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Spectropop V#0034

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 1/27/98

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           Volume #0034                               01/28/98
                  an intimate collection of today's tunes 
    Subject:     Animals
    Sent:        1/27/98 5:21 AM
    Received:    1/27/98 1:08 PM
    From:        JohnBarone,
    Hello, good to have the list back in full operation.
    Wondering if anyone knows of a CD, similar to the old
    ABKCO double album of the best of the Animals, one
    that contains all of the original hits? Can't find
    one collection that has them all. Been looking for
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    Subject:     MFQ
    Sent:        1/27/98 5:27 AM
    Received:    1/27/98 1:08 PM
    From:        Scott Bauman, wrote:
    >>.....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. 
    > Anyone?
    His name is Henry Diltz. Among other things, I believe he photographed the covers for the first
    CSN album and Morrison Hotel. He still likes to frequent the night clubs in L.A. (I saw him
    at the recent High Llamas show in Santa Monica).
    -- Scott
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    Subject:     Colours/Grapefruit/MFQ
    Sent:        1/27/98 9:06 PM
    Received:    1/28/98 1:06 AM
    From:        David Marsteller,
    On Tue, 27 Jan 1998, Jamie 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.
    It sure is in a different style. The last song, "Time To Leave" sounds like the old band. And
    the title song, "Deep Water" is actually pretty good if you can get past the David Clayton-Thomas
    style vocals.
    > >Colours-Colours
    I can tell you a little about Colours. Dalton and Montgomery wrote a song or few for the Turtles,
    this was their band. I like both this self-titled lp and a later one called Atmosphere, but
    the first is way more Beatley.
    > >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...
    I have a folk-era MFQ lp on Warner Brothers. Yes, it's very like the KIngston Trio. I guess
    the photographer is Tad Diltz. Interesting trivia from the album jacket- I didn't realize that
    Jerry Yester was from Joshua Tree, California....
    /**   "Reach out and grab a fistful of now"                            **/
    /**                                             Thornetta Davis        **/
    /**      David Marsteller                       **/
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    Subject:     Re: Great Late 60s Pop Albums
    Sent:        1/27/98 10:16 AM
    Received:    1/27/98 1:08 PM
    From:        BashPop, BashXXX@XXXXXXm
    << From:
     Re: Psychedelic Rock, BashPop wrote:
     >Among the albums you ought to look for are:
     >The Robbs-The Robbs
     >Down To Middle Earth-The Hobbits
     >Blew Mind-The Hard Times
     Do tell more on the above!>>
    Hi Jamie,
    Well, The Robbs album was on Mercury, and is full of good-timey pop which is in that Don and
    the Goodtimes, Yellow Balloon kind of vein. Well, maybe not THAT good timey! The Hobbits had,
    I believe, three albums on Decca Records in the late 60, which are a mixture of soft pop and
    songs that are a little heavier. "Down To Middle Earth" is definitely the one to have. "Blew
    Mind" by The Hard Times is on World Pacific Records, and I believe was released in 1968. It's
    a mixture of soft rock originals and covers, with a psychedelic bent at times. The Colours
    debut album, released on Dot in 1968, is definitely the best of the bunch, filled with very
    Beatlesque tunes given a quirky, often funny lyrical bent. It's really an amazing record. Like
    with Grapefruit, as you mentioned, their second album was really awful, a bunch of heavy psych
    that people on this list would be best to avoid.  Does anyone notice how there's a strong deliniation
    in styles between 1968 and 1969, in which several bands went from pop to heavy psych? 
    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Ecredited 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.>>
    Actually, according to the liner notes in the 1995 revised version of The Parade CD, former
    member Jerry Riopelle says that an album that The Parade had recorded in 1968 was left in the
    can, and that the first 11 tracks on this CD are the 11 tracks that would have been on the
    album.  Also, the cover art on the CD was to be the cover art of the album.
    I was really happy to find this out because for years I'd heard they had an unreleased album
    and couldn't get any definitive answers!
    Spectropop Rules!!!!!
    Take Care,
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    Subject:     Some Long Lost Gems
    Sent:        1/27/98 5:39 AM
    Received:    1/27/98 1:08 PM
    From:        Scott Bauman,
    Dave Mirich asked:
    <<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?  >> 
    Have you ever listened to either Kaleidoscope or H.M.S. Bounty? Kaleidoscope, featuring a young
    David Lindley (future collaborator of Jackson Browne and Ry Cooder), played a sometimes beautiful
    blend of pop, folk, Middle Eastern (their music contains some obscure Mid-East instruments
    -- I've seen Lindley live, and I swear, if it's got strings, Lindley can play it!), and Velvet
    Underground-ish music. A best-of "Egyptian Candy" is available on CD on Sony Classics, I believe. 
    Meanwhile, H.M.S. Bounty, featuring Merrell Fankhauser (possible author of surf classic "Wipeout"),
    is a very good cross between the Byrds, Moby Grape, and Kaleidoscope. Their only album (w/
    2 bonus tracks, including their cover of "Everybody's Talkin'") is available on Sundazed. For
    the real adventurous listeners, Merrell also had groups called Fapardokly and Mu. The complete
    recorded output of these two groups is also available on Sundazed. Fapardokly is the "poppier"
    of the two, by far. Mu is a 2-CD collection that, at times, sounds like the Grateful Dead.
    (The Mu CD also contains a brief Pacifica Radio piece from 1974 regarding a UFO siting by the
    members of Mu!)
    -- Scott
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    Subject:     Roddy
    Sent:        1/27/98 9:00 AM
    Received:    1/27/98 1:08 PM
    From:        David Feldman,
    > 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.
    I've got it on the original, scratchy, Red Bird 45.  Always loved it.  
    If you would like a cassette version, it could probably be arranged.
    Dave Feldman
    Best CD of 1997: The Beach Boys Pet Sounds Sessions
    Feldman of the Week:  Michael
    Songs of 199Supporting Actress of the Week:  Judy Davis ("Deconstructing Harry")
    Best Time Killer of the 90's:  Filling out the gender survey at
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    Subject:     Sandie Shaw
    Sent:        1/27/98 3:24 PM
    Received:    1/28/98 1:06 AM
    From:        Marie-J. Leclerc,
    Hello,  I would like some informations about Sandie Shaw.  What I would
    like are  infos (discography) of her work in the seventies till now.  I
    know of an album called, I think, Roses Garden (not sure of the title),
    I have the Hello Angel album she did in 87.
    Thanks,  Marie
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    Subject:     The Move
    Sent:        1/27/98 5:24 AM
    Received:    1/27/98 1:08 PM
    From:        Scott Bauman,
    Javed Jafri, wrote:
    >> 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 ?
    Yes, Javed. The box set also contains stereo mixes of "(Here We Go 'Round) The Lemon Tree"
    and "Cherry Blossom Clinic." 
    -- Scott
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    Subject:     Jackie De Shannon
    Sent:        1/28/98 1:24 AM
    Received:    1/28/98 1:25AM
    I listened to a few Jackie De Shannon records today and noticed producers credit on the _me
    about you_ album listed as:
    Producers: Joe Wissert and Jack Nitzsche+
    A Koppelman-Rubin Associates Production
    On the album is VDP's High Coin and Spoonful's Didn't Want To Have To Do It. Other songwriters
    are Bonner/Gordon, Jim Webb and Tim Hardin. Nick DeCaro did two tracks on the album, and the
    two Jack Nitzsche+ tracks are co-writes by Jack and Jackie. I can't say this has ever been
    a top favorite LP but it is quite interesting nonetheless. A soft rock classic.
    Around this time Nitzsche did Elusive Butterfly for Bob Lind. I think it was on World Pacific.
    The strings/reverb on that record are just brilliant, and surely it too must be a Gold Star
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