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Spectropop V#0248

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 03/26/99

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       Volume #0248                          March 29, 1999   
                 Now Available At Montgomery Ward             
    Subject:     Re: Good Vibrations
    Received:    03/26/99 1:00 am
    From:        Brad Elliott,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Big L wrote:
    >>no way is "Good Vibrations" anywhere near the best pop or
    >>rock single ever, although Mojo's recent poll says so)
    >The only thing I can say about this is that I can't
    >remember another record having the kind of impact that GV
    >did in November 1966. It was the most fantastic thing I
    >had ever heard.
    I've gotta agree! "Good Vibrations" cut through everything
    else on radio at the time! Nothing else sounded like it. 
    But I guess it was a situation where you had to be there 
    to understand that.
    The only other times I've heard anything jump out of the 
    radio like that, in comparison to everything else that was
    getting played, were with "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob 
    Dylan and "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen. To this day,
    those three are at the top of my list of favorite, best and
    most important rock singles.
    Surf's up!
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    Subject:     Beach Boys
    Received:    03/27/99 12:25 am
    From:        Doc Rock, docroXXXXXXXXcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    >The only thing I can say about this is that I can't 
    >remember another record having the kind of impact that GV 
    >did in November 1966. It was the most fantastic thing I 
    >had ever heard.
    The record by the Beach Boys which had the biggest impact 
    on me on first hearing was "I Get Around," and not for the 
    lyrics, but the SOUND!
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    Subject:     Net Sounds II - In The House
    Received:    03/26/99 1:00 am
    From:        Richard Globman,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Net Sounds II - Do It Again, the 2CD set put together by 
    members of the Pet Sounds Mailing List, is here and ready 
    to ship. The set includes 48 tracks of BB covers.
    For those who previously ordered, they were shipped on 
    Tuesday. For those who wish to order, please e-mail me for
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    Subject:     Philles B-Sides
    Received:    03/26/99 1:00 am
    From:        john rausch, jXXXXXXXXnet
    To:          Spectropop List,
    To Joe Moorehouse:
    Interesting record you have there, I always enjoy finding 
    these oddities. Sounds like a bootleg copy you have there 
    with "back to back" hits. There are several boots around; I
    have one, Philles 123 with Walking In The Rain (stereo) and
    on the b-side is Paradise; the typeset for the word 
    paradise is PARADISE, the rest of the label has all the 
    normal type. Noting this however, writer credit on 
    Paradise is Spector, Poncia, Andrioli. Paradise was 
    written by Harry Nilsson. Also, the original blue/black 
    labels have a thick line under the PR logo; this has the 
    blue/black label with a thin line. And speaking of b-sides, 
    maybe someone on the list may find this interesting. The 
    flip for Philles 112, Da Do Ron Ron,is called "Git It" and 
    is a reworking inst. of a Darlene Love b-side - Take It 
    >From Me. 
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    Subject:     Unusual Philles 115
    Received:    03/28/99 8:54 pm
    From:        Ian Chapman,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I think what you have there could be one of a set of blue 
    Philles boots that appeared in about '79, and originated 
    from a place in North Cole Ave., Hollywood. They're 
    distinguishable from authentic blue Philles labels by the 
    line under the "PR Philles Records" logo, which is a thin 
    line on the boots, but thick on the originals. The 
    Ronettes boots had "Rare Masters" cuts on the flips, and 
    Ike & Tina's "River Deep" was backed with the Ikettes 
    "Down Down". Some of these boots also came on coloured wax.
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    Subject:     Spector Bootlegs
    Received:    03/26/99 1:00 am
    From:        Paul Urbahns, PaulurbXXXXXXXXom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    In a message dated 3/24/99 11:29:52 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
     J Moorehous wrote
     I just picked up a copy of Then He Kissed Me on the black 
     and blue Philles label that is backed not with Brother 
     Julius, but with All Grown Up. Interestingly, the type 
     face on the words "All Grown Up" is a serif typeface that 
     is different from that normally used. >>
    J. I am sure what you have is a boot. There was a series 
    of blue label bootlegs issued back in the late 70s or 
    early 80s and they put a good cut on the b side instead of
    the usual junky Phil Spector instrumental. I didn't buy 
    many because I had all the songs except The Ronettes 
    version of Girls Can Tell. So I bought the boot that had 
    it on the B side (Philles 116 "Be My Baby"(in stereo) b/w 
    Girls Can Tell (mono). The reason the style of type on 
    the title is different is because that's all they changed,
    the publishing credit, songwriter and everything else is 
    the same as the original B side instrumental. If you 
    wanted the songs you got a good deal, but I don't think 
    they are worth much as collectors items.
    Paul Urbahns
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    Subject:     Ronnie Spector
    Received:    03/27/99 12:25 am
    From:        john rausch, jXXXXXXXXnet
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Ronnie Spector and Joey Ramone were on Bowienet 
    the other night for a chat, you can check out the 
    transcription at:
    John Rausch
    Presenting The Fabulous 
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    Subject:     Sax Players
    Received:    03/26/99 1:00 am
    From:        CLAUDIA CUNNINGHAM,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I would have to say that my own opinion for top sax 
    players would include Boots Randolph who's in a league of 
    his own, Paul Desmond of the Dave Brubeck Quartet and 
    let's not forget - for honorable mention - Autry DeWalt, 
    Jr., otherwise known as Junior Walker (of the Allstars), 
    the Motown tenor sax player who had the legendary "Shotgun" 
    superhit and "What Does It Take (to Win Your Love)" and 
    "Do the Boomerang" on the charts, to name a few.
    Sorry. Kenny G doesn't cut it for me. His passe' 
    Goldilocks Michael Bolton 'do is the epitome of the 80's 
    and 90's "sensitive man" look, and his girly like alto sax
    sounds the same on every record. As a sax player, let's 
    just say that Kenny is very good to his mother.
    Paul Desmond of the Brubeck Quartet was the alto sax 
    artist featured on one of the jazz genre's most memorable 
    songs, "Take 5" which will sound great 1,000 years from 
    The Quartet were musician's musicians, part of the era of 
    the Rat Pack, tough guys and martinis cooling in the 
    fridge. The Marlboro Man was no doubt a bud of theirs! 
    Yeah, Kenny G should have hung with them...they would have
    taught him a thing or three. Oh, shucks. I guess I'm an old
    fashioned girl...Bring back the days as my old uncle use to
    say, when men were men and women were two bucks! 
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    Subject:     Bonnie and the Treasures
    Received:    03/27/99 12:25 am
    From:        WILLIAM STOS,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    "Home Of The Brave," is one of the greatest songs I've 
    ever heard! I just found a copy and I think it's brilliant. 
    I had read some things about it before, however, there
    were many unknowns. It definitely sounds like Phil 
    produced it, but some people claim it's actually the 
    Ronettes. Well, the Treasures sound like them, but not 
    Bonnie. How she could possibly be Ronnie is beyond me, and
    her high pitched voice doesn't sound like any other Ronette, 
    does it? She released a solo single, "Close Your Eyes," 
    too. Who was she? Who were the Treasures? Why wasn't it a 
    big hit? Who wrote it?
    Will Stos
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    Subject:     Psyche-pop Song List
    Received:    03/27/99 12:25 am
    From:        Dave Mirich, DmirXXXXXXXXom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Big L came up with this idea:
    "I have a suggestion. Instead of recommending albums and 
     groups, why not recommend individual songs, get up a list,
     and have a vote. The top 60 entrees could then be put on a 
     Spectropop soundtrack tape".
    I like the idea a lot! I'll volunteer to compile a list of
    the songs recommended by the listers. Then a vote will be 
    taken to cull the top 60 vote-getting songs. I would be 
    happy with simply possessing such a list. But maybe 
    someone here would be willing to make the "Spectropop 
    soundtrack tape" that Big L spoke of........ Okay folks, 
    here's the first entries for the song list:
    Big L recommends for the list (I think):
    The Kinks, (from the LP "Village Green Preservation Society")
     Sitting By The Riverside
     Phenomenal Cat
     Do You Remember Walter 
     Picture Book 
     Big Sky 
     Village Green 
    The Kinks (from the LP "Arthur.")
     Young & Innocent Days
    Dave Mirich recommends:
    The Yellow Balloon -- The Yellow Balloon
    The Millenium -- Karmic Dream Sequence
    Saggitarius -- My World Fell Down
    The Ballroom -- It's a Sad World
    Small Faces -- Itchycoo Park
    Love -- Alone Again Or
    Monkees -- Soundtrack of "Head"
    Flowerpot Men -- Let's Go To San Francisco
    C'mon Folks!  What are you waiting for?  Send in those song titles now!!
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