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Spectropop V#0001

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 10/24/97

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    Volume #0001
    10/30/97
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    Subject:     I said now hey ev'ree bah deeee
    Sent:        10/24/97 1:14 AM
    Received:    10/24/97 8:10 AM
    From:        Jack Madani, Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us
    To:          Spectropop, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    Ya know, this list used to be a helluva lot more civil in the old days.
    
    jack "eff you, eff me, eff that man behind the tree" madani
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    Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road,
       Princeton, NJ  08540   Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us
    "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:     Carole King's City
    Sent:        10/29/97 2:51 AM
    Received:    10/29/97 8:34 AM
    From:        David Marsteller, davebXXX@XXXXXXlin.org
    To:          Spectropop, spectroXXX@XXXXXXcom
    
    A few months ago, I *finally* sprung for a bootleg copy of The City's 
    "Now That Everything's Been Said" lp. Does anybody have the inside scoop 
    on why that album has yet to be reissued? Does Carole King hate it so 
    much that she won't allow it, or is it something more mundane like the 
    masters can't be found? I don't think it's nearly that bad that Carole 
    won't let it be reissued; well there are a couple of songs that aren't 
    that great, but can any album with 'I Wasn't Born To Follow' be all that 
    bad?
    Later
    Dave
    
    
    
    
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    Subject:     Dixie Cups
    Sent:        10/29/97 1:41 PM
    Received:    10/30/97 12:19 AM
    From:        Paul Urbahns, purbaXXX@XXXXXXorg
    To:          spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    I have a record of the Dixie Cups "Chapel Of Love" album in stereo. I
    understand this was done by Columbia Record Club. Has any of the Dixie
    Cups songs been issued in stereo on CD?
    Paul URbahns
    purbaXXX@XXXXXXorg
    
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    Subject:     Hi Children of the 60s!
    Sent:        10/29/97 4:54 PM
    Received:    10/30/97 12:19 AM
    From:        David Bash, bashXXX@XXXXXXt.com
    To:          spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    Hello Star Children,
    
    I really want to thank Jamie Le Page for his gracious invitation for me
    to join this list.  I know many of you already, and I'd certainly love
    to get to know the rest of you. 
    
    I'm not sure of the exact concept that Jamie had in mind for the list,
    but I'd love it if we were able to explore many regions of 60s pop,
    including girl groups, British Invasion, and late 60s soft pop and
    pop/psych. Hopefully, you allow me to indulge my desires by letting you
    know of some of the wonderful 60s albums I found at a record show last
    Sunday, here in Southern California.  The funny thing is, I once had all
    of these albums, but foolishly purged them as well as 4,000 others one
    fateful October day in 1993:
    
    1. It's A Happening World-The Tokens: Truly an underrated gem of a
    disc.  Tracks like "It's A Happening World", "Perhaps, The Joy Of
    Giving", "For All That I Am", "Bye Bye Bye", and "Portrait Of My Love"
    are brimming with exquisite vocal and instrumental arrangements that are
    a lot more ambitious than one might expect from the Tokens.
    
    2. Orange Colored Sky-Orange Colored Sky:  An overlooked album on UNI
    that typifies the wonderful pop/psych sound that was blithely ignored by
    the masses, and could be found in cutout bins in the late 70s.
    
    3. Sing Valley Of The Dolls-The Arbors: Although The Arbors music might
    border on MOR (okay, it crosses the border), the vocal arrangements are
    beautiful enough to be transcendent.
    
    4. A Harvard Square Affair-The Cambridge Concept Of Timothy Clover: Some
    very pretty and spare melodies by this Bostonian that you won't want to
    miss.
    
    5. The Ark-Chad And Jeremy: This Gary Usher Produced LP helped to foster
    a new image for Chad and Jeremy, elevating them from the ranks of Peter
    And Gordon.  Lots of soft, willowy pop/psych melodies helped lift this
    album above the mundane.
    
    I hope we hear from everyone on this list, and that we get some great
    threads going!
    -- 
    SpectroPop Rules!!!!!
    Take Care,
    David Bash
    
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    Subject:     where's the influence?
    Sent:        10/28/97 5:40 PM
    Received:    10/29/97 1:05 AM
    From:        Jack Madani, Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us
    To:          spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    As part of my preparation for this groovy new list, I read
    Mark Ribowsky (sic)'s book on Phil Spector, called _He's A 
    Rebel_. There's a bunch of stuff in there that I want to 
    discuss, but what the hell, I can't blow it all
    on digest #1. So here's my first topic for discussion: 
    musical influences and inspirations for the classic 
    songwriters of the early sixties.
    
    I've seen and read Leiber and Stoller discussing their 
    love for the new bebop jazz coming out of NYC in the late 
    forties and early fifties, read about how
    the piano-playing guy of the two (is that Leiber or 
    Stoller? I allus forget) would spend scads of time down on
    52nd street. And now in the Spector bio I read a very 
    similar tale about Phil and his deep love for jazz of the 
    bop kind. But one listens to the *songs* these cats are 
    writing, and I don't hear it at all. Why the monstrously 
    large dichotomy? Brian Wilson has a similar love for jazz 
    music (Gerswhin, Four Freshmen, Hi-Lo-type stuff), and
    in his music you definitely *can* hear the influence, and 
    from a pretty early point in his career, too. But L&S were
    , as far as I know, writing Hound-Dog-style I-IV-V chord 
    progressions right up until the end of the sixties, and 
    Spector likewise (when he actually *wrote* music, that is,
    instead of just grafting his name onto the songwriter 
    credits, but that's grist for another post). Do folks have
    any thoughts on this matter?
    
    Foithermore, what do folks know about the musical 
    inspirations of other people such as Sedaka, Mann/Weil, 
    Barry/Greenwich, Goffin/King? Doc Pomus I guess I know was
    in love with the blues, and it shows in his writing. But as
    for the others, I don't know anything about their muses.
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    Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road,
       Princeton, NJ  08540   Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us
    "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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