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Spectropop V#0159

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 10/03/98

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       Volume #0159                         October 3, 1998   
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    Subject:     You get the picture? (Yes, we see)
    Sent:        10/02/98 10:45 pm
    Received:    10/03/98 1:42 am
    From:        Jamie LePage,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Charles G. Hill wrote:
    >...Taragon Records (
    has put 
    >together a Red Bird...compilation, newly mixed from as 
    >many original 4-track session tapes as he and Ron Furmanek 
    >could're probably never going to hear these 
    >particular songs any better than this.
    Oh my God. Does this mean there will now be a series of Red 
    Bird "collector" CD box sets like the Beach Boys Sea of Tunes?
    Doc wrote:
    >I've heard tell of a European two-CD, 60-track set of Red 
    >Bird/Blue Cat material, label unknown.
    "Look out. look out, look out, look out! (crash)"
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    Subject:     Re: Darlene Love/Leader Of The Pack
    Sent:        10/02/98 1:23 pm
    Received:    10/03/98 1:42 am
    From:        Paul Urbahns, PaulurbXXXX@XXXom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    << Is it possible that Darlene Love took a leave 
     from the show at some point?  Merry Clayton seems like an apt 
     replacement/understudy for Darlene.  But I can't imagine the show 
     having anywhere near the impact with MC as DL.
     Dave Feldman >>
    Dave and all,
    I have the two record cast album from Leader Of The Pack issued on
    Elecktra Darlene Love sings River Deep on it so she obviously is 
    the one supposed to sing it. I don't see Mary Clayton listed 
    anywhere on it.
    Paul Urbahns
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    Subject:     Darleeene!!
    Sent:        10/02/98 2:27 am
    Received:    10/02/98 7:53 am
    From:        Mark Landwehr,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Just heard that Darlene Love has been nominated for induction into 
    the RnR Hall of Fame...WELL, IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!!!
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    Subject:     Musical Changes In The Late 60s/Early 70s
    Sent:        10/02/98 9:00 am
    Received:    10/03/98 1:39 am
    From:        David Bash, BashXXXX@XXXom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    >...Sgt. Pepper changed the course of pop music to psychedelic, 
    >there was a short post-psychedelic musical period which 
    >featured everything from soul singers singing things like, 
    >"Cowboys To Girls", "I Found Love On a Two Way Street", "I'll 
    >Always Love My Mama", "Color Him Father", "5-10-15-20-25 Years of 
    >Love", "Who's Making Love", "La La Means I Love You", and so forth,
    >to the hideous bubble gum music which featured ditties like, 
    >"Yummy Yummy", "Simon Says", "1-2-3 Redlight", "Dizzy", "I Think I 
    >Love You" and others.
    Hi Claudia,
    You offer a very interesting analysis of post Pepper music, 
    although you should have also included some of the harder edged 
    sounds that graced the AM airwaves, like "Closer To Home" by Grand
    Funk, "The House Of The Rising Sun" by Frigid Pink, and "I Just 
    Want To Celebrate" by Rare Earth, to name a few.
    Also, it may be that you're comparing apples and oranges here. 
    Sergeant Pepper is an LP that many people consider to have caused 
    a turning point in the way albums were viewed and made, but I 
    don't really know that it had much effect on the shaping of Top 40
    radio. Top 40 radio in 1966 wasn't very homogenized, and while it 
    indeed did open up a bit during the next 4 to 6 years, I think 
    that Sgt. Pepper probably had less to do with that than radio 
    programmers increasing awareness of potential segmented markets.
    Finally, I can't agree with you that the bubblegum songs you 
    mention are hideous. In fact, "I Think I Love You" and "Dizzy" 
    were to my mind classics of the genre. Well, difference of opinion,
    handled in a tactful way, is what makes lists like this go round.
    Funny thing, to underscore Claudia's point. Recently I was 
    listening to tapes that my friend Bruce Grossberg made for me, 
    which featured most of the top 40 of 1970, in chronological order.
    When I got to "Whole Lotta Love" on the January/February tape, it 
    occured to me that if anyone came by my car at that moment, the 
    last thing they'd guess I was listening to was a compedium of top 
    40 hits from 1970. That illustrates that top 40 had indeed become 
    quite varied by that year.
    Spectropop Rules!!!!!
    Take Care,
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    Subject:     Re: New Burt Bacharach album - when's the release date?
    Sent:        10/02/98 1:52 pm
    Received:    10/03/98 1:42 am
    From:        dave prokopy,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    >I guess you all know ol' Burt is releasing a new album with
    >Elvis Costello, does anyone know *when* it's released?
    it's out - at least here in the states. came out this past tuesday.
    i just bought it today, and it's very, very good. i've never been
    a huge fan of costello's voice, but he does a credible job here. 
    the music, of course, is classic bacharach, right down to the 
    flugal horns.
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    Subject:     Spector covers
    Sent:        10/01/98 9:11 am
    Received:    10/01/98 8:32 am
    From:        john rausch, jXXXX@XXXnet
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Just got a new batch of Spector cover versions 45s, some I have 
    heard and some not, and while playing them I was completely blown 
    away by a version of the Ronettes "Do I Love You" done by Bill 
    Deal and the Rhondells. Wow, 100 times better than the one done by
    Jay and the Americans. Just wondering if anyone else has a fave 
    Spector cover they would like to share?
    Presenting the Fabulous 
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