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Spectropop - Digest Number 831

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. New At S'pop
           From: S'pop Team 
      2. Re: Faux Shangs / Sophisticated Boom Boom
           From: Mick Patrick 
      3. Re: Brian Wilson
           From: Mark Frumento 
      4. Tony Hatch
           From: Mark Wirtz 
      5. B.T Puppy girls
           From: Ian Chapman 
      6. Re: B.T. Puppy Girls
           From: Martin Roberts 
      7. Re: The Cat In The Window
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
      8. Re: Brian Wilson
           From: Mark Wirtz 

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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 00:22:32 -0000 From: S'pop Team Subject: New At S'pop In no special order, the following features are new at S'pop. Bonnie & the Treasures: The Lovelites: Where The Girls Are: George Goldner & Tico: Jimmy Jones: S'pop Remembers: Enjoy! The S'pop Team Spectropop - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 00:08:40 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Faux Shangs / Sophisticated Boom Boom Pekka Johansson wrote: > ...will the Pussycats' excellent song "The Rider" appear on a > forthcoming volume (of "Where The Girls Are")? In my opinion, > this is by far the best among their releases - one of those > wonderful records that sound more like the Shangri-Las than > the Shangri-Las themselves. The S'pop Team have kindly obliged and played the above-mentioned platter to musica. I concur, it's the absolute cat's whiskers. Ppprrrrrrrrrrr MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 00:44:23 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Brian Wilson Watson wrote: > Not so very long ago, I saw Brian Wilson burst into tears and > bury his head between his knees at the very mention of Smile. Steve Harvey wrote: > My point is that I think Brian is sometimes purposely distant, > but is actually a lot more attuned to what is going on than > what others might think. It's more of a defensive facade than > not being aware of his surroundings. I guess on one hand I don't totally disagree with Watson but as I read his message I was wondering if Brian started crying at one more persistent fan asking yet another inane question about an album that doesn't exist. My thoughts on all this lean toward Steve's though I have never met the man myself. Quality aside, I think Brian wants to be on stage and I doubt anyone is forcing him to play music he doesn't want to play. For some reason it bugs people that Brian hired a band to make him sound good. I don't hear anyone complaining when Neil Diamond does the same thing. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 01:27:21 -0000 From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Tony Hatch I am so very happy that Tony is finding the recognition and appreciation that he is enjoying in this highly respected forum. Tony was one of the very, very few musical innovators and torch bearers during the 60s, that may have been inspired by, but defied and refused, to follow any "trends" or "rules" at large at the time. Tony was (deservedly) fortunate by scoring in the US, a fact that lent him an undeniable credibility and for which I always envied him. Bottom line, Tony was an original UK pop auteur maverick, and he always has been, and remains, one of my heroes! Mark Wirtz -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 01:59:04 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: B.T Puppy girls Mike wrote: > "Strange Strange Feeling" Chiffons, Cinnamons [same > group?]; "Why Am I So Shy" Chiffons, Three Pennies [same > group?]...... Country Paul: > I believe the Chiffons and FOUR Pennies ("My Block," > Rust) were the same group, so it's possible. Hi guys, I see your logic, but I feel another girl-group urban myth coming on here! (e.g. Shangri-Las=Bon-Bons=Beatlettes; Ellie Greenwich=Butterflies; Ronettes back Chiffons on "Love Me Like You're Gonna Lose Me" etc, etc). The Chiffons, Cinnamons and Three Pennies were all separate entities. The pre-teen-sounding Three Pennies' "Penny For Your Thoughts" also came out as the Penny Sisters with a different flip, but the same release number (501). I believe these gals even had an album. As for the Cinnamons, their first 45, "I'm Not Gonna Worry ('Cause I Know He's Mine)" is girl-group excellence. Anybody any info on the English Muffins 45? Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 08:06:17 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: B.T. Puppy Girls Ian asked: > Anybody any info on the English Muffins 45? Hi Ian, English Muffins, Penny Sisters and The Three Pennies are different group names for the same recordings. The records are so good they named the group thrice. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 06:18:02 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: The Cat In The Window Mark F: > I presumed that "More Golden Hits" was a compilation of > material "previously recorded" to cash in on their past glory. The Turtles left White Whale under very messy legal circumstances (I think they broke up before while still under contract to the label - and that took years to settle), so the label took the band's unreleased and unfinished material and used it to pad out albums like "Wooden Head" and "More Golden Hits". Some early LP tracks like "Eve of Destruction" were also re-released as singles to little success. Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 04:24:03 -0000 From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Brian Wilson Hey, guys? Wake up! We all love music, and most of us revere Brian for what he crucially and historically gave to it, and us. Where are your manners? Your respect? So he's got a few handicaps, so what? (don't YOU too, by now, have a few if you're over 50???). For crying out loud, the man is not only (miraculously) still alive, active, overcame one of his biggest fears in life, to APPEAR live in public (now more than just as a part of a band but as a featured soloist), severely lost weight, has regained many of his previously lost psychological faculties, has not only survived and rebounded from a normally fatal path, but aparently manages to maintain a working couple relationship. Think about those valiant feats!! (Many of you can't even go so far as quitting smoking, DUH!), Don't you have any shame to so ridiculously nit-pick aids like him reading cue cards to keep things on track on stage (something you accept everytime you see anybody on TV communicating anything, including our president!)? All I can say is, thank God, Elvis is not rising from the grave to only to be told he looks a bit pale and kinda shitty and doesn't 'rock' like he used to, or Marilyn Monroe resurrecting, only to be told by you fireside critics that (by now, inevitably) she looks like an old hag. Come on, friends, get a hold of yourself! I, for one, would gladly rob my savings to go and see Brian and his wonderful band, even he were to merely recite the yellow pages (from cue cards). And I bloody mean it! Mark Wirtz -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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