======================================================== S P E C T R O P O P ======================================================== Volume #0028 12/11/97 ========================================================Subject: Forever Changes Sent: 12/11/97 1:53 AM Received: 12/11/97 2:00 AM From: Jamie LePage, le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Over the weekend. I discovered all over again Forever Changes. I was listening to a compilation album that had "The Good Humor Man..." and it sounded so good I thought to listen to the whole Love album from start to finish for the first time in too long a while. Forever Changes is one of the most highly regarded bla-bla-bla, but what impressed me this time more than anything were the arrangements and the production. Surprising, because I thought Bruce Botnick approached record production from an engineer's perspective rather than from an arranger's view. I can't think of any other Botnick work with such a strong emphasis on arrangement and production, although I am not very familiar with his work. Much of the rather loose rhythm guitar work sounds like the band members sort of trying to keep up. The bass and drums, though, especially on the brass/strings embellished cuts, are spot on. Who were the musicians on this album? I'm sure it's news to no one here, but it bears repeating: Forever Changes is a pretty amazing album. Speaking of Love, I heard that a Bryan Maclean album was recently released, and that the recordings were all original 60's tapes exhumed from Maclean's mother's garage. Does this exist? Is it available? Has anyone heard it? Is it as good as one might expect from the description? LePageWeb -----------[ archived by Spectropop ]----------- Subject: Stephen Monahan Sent: 12/10/97 8:12 PM Received: 12/11/97 2:00 AM From: Kieron Tyler, kierXXX@XXXXXXorg.uk To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Does anyone have any information on Stephen Monahan. He made an LP on Kapp in 1968, gatefold sleeve, he looks a bit like Donavan. However he sounds like Del Shannon. I suspect there is a connection to Del Shannon as the songs publishing company includes the name Bourgoise (like Del Shannons' manager Dan B.) Also, is he the Steve Monahan on VeeJay in 1963? Thanks for any help, the LP is a real curio... -----------[ archived by Spectropop ]----------- Subject: Petticoat...Junction Sent: 12/7/97 7:20 PM Received: 12/8/97 7:30 AM From: BashPop, BashXXX@XXXXXXm To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Hi Everyone, This is a longshot, but here goes...There was an episode of Petticoat Junction, circa 1968, on which the three "Bradley Girls" do a song which had the chorus with the lyrics "I'm so glad that you found me, now my way is clear...". It's an incredible song, very Girl Group/Melody Goes On type pop, if you know what I mean. Does anyone know if that song ever was issued on a record? It's clearly a studio job, as there are "invisible instruments" in the background, and most of the girls' lead vocals are double tracked. Man, I'd love to get my hands on this record if it exists!!! -- Spectropop Rules!!!!! Take Care, David P.S. Hey Darian, Lori Saunders has it all over Meredith MacRae! :-) -----------[ archived by Spectropop ]----------- END
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