__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0302 August 10, 1999 __________________________________________________________ Danny D. Thanx TheeSubject: Re: Manson and "the clique" Received: 08/09/99 5:50 am From: Brad Elliott, suxxxxxonline.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Jamie LePage wrote: >Carol Kaye wrote: > >>Percussionist Gary Coleman spoke of working the date for >>Dennis producing that idiot killer... > >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? I couldn't say why you haven't heard anything about them. There have been vague discussions about them among Beach Boys collectors for years. Nothing from the sessions has ever been released, either commercially or on bootleg, and tapes have not circulated among collectors. I can't tell you a whole lot about the sessions; all documentation seems to have disappeared (reportedly shortly after Manson was arrested and charged with the murders). The sessions were done in 1968, apparently at Brian's home studio, and Dennis was the only Beach Boy involved. The tapes do exist -- there apparently were at least two sets of masters -- and at least some of them still reside in the Beach Boys' tape vault. Beyond that, it's all question marks at this time. (No, I haven't heard the tapes.) More information is supposed to be forthcoming later this year when a new book on Manson, "Live Freaky, Die Freaky" is published. Brad --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: I hate.... Received: 08/09/99 5:50 am From: Carol Kaye, caroxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com talking about this, as I don't like to give Manson any publicity.....killers love publicity, makes them feel important etc. Gary Coleman (percussionist, father of Lisa Coleman btw, keyboardist behind Prince at one time) first told me about recording something for Manson in the studio (I kept remembering it was Brian but no, not Brian at all, it was for Dennis I found out later) shortly after the murders in 1969, and we studio musicians all discussed this amongst ourselves. I didn't hear anything more about that until I was over at a DJ's house in Denver, Colo. and he evidently had a bootleg of a copy of a tape of that session (which I assumed as scrapped or something, you never heard anything more about it) and asked me if I wanted to hear it (about 1992) and I told him "no I didn't". That's all I know about it. Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ I tho't everyone knew about it....that recording date has been discussed a few times before somewhere else then. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Manson & Beach Boys Received: 08/09/99 5:50 am From: Kingsley Abbott, kinxxxxxa.freeserve.co.uk To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Jamie LePage's recent question about the existence or not of Manson and BB collaboration is open to speculation, but I can add a little to the debate. When researching for my "Back To The Beach" reader book on BW & BBs I was told the following from a very reliable source: "In the vaults there exists an 8 track finished master by Charles Manson that features Carl and Dennis and was produced by them" I was led to believe that it was a finished album, or at least pretty close. Incidently the said "Back to The Beach " book has recently been reprinted and is now available again from Helter Skelter (Yeah, I know!!) or from usual ordering sources. ISBN is 1 900924- 02-1. How's that for working in a plug on my first posting! Welcome also to Jerry Riopelle - Jerry- how about telling us the Bonnie story (Home Of The Brave, Close Your Eyes)? Love to hear about it all. Best wishes to all Kingsley Abbott --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Welcome Jerry! Received: 08/09/99 5:50 am From: WILLIAM STOS, xxxxxet.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com I don't want to go into length about Bonnie and the Treasures' "Home of the Brave," since if you check in the archives, it was a long string of messages, but I do want to say the production is second to none! Hands down it's one of my top ten favs of all time! Welcome to the group! Will --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Welcome Mr Riopelle Received: 08/09/99 5:50 am From: DJ JimmyB, DJJimxxxxxcom To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Welcome Mr Riopelle and let me add that although I always liked "Sunshine Girl" by The Parade, I had NEVER seen the album ANYWHERE. Until I visited Other Music in NYC last April and paid handsomely for a Japanese import version of it. Its good 'n' soft --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: 'Home of the Brave' Received: 08/09/99 5:50 am From: Jamie LePage, ke_pagxxxxxities.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Welcome Mr. Riopelle! A specific topic if I may. Please read the following excerpt from Mark Landwehr's post quoting "what looks to be" the Gavin Report dated 8/6 /65: >"Officials of the Los Angeles Musicians Union, Lcl. #47... >On Wed., Aug. 4...received in the mail a signed contract >for a recording session that had been held at Hollywood's >Gold Star Studios at 3 PM, July 24th (1965). The contract >was signed by Phil Spector, specifying Jerry Riopell as >the leader. The name of Nick di Caro appeared on the >contract as arranger but had been scratched out. Enclosed >with the contract was a check [which] specified HOME OF >THE BRAVE as the song that had been recorded, although the >contract itself specified two other tunes. > >"Phil Spector...stated that...He recorded it with the >Ronettes, but was not satisfied with it and did not >release it. His friend Jerry Riopell liked the song and >obtained Phil's permission to work on it. By using Phil's >arrangements and ideas from the previous track, Jerry was >able to work out an acceptable version with Bonnie and the >Treasures. Phil Spector picked up the tab for the recording >costs. OK. This one we know was a Philles master. But, does the above quoted reference to your working out "an acceptable version with Bonnie" mean that you used the Ronettes rhythm track to get a more favorable vocal? Is the Bonnie rhythm track the same as was used on the unheard Ronettes version? Unresolved debate as to whether you or Phil produced the Bonnie record have not been resolved, so any light you could shed on this would be most appreciated. Oh yeah, and what does Nick DeCaro have to do with all this??? Bonnie and the Treasures Rule! All the best, Jamie LePage --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Jerry Riopelle on Spectropop Received: 08/09/99 5:50 am From: Steve Stanley, sstxxxxxfi.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Steve Stanley Wrote: Wow. Jerry Riopelle on Spectropop. I've gotta contain myself now!! Well, let's get the chatter going by asking Jerry to describe the "Close Your Eyes" sessions (if you remember them). Did Spector have any involvement? Also, why was the Parade LP never issued at the time? It's truly amazing material and "Sunshine Girl" was a hit for Chrissakes! Thanks for joining Spectropop! Thanks to several of you Spectropoppers for your enthusiasm and feedback regarding the new Girl Group comp on Del-Fi. It's doing really well, sales and review-wise, and I'd like to extend my gratitude to all the GG fanatics! --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Spector $$$ Received: 08/10/99 12:46 am From: David Feldman, fexxxxxnderables.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Rob Bates, always tight with a buck, asks about Phil Spector's CD's... > 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 buy.com has them > for about $13) Technically, I guess you could say that it's easy to find Spector's stuff at discount. The problem is his CD's list prices are higher than anyone else's. I have to assume that this has to do with Spector's personal control over the pricing of his catalog. The list price of "Back to Mono" is a silly $74.98. This is very reminiscent of Russ Meyer, who offers his videos at astronomical prices Dave Feldman Single of the Week: "Human" (The Pretenders) Word of the Week: rhesus TV Show of the Week: Total Request Live Sad TV Event of the Week: The retirement of the Backstreet Boy's "I Want It That Way"" from TRL Best Gender Survey on the Net: More than 40 new questions at http://www.imponderables.com --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: SMILE cover prints for sale Received: 08/10/99 12:46 am From: Brad Elliott, suxxxxxonline.net To: Spectropop Mailing List, spectxxxxxities.com Last year, Surf's Up Collectibles was pleased to offer a limited edition of signed-and-numbered prints of the front cover art for the legendary "lost" Beach Boys album, SMILE. Each of the 150 prints was individually signed by cover artist Frank Holmes, who created the art 23 years ago. All copies of the print were quickly sold. Now, with the approval of Mr. Holmes, Surf's Up Collectibles is able to offer for sale a small number of unsigned "seconds" of the print. These prints are identical to the signed-and-numbered edition, except for very slight flaws which dictated they be held back when prints were being selected for Mr. Holmes to sign. However, all flaws are of the bent or creased corner variety; none affect the central image of the SMiLE cover. If the prints are framed, the flaws will be hidden. Like the signed-and-numbered edition, these prints were reproduced from a set of original Capitol Records color separations and display the SMiLE cover in precise detail. These prints are being offered at $10 each, a substantial markdown from the $30 to $100 at which the signed-and-numbered edition was sold. Postage and handling are extra. All prints are shipped rolled in cardboard tubes. Shipments within the U.S. normally are sent First Class, insured. For the first two prints, First Class rates are $5.00 inside the continental U.S., $5.50 to Alaska and Hawaii. Postage for each additional print is $1.00. Please inquire for Priority Mail, UPS or Federal Express rates, as well as shipping costs to other countries. Anyone interested in purchasing a print should write or e-mail Surf's Up Collectibles. Do not send payment until you have received a confirmed reservation. Payment must be made in U.S. funds. Checks and money orders are acceptable, or purchases can be charged via MasterCard, VISA or American Express. Brad Elliottxxxxxsupcollectibles.com Surf's Up Collectibles P.O. Box 699 Pampa, TX 79066 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: IN MY ROOM Received: 08/10/99 12:46 am From: Big L,xxxxx.snowcrest.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Subject: "In My Room": music reviews, updated monthly IN MY ROOM - Fabulous Sounds, Updated Monthly Reviewed this month: Burt Bacharach | Joe Henry | Steve Reich Stereolab | "Valley of the Dolls" | "Unknownwerks" http://www.psn.net/~blue/room.html Big L --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Mystery Tune Received: 08/09/99 5:50 am From: CLAUDIA CUNNINGHAM, xxxxxv.net To: Spectropop List, Spectxxxxxities.com I have a question to ask the group. I feel kind of dumb but if anyone can answer it you certainly can. At the height of Beatlemania there were many songs released such as Cher under the guise of "Bonnie Jo Mason" singing about the Beatles, in Cher's case it was "RIngo, I Love You"..... One song has haunted me because it is a ballad and believe it or not, quite pretty..It is called "The Boy With the Beatle Hair". If anyone can tell me who sang it I will buy them a cup of coffee and a one way ticket to Pismo Beach. Regards, Claudia --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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