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Spectropop V#0028

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 12/11/97

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           Volume #0028                                12/11/97
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    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
    
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    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...
    
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    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!!!
    
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    Spectropop Rules!!!!!
    Take Care,
    David
    
    P.S. Hey Darian, Lori Saunders has it all over Meredith MacRae!  :-)
    
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