Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 17:28:05 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re. Ron & Mel Philip asked: > .....there was also a cover of the Van McCoy > hit for the Reflections "In A Shabby Little Hut" - by > Ron & Mel, produced by Mickie Most, and played to death on > pirate radio......Does anybody know who were Ron & Mel? > A web search reveals they supported the Stones on their > October 1964 Paris appearance. The flipside, credited to > Mel Williams, might be a clue? It seems the intrepid duo were Ronald and Melvyn Lines, who had some connection with a half-hour ITV series called "Sunday Break", which went out at 6.15pm in the early evening religion slot in the mid-60s. It was a church-slanted look at aspects of youth culture. Ron & Mel's connection with the prog isn't clear (they certainly aren't listed as presenters) but I would guess that they featured in one edition. Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 17:57:42 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Re: made to be bad Phil Milstein writes: > I'm considering compiling a CD-R of B-sides made to prompt > programmers' to air only the A's. One of my favorites is the Yellow Balloon's b-side of (uh) "Yellow Balloon" called "Noollab Wolley" which is simply the A-side played backwards. Another good one - Three Dog Night's "Our B Side". (I forgot which was the "A" side but it's on MCA's "Celebrate" 2-CD compilation). Sounds like they threw it together in 15 minutes. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 13:43:23 EST From: TweeKid Subject: Tom Dowd RIP Tom Dowd AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) - Tom Dowd, a music producer and engineer who worked with music legends like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd, died Sunday. He was 77. No cause of death was immediately announced. Dowd, a Manhattan native and physicist who once worked on the Manhattan Project, was considered a pioneer of eight-track and studio recordings. He began working for a music publishing company in 1947, then joined Atlantic Records later that year. Dowd was among seven recipients of the 1992 Grammy award for Album Notes, having co-written the liner for Aretha Franklin's "Queen of Soul - The Atlantic Recordings" album. Earlier this year, Dowd received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, presented during the 44th Grammy Awards ceremonies. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 06:26:23 -0700 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Four Seasons / Monkees From Alan Gordon: > I don't know of any websites, but if you can get your hands on the book that > came in the original Monkees Box-Set (the album shaped one, as opposed to the > box-thing), you'll find a very complete session listing of most of the players > on all their albums. Thanks Alan, I already have the box-set and all the separate album reissues on Rhino but I guess I just wanted MORE!!! Thanks also to everyone who sent in adresses of decent Monkees sites. It's sometimes hard to find sites which go into as much detail as we do here. Talking of which, anyone seen a Paul Revere and the Raiders site that isn't full of fan club stuff and info on the current line up? Anyone know anything about the following CD, listed as a new release at http://www.bim-bam.com ? "A TRIBUTE TO THE 4 SEASONS AND THEIR SOUND-A-LIKES (27 white vocal group masters, incs..Playground, Mickey Farrell & Dynamics, Devons, Madisons, Faces, Larry & legends, Tony Sara, Prophets, Skunks, Tim Tam & Turn-Ons) USA ROBOMONK" Reagards, Guy Lawrence -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 20:07:27 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Re: made to be bad > ...made to be bad... "Now", the flip of "My Boyfriend's Back" was a revalation to me years ago with its glass crashing and banging noises! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 20:12:52 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: made to be bad Phil Milstein: > A call for title submissions: ...B-sides made to prompt programmers' to air > only the A's...bent creativity...deliberately bad songs, off-key singing and > playing, studio noises, idiotic titles, offensive lyrics, etc. Allow me to add "(Love Me) Now" by the Angels to the list. The flip side of "My Boyfriend's Back" supposedly features the lovely sounds of trash cans being flipped over among other creative bits of percussion. It sounds like something Rod Keith and the MSR Singers might conjure up! Jeff Lemlich http://www.limestonerecords.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 20:38:23 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Re: made to be bad Wasn't the purpose of the Philles instumental flips to be unplayable on the radio to stop them being.... errr...played? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 20:42:55 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Peggy Clinger/Johnny Cymbal I'm wondering if anyone can help me. I've been collecting everything to do with the Clingers that I can hope to collect and I came across a list of songs written by Peggy Clinger and Johnny Cymbal and I can't figure out if these were ever recorded by anyone. Peggy Clinger and Johnny Cymbal released one lp under the name Cymbal and Clinger and also wrote songs recorded by the Partridge Family, David Cassidy, and the Rock Flowers. Peggy Clinger also wrote the song I Hate To Sleep Alone which was covered by Cher. Please take a look at this list of songs and let me know if any of them were recorded by anyone that you know of. I'm scratching my head on this one. :Patrick All songs by PEGGY CLINGER/JOHNNY CYMBAL * FEED ME * FLUFF * HEADS OR TAILS * ME LOVING YOU * MOOKIE MOOKIE MAN * ONE MORE MILE * PICTURES (aka PICTURE YOU PICTURE ME) * RAG A MUFFIN MAN * RULES * SMOKIE * SOMEDAY MORNING * SOMETHING TO BELIEVE * STANDIN IN THE NEED OF LOVE * VOO DOO WOMAN * YOU BETTER THINK IT OVER -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 16:03:35 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: made to be bad Thanks for all the excellent "B bad" suggestions. I've still got a ways to go before I'm ready to start burning, but a nice list is starting to take shape. Upon further thought, I think that Sonny Bono, learning another important lesson at the hem of our King, may well have been the master of B bad: all those "Quetzel" titles, plus what may have been the apotheosis of the "genre," "Hello," in which he and Cher sit around the piano talking about how they don't have an idea for the B-side! I'll probably bypass the backwards tracks, however. As much as I dig the concept, including them in a comp somehow seems too easy. Please keep 'em coming. Maybe after this one we'll take a stab at deliberate contract-breakers. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 16:54:39 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: made to be bad > Wasn't the purpose of the Philles instumental flips to be unplayable on the > radio to stop them being.... errr...played? That's the way I've always heard it told. You're suggesting I may be bucking the point here? If so, it wouldn't be the first time! --Ph.M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 16:45:55 -0600 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: made to be bad Phil, this is a hazy memory.... I remember a 45 from about 1969 or 1970 from a popular group--maybe the Kingsmen?--whose flip side was named something like "Just Another B Side." It was simply somebody from the group talking, saying that the writer of the B side of a hit got paid just as much as the writer of the A side, so they were just gonna talk their way through the B side and collect those big bucks for it, if the A side was a hit. But it wasn't. Seems the label was yellow with a hint of orange, kinda like the Uni label of that era. Any help here? ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 23:31:59 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Peggy Clinger/Johnny Cymbal Patrick Rands: > I'm wondering if anyone can help me...I hope to collect...songs written by > Peggy Clinger and Johnny Cymbal and I can't figure out if these were ever > recorded by anyone...Please take a look at this list of songs and let me > know if any of them were recorded by anyone that you know of. I'm scratching > my head on this one. I can identify two of the songs on your list: "Mookie Mookie Man" was recorded by Cymbal and Clinger on MGM 14256 in 1971, the other side being "Pool Shooter". The same coupling was also issued on Marina 502. "Ragamuffin Man" was recorded by Dallas on Marina 501 with "Take You Where The Music's Playing" on the b-side. It was also issued on Marina 504 with "Concrete And Clay" as its flipside. While on the subject, I have at my side the Clingers' full page Billboard ad for their Columbia 45 "Gonna Have a Good Time". Cool record - cool ad. Of any interest to you? If so, strike while my new scanner is warm! MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 22:59:59 -0000 From: Leonardo Flores Subject: new Nichols-Williams CD/Japanese liner notes Noticed in the liner notes to the new "Roger Nichols and Paul Williams Songbook" CD from Universal Japan that Yoshi Nagato wrote "Thanks to Jamie LePage and Spectropopers." Very cool. Now I just wish I could read the rest of the liner notes!!! Seriously, does anyone get as frustrated as I do when you are staring at a Japanese CD and you can tell that the liner notes are giving you ultra-detailed info on rare stuff but you can't read a word?!?!?! It would be great if Spectropop had a Japanese liner notes database with all pertinent Japan-only CD liner notes (i.e. Roger Nichols & SCOF, all the Millennium related Dreamsville releases, etc) translated into coherent English. No online translations. I'm sick of trying to decipher Japanese text through those web translators. For some reason soft pop becomes software lock! I'm going to quote a genius bit of translation from the Inner Dialogue debut album "Not only the software *lock* fan, all the music fans necessary the masterpiece of listening, it is worldwide first CD conversion. How, not to overlook!" What the.....???? Anyway, just some wishful thinking. Until then, I guess I'll just have to take a night class! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 18:40:13 EST From: David Bell Subject: Re: Girls in German Previously: > ...I see that there is also a book to accompany (Bear Family's 1000 > Nadelstiche) series. Would you recommend it? Well, I don't know if your pal Ivor recommends the accompanying book but I certainly would, Mick. It contains copies of many unusual picture sleeves and purports to be as complete a listing of US / UK singers who recorded in German as is humanly possible. If nothing else, it lists Susan Singer's 2 German 45s and even has a picture of my lovely Yiddish singer in it! Can't be bad. How about Jan Panter singing "Si Si Senor" + pic sleeve or Stu Phillips or a perky breasted Susan Maughan or even April and Nino? The list goes on and on. Research seems thorough and the pix of sleeves are wonderful. Best wishes, David. P.S. I almost forgot the pages of illustrated Connie Francis releases, including one cover nobody has ever seen before, and I know some real hardcore CF fans, whose collections put mine to shame. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 19:07:52 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: made to be bad Dan Hughes: > ...this is a hazy memory....I remember a 45 from about 1969 or 1970 from a > popular group--maybe the Kingsmen?--whose flip side was named something > like "Just Another B Side." It was simply somebody from the group talking, > saying that the writer of the B side of a hit got paid just as much as the > writer of the A side, so they were just gonna talk their way through the B > side and collect those big bucks for it, if the A side was a hit. > But it wasn't. A couple of hazy memories just got plucked from my personal floppy as well. Sonny & Cher had a flip (the colloquialism for the higher-browed "B" status) called "Hello" which was just inane conversation between the two bell-bottomed crooners. It was so silly and meaningless that I've kept it all these years. Another one is by Bobby Rydell wherein he implores his potential fan club to write to him personally. He proceeds to give out his actual Philadelphia address on the record, which, again, is just him talking..... Bobby on Bobby. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 13:14:50 -0500 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room 10/27/02 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 http://kpfk.org. This past weekend's show was the "Fall Fund Drive" edition, so the playlist featured our premium CDs (Miss Kitten with the Hacker, Wondermints, The Negro Problem, CQ Soundtrack, Ladytron and Bertrand Burgalat). Thanks to Smile Records and Emperor Norton Records for their support. (The show clocked in at 4 hours, thanks to the shift to standard time!) The Liquid Room 10/27/2002 1.Richard Harris/Didn't We A Tramp Shining (Dunhill) 2.Richard Harris/Sidewalk-Song My Boy (Dunhill) 3.Richard Harris/MacArthur Park A Tramp Shining (Dunhill) 4.Ladytron/Seventeen Light&Magic (Emperor Norton) 5.Wondermints/Ride Mind If We Make Love To You (Smile) 6.The Frank Mantis Group/Jet Service Turn On! (Zippy) 7. The Negro Problem/Astro Sister Welcome Black (Smile) 8.Nana Kinomi/Mini Mini Rock 60's Cutie Pop Collection/Suki Suki Edit (King-Japan) 9.Miss Kitten & The Hacker/Walking On Sunshine First Album (Emperor Norton) 10.Death In Vegas/Leather & Girls Scorpio Rising (BMG-UK) 11.Mellow/Take Me Higher CQ Soundtrack (Emperor Norton) 12.Bertrand Burgalat/Sunshine Yellow The Sssound Of Music (Emperor Norton) 13.Wondermints/Something I Knew Mind If We Make Love To You (Smile) 14.Volovan/Ella Es Azul Volovan (Lakeshore) 15.The Negro Problem/Bermuda Love Triangle Welcome Black (Smile) 16.Ladytron/Blue Jeans Light&Magic (Emperor Norton) 17.The Do Re Mi Childrens Chorus/Spooky 18.Betrand Burgalat/Nonza The Sssound Of Music (Emperor Norton) 19.Jacques Tati/Play Time (travel mix) Les Remixes De Mr Untel (Nave-France) 20.Jacques Dutronc/Les Responsable CQ Soundtrack (Emperor Norton) 21.Miss Kitten & The Hacker/Frank Sinatra First Album (Emperor Norton) 22.Xantus/Dear Old Plants People Are Wrong (cast recording) (Sidesaddle) 23.Zongamin/Serous Trouble Tim 'Love' Lee-It's All Good (mix cd) (Keep Diggin') 24.Wondermints/On The Run Mind If We Make Love To You (Smile) 25.The Negro Problem/Watering Hole Welcome Black (Smile) 26.Saint Etienne/Shower Scene Finisterre (Mantra/Beggars Banquet) 27.Lovage/Anger Management Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By: Instrumental Version (75 Ark) 28.Mellow/Reviolizione Sessatone CQ Soundtrack (Emperor Norton) 29.Bertrand Burgalat/TSOM The Sssound Of Music (Emperor Norton) 30.Pastel Vespa/L'Anarchie Dans L'U.K. L'Anarcie (Siesta-Spain) 31.Paul Williams/To Put Up With You Someday Man (Reprise) 32.Wondermints/Another Way Mind If We Make Love To You (Smile) 33.Wondermints/Out Of Mind Mind If We Make Love To You (Smile) 34.Yuzu/???? 35.Chris Lucey/That's The Wa The World Has Got Be Songs Of Protest And Anti-Protest (Rev-Ola) 36.John Fred & His Playboy Band/Tissue Paper 37.Wondermints/Sweetness Mind If We Make Love To You (Smile) 38.The Negro Problem/Father Popcorn Welcome Black (Smile) 39.Thomas & Richard Frost/Where Did Yesterday Go Visualize (Rev-Ola-UK) 40.Mellow/Codename Dragonfly CQ Soundtrack (Emperor Norton) 41-48.Richard Harris/The Yard Went On Forver (entire album) (Dunhill) 49.Tim 'Love' Lee/Touch It It's All Good (mix cd) (Keep Diggin') 50.Saint Etienne/New Thing Finisterre (Mantra/Beggars Banquet) 51.Nana Kinomi/Suki Sa Suki Sa Suki Sa 60's Cutie Pop Collection: Suki Suki Suki Edit (King-Japan) 52.Heinz Kiessling/Petra Birds Do It (Diggler-Germany) 53.Akiko Nakamura/La La La 60's Cutie Pop Collection: Suki Suki Suki Edit (King-Japan) 54.Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Movin' On Someday Man (Reprise) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 06:52:19 -0000 From: Zombie Subject: Speaking of Johnny Cymbal... I've been obsessively following the truly amazing history (still being written) of his song "A Pack of Lies." To recount it all would take a book or two, but in short, the melody for "A Pack of Lies" has become practically the alternate national anthem for the nation of Japan (!!). A Japanese crooner released a version of it in the '80s with new Japanese lyrics, which became a minor hit. But in 2001 a Japanese novelty act called Ulfuls recorded yet another version with yet different Japanese lyrics -- which transformed "A Pack of Lies," a bitter break-up song, into "Ashita ga Arusa," a song about overcoming adversity, and never giving up in the face of hard times. Not only was it a huge hit, but it became the theme song for a massively popular TV show, the plot of which was in fact based on the song's lyrics. The show is a comedy about a bunch of corporate drones who save their skins through creative true grit -- and as a result save their company, and by extension, bring the entire Japanese economy out of the doldrums. It's bit hard to explain here, but for some reason people all over Japan feel the song encapsulates the Japanese national spirit. I even read a recent informal poll in which Japanese students were asked to rate the most important musicians in history. The top three winners: Michael Jackson, Johnny Cymbal, and Elvis Presley. What makes this even more amazing is that 99.95% of Americans have no idea who Johnny Cymbal is, even if they are familiar with many of his songs. My question is (and yes, I do have a question): Was "A Pack of Lies" ever even released in 1963? Part of the myth is that a demo version of the song was only rediscovered 20 years after it was recorded. But is this true? I have such a strong memory of hearing the song (or the melody at least) as a kid in the '60s, but I can find no reference to "A Pack of Lies" except on recent Japanese compilation CDs. Any help would be most appreciated. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 04:48:35 -0000 (GMT) From: Kent Subject: Re: made to be bad > I'm considering compiling a CD-R of B-sides made to prompt > programmers' to air only the A's. "Put the Bone In" by Terry Jacks, b-side to "Seasons in the Sun" (I suppose some might argue that the reverse is true in this case...) A classic example, I'd say... > offensive lyrics, etc. Although it's ostensibly about a guy getting a free bone for the dog at the grocers, there's the obvious double entendre. - Kent -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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