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Spectropop V#0033

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  • Date: 1/26/98

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            Volume #0033                               01/27/98
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    Subject:     Come Back Baby - Roddie Joy
    Sent:        1/26/98 1:37 AM
    Received:    1/26/98 7:26 AM
    From:        Kentaur, KentXXX@XXXXXXm
    Anyone know where I might find this song on CD?  It's
    the only song to  make the Billboard Hot 100 from this
    artist, yet I've never seen it available.  I've checked
    the Rhino Girl Group compilations, and thought that
    Charly Records' "The Red Bird Records Story" box set
    would have it for sure, but it doesn't.
    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Subject:     Re: Spectropop V#0032
    Sent:        1/26/98 5:53 AM
    Received:    1/26/98 7:26 AM
    From:        Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom
    I have a record I fished out of the reject box of 45s at
    KTOP in Topeka KS about 1969 or 70 by a group called
    Morningstar.  It is "Wonderful Day" on Kef records.
    Does anyone know anything about this group?  They may
    have been British.  Think "Jan & Dean as a Girl Group."
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    Subject:     Re: Spectropop V#0032
    Sent:        1/26/98 1:00 PM
    Received:    1/27/98 12:18 AM
    From:        Javed Jafri,
    > From:        Jeff Glenn,
    > Other bands from the 60's you should try are The Parade 
    > and The  Merry-Go-Round.  The Parade's unreleased LP from 
    > the 60's was issued on  CD in Japan on A&M; The Merry-Go-
    > Round's one LP is also available on CD  from Japan A&M 
    > (Emitt Rhodes, who produced a demo my band made of covers  
    > that we use to secure gigs) didn't even know it had been 
    > reissued in  Japan (heck of a nice guy, and very down to 
    > earth).
    I think that Emitt Rhodes second solo album is a lost
    classic. It came out shortly after Paul Mac's first solo
    effort. The album displays an obvious Beatles/Paul
    influence. Like Paul, Emitt played all the instruments on
    his record. IMHO Emitt's record is better than just about
    any solo Beatles effort. A very consistent work start to
    finish and one that has aged gracefully. It's available
    on CD in America.I would put in on par with a record like
    Something/Anything by Todd Rundgren.    
    > And let me second Scott's recommendation on the Move set 
    >MOVEMENTS and 
    A question regarding the Move set. I believe someone
    posted that a stereo mix of Flowers In The Rain is
    included. Are there stereo mixes of any of the other early
    singles on this set ? 
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    Subject:     Re: Spectropop V#0032
    Sent:        1/27/98 2:27 AM
    Received:    1/27/98 2:38 AM
    Sent:        1/26/98 1:00 PM
    Re: Johnny Angel, Doc Rock wrote:
    > In liner notes, it is often stated that Darlene Love and 
    > the  blossoms sang background on Shelly  Fabares hit 
    > version.   When I listen to "Johnny Angel," I do not hear 
    > the Blossoms.  Does anyone  else hear the Blossoms?
    No, surely the vocalists must be white - especially
    whoever doubles Shelly's lead. King of the Surf Guitar,
    Surfin' Hootnanny, Things Are Changing - unmistakable, but
    it sounds like Lou Adler probably has the clearest
    recollection of Johnny Angel.
    > I don't suppose anyone has first hand knowledge, or access 
    > to the Union files showing who worked on specific 
    > sessions and song?
    This will undoubtedly show up in that book Russ Walensky
    (sp?) is writing. You know the one that Carol Kaye is
    always going on about. btw, has anyone else heard
    anything about that book other than from Carol Kaye?
    Re: Psychedelic Rock, BashPop wrote:
    >Among the albums you ought to look for are:
    >Around Grapefruit-Grapefruit
         Tops. On Bruce & Terry's Equinox. But only this album. 
         Their second is a disaster.
    >The Clique-The Clique
    >Elephant Candy-The Fun and Games
         Dittos again, and special thanks for these. File under: Gary Zekley 
    >Eternity's Children-Eternity's Children
         Another good choice. Timeless is good too. File under: Curt B.
    >The Robbs-The Robbs
    >Down To Middle Earth-The Hobbits
    >Blew Mind-The Hard Times
    Do tell more on the above!
    >...psych pop...
    Yeah, "psychedelic rock" conjurs up 13th Floor Elevators
    and Iron Butterfly. On the other hand, there are probably
    15 people in the world who understand a reference to
    "psych pop." What, is that like a Freudian Dr. Pepper or
    Still, Smashed! Blocked! (White Whale) is a great slice
    of L.A. pop psychedelia by the British mod band John's
    Children, and America's Balloon Farm had a great
    psychedelic non-hit single with Question of Temperature
    Much of this music is post-surf West Coast vocal pop, but
    this term, besides being verbose, obviously excludes
    bands like Flowerpot Men and Grapefruit. It sure ain't
    pop art, but it's definitely very arty pop.
    Javed Jafri adds:
    > One record that I recommend is by a group called 
    > Gandalf... Their music could be categorized as  psyche-pop 
    > and the album was produced by Koppelman and Rubin who were  
    > also responsible for the production of the Lovin' Spoonful 
    > and Sopwith  Camel. 
    Charles Koppelman and Don Rubin ended up as music biz
    corporate moguls. It's hard to imagine them as hands-on in
    the studio producers creating great psyche-pop. Certainly
    they functioned as executive producers, whatever the
    credits may read.  
    > I can't really describe the sound of this wonderful album, 
    > it's haunting  at times with a definite psychedelic edge 
    > yet it is very hummable. They  cover a couple of Tim 
    > Hardin songs including a killer version of Hang On  to a 
    > Dream. The record also has covers of Bing Crosby's Golden 
    > Earrings  and Harry Belafonte's Scarlett Ribbons. These 
    > sound nothing like the  originals. The original material 
    > on the record is also first rate. I'm  very surprised that 
    > the record has not become better known and that none  of 
    > the group members rose to more prominence.
    Thanks for this Javed! I have never heard this album. My
    curiosity is piqued!
    Jeff Glenn chimes in:
    >Other bands from the 60's you should try are The Parade...
    File this one under Jerry Riopell, the Spector protogE
    credited with producing the Blossoms' Things Are Changing
    and Bonnie and the Treasures' Home Of The Brave. Totally
    unlike Spector, the Parade sides are very good; the CD is
    recommended although it's a collection of tracks rather
    that a fully realized album. 
    >The Merry-Go-Round's one LP is also available on CD 
    >from Japan A&M 
    Yes. The album is called Live! (Rhymes with "give." What
    a dumb title! Definitely seems like it rhymes with "five"
    upon first read.)
    >I'm looking forward to receiving the first set of Sea of Tunes
    Got 'em! Over $200 in one shot - Ouch!!!! X'mas Box, and
    the first four Unsurpassed Masters. The only one I didn't
    get is the Concert edition. Haven't had the chance to
    listen to them yet...anyone else?
    BigL says:
    >I really enjoy "A Scratch In The Sky" by the Cryan'
    Now, is this Joe Meek? I love Cryin' Shames cover of The
    Drifters' Please Stay (Bacharach/Hillard). Must be a
    different band, right Lenny?
    Re: THE CAKE, Doc Rock wrote:
    >I have 2 LPs by the Cake.  They are truly great.
    That's it? Do tell more! Is there more Gold
    Star/Nitzsche/DeShannon vibe on either or both? 
    Re: Weekend In Palm Springs, Madani wrote:
    >Recently watched this movie...  Hilariously 
    >typical early-sixties teen flick...
    I think this film teaches young people morals that
    condone a healthy teenage standard, be it the sixties or
    the nineties, heh-heh. A great West Coast companion
    flick to Where The Boys Are. Connie Francis: What roles
    she was given!
    >And at the nightclub on stage who was performing but.....
    >.....The Modern Folk Quartet!
    One of the MFQ ended up as shutterbug for the Monkees and
    several other artists. I saw a wonderful coffee table
    photo collection by this cameraman last summer and was
    impressed by the last photo in the book - MFQ itself.
    They looked very psychedelic indeed, although the shot
    looks like it was taken circa 1966, merely months after
    the crew-cut Palm Springs flick. Sorry, I forgot his name.
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