__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0337 October 23, 1999 __________________________________________________________ The ultimate in "now sound"Subject: The Cyrkle Received: 10/23/99 3:46 am From: David Marsteller, davxxxxxeflin.org To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com On Fri, 22 Oct 1999, John Hesterman wrote: > > David Bash wrote: > > > "How about a nice pairing of the two Cyrkle albums, Red > > Rubber Ball and Neon? I'm really surprised Sundazed or > > Collectables hasn't jumped on this. You've got a two top > > 20 hits and several other chart single between the two > > albums, not to mention scads of non album a's and b's... > > Actually, this has been done by Columbia. It's a special > products CD on the Columbia Legacy label (CK 47717) and > includes 18 selections from both LP's and some interesting > B's and unreleased tracks. Very Enjoyable! This compilation leaves off a good percentage of each lp, which is a shame because the playing time is only around 45 minutes as it is. A CD that contains the remaining tracks, plus some of the "Minx" soundtrack might work... Dave --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Bob Crewe Received: 10/23/99 3:46 am From: DJ JimmyB, DJJimxxxxxcom To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com In a message dated 10/21/99 12:38:26 PM, you wrote: >I love Bob Crewe's productions, and someone in the UK >really needs to put together a compilation of his >Non-4-Seasons productions. I second that emotion. Bob Crewe left us with the Now Generation anthem, "Music To Watch Girls By" the album of which is breathtaking in its production. He toured England to promote the LP and returned to top himself on the LP "Music To Watch Birds By", in response to the bevy of Brit Beauties he witnessed on tour. This LP is even better and far easier to find in stereo. The ultimate in "now sound". And then there was his killer soundtrack to "Barbarella", and some work with Mitch Ryder on a version of Frankie Valli's "I Make A Fool Of Myself" that eclipses even "Barbarella" in some minds. An anthology of his non-season work would be just what the doctor prescribed. Great idea. Jimmy Botticelli --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Bob Crewe material Sent: 10/20/19 9:51 pm Received: 10/23/99 3:46 am From: Kingsley Abbott, kinxxxxxa.freeserve.co.uk To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Billy S asked about the availability of Bob Crewe material (Rag Dolls etc). Having spoken to Mick Patrick very recently (The guy who compiles all these lovely girl group albums for Ace and Westside), I can impart the great news that a Crewe/Dynavoice/etc CD is in preparation for release sometime in the new year. Can't wait! I certainly hope that some of those wonderful soulie/pop stompers will get on. I've loved "Dusty" and it's B-side "Hey Hoagy" for years since its original release. When I got the 45, I even remember playing it at 33 because I was convinced it was The Seasons with their voices somehow altered! Hey, I was only 15 or 16 at the time! Here in the UK, Westside have just released "Beyond The Valley Of the Dolls", which is basically The Dimension Dolls album with lots of additions - Cinderellas, Idalia Boyd, Caroline Day (with Darlene and the girls going "Wah Wah Chuffa Chuffa" on the track called "Steam"), Spandells, Lullabyes etc etc. Nice issue, but hard core collectors will have most of it. Also out, or about to come out, on the reactivated Diamond label is Red Bird Vol.4 with the 2nd & 3rd Trade Winds singles (A sides only I'm afraid), Poets, Ellie, Kane & Abel, Jeff Barry, Barry Mann, Four Evers etc etc. I'm not sure of the release date, because there have been problems with Diamond which I understand are finally getting sorted out now. I hope so, because it is potentially a great label with Roger Dopson in charge. I am asking Sequel to send me details of US availability of Ripples. I'll post details as soon as possible. In the meantime, I'm sitting here looking forward to seeing Volumes 3 and 4 myself!! Sequel assure me that they are on their way to me! Can't remember now what we put on them... Kingsley Abbott --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: My Playlist Received: 10/23/99 3:46 am From: Ponak, David, david.xxxxxcom To: 'Spectropop List', spectxxxxxities.com To answer the questions: 9.First Moog Quartet - Hey Hey - Best Of Moog Loud This is a track by Gershon Kingsley's early project. Great stuff. It's from a new compilation featuring people like Hugo Montenegro, Perry & Kingsley Gil Trythall, etc. A must for fans of kitchy 60's synth music! >26.Milton Nascimento - Beat It (Michael Jackson cover!) - > >Oh good God, I can't even imagine what this sounds like :) >You have this one, Larry? My first reaction was that this sounded like it belonged on a Rhino "Golden Throats" compilation, but by the end, I loved it. It's not campy at all...he's completely earnest. (He also covers "Ooh Child" on the same album) >28.Johnny Rivers - Roscrans Blvd - Rewind Liberty This is a great album consisting almost entirely of Jimmy Webb songs. It was available on a twofer CD with the LP "Changes," but it's probably out of print by now. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: oldies radio Received: 10/23/99 3:46 am From: Glenn Sadin, glenn_mxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Stewart sez... > Even most of the >oldies stations are on that stagnant "good times, great >oldies" satellite network that means you'll hear "Be My >Baby" and "I Get Around" 24 hours a day but good luck ever >finding "This Could Be the Night" and "Caroline No." Shoot, I'd be happy to hear those toons on SF's crummy oldies station, KFRC, once in a while. They mainly play crappy songs from the early '70s and an excess of Motown, and always the ones we've all heard a million times. Thanks to oldies radio, I can't enjoy hearing "My Girl" ever again. Glenn Glenn Sadin glenn_mxxxxxhlink.net Read about JAPANESE POP MUSIC from the 1950s thru the 1990s: http://home.earthlink.net/~glenn_mariko/nihon.htm --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: The Rose Garden Received: 10/23/99 3:46 am From: Alec Palao, xxxxxus.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com The Rose Garden. Good band. Never heard of a West Virginia connection before though. Bios I've seen refer to them originating at Pierce College in Van Nuys. Lead singer Diana Di Rose was English (Blackpool, I believe) and had been involved in the hootenanny scene. The album, despite it's November 1967 recording date, has more of a '66 folk-rock feel, with Rickenbacker to the fore. It's notable for featuring two fine Gene Clark songs ("Till Today" and "Long Time") that have never turned up anywhere else. The non-LP 45 "Here's Today" is a particular personal favourite. All the best ALEC --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: the Rose Garden Received: 10/23/99 3:46 am From: Glenn Sadin, glenn_mxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Michael sez... > The Rose Garden are originally from Parkersburg, West >Virginia. They recorded their one Atco album at Gold Star >and Nashville West studios, both in Hollywood. "Next Plain >to London" was their only chart single-peaking at #17 in >the fall of 1967. Currently this song is not available on >CD. I have the original album on Atco. The station I work >at plays this song. We were fortunate to find this song >on a "New Gold On CD" program disc. However the song is in >mono. A great song. I have had people to call me asking >where they can find this song, and I tell them that it is >not available. If a Spectropopper has any contact with >Atlantic, let that company know that the song is in demand. Thanks for the info, Michael! Hmmm, for an out-of-town band, they sure had some heavy LA people working with them. Besides Gene Clark and Pat Vegas, Kim Fowley also co-wrote a song for them on their LP. Glenn Glenn Sadin glenn_mxxxxxhlink.net Read about JAPANESE POP MUSIC from the 1950s thru the 1990s: http://home.earthlink.net/~glenn_mariko/nihon.htm --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: from CK Received: 10/23/99 3:46 am From: Carol Kaye, caroxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Hi John H. >Were you able to determine if you had any involvement >with Dave Clark Five sessions? This has been a topic of >discussion on one of the DC5 Message Boards recently :) Hmmm....tho't I had asked Russ Wapensky about that, just sent a message off to him again. I'm sure I didn't do any of the Dave Clark 5 stuff but am asking Russ if Hal or others out here in LA did, I somehow don't think so, but will let you know what Russ says, he knows. It may take some time, he might be on his out-of-town trips. Thanks, Carol http://www.carolkaye.com/ http://www.experience.org --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: From Russ Wapensky Received: 10/23/99 3:46 am From: Carol Kaye, caroxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com >Carol, > I've never seen any Dave Clark contracts that were cut in > LA. I think they did everything back in the U.K. Cheers, > Russ Hope that answers any questions about Dave Clark 5, I know I didn't do any, but perchance wanted to see if anything by them was done out here, answer is no. Best, Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ http://www.experience.org --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: The Castaways Received: 10/23/99 3:46 am From: David Marsteller, davxxxxxeflin.org To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com I was surprised to find that there is a CD compilation out by The Castaways. Has anyone heard it? Is it full of "Liar Liar" sound alikes, or what? Cheers Dave /************************************************************************/ /** David Marsteller davxxxxxeflin.org **/ /************************************************************************/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: played on the radio Received: 10/23/99 3:46 am From: WASE RADIO,xxxxxt.org To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com I have to agree with Stewart's explanation that a lot of today's music that could be great to listen to, doesn't get played on the radio. In my last post, I stated that the only contemporary artist that I would buy with any regularity is Enya. A lot of her music never gets played on the radio, with the exception of "Orinoco Flow", which made the top 30 in early 1989. Because of my being in radio, I try to listen to contemporary top 40 stations. It only holds my interest for about 30 seconds. Stewart also pointed out that 1983-1984 was a period when the music was much better. I have to agree wholeheartedly. There were great songs like "Tonight I Celebrate My Love" by Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson. To me, one of the all time great love songs. One of the great albums of that time period, is "Synchrocity" by the Police, which yielded four top 20 hits, including "Every Breath I Take", a chart topper for eight weeks. I would like to think there are some good music from the 90s. For example "Angel" by Sarah McLachan, a dynamite song to hear on a cold night. But again I have to agree that radio today is playing a lot of uninteresting stuff these days. I also need to clarify my last post. The only contemporary music I would have listened to is country. Also Stewart, you brought back a bit of memory about 60s radio. Back then, Louisville radio stations were not afraid of playing anything brand new and most notably by a relatively unknown artist. They also heavily supported Louisville area rock and roll bands. I'm sure the situation was the same in Denver. But you're right a lot of radio stations are being governed by consultants. When WASE radio became all oldies in 1993, a consultant came on board. But we weren't too happy. I started doing scheduling last fall- I worked with my boss. We play roughly 1500 titles-all the big classics plus a few oldies that were bigger around the Louisville area. We try to be a little different from other oldie stations-without getting too weirded out. To any Spectropoppers, if you're ever in the north-central Kentucky area, tune us in at 103.5. thank you Michael G. Marvin --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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