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Spectropop V#0301

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 08/05/99

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       Volume #0301                          August 8, 1999   
                      No age limit on Sunday                  
    Subject:     RE: Phil Spector
    Received:    08/05/99 8:04 am
    From:        Bates, Robert (Cahners-NYC),
    To:          'Spectropop List',
    Two comments on Phil Spector.
    1. I know someone who was a party he was at in California, 
    and said he's just as, uh, eccentric as ever. (This was 
    around the time of the Million Man March, and he kept 
    raving how he was good friends with Farrakhan.)
    2. Why are all his CDs so expensive? Most box sets that 
    have been out a while end up discounted, but you can never
    get "Back to Mono" for less than $60. The Best of the 
    "Crystals/Ronettes/Darlene Love" CDs aren't cheap either, 
    usually showing up for $17.95. (Although has them 
    for about $13)
    Rob B.
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    Subject:     The Association's "Birthday"
    Received:    08/07/99 5:13 am
    From:        Mr Smokes-Too-Much,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    This is so ridiculous it's almost perverted. I bought a 
    copy of The Association's "Birthday" today for.....*ONE 
    DOLLAR*!!!!! The record store had accidentaly put the 
    wrong price tag on it --- the owner said "Oh, this is 
    actually worth atleast $15, but I guess we can't charge 
    more than the one dollar" so I got it that pervertedly 
    cheap! The sleeve is a quite worn but the vinyl is almost 
    in mint condition. The music is, of course, fantastic. The
    group's backing tracks have always struck me as pretty tame
    and sparse, though. They were obviously not students of the
    Brian Wilson School of Elaborate Backing Tracks. 
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    Subject:     the Westwoods
    Received:    08/05/99 8:04 am
    From:        Glenn Sadin,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I have this song on tape if you're interested.
    >I've been looking for years for a girl-group 45 on 
    >A&M by The Westwoods called "I Miss My Surfer Boy 
    >Too." It's a great Spector sound-alike answer song 
    >to "New York's a Lonely Town," replete with sleigh 
    >bells and celeste. 
    >Any help in finding a copy would be appreciated.
      Glenn Sadin
      Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for THE BERKELEY SQUIRES:
      Read about JAPANESE POP MUSIC from the 1950s thru the 1990s:
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    Subject:     Manson and "the clique"
    Received:    08/07/99 5:13 am
    From:        Jamie LePage,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Carol Kaye wrote:
    >Percussionist Gary Coleman spoke of working the date for 
    >Dennis producing that idiot killer, and we musicians tho't
    >that was just too damned "close"...
    Hold on there! Carol, are you saying that there WERE 
    Manson sessions which included members of "the clique"? 
    With Dennis (or other BBs) producing? If so, this is big 
    news to me. As far as I know, nothing "released" by Manson
    has the LA studio musicians backing. And if the Wilson 
    brothers were involved, the dates you speak of have to be 
    Brother Records recordings, and most likely recorded at 
    Gold Star, Western or Sunset Sound. Where are those tapes 
    today? If such recordings exist they would be very 
    interesting to hear. Even more interesting, if such tapes 
    do indeed exist, why haven't we heard ABOUT them before? 
    As an example, we know of Danny Hutton and Redwood's 
    sessions for Brother, but has there ever been 
    documentation of "long-lost" Manson tapes with BB 
    production and LA sessioneers playing ? Brad? Anyone?
    This is a surprising revelation. Does anyone here know 
    anything about these Manson/BB/clique sessions? I wonder 
    how many tracks were recorded and to what extent the 
    tracks were completed. Could there possibly be an ALBUM in
    the can of Manson, produced by Brian and Dennis with the 
    clique? If so, I for one would love to hear it; not 
    particularly for the Manson songs and lyrics, but for the 
    production and musicianship of that very special time.
    Further revelations, anyone?
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    Subject:     Top female singer
    Received:    08/06/99 2:12 am
    From:        Shelby
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I am conducting an on-line survey to determine who are 
    your favorite female singers. I will post the winners in 
    the order that they are chosen. Please vote one time only.
    Please help us in this survey. We will divulge only the 
    winners in order. We will not post the total amount of 
    votes that is received for each singer.
    This is not going to be a multiple choice. I want everyone
    to pick ONE female artist. She can be the lead singer of a 
    group or a solo performer, or even a full female group.. 
    She can be from the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's. 
    She can be from any genre of music, RNR, R&B, C&W, Jazz, 
    POP, or even Disco. YOU CHOOSE the Winner. 
    The winner will be announced on 8-18-99.
    Send your choice to:
    The Results will be posted at:
    Thank You,
    Shelby Riggs
    My (yours) selection is: _______________________________________
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    Subject:     women in rock
    Received:    08/06/99 2:12 am
    From:        john rausch,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    To anyone on the list, I am in need of a copy of the VH1 
    special on Women In Rock on VHS tape,mainly interested in 
    the Ronnie Spector portion.If you can help,please email 
    me.Any help is greatly appreciated. I have also noticed a 
    few mentions of music videos of today which reminds me of 
    the "first" music video debut of MTV...The Buggles with 
    their recording of "Video Killed The Radio Star", how 
    John R
    Presenting The Fabulous 
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    Subject:     Kama Sutra
    Received:    08/08/99 5:23 pm
    From:        DJ JimmyB, DJJimxxxxxcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hi...Does anyone know anything about the history of Kama 
    Sutra Rekkids? I seem to frequently strike Pay Dirt when I
    chance a slab 'o' vinyl on this label and wanna know if 
    anyone knows who did their arranging/producing beyond 
     Lovin' Spoonful stuff. Anyone?
    Jimmy Botticelli
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