http://www.spectropop.com __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0389 February 22, 2000 __________________________________________________________ joining the legions of fans Subject: 101 Strings and 50 Lashes Received: 02/19/00 11:28 am From: James F. Cassidy To: Spectropop! Kieron Tyler wrote:
A couple of tracks on side 2 have girls moaning over wind sounds and whip noises. Now that's entertainment! Jim Cassidy --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: contract groups Received: 02/19/00 11:28 am From: Stewart Mason To: Spectropop! Paul Urbahns wrote: >The last couple of times I saw them they had most of the >originals and did a good show. They did mention for >several years the name was "contracted out" to a booking >agency that sent groups out on the road. One night they >were the Association and the next night in another town >they would be another group with a totally different show. >There are booking agencies that work this way and they are >in their rights if they contract to use the name. I'm not saying that they're not legally within their rights, just that it's a sleazy practice. I realize that I could buy the name Harper's Bizarre and go on tour with it, but that don't make me Ted Templeman (much as I'd love to have that hair). I find this practice dishonest, misleading and just plain tacky. >Let's >face it most of these groups from the 60s seldom want to >do "one night stands" and constant touring when the >members are between 50 and 65. Then the people who own the name should retire it and not gull people who don't realize that the people onstage in most cases are not the people they remember from the singles. >With a group name, consider yourself lucky to have >one original member. Consider yourself lucky to have been gypped? I'm sorry, I just don't see how this is defensible. Billing yourself as Person X of Group Y is one thing, but if the band only has one of the original members (especially if this member wasn't the singer or other focal point), then I don't see how you can in good faith call yourself that band. Stewart ****************************FLAMINGO RECORDS************************ Stewart Allensworth Mason "Eight high-octane musicians who Box 40172 met and jammed in the great peanut Albuquerque NM 87196 butter octopus that is Los www.rt66.com/~flamingo Angeles..." **********************HAPPY MUSIC FOR NICE PEOPLE******************* --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Carol Kaye on FZ Received: 02/19/00 11:28 am From: Glenn Sadin To: Spectropop! >Yes, I did play elec. 12-string guitar on "Freak Out", the >other two guitarists were Dennis Budimer and Tommy Tedesco, >think we were the only studio musicians besides maybe a >percussionist on those 1st two Frank Zappa lps.... Oh, you played 12-string? You did some nice work on that album, then. There's some very pretty 12-string parts on there. What kind of guitar gear (as opposed to bass) did you use on the '60s? My guess is that the 12-string on "Freak Out!" was not a Rickenbacker, maybe a Fender XXII? Glenn Glenn Sadin Read about JAPANESE POP MUSIC from the 1950s thru the 1990s: http://home.earthlink.net/~glenn_mariko/nihon.htm --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Gary Lewis session players Received: 02/19/00 11:29 am From: Rex Patton To: Spectropop! Carol Kaye wrote "It was always Hal Blaine on drums, you can match his sound with the other things Hal cut... I never saw Keltner on their stuff at all, it was always Hal, a date wasn't called if Hal couldn't make it period." According to an interview Jim Keltner gave to Max Weinberg, Jim became the Playboys road drummer after giving Gary drum lessons. He also played on "She's Just My Style" (listen for the great drum fill in the intro that he does going around the kit backwards) and the album it came from . He was only in the band for seven months and spends most of the interview praising Hal Blaine to the heavens, so I don't think he's trying to snake one of his credits. But in Hal's book, Hal lists "She's Just My Style" in his credits, so the issue remains muddled. And to make it more confusing, Joe Osborne - who also played bass on a ton of hits out of LA in the 60's and 70's - has all of Gary Lewis' hits in his resume. I know, let me say it for her - "It will all be straightened out when Russ Wapensky's book comes out" Well, the book is long overdue and a lot of us would love to read it. RP --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Phil Spector TV doc date Received: 02/19/00 11:29 am From: Carol Kaye To: Spectropop! The documentary, "Phil Spector's Wall Of Sound" is supposed to be on TV Feb. 26th (Saturday), don't know what time. Am also trying to find out the TV date for the new Beach Boys mini-series movie, will let you know that as soon as I hear. Regards, Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Spector Documentary Received: 02/19/00 11:29 am From: john rausch To: Spectropop! Ian wrote: >There was mention on the list recently of a Spector >documentary. Has it aired yet in the US? If not, I'd >appreciate details of when it is scheduled and on which >channel, so I can get it VDO'd.......... Hi Ian There is supposed to be a doc. on Spector airing on The Learning Channel (TLC) on Feb.26 John Rausch Phil Spector`s Wall Of Sound @ http://members.tripod.com/~rauschj/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Jimmy Webb Received: 02/22/00 1:28 am From: Scott Bauman To: Spectropop! Last week, I went to see Jimmy Webb at the Cinegrill in Hollywood. I had never seen him before, so it was quite a treat even though Jimmy's voice was a little worse for wear (i.e., he didn't sound as strong as on the recent "Ten Easy Pieces" album). I was surprised to hear him sing "Up Up And Away" -- not a song that I thought would lend itself to just a piano and one voice. When he sang "Didn't We," he dedicated it to Connie Stevens who was sitting in the audience. He made reference to performing that song with her in Lake Tahoe. Sitting in the front row was Hal David, with Stephen Bishop and Leah Kunkel (looking just like her sister) also in the audience. He told some interesting anecdotes, including several about RIchard Harris and the fact that the title to "If You See Me Getting Smaller, I'm Leaving" came from a comment by Waylon Jennings to the producer of a TV show. Among the highlights were "Crying In My Sleep" "Adios" and "Marionette" (the later he described as an example of "Diddley Baroque"). Of course, with a catalogue of songs like he's got, I was bound to be disappointed with some of his choices. For example, he did a medley of "By the Time I Get To Phoenix" "Galveston" and "Wichita Lineman." I think these songs deserve better than a medley containing such segues as "By the time I get to ... Galveston, oh Galveston." I was hoping to hear "Rosecranse Blvd." and "Do What You Gotta Do," among others not performed, but overall it was a very nice experience and I highly recommend that you see him if he's in your neighborhood. -- Scott --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Carole King- Gerry Goffin Received: 02/22/00 1:28 am From: Scott Kohler To: Spectropop! Does anyone know where I can find a definitive list of all of Goffin-King's songs, including the artists they were recorded by? Also, I have heard about a Brill Building CD, and was wondering if anyone knows where I can get it. Thanks. Scott Kohler --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: from Carol Kaye - important Received: 02/22/00 1:28 am From: Carol Kaye To: Spectropop! There's a rumor floating around that I personally asked my fans to send in to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame for me to get in there -- and just wanted to assure you, this is totally off-the-wall untrue! I thought it was very caring of my fans to want to even think of wanting to get me in the RRHOF, but as you all know.......I DIDN'T ASK ANYONE TO DO THAT AT ALL! But I spoke appreciatively on my message board of all who did try for this as I understand the respect and nice thoughts in back of that nice independent effort. There is one possible person who want to "gain" from spreading these false rumors, and won't name names here... .but just to assure everyone, I DID NOT ASK ANYONE TO GET ME IN THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME at all, believe me, I'm thrilled with the great honor of the Women In Music Touchstone Award and the upcoming Lifetime Achievement Award. I'm a jazz musician and as such, I think it's pretty strange to even think of the RRHOF, but am very happy for the ones who are getting inducted...as you all know, and have made a few statements about that on my message board, and other private and public lists also. In fact, and it is on recorded on film in front of a whole lot of VIP dignataries in NYC at the Marquis Hotel, Women In Music Touchstone Awards what I said in my speech after Ron Carter and Will Lee presented me with the beautiful Touchstone award and tho't of Motown bassist/innovator James Jamerson right away after a few words: "I want to speak about James Jamerson, his great work for Motown, his fine basslines that started Motown Records, and his great hits for Motown --- THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO MOTOWN WITHOUT JAMES JAMERSON". This same rumor goes on to say that I am "jealous" of Jamerson getting in the RRHOF, nothing could be FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH!!!!!!!! People know I'm just the oppostite of that petty small-way of thinking.....but someone has something to gain by spreading this false and horrible rumor which I'm making public statements about to clarify this. I AM THRILLED THAT JAMERSON IS IN THE RRHOF, IT'S TIME HE WAS!!!!! And did extend my congratulations to the RRHOF inductees publicly immediately on my message board, on other boards, private and publicly. As I've always done throughout the decades, speaking of James' great work for Motown, almost 20 years before the book on him came out, I've respected and thought highly of the contribution to Motown and Music in general that James Jamerson made....he paved the way for so many bass players. Right is right and it's too bad that other people make money (off of us musicians) who spread rumors of this kind of thing. I was very happy to help Jamerson get studio work here in LA in the early 70s when he moved out to LA (probably the only one to do so at that time) and have expressed my happiness at him also getting the RRHOF induction..... which I've publicly expressed, not only on my message board, but here, on TBL, other private boards etc. many many times, contrary to what the current rumor being spread at a few places is. Just wanted to set the record straight as you know I've said something about it here in the past also. Thank-you, Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: FEMME-TASTIC FRIDAY FROLICS Received: 02/19/00 11:29 am From: CHRIS KING To: Spectropop! This Friday the 18th of February sees the grand opening of DA DOO RON RON UPSTAIRS @ THE GARAGE. Club:DA DOO RON RON - a celebration of 6T's girl groups & sassy soul sisters When:Friday 18th February Where:UPSTAIRS @ THE GARAGE, 20 - 22, Highbury Corner, London N1 (Venue tel:-0171-607-1818) Doors:9pm - 3am Admission:£5 / £4 w / flyer DJ's:Chris D King & Declan Allen Musical menu:Fab femme only 45's from the likes of The Ronettes, Velvelettes, Chiffons, Dusty, Aretha, Petula, Nancy, Paper Dolls, Marvelettes, Shangri-La's, Supremes, Cookies, Helen Shapiro, Vandellas, Lulu, et al For more info check the DDRR web site: http://www.shimokawakelly.freeserve.co.uk --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: The Liquid Room 1/22/00 Received: 02/21/00 1:28 am From: David Ponak To: Spectropop! The Liquid Room airs every Saturday Morning (Friday night) from 3-6 on 90.7 FM KPFK. (98.7 in Santa Barbara County). Also check out my show The Nice Age at http://www.spikeradio.com on Sunday afternoons from 3-6 PM, PST. The Liquid Room-2/13/00: 1.The Association-Come On In Birthday (Warner Bros.) 2.Chappie-Chappie's Attack New Chappie (Sony Japan) 3.Francis Lai-Party Music-Show Out I'll Never Forget What's 'Isname Soundtrack (Decca) 4.Arling & Cameron-W.E.E.K.E.N.D. Music For Imaginary Films (Emperor Norton) 5.Chisato Moritaka-Tokyo Rush (Duet with Harry Hosono) This Summer Will Be More Better (Zetima-Japan) 6.Singers Unlimited-You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Feeling Free (MPS) 7.Yellow Magic Orchestra-Behind The Mask (FPM Remix) YMO Remixes-Technopolis 2000-01 (Victor-Japan) 8.Tubeway Army-Me I Disconnect From You Replicas (Beggars Banquet) 9.Katerine (with Kahimi Karie)-Jamais Je Ne Tai Dit Les Creatures (Rosebud-France) 10.Fuschimuschi-My Number One Single (Rephlex-UK) 11.Charles Fox/Jack Wild-Pufnstuf Pufnstuf Soundtrack (Capitol) 12.Betrand Burgalat-Glucide Dans Le Yeaux D'April March (Tricatel-France) 13.The Heavy Blinkers-Summer Won't Ask You Twice The Heavy Blinkers (Brobdingnagian) This is a GREAT pop record. Fans of XTC and Beach Boys must check it out. 14.Tom Scott with The California Dreamers-Today The Honeysuckle Breeze (Impulse) 15.Georgio Moroder-Chase Midnight Express Soundtrack (Casablanca) 16..The Heavy Blinkers-Crowned Miss Fire Prevention The Heavy Blinkers (Brobdingnagian) 17.Groove Armada-At The River Vertigo (Jive) 18.Cambodian Rocks-A2 Love Peace And Poetry-Asian Psychedelic Music (QDK-Germany) 19.Merl Saunders-Michael's Scarborough Fair Heavy Traffic Soundtrack (Fantasy) 20.Angelo Badalamenti And Orbital-Beached The Beach Soundtrack (London) 21.Cornelius-Rock '96 69/96 (Trattoria-Japan) 22.Noel Harrison-Strawberry Fields Forever Collage (Reprise) 23.The Cure-The Loudest Sound Bloodflowers (Fiction/Elektra) 24.New Order-Brutal The Beach Soundtrack (London) 25.Puffy-Peace Single (Sony-Japan) 26.Glen Campbell-Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife The Capitol Years 66/77 (Compiled by Bob & Pete of Saint Etienne!) (Zonophone-UK) 27.Yo La Tengo-Let's Save Tony Orlando's House And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out (Matador) 28.Michel Polnareff-Ame Caline Les Premiere Annes (Univeral-France) 29.Wondermints-Silly Places 7" single (Pop Psycle) 30.Seksu Roba-Party On Saturn Seksu Roba (Demo) 31.Neil Young-Transformer Man Trans (Geffen) 32.The Golden Orchestra & Chorus-Hydrogen & Helium The Space Alphabet (Golden) 33.DJ Me DJ You-Video City Boy Rainbows & Robots (Emperor Norton) 34.The Jupiter Affect-Ice Cream Lolly Instructions For The Two Ways Of Becoming Alice (Eggbert) 35.The Tokens-Portrait Of My Love It's A Happening World (WB) 36.Seely-Plances Circle Do Winter Birds (Koch) 37.Eels-A Daisy Through Concrete Daisy's Of The Galaxy (Dreamworks) 38.Mark Wirtz-Satan Took A Tram Ride Kitschinsync (RPM) 39.DJ Chebi Sabbah-Shri Durga (State Of Bengal Mix) Maha Maya (Six Degrees) 40.Dave Gruisin-The Girl From Uncle The Girl From Uncle Soundtrack (MGM) 41.Melon-The Gate Of Japonesia Deep Cut (Sony-Japan) 42.The Heavy Blinkers-Dressing Down The Heavy Blinkers (Brobdingnagian) 43.Michael Nesmith-Joanne The Older Stuff (Rhino) 44.The Negro Problem-Come Down Now Joys & Concerns (Aerial Flipout) 45.Paul Williams-Morning I'll Be Moving On Someday Man (Reprise) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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