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Spectropop - Digest Number 969

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Lavendar Popcorn and Mr. Magoo
           From: David Coyle 
      2. Re The Cookies
           From: Justin McDevitt 
      3. Girls With Beards and/or Glasses
           From: Simon White 
      4. Re: Back up vocals on Patty Duke's records (Reply from Denise Ferri)
           From: Louis 
      5. Re: please/pleas/elpees
           From: Eddy Smit 
      6. Re: please... don't... stop...
           From: Andres Jurak 
      7. Re: John Kongos
           From: Stuart Robertson 
      8. Ruper Holmes
           From: Austin Powell 
      9. Miss Toni Fisher
           From: Jerry Lintelf 
     10. Beach Boys fan event
           From: Susan Lang 
     11. The Settlers: Lightning Tree, Till Winter Follows Spring
           From: Lindsay Martin 
     12. Re:The Cookies
     13. Connie Francis Souvenirs
           From: Stuffed Animal 
     14. Re: Reparata and the Delrons: Spectropop  (CDs: confusions and clarifications)
           From: Louis Wendruck 
     15. South Africa: Quentin E Klopjaeger
           From: Lindsay Martin 
     16. Lycos / Twinn Connexion connection
           From: Michael Coxe 
     17. Sonically compatible with our U.S. stereo systems
           From: Ron Weekes 
     18. Re: This Little Light Of Mine
           From: David Coyle 
     19. Re: John Kongos
           From: Neil Cooper 
     20. Re: whistling
           From: Bill George 
     21. Goodwill hunting.
           From: Steve Harvey 
     22. Re: "Lady"/"Fallin' In Love"; Gamma Goochee
           From: Andrew Hickey 
     23. Re: please... don't... stop...
           From: Steve Harvey 
     24. Re: Lavendar Popcorn and Mr. Magoo
           From: Art Longmire 
     25. Re: Brute Force "Tapeworm Of Love"
           From: David Coyle 


Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 08:21:52 -0700 (PDT)
   From: David Coyle 
Subject: Re: Lavendar Popcorn and Mr. Magoo

"Lavender Popcorn" was also covered by the Castaways of "Liar 
Liar" fame. They did a number of songs in the late '60s that 
would now be called "paisley pop" if they had been from the UK.

As far as the two Scragg songs on "Paisley Pop," I much prefer 
"I Wish I Was Five." The word "atmospheric" is bandied about 
like crazy for a lot of '60s productions, but it's very fitting 
for this song.


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Message: 2 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 08:34:05 -0500 From: Justin McDevitt Subject: Re The Cookies Jimmy Crescitelli wrote: > I recently inherited a CD entitled "Beyond the Valley of the > Dimension Dolls", and I just played it in the car (the best > system I have). I tell you... I just want to go on record as > saying that The Cookies are one of the best, most professional > -sounding groups ever. Jimmy, you are so right! What prompted me to join Spectropop in Dec 2001 was the opportunity to learn more about this group, particularly Earl Jean McCrea whose voice is not only sexy and sultry, but truly genuine in the way that it is expressed in its treatment of the material. I own the complete Cookies Cd and I particularly appreciate the last few solo tracks featuring EarlJean minus the Cookies. I have always maintained that her version of I'm into Something Good should have been a radio hit for her, rather than Herman's Hermits. I recall a posting to the list in early August of last year in which one of our members had attended a gatheringh at the Rock N Roll Hall of fame in Cleveland which was attended by various girl group luminaries, including La La Brooks and two members of the Cookies. A great description of this event was included in the post to Spectropop and one of the Cookies (I forget which member) mentioned that Earl Jean restricts her repertoire to gospel and church hymns and she no longer performs secular music. Justin McDevitt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 00:11:00 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Girls With Beards and/or Glasses Ken Mortimer wrote re "The Girl With The Glasses": > I've just discovered the existence of this book which is now > 'out of print'. I've tried ordering a copy from my local > Waterstones and over the 'net' from Amazon - all to no avail. Martin Roberts wrote: > Anita Harris was from the UK, Anita Bryant and Anita Humes > were from the US. Anita Harris occasionally wore glasses, not > sure about the 'other' Anitas, but I am fairly sure that none > of them had beards. Although Marc Frumento, Kingsley Abbott, > Phil Chapman and Phil Milstein do. I wonder if perchance they > are South Africans? Is there a link here we're all missing ? Maggie Stredder, as we all know, was famous for her glasses, but no beard. She is, of course, a scouser. The other glasses wearers have beards (not including Anita Harris, who has a mole) but were not South African. Lynn Randell is famous for being Australian (like Rolf Harris) and not wearing either a beard or glasses or being a South African or a scouser. Mick Patrick wears glasses, but not a beard, nor is he scouse, South African or Australian. Miriam Makeba is South African, has no beard or glasses, unlike Elias and His Zig Zag Jive Flutes, who were as much bewhiskered as they were myopic. Nana Mouskouri, famous glasses wearer, is of course Greek (Cretan). And whereas Greek men are prone to beardy-ness, Nana, being a woman, has none. Her male counterpart, Demis Roussosis, however, heavily bearded and wears reading glasses. [Enough already:-) Ed.] -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 04:40:54 -0000 From: Louis Subject: Re: Back up vocals on Patty Duke's records (Reply from Denise Ferri) Louis: > Hi Denise, > Did you mention to me previously that you did the backing > vocals on Patty Duke's records? Denise Ferri sent me an email message with this answer: Hi...yes I did sing back-up on several of Patty Duke's songs... "Don't Just Stand There'...and a few others I can't remember off-hand....the other back-up singers were Bernadette Carroll and Peggy Santiglia...we recorded Patty's stuff around the same time we did Lou Christie's "Lightning Strikes".....thanks for your interest.... Denise -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 08:16:30 +0200 From: Eddy Smit Subject: Re: please/pleas/elpees Alan Gordon: > Hey Eddy Sir. Did you copy that text directly or were you > transcribing that from an audio source? Copied it. So blame Playboy for any misquotes. And while I'm here ...does anybody happen to have a copy of Ken Garner - In session tonight (BBC books), mayhaps even for sale? Been looking for it for the longest time ! Thanks, Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 10:54:47 +0400 From: Andres Jurak Subject: Re: please... don't... stop... Steve: > Actually a recently found acetate of the Beatles > came up for sale on Ebay. The title of this demo disc was > "Please Pleasure Me"! Could you (please, please) give a link, wanna see myself Thanks Andres -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 08:54:04 -0000 From: Stuart Robertson Subject: Re: John Kongos There's a well worthwhile collection of John Kongos UK stuff released by Castle/Sanctuary,titled "Lavbender Popcorn". It features more tracks by Scrugg, pre-Scrugg group Floribunda Rose and his solo '69 album "Confusions About A Goldfish". If you enjoy UK pop/psych ,there will be some enjoyable moments on this collection for you!! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 11:03:04 +0100 From: Austin Powell Subject: Ruper Holmes Back in June, Richard Havers wrote: > I recently bought a Rupert Holmes CD on Amazon. > It was cheap and I was curious as to what it was, > as there was no track listing. Richard, back in the early 80's a New York "masters licensing" company called San Juan Music Group were offering a Rupert Holmes album. I'd just left MCA Records and was thinking about doing my own label and after Rupert's success here in the UK, the proposition of licensing these tracks seemed promising......I duly got a cassette of the tracks from San Juan, but passed on the whole thing as the quality was dire.....I've dug deep into the boxes of stuff I keep in my garage (the car lives outside), but must have thrown the tape long ago so I can't confirm the tracklisting is the same....However, I do recall thinking that the tracks must have been recorded around the time of Rupert's involvement with The Street People as two of the titles appeared on that group's second U.S. hit on Scepter Records. ("Thankyou Girl" / "The World Doesn't...."). Rupert still has a N.Y. office...Listed under "The Holmes Line" , or at least it was in 2002. Maybe he could be persuaded to shine a light on the whole deal ??? Austin Powell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 11:47:40 -0000 From: Jerry Lintelf Subject: Miss Toni Fisher The record company I work for is about to legally reissue recordings by Miss Toni Fisher. We're now looking for somebody out there who might like to write upwards of a 1,000 words on her. This could also encompass her earlier career, her meeting with Wayne Shanklin, and the musical arranger on the Signet and (probably) Big Top sessions, Heinie Beau. We will compensate any succesfully used material. Please contact me on this mailbox or at Thanks! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 11:59:14 -0000 From: Susan Lang Subject: Beach Boys fan event Greetings, list. I am a lurker here, and I enjoy the discussions, tho' most of them are beyond my ken! I'm breaking silence to let you know that I'm organizing a Beach Boys fans convention in Connecticut next month. I won't clutter the list with details, but if you are interested in meeting some great people, including BB insiders, listening to rare, unreleased tracks, watching rare video and picking up some great memorabilia, head on over to the web page at Please address all questions to me OFF-LIST so as not to interrupt the amazing discussions here about actual music! ;-) Thanks - Susan Lang -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 12:43:58 -0000 From: Lindsay Martin Subject: The Settlers: Lightning Tree, Till Winter Follows Spring I think the Settlers were a British folkie group. They had a tiny hit in the UK in 1971 with "The Lightning Tree", theme to a TV series called Follyfoot Farm. In about '67 their "Till Winter Follows Spring" got a bit of airplay here in Australia, but disappeared without trace, although it is on one of the Ripples CDs. I believe they recorded it again with Cliff Richard, along with some gospel tracks. It's a bit tricky finding out about them: I've found other bands in other countries with the same name (in fact I'm merely assuming the songs I mention above are by the same band). -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 09:16:30 EDT From: Subject: Re:The Cookies Sebastian: > "Aaaahhh! The Cookies! I just LOVE their "I Never Dreamed". Excellent song by them... and lately I can't get enough of "I Want A Boy for My Birthday..." go figure! Love that lead voice... ==Jimmy== -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 13:48:44 +0000 From: Stuffed Animal Subject: Connie Francis Souvenirs Tom: > I had no idea that one of the people here on Spectropop > worked on the great "Souvenirs" Connie Francis box set. > I would like to thank you for the selection of songs on > the CDs, because I think it's the best Connie Francis > collection that has ever been issued. Thank you, but some of the credit also goes to co-producers Bill Levenson and Pat Niglio. > I love the girl group items with "Souvenirs" being my > favourite track with that sound. "Lollipop Lips" is another > really great one. Oh, I hated "Lollipop Lips!" Still do. You have Pat Niglio to thank for its inclusion. > My favourite tracks though are the torch songs like > "Whose Heart Are You Breaking Tonight?" and "You Know You > Don't Want Me". These two great songs are rarely featured > on any Connie collections (in fact, I can't think of any > besides this one), but I think they are the best of that > genre. "Whose Heart Are You Breaking Tonight" is indeed wonderful . . . I tried to get that one included in its stereo mix, but Pat Niglio felt that the mono mix was superior, and I was overruled. But I have to commend Pat for his insistence that the obscure flipside "I'd Let You Break My Heart All Over Again" be included. It's a real gem that Bill Levenson and I overlooked. Stuff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 05:55:39 -0000 From: Louis Wendruck Subject: Re: Reparata and the Delrons: Spectropop (CDs: confusions and clarifications) In case anyone needs the Collectibles CD COL-CD-0527: Reparata & the Delrons --"Whenever A Teenager Cries - A Golden Classics Edition" it is on-sale at for $5.98. There are 2 versions of the CD out. The original release has the song Jesibee Lancer (The Belly Dancer) as track 19, but the reissue has the track omitted, and only has 18 tracks. Furthermore there were printing errors on the original one: The back cover or the original release of the CD says: 1. Do Wah Diddy Diddy 2. Bye Bye Baby 3. If I Fall 4. That's How It All Began 5. He's The Greatest 6. He's My Guy 7. Dedicated To The One I Love 8. I Have A Boyfriend 9. Who Do You Love 10. Do You Remember When 11. In My Diary 12. Whenever A Teenager Cries 13. Shoes (Johnny & Louise) 14. The Loneliest Girl In Town 15. Summer Thoughts 16. Love For You And Me 17. Tommy 18. A Song For All 19. Jesibee Lancer It should say: 1. Do Wah Diddy Diddy 2. If I Fell 3. Bye Bye Baby 4. That's How It All Began 5. He's The Greatest 6. He's My Guy 7. Dedicated To The One I Love 8. I Have A Boyfriend 9. Who Do You Love 10. Do You Remember When 11. In My Diary 12. Whenever A Teenager Cries 13. Shoes (Johnny & Louise) 14. The Loneliest Girl In Town 15. A Summer Thought 16. A Song For All 17. Tommy 18. We Need You 19. Jesibee Lancer (The Belly Dancer) Notice that they mixed up tracks 2 and 3, and misspelled "If I Fall" instead of "If I Fell" and put "Summer Thoughts" instead of "A Summer Thought" for track 15, and left off (The Belly Dancer) in the title of track 19. On the reissue, the back of the CD says: 1. Do Wah Diddy Diddy 2. Bye Bye Baby 3. If I Fell 4. That's How It All Began 5. He's The Greatest 6. He's My Guy 7. Dedicated To The One I Love 8. I Have A Boyfriend 9. Who Do You Love 10. Do You Remember When 11. In My Diary 12. Whenever A Teenager Cries 13. Shoes (Johnny & Louise) 14. The Loneliest Girl In Town 15. Summer Thoughts 16. Love For You And Me 17. Tommy 18. A Song For All They did switch tracks 2 and 3 on the CD to match the listing, and they corrected the spelling to "If I Fell," but they omitted track 19. I would highly recommend getting a 2nd CD available called: Reparata & The Delrons "Magical Mystery Tour" on Mo-Banana #1001 which I have seen for sale at but may be available other places too. I also recommend a 3rd CD available called: Reparata & the Delrons "Rock & Roll Revolution" on Evergreen 2691724 which has 30 songs on it mostly covers of oldies and many of the same songs on the Collectables CD. On it they make some of the same mistakes: They call track: 10. Summer Thoughts (instead of "A Summer Thought") 16. A Song For All (instead of "We Need You") 19. Love For You and Me (instead of "A Song For All") 24. If I Feel (insted of "If I Fell") Furthermore, on track 18. Every Beat Of My Heart, it does not sound like Mary Aisee doing the lead. Does anyone who does the leads on these covers of oldies songs? I think the sound quality on this CD is much better than the Collectables CD. I would like to hear more comments on these CDs, as I probably made some mistakes also, so please correct. Thank you, Ian Slater and Ian Chapman, for your clarifications. Sincerely, Louis Wendruck -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 12:56:41 -0000 From: Lindsay Martin Subject: South Africa: Quentin E Klopjaeger Somebody mentioned South Africa: Tracing the sources of Australian pop records turns up some unexpected connections. A song called "Lazy Life", a modest hit in 1969 by Australian band Heart 'n' Soul, was originally a #1 hit in South Africa by Quentin E Klopjaeger in '68. Not only that, but it was written by Gordon Haskell of Les Fleurs de Lys and King Crimson. I'd long assumed this was an Aussie original, something I've since stopped assuming about Aussie recordings. It's yet another tribute to the Aussie recording industry's ingenuity in finding interesting songs to cover. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 23:22:10 -0700 From: Michael Coxe Subject: Lycos / Twinn Connexion connection The following appeared whilst googling. C'mon, let's plant the seeds of SP revolution by tickling the search engines... - michael NP: Inner Views - Sonny Bono ------------------------------------------------------------------- ## The Lycos 50 Daily Report Oddly Hot: Twinn Connexion - July 14, 2003 Of all the musical acts that have become popular with Lycos searches since we started tracking back in 1999, we may have come across the strangest, most in-explicable musical trend so far. What on earth is the deal with 1960's band Twinn Connexion? Never heard of them? Neither had I, until the name appeared on the Lycos search logs. Turns out Twinn Connexion was a pair of identical twin singers from Montana -- Jay and Jerry Hopkins -- who put out one album of soft pop back in the psychedelic sixties and then left the music business. According to the All Music Guide: "The twins appeared side by side on the cover of their self-titled album's release, wearing matching yellow and white textured Nehru suits, with green ascots and tiepins with the symbol '2x' (as this was 1968, it was perfectly acceptable to appear in public this way). The entire album -- a psychedelic soft pop treat with fantastic arrangements, and mildly experimental touches, like electric sitar and harpsichord -- is as good as anything similar from this same era." Well, sounds like these guys could be on the soundtrack to the next Austin Powers film, but why are they getting searches now? The songs aren't on any new compilations from K-Tel. The band isn't featured in any hip commercials. Their album is only available on CD as an import from Asia. What is going on here? When I mentioned the band on the Lycos 50 blog, I even got email from surviving twin Jerry Hopkins, whose brother Jay passed away a couple of years ago. Even he has no idea why his band is getting so many searches now. Twinn Connexion searches first showed up in February and since then, while they have been up and down, they've been pretty steady. It isn't a ton of searches, certainly not enough to make the Lycos 50, but last week Twinn Connexion had as many searches as far more popular music acts like R.E.M. and Robbie Williams. Chalk this one up as yet another weird and wacky occurrence on the World Wide Web, brought to you by your friends at the Lycos 50. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 09:26:04 -0600 From: Ron Weekes Subject: Sonically compatible with our U.S. stereo systems Hey all, Sounds like some inquiring minds who didn't make the cut for the televised version of "Last Comic Standing" *G* have been curious about my statement about how Sonic Past Music's first releases are "sonically compatible with our U.S. stereo system." So here's the difference between the Dreamsville, Poptones, and Sonic Past Music mastering of these albums. In reviewing the notes of my interview with Joey Stec, he stated that "Japanese mastering eliminates much of the low end...they are bass shy." At my age and since I can only hear frequencies up to about 13 kHz, I'd probably hear the high end better on these recordings. On the other side of the pond, the UK masterings "applies echoes and reverbs." So what Joey and his remastering engineer attempted to do was to remaster the recordings and get them back to the state that Curt and the boys had envisioned back in the late Sixties when these were originally done. As Joey says: "Sonic Past Music is just a little more like it was meant to be for the we are or were the Young Americans at that time." Hope this clarifies my cryptic review. Ron Weekes -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 08:40:36 -0700 (PDT) From: David Coyle Subject: Re: This Little Light Of Mine It goes to show how misleading songwriting credits can be. On "The Very Best Of The Seekers", "This Little Light Of Mine" listed as "This Little Light" and credited to "Gibson/Camp". I don't THINK it said "Trad. arr.", but I could be misremembering it. That said, I also flashed on seeing the song in my old church hymnal that was printed in 1951. I remember, because the line "Shine all over (blank)" had an asterisk, and the instruction to insert the name of any town in it, as in "Shine all over Chicago, I'm gonna let it shine." Having seen it credited to Gibson and Camp, I thought it feasible that it dated from the 'hootenanny era' but what can I say? The possibility is that there are some verses in the Seekers version that were added by Gibson and Camp when the latter artists recorded it. Was "Little Light" in the public domain at the time G&C recorded it? David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 17:26:24 +0100 From: Neil Cooper Subject: Re: John Kongos Hello. I'm relatively new to this list, and find it fantastically educational. Re John Kongos, does anyone know an instrumental track called 'Trampolene,' and where I could get hold of a copy? Regards Neil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 12:34:48 EDT From: Bill George Subject: Re: whistling Art Longmire writes: >I notice nobody ever whistles on songs anymore! I miss that. Maria McKee whistles on the opening track of her new CD "High Dive". It sounded like someone was in my house and made me jump out of my seat the first time I heard it! - Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 10:23:41 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Goodwill hunting. Alan Gordon: > I forgot that I was keeping all my autographs - from seeing > those folks at concerts when I was very young - inside said > sleeves... sigh That reminds me of my friend who use to deal in top rock and roll memorabilia. He went looking for his slick to the Buffalo Springfield's Stampede only to realize it had been rolled up in a tube that he probably used to send a common click to a buyer. Lucky recepient got a bonus that day. As for thrift shopping I hit another bonus in a box of singles inside these plastic page holders (cut in half). Strange choices of music. Couldn't figure out if it was a person who had been a DJ or just liked middle-of-the-road 60s music and came across some promos along the way. My purchases for the day were: Safaris - Summer Nights (I thought it was the surf band, but it was doo wop); Lloyd Price - To Love and Be Loved on KRS promo; Lesley Gore - Brand New Me and He Gives Me Love; Shelby Flint - Angel On My Shoulder promo; The Collectors - My Love Delights Me; Bill Haley - Rudy's Rock (gotta buy the local boy's discs); Eddie Holman - Somewhere Waits A Lonely Girl mint dj on Cameo; Harvey Madel - Cristo Rendentor arranged by Nick DeCaro; The Garden Club Little Girl Lost and Found mint cutout; Gordon Waller - mint promo of Speak For Me (a Capitol obligation single); Ellie Greenwich - goodnight Goodnight US promo mint; and Peggy Lee on Capitol promo mint both sides are Tim Hardin tunes. All were from the same person's collection which makes me wonder where his/her heads were at. If it was any weirder it would have my name on it! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 18:37:02 +0100 From: Andrew Hickey Subject: Re: "Lady"/"Fallin' In Love"; Gamma Goochee Phil Milstein wrote: > I recognized the American Spring track "Fallin' In Love" as > a cover of Dennis Wilson & Rumbo's breathtaking "Lady" ... > but where had this version been all my life? So brief, and > yet the atmosphere it creates is so palpable that I cannot > imagine it leaving anything that might come in its path unchanged. If you like that, try the full American Spring CD, which also features their version of Forever. I *believe* it's still in print somewhere.. > I played this new version over and over again. Judging just from > this one song, Dennis clearly had a songwriting gift. Call me a > criminal or a jerk, but I've never heard his "Pacific Ocean Blue" > album. Is any of it half as good as "Lady"/"Fallin' In Love"? Is > it available on CD? It's incredibly good, but very very different. The closest comparison would be Tom Waits' more mainstream work, like Downtown Train, rather than the Tim Hardin influence on his late 60s stuff. Have you heard Dennis' material on Carl & The Passions or Holland? That's closer to *some* of the POB stuff. It's unfortunately unavailable at the moment due to legal wrangles - although not especially hard to find used - but there are persistent talks of a reissue, which seems to be gathering some sort of momentum, finally. -- No, really, honestly, there *will* be a new album. I'm not lying. Why are you looking at me like that? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 10:31:38 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: please... don't... stop... Andres: > Could you (please, please) give a link, wanna see > myself Alas the auction is over and the link has faded into the ether. However, keep your eyes peeled for a copy of that rare Philipines disc, "Beat the Beatles", recorded in 1966 on the tarmac on the way to the plane. Turns out that the Philipines was a Pete Best stronghold and they were still tic at the Boys for sacking Mona's kid. Not much music, but lots of chanting interspered with an occasional yelp from the late Mal and Ringo. Kind of like Ed Rudy visits Nam. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 18:38:23 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: Lavendar Popcorn and Mr. Magoo David Coyle wrote: > "Lavender Popcorn" was also covered by the Castaways of "Liar > Liar" fame. They did a number of songs in the late '60s that > would now be called "paisley pop" if they had been from the UK. > As far as the two Scragg songs on "Paisley Pop", I much prefer > "I Wish I Was Five." The word "atmospheric" is bandied about > like crazy for a lot of '60s productions, but it's very fitting > for this song. Hello David, That's a fascinating tidbit on the Castaways, I remember seeing them in a movie years ago (I've long since forgotten the title). I really like both of the Scragg songs, with the tune "Lavender Popcorn" being a sort of blissful (acid-inspired?) ditty that reeks of the Summer of Love and "I Wish I was Five" is sort of a protest song with superb lyrics and, as you say, atmospheric production. I notice in my first post I mangled the group's name (I got it mixed up with another group on the CD). Speaking of South African pop, I can recall another one that I kind of like: "Master Jack" by Four Jacks and a Jill - at least I think that's what they were called. I've got the record somewhere, it was on RCA records here in the states. Best, Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 08:46:54 -0700 (PDT) From: David Coyle Subject: Re: Brute Force "Tapeworm Of Love" I have this song [Brute Force - Tapeworm Of Love] on the Sony CD "Whole Lotta Lava." And despite such company as the Millenium, the Wildlife, and one of Tommy Roe's best songs, it's still my favorite on the disc ("That's mighty fine sitar playing, Mahatma..."). Sounds like the Turtles at their most wacked out. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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