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Spectropop V#0035

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 1/30/98

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           Volume #0035                               01/30/98
                             Total Sound Stereo
    Subject:     Cryan' Shames
    Sent:        1/29/98 7:56 AM
    Received:    1/30/98 1:25 AM
    From:        Big L,
    To:          Spectropop  List,
    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?
    Jamie, THESE Cryan' Shames are from Chicago. Had a
    major US hit summer '66 with "Sugar And Spice." Later
    releases were "I Wanna Meet You" and "It Could Be
    We're In Love."
    They did cover "Up On The Roof" on Scratch In The
    Sky, so Drifters were/are in their repertoire.
    They differed from most Midwest bands of the era, in
    that they sang harmony rock that often leaned toward
    the soft and flowery (Carol For Lorelei, for example.) 
    The members were known by nicknames - Toad,
    Stonehenge, etc. I don't know what their real names
    were. And, it is still a going concern, with one
    original member, the lead singer Toad. There is an
    unofficial web page (linked on my home page) and Toad
    is a frequent visitor. 
    After some 30 years, Sugar And Spice is still one of
    my favorite records. It, and I Wanna Meet You both
    had an innovation - after the middle eight, rather
    than raising the key to a higher note, the key drops
    to a lower note. Very unusual and innovative for 1966
    garage rockers.
    Big L               
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    Subject:     MFQ and Kaleidoscope
    Sent:        1/28/98 1:31 PM
    Received:    1/29/98 12:46 AM
    From:        Javed Jafri,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    >>From:        David Marsteller,
    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....
    Another bit of MFQ trivia, Jerry Yester replaced Zal Yanovsky in the 
    final stages of the Lovin' Sponful and was the brother of Jim Yester of 
    the Association.     
    >>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.  -- 
    Scott, I have a Compilation by Kaleidoscope and I think their track "Keep 
    Your Mind Open" is fab and a must for all fans of psychedelia. Speaking 
    of Kaleidoscope there was also a British band by the same name and they 
    were more melodic with less middle eastern influence than their American 
    counter parts. They are a must hear for people on this list. How would 
    one describe their sound ? Like a cross between the early Bee Gee's and 
    Syd era Pink Floyd. Their material is available on CD. 
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    Subject:     Re:  Come Back Baby - Roddie Joy
    Sent:        1/29/98 12:31 PM
    Received:    1/30/98 1:25 AM
    From:        Kentaur, KentXXX@XXXXXXm
    To:          Spectropop  List,
    >> Anyone know where I might find this song on CD?  
    >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
    Thanks, Dave, but I've already got two copies of the 45, one scratchy, 
    the other in pretty good shape;  I was just looking for a clean copy on 
    CD, taken from the master tapes.  Thanks anyway.
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    Subject:     Re: Animals
    Sent:        1/28/98 9:17 AM
    Received:    1/29/98 12:46 AM
    From:        Marc Wielage,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    CC:          John Barone,
    JohnBarone, askeed:
    >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
    The best one I've found is THE SINGLES PLUS, put out by British EMI, CD
    I believe it has several more tracks than the ABKCO CD.  Unfortunately, 
    there's very little stereo on it, and they still have the album version 
    of "House of the Rising Sun" (despite the CD's title), and only the 
    British single version of "We Gotta Get Out of This Place."  The U.S. 
    single of the latter has never been released on CD, as far as I know. 
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    Subject:     Sonny and Cher
    Sent:        1/29/98 8:05 AM
    Received:    1/30/98 1:25 AM
    From:        Big L,
    To:          Spectropop  List,
    Well, not much was made of Sonny's passing here, but
    it did remind me to pose a question. I don't know
    much about who produced their records, but I am
    fascinated by the gypsy-like arrangements of some of
    their songs, particularly "Little Man" and "A
    Beautiful Story." There's also a good it of it in
    "Bang Bang." 
    Was this inspired by Cher, with her Armenian roots?
    >From what I've heard, I doubt if she knew anything
    about production. Yet, she could have suggested (or
    insisted) that the music be written this way.
    This also brings up Kasenetz-Katz. The Lemon Pipers
    first album was full of this gypsyish, fairy tale
    like music.
    I hope that, in future, the music world will look
    back with more favor on Sonny and Cher, and realize
    that there was more there than two ditzy,
    flower-power generation pop icons. 
    Big L                   
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