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Spectropop V#0016

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 11/17/97

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            Volume #0016                                11/18/97
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    Subject:     by the way where'ja meet him?
    Sent:        11/16/97 8:56 PM
    Received:    11/17/97 7:58 AM
    From:        Jack Madani,
    To:          Spectropop  List,
    >Slightly different subject, but I have always been 
    >particularly fond of  lyrics which portray "rich girl-poor 
    >boy" (or rich boy-poor girl)  scenarios.
    >Dawn (Go Away)
    >Rag Doll
    >Poor Side Of Town
    >Down In The Boondocks
    I believe the Standells would have a couple tunes in this
    vein, yes?
    >Never mentioned in such songs is how the unlikely couple 
    >first became  involved with each other, nor the passion of 
    >early clandestine meetings  which led to "I love her, she 
    >loves me, but I don't fit in her society."  I find that 
    Perhaps one exception to this would be the titanic hit
    "Leader of the Pack."  As for the "passion of early
    clandestine meetings," how about "I Think We're Alone Now"
    by Tommy James and the Shondells?
    Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road,
       Princeton, NJ  08540
    "It is when the gods hate a man with uncommon abhorrence that they
     drive him into the profession of a schoolmaster." --Seneca, 64 A.D.
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    Subject:     Spector Sound-Alikes
    Sent:        11/17/97 8:00 AM
    Received:    11/18/97 12:09 AM
    From:        Billy G. Spradlin,
    Hello, Im new to this group! I have enjoyed what I have
    read so far!
    One of my all-time favorites Spector Sound-Alikes is
    from a British group. Its the McKinley's "Someone Waits
    for Me" written by Carter-Lewis on Swan, no producer
    listed. I found this record about 10 years ago at a used
    record store for 10 cents! And I heard it might have
    been released PYE in the UK. If anyone knows anything
    else about it please let me know!
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    Subject:     Re: Honeys / The Great Spector Imitators
    Sent:        11/18/97 1:06 AM
    Received:    11/18/97 1:09 AM
    From:        Jamie LePage,
    Marc Wielage wrote:
    >(The Honeys') dynamite 1964 track "The One You Can't Have  
    >(Is the One That You Want the Most)" is definitely in the   
    >"shoulda been a hit" category.
    >Very Spectorish, lots of great sax and bell arrangements  
    >(particularly in the fade) -- further evidence of Brian's  
    >progress in coming up with his own Wall of Sound effects.   
    >If you'd heard this one, I bet you'd like it.
    Well, I did say the vocal blend they got on The One You
    Can't Have was impressive. :-) And you're right, It's
    Spectorian, no doubt, yet Brian's unmistakable
    fingerprints are all over the production. The name
    checking at the end; "Brian and Larry" etc. - charming.
    > One of my favorite non-hit Brian Wilson 
    >Glen  Campbell's "Guess I'm Dumb," which is yet another 
    >"shoulda been   a hit" from a year later.  Terrific song.
    This is without a doubt my favorite non-BB Brian Wilson
    production  (unless you count Caroline, No). Has anyone
    noticed (how could you  NOT notice) during the tag where
    the BGs are repeating "Guess I'm dumb"  there is a lot of
    talking leaking onto the mix a la "Here Today" from  Pet
    Sounds? More camera talk or what?
    >Subject:     The Great Spector Imitators  
    >Some of these songs recreate the Wall of Sound so 
    >faithfully, I suspect  many casual fans are convinced 
    >Spector *did* actually produce them.  (In  fact, there's 
    >some vague evidence that Phil might have had a hand in  
    >"Home of the Brave," among others.)
    Yes, and much of the vague evidence has to do with the
    actual sound of the records. Take the Rolling Stones' Out
    Of Our Heads album for instance. 
    I have often speculated as to why Spector didn't take
    credit for Home Of The Brave or Close Your Eyes. Anyone
    else have a theory?
    >"Soul and Inspiration" (produced by Bill Medley
    shortly >after he and  singer Bobby Hatfield split
    from Spector's >Philles label for Verve in  early 1966).
    What a settlement agreement THAT was! I always thought
    Soul and Inspiration was such an ironic title for their
    single attempt to cash in on the Spector sound. 
    "You're my soul and my highest inspiration
     You're all I've got to get me by
     You're my soul and my highest inspiration
     Without you (Phillip) what good am I?"
    >Anybody have any other suggestions?
    I sure hope so!
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    Subject:     Re: The Great Spector Imitators
    Sent:        11/17/97 2:54 AM
    Received:    11/17/97 7:58 AM
    From:        dave prokopy,
    >Anybody have any other suggestions?
    try "the card cheat" by the clash, from their 1979
    _london calling_ album. apparently, to re-create the
    "wall of sound," they double-tracked the ENTIRE
    instrumental track.  it works really well, too.  (and
    it's a great album, to boot.)
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    Subject:     Zombies Box
    Sent:        11/17/97 1:00 AM
    Received:    11/17/97 7:58 AM
    From:        John Barone,
    I have been hearing that there was going to be a
    Zombies boxed set for awhile now, being a huge Colin
    Blunstone fan I have a great interest in it. I was
    wondering if this is an all inclusive set? The
    Complete Works? Are there stereo album versions of
    the singles in addition to the mono 45 versions? Any
    and all info on the set will be appreciated.
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