========================================================== | __| __ \ _ \ __| __| __| _ \ __ \ _ \ __ \ \__ \ | | __/ ( | | ( | | | ( | | | ____/ .__/ \___|\___|\__|_| \___/ .__/ \___/ .__/ _| _| _| ========================================================== Volume #0029 12/12/97 ==========================================================Subject: shaggin' etc. Sent: 12/11/97 9:29 AM Received: 12/12/97 1:24 AM From: Steve McClure, novaXXX@XXXXXXcom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com > The kids even made up their own dance...called The Shag You realize how amusing this dance's name would be to any British person, since "to shag" in BritEng means to, erm ... have intercourse of the sexual kind. However, I believe there is also an American or Canadian term "shaggin' wagon," meaning a van featuring special accoutrements designed to facilitate sexual congress, which makes me wonder if this use of "shag" is indeed a trans-Atlantic phenomenon... I think we should be told. > > Exhibit A would be the transcendent "This Is The Story of > My Love (Baby)," found on the Wizzard LP _Introducing Eddy > & The Falcons_ from 1974. Imagine, if you will, Frankie > Valli and the 4 Seasons overdubbing vocals on an unfinished > Ronettes track. Flat-out wonderful. I agree. I have this LP, and this is a great track. The rest of the album is great as well, with parodies/homages of/to Del Shannon, Neil Sedaka, Gene Vincent, etc. Roy Wood is one of the true Lost Geniuses of pop music. Steve McClure -----------[ archived by Spectropop ]----------- Subject: Bryan Maclean Sent: 12/11/97 2:34 AM Received: 12/11/97 8:15 AM From: David Marsteller, davebXXX@XXXXXXlin.org To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com On Thu, 11 Dec 1997,Jamie LePage wrote: > > 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? Jamie, I saw the album listed in the Collector's Choice catalog. I can get you the contact info if necessary. I haven't ordered it yet, but I know someone who was going to and was waiting for their comments before deciding to order for myself. Dave -----------[ archived by Spectropop ]----------- Subject: Forever Changes Lineup Sent: 12/11/97 9:14 PM Received: 12/12/97 1:24 AM From: David Marsteller, davebXXX@XXXXXXlin.org To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com On Thu, 11 Dec 1997, Jamie LePage wrote: > > 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 checked my copy of the lp. The credits are: Arthur Lee, guitar & vocal John Echols, guitar Bryan Maclean, guitar & vocal Ken Forssi, bass Michael Stuart, percussion Dave -----------[ archived by Spectropop ]----------- Subject: MacRae Sibs Sent: 12/10/97 9:46 PM Received: 12/11/97 8:15 AM From: Jack Madani, Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Spectropop List,spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com,Internet writes: >Hey Darian, Lori Saunders has it all over Meredith MacRae! Not to butt into an internal fight....well, okay, I *am* butting into an internal fight.... Meredith was in one of the Beach movies, I forget which, starring as "Animal," the most boy-hungry chick you ever did see. She was awesome. If memory serves (and it rarely does), I believe the episode in which she appeared also featured Dick Dale in the role of Dick Dale, the most tripped out hipster surfer of all times. He looked stoned, man. And then of course, wasn't that her brother (I forget his name) who played Bonehead in the entire series? Ah, which speaking of the Beach Blanket series, my favorite movie was Beach Blanket Bingo, because Linda Evans' character "Sugar Cane" sang an awesome Spectorian tune by the name of New Love. Very impressive number. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------[ archived by Spectropop ]----------- Subject: Re: Forever Changes Sent: 12/11/97 2:01 PM Received: 12/12/97 1:24 AM From: Javed Jafri, javedjaXXX@XXXXXX.ca To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com The string arrangements on Forever changes were by David Angel who also worked with Herb Albert and the T. Brass. As far as the musicans who played on the record, it was in large part just the members of the band ( excluding the horns and string parts). The group was in disarray ( drugs etc..) as the sessions for the record began and Botnick had actually started sessions with members of the "Wrecking Crew" but this was a wake up call to the group and they were aroused out of their lathargy and recorded the rest of the album themselves. There was a very comprehensive article about Arthur Lee and Love in the June 1997 issue of Mojo. This article by the way features quite a few quotes from David Anderle who at one time was in charge of the Beach Boys Brother records and also worked with Love. The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson were mentioned a few times in the article, including a reference made to a certain similarity between Smile and Forever Changes. Musically I'm not too sure about that but as far as odd ball vision goes I think it's a fair comparison. Javed > 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? -----------[ archived by Spectropop ]----------- END
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