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Spectropop V#0120

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 07/23/98

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             Volume #0120                        July 23, 1998
           May be played on monophonic or stereophonic equipment
    Subject:     Buy a turntable
    Sent:        07/19/98 1:21 am
    Received:    07/23/98 9:11 pm
    From:        Paul Urbahns, PaulurbXXXX@XXXom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    In a message dated 98-07-17 18:00:49 EDT, you write:
    << As a collector of
    girl group records specifically I know that I will rarely find 
    anything I don't already have in these music stores, but what 
    about regular oldies fans? What are they supposed to do? >>
    Buy yourself a used (or better a new) turnatable and start 
    visiting every Goodwill and Salvation Army Thrift store you see 
    along the road in your travels. My brake lights go on 
    automatically when I pass one. Lot's of good records from the 60's
    will probably never be on CD. That's why there are still 78 rpm 
    collectors, because the stuff wasn't reissued on albums or CD's. 
    Paul URbahns
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    Subject:     cheep! cheep!!
    Sent:        07/18/98 9:25 am
    Received:    07/23/98 9:11 pm
    From:        Jeffrey Thames, KingoGrXXXX@XXXom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    In a message dated 98-07-17 18:00:49 EDT, will wrote:
    << It is truly a sad day when I can find 5 cds for about 20  bucks
    Canadian at a cheap discount store and nothing at two large 
    mainstream, franchise music stores. Is this only happening where I
    live or have you other collectors found the same problem? >>
    in all honesty and sincerity...where's the problem?? this is a 
    common occurence for me, chiefly because i look for clearance 
    cutout bins everywhere i go, especially where chain stores are 
    concerned...back in february or so, all the wal-marts in the 
    houston area had cutout cd's for $1.96 apiece!! and very decent 
    stuff for the most part!! most of what i found is too "modern" to 
    discuss here, but i did manage to find brian wilson's 1988 album 
    on sire for someone who was looking for it...oh, and the 
    soundtrack to *plan 9 from outer space*, too...yes, *plan 9 from 
    outer space*...i haven't listened to it yet, but it's one track 69
    minutes long, so i'm assuming it's a slightly edited version of the
    film's audio track...not an everyday spinner, but hey, you can't 
    argue with a 2-buck price tag...
    so to answer your question, yes, i've noticed most of my new-cd 
    purchases have veered towards the ridiculously inexpoensive as of 
    late...but it's mostly for 80's and 90's releases, with the odd 
    mca special products comp...matter of fact, the wife and i are 
    going to wal-mart later this evening (big friday night for us!!), 
    so god (or criswell) only knows what might wind up in my 
    collection when i get home...
    enjoy it while it lasts, will! ;)
    cheers, all...
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    Subject:     Chess
    Sent:        07/19/98 2:32 am
    Received:    07/23/98 9:11 pm
    From:        Scott Bauman,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Richard Globman, asked:
    I assume this gave them the rights to use the Chess label? You 
    know, the 3-CD Chess Blues Box Set and all that?"
    MCA's 1985 agreement with Sugarhill included rights to the Chess 
    name and trademark as well.
    -- Scott
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    Subject:     introduction and question
    Sent:        07/23/98 4:00 am
    Received:    07/23/98 9:11 pm
    From:        Robert Bates,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I was very excited to finally find this list ... I always wondered
    if there was a group of people who liked girl group-type stuff as 
    much as I did. It looks like a lot of people from the petsounds 
    list ... well, I guess it kind of figures ...
    Anyway, I was wondering why there are really no big girl group box
    sets, like they had with the Doo Wop box. It seems all the stuff is
    pretty scattered all over the place ... even the two Rhino discs 
    are pretty much a grab bag, and not that great. It seems like it 
    could be a good money-making opportunity for some lucky re-issuer 
    Rob B.
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    Subject:     Re: It's Good News Week
    Sent:        07/19/98 9:20 am
    Received:    07/23/98 9:11 pm
    From:        Big L,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    >Every time I dig into my vast collection I just get madder and 
    >madder that I can't turn on an oldies station and get this stuff. 
    >I'd probably stand on my head and spit nickels if I ever turned on
    >an oldie station and heard, "It's Good News Week" by Hedgehoppers 
    WCBX in Martinsville, Va (hiya DickyG!) used to play it occasionally. 
    Jonathan King, eh? I thought that lead singer sounded familiar.
    Everyone's gone to the moon.......
    Big L                   Check out my Radio Legends pages at:
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    Subject:     ronnie spector on entertainment tonight
    Sent:        07/20/98 9:32 am
    Received:    07/23/98 9:11 pm
    From:        john rausch, jXXXX@XXXnet
    To:          Spectropop List,
    did everyone catch ronnie spector interview on entertainment 
    tonight on the 17th? it was short but interesting to finally see 
    something on television covering the "war of sound" ronnie looks 
    like she has put on a few pounds but she still looked good for her
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    Subject:     Vox Pop
    Sent:        07/18/98 7:04 am
    Received:    07/23/98 9:10 pm
    From:        Marty Rudnick,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I apologize for this shamelessly off-topic plug...
    July 17, 1998 / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    =   VOX POP
    Fledgling independent record label Sandbox Records announced today
    the release of a debut album by recording artists Vox Pop. The 
    self-titled release, VOX POP (Sandbox CDLP-1012), is a 
    fourteen-track collection of original songs by the Berkeley 
    California quartet.
    Pop fans can rejoice with news of the long-awaited release of Vox 
    Pop, featuring alumni of two popular Berkeley-based bands, The 
    Rubinoos and Psycotic Pineapple.
    Here's a little history...
    The Rubinoos burst onto the scene in the mid-Seventies with the 
    legendary Beserkley Records label, releasing two critically 
    acclaimed albums ("The Rubinoos", and "Back To The Drawing Board").
    In 1981, The Rubinoos effectively disbanded as a performing 
    group. Jon Rubin and Tommy Dunbar moved to Los Angeles, where they
    continued to record as The Rubinoos, releasing the "Party of Two" 
    EP on Warner Brothers, and two songs for the "Revenge of the Nerds"
    soundtrack. The band continued to receive praise following the 
    release of two collections of previously unreleased studio demos 
    ("Basement Tapes", and "Garage Sale").
    In 1989, Tommy returned to Berkeley, where he formed Vox Pop as an
    alternate outlet for his prolific songwriting. The band features 
    Dunbar (lead guitar, vocals), and reunites him with fellow 
    Rubinoos Al Chan (lead vocals, guitar) and Donn Spindt (drums, 
    vocals). John Seabury (bass, vocals) was drafted from the band 
    Psycotic Pineapple, another Berkeley band that was perhaps the 
    "evil twin" of The Rubinoos.
    Vox Pop by no means signifies the demise of The Rubinoos or 
    Psycotic Pineapple. The bands coexist with concurrent live and 
    studio projects. Additionally, Tommy continues to work with pop 
    notable Kyle Vincent.
    Vox Pop is pure pop with a twist, effortlessly blending complex 
    harmony vocals with punchy, guitar-driven hooks. No animals were 
    harmed during the making of this album.
    Available from Not Lame Records
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