======================================================= ___ ___ ___ __ ____ ___ __ ___ __ ___ / __)( ,\( _) / _)(_ _)( ,) / \( ,\ / \( ,\ \__ \ ) _/ ) _)( (_ )( ) \( () )) _/( () )) _/ (___/(_) (___) \__) (__) (_)\_)\__/(_) \__/(_) ======================================================= Volume #0120 July 23, 1998 ======================================================= May be played on monophonic or stereophonic equipmentSubject: 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, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com 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? >> Will 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 paulurbXXXX@XXXom --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com 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... jeff --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Chess Sent: 07/19/98 2:32 am Received: 07/23/98 9:11 pm From: Scott Bauman, ScottBauXXXX@XXX.msn.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com Richard Globman, rglobXXXX@XXXneocomm.net asked: "Scott... 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 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: introduction and question Sent: 07/23/98 4:00 am Received: 07/23/98 9:11 pm From: Robert Bates, RBAXXXX@XXXon.net To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com 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 ... Regards, Rob B. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: It's Good News Week Sent: 07/19/98 9:20 am Received: 07/23/98 9:11 pm From: Big L, biXXXX@XXXtmail.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com >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 >Anonymous 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: biXXXX@XXXtmail.com http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/9816 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com 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 age. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Vox Pop Sent: 07/18/98 7:04 am Received: 07/23/98 9:10 pm From: Marty Rudnick, mrudnXXXX@XXXro.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com I apologize for this shamelessly off-topic plug... /Marty July 17, 1998 / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DO THE MATH! 3 RUBINOOS + 1 PSYCOTIC PINEAPPLE ----------------------- = 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 http://www.notlame.com --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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