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  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 1/17/98

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           Volume #0031                                01/17/98
    Subject:     "Babe, I Need Your Love"?
    Sent:        1/14/98 6:17 AM
    Received:    1/17/98 1:16 AM
    From:        DANIEL LEGA,
    To:          Spectropop  List,
         Hey, can anyone tell me who did this song, "Babe,
    I Need Your Love"?  I don't know if that's the correct
    title.  I remember it from years ago, but recently have
    heard it on a gasoline commmercial, the one where the
    guy is leaving his car in the airline parking lot and
    runs back and inflates a rubber gasoline pump to keep
    his car company while he's away.
        The lyrics go something like this:
        Babe, gonna need your love
        The minute you walk out that door
        Please don't go
        Don't go-o-o-o-o
        I want you to stay
    Thanks for any help,   
    Dan Lega
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    Subject:     Re: Bryan Maclean
    Sent:        12/13/97 1:45 AM
    Received:    12/13/97 3:36 AM
    From:        BashPop, BashXXX@XXXXXXm
    << 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?>>
    Hi Jamie,
    The album is called "Ifyoubelievein" and it's on
    Sundazed records.  It's pretty bare bones, and upon
    first listen I didn't think the melodies were strong
    enough to overcome the spare production.  I'll give it
    another shot.
    Spectropop Rules!!!!!
    Take Care,
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    Subject:     HDH-What Happened?
    Sent:        1/13/98 10:53 PM
    Received:    1/14/98 12:16 AM
    From:        David Marsteller,
    Hi everybody! Hope you enjoyed your vacations. This
    morning, I'm having a bit of a Honey Cone festival at
    home-"Want  Ads" should be coming up any moment. What
    this leads me to is to wonder what exactly happened to
    Holland-Dozier-Holland? After their break with  Berry
    Gordy, they started up both the Invictus and Hot Wax
    labels and had  hits with Chairmen Of The Board, Freda
    Payne, Eighth Day and Honey Cone,  many of which were
    other's compositions and productions. It looked like 
    they were ready to give Motown a run for the money. Then,
    it went kaput,  and although HDH continued to write and
    produce, their hitmaking days  were behind them. Any
    ideas? Lawsuits? Payola? 
    /**   "Reach out and grab a fistful of now"                            **/
    /**                                             Thornetta Davis        **/
    /**      David Marsteller                       **/
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    Subject:     Psychedelic Rock
    Sent:        1/12/98 10:14 AM
    Received:    1/13/98 12:27 AM
    From:        D mirich, DmirXXX@XXXXXXm
    First of all I want to thank Jamie LePage and Jack Madani
    for recommending some of the most astounding music that I
    can imagine.  Quite some time ago Page told me about the
    music of Gary Usher and Curt Boettcher from the groups
    called Sagittarius, and the Millennium. Present Tense,
    from Sag -- and Begin, from the Mil, have given me
    countless hours of musical ecstasy (ever wonder where the
    Byrds learned what to do? Even some very Zepplinesque
    stuff as well).  
    Recently, Madani spoke of the Flowerpotmen who are from
    this same 1967 -- 68 time frame and are also currently
    blowing my mind (I must admit that the flawless 5 minute
    classic, Beach Baby is a very guilty pleasure of mine!).
    Also, obviously I worship the Love classic, Forever
    Changes (more pre-Byrds stuff) -- and even the first side
    of De Capo.
    Now, I'm asking the members of this list to help me to
    find more of this magical music from this, the Golden Age
    of psychedelic rock and roll. What other LPs (CDs) belong
    alongside these beautiful works?
    BTW, thanks Jack before recommending the Andrew Gold
    records.  I always hated the song Thank You for Being a
    Friend (my local TV news station used it as their jingle
    and burned it to the ground!  I didn't even know who
    wrote this song but I wanted to see him to pilloried in
    the town's square!) However, it turns out of the this
    Brian-O-Phile is very talented and has a catalog of
    highly listenable music.
    Dave Mirich
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    Subject:     The Move
    Sent:        1/12/98 9:12 AM
    Received:    1/13/98 12:27 AM
    From:        Scott Bauman,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    "To help get things off to a good start, perhaps listers
    would like to share any new finds or rediscoveries from
    the recent holiday season."
    Well, I haven't been on this list long enough to know if
    The Move has been discussed here, but I'd like to
    heartily recommend their recent 3-CD collection entitled
    Movements. As many of you probably know, The Move was
    the brainchild of Roy Wood, who later formed the
    Electric Light Orchestra with future Wilbury and fellow
    Move member Jeff Lynne.
    This collection contains everything The Move released
    commercially until they signed with Harvest. Thus, it
    contains their first three albums in their entirety (The
    Move, Shazam, and Looking On) as well as all of their
    early singles. Also included is all of their live EP
    "Something Else," which contains covers of songs by The
    Byrds ("So You Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star") and Love
    ("Stephanie Knows Who").
    Although they never had much success here in the U.S.,
    the group had several top 5 hits in the U.K., including
    the fantastic Flowers In the Rain and Blackberry Way
    (which is best described as a combination of Penny Lane
    and Strawberry Fields Forever).
    It is fascinating to listen to the development of the
    band through the collection. On the first disc, the band
    concocts twisted little pop songs, like I Can Hear The
    Grass Grow and Cherry Blossom Clinic. On the second disc,
    the band starts stretching out into longer, more
    ambitious cuts (the Shazam album, contained on this disc,
    only contains six songs). By the third disc, the band
    loses some of its steam (some of their songs sound like
    Humble Pie or Black Sabbath with David Bowie on lead
    vocals), but is still able to crank out great proto-pop
    like Brontosaurus and Lightning Never Strikes Twice.
    It's obvious that bands like Cheap Trick (who have
    covered two songs by The Move) and Jellyfish were
    heavily influenced by this great band.
    -- Scott
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    Subject:     Holidaze (re)discovery
    Sent:        1/17/98 2:35 AM
    Received:    1/17/98 1:16 AM
    From:        LePageWeb,
    Over the holidays I had the chance to relisten to a few
    fave LPs and even get copies of a few previously unknown
    (to me) gems that I thought worth mentioning.
    I got a tape of their Christmas show done for Armed Forces
    Radio, and hearing that a few times over the holidays made
    me go back to their albums. This is a band that is surely
    worth rediscovering. Chris Dedrick's writing and
    arrangements are wonderful. Kites Are Fun. Proper
    Ornaments, etc. A good CD retrospect in U.S. is long
    Baby That's Me is absolutely priceless. It's got the
    coolness of Jackie DeShannon, the Nitzsche groove with a
    perfect example of his ethereal strings, and great Gold
    Star ambiance; it's everything. So I seek more. I managed
    to find two Decca singles, both under the direction of
    Green(e) and Stone. None of the four sides has that
    "latter day Philles/Gold Star" sound as does Baby That's
    Me. The Cake have at least one album, which I have never
    heard. Is there anything else as magnificent as Baby
    That's Me?
    btw, what's the story on Charlie Greene and Brian Stone?
    Wasn't York their label? They did the early Buffalo
    Springfield records, and I believe they were connected
    with Priscilla Paris after the Spector/Gregmark releases.
    What I know by them was recorded at Gold Star. I've never
    heard Green and Stone mentioned as Spector protoge, but
    the indirect connection to Spector is obvious on much of
    their work.
    Well, over the holidays I heard the new CD. I forget the
    title. It has Chas Chandler's original All Along The
    Watchtower which was very interesting. Also on the CD is
    the rather obscure Stars That Play With Laughing Sam's
    Dice, but a strange (Eddie Kramer!) remix circa 1972. Why
    didn't they use the original Chas Chandler mix? It was far
    better - it was right where it was supposed to have been.
    At last, a legit "Definitive Remastering" re-release of
    this rare B-side, and a stereo remix is used...hmm.
    I know little about this except that when a friend played
    it for me one late-December evening I thought it was
    quite good. I was surprised to find the Clark Burroughs
    credit. From the Hi-Lo's to the Gordian Knot. An
    impressive scope. Any other Clark Burroughs "soft rock"
    All the best, 
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    Subject:     Re:  Spectropop V#0029
    Sent:        12/14/97 4:50 AM
    Received:    12/14/97 11:45 PM
    From:        Kentaur, KentXXX@XXXXXXm
    >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. 
    The Tams ("What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am," "Be
    Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy," etc.) had a rather large
    hit in the UK, in late 1987.  It was called "Do You Like
    Shaggin' With the One You Love," I think.  And, yes, I
    was told by the guys at Radio Luxembourg about the
    "British" definition of the word, "shag."  They seemed
    to be amused by the title.
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