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Spectropop V#0392

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 03/01/00

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       Volume #0392                           March 1, 2000   
    Subject:     Att:  Glenn
    Received:    03/01/00 2:19 am
    From:        Carol Kaye
    To:          Spectropop!
    Glenn, you paid me a nice compliment on the 12-string work
    for Frank Zappa, meant to say thank-you in my explanation 
    Carol Kaye
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    Subject:     Gary Usher Biography, Volume 1...NOW AVAILABLE!!!
    Received:    02/29/00 4:20 am
    From:        Ron Weekes
    To:          Spectropop!
    Stephen McParland's long awaited VOLUME 1 of his GARY 
    USHER biography is now available. You can purchase this 
    book directly and only from Stephen himself. This first of
    five volumes contains 168 pages (with six full pages of 
    photos) with a full index and other pages of graphics. The
    cover is colured and glossy. 
    The price for VOLUME 1 is $27AMERICAN, plus AIRMAIL 
    POSTAGE via two options:
    OPTION #1 is $9 posted in a "tough bag", or
    OPTION #2 is $13 posted in a padded bag with cardboard.
    These prices are good worldwide.
    Any payments by cheque or money order must be accompanied 
    by an EXTRA $6 to cover bank charges.  
    Those who purchase VOLUME 1 will receive an order form to 
    purchase VOLUME 2 at the reduced rate of $24, plus postage. 
    To order your copy of VOLUME 1, please send payment along 
    with your name and address to:
    Stephen J. McParland
    P.O. Box 106
    North Strathfield
    NSW 2137, Australia
    Tentative publication dates for the other four volumes are:
    VOL.2 - April 2000
    VOL.3 - July 2000
    VOL.4 - October 2000
    VOL.5 - January 2001
    Note:  Keep in mind that VOLUME 5 is the most exhaustive 
    Gary Usher discography ever put together.
    For more background information on this long awaited 
    biography, visit the Gary Usher website at:
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    Subject:     That weird Spector dude
    Received:    03/01/00 2:19 am
    From:        john rausch
    To:          Spectropop!
    Jack Madani wrote:
    >the moment
    >after the "Surf City" session when Brian gets to meet Phil
    >Spector for the first time, and WHOAH!! What IS that
    >AWESOME instrumental track that the "wrecking crew" is
    >playing?!?!?!? Holy CRAP! Who made it? When?
    Jack. I agree 100%, although I do not believe that is 
    really a Spector recording, I sure as hell was blown away 
    by the faux wall of sound. I would love to get ahold of 
    that myself!
    I cranked up the surround sound and was amazed, certain 
    parts were reminiscent of several Spector classics but yet
    ambiguous enough to not be sure. Also (I liked the way 
    Carol and Hal were "pointed out".
    Carol, any comments?
    John Rausch
    Phil Spector`s Wall Of Sound @
    PS , Thanks Carol for the info on the postponed Spector
    documentary,pleas keep us posted!
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    Subject:     Gold Star and BB movie
    Received:    03/01/00 2:19 am
    From:        Carol Kaye
    To:          Spectropop!
    >p.s. the bass player was a cutie. Looked just like Ms. Kaye.
    Yes, wasn't Ms. Tera Hendrickson who played my part really
    pretty? She captured that look too of how I dressed etc. - 
    she worked hard on the picking of the bass for 
    authenticity from what I hear (she's a bona-fide bassist) 
    -- thanks for your compliment.
    I never worked for Phil after his last hit dates (River 
    Deep Mountain High etc.) probably around 1966 but then did
    do a record date or 2 for him at A&M, his "come-back 
    sessions" which were scrapped (May of '69). 
    I've never seen any other engineer at Gold Star w/Phil 
    except Stan Ross and Larry Levine. Whoever else may have 
    worked for Phil could have been on vocal overdubs, not 
    saying that Jim Hilton wasn't there, just wasn't on the 
    tracking dates at all from what I can remember, it was 
    always Larry Levine up through the River Deep Mountain 
    High period.
    On the BB movie, well there's a lot of technicalities that
    aren't correct (Spector at Western with us all instead of 
    Gold Star, tracking not observed, the way we sat, Phil's 
    image... etc.) and I am concerned about the true nature 
    portrayed on film of Brian's persona as our bunch of 
    studio musicians know him...see the booklet with our 
    interviews in of Pet Sounds. I'm curious to see what 
    pt. II is like. 
    Carol Kaye 
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    Subject:     Footage of Phil
    Received:    03/01/00 2:19 am
    From:        tilley5
    To:          Spectropop!
    Jack Madan wrote:
    > ...Brian gets to meet Phil
    > Spector for the first time, and WHOAH!! What IS that
    > AWESOME instrumental track that the "wrecking crew" is
    > playing?!?!?!? Holy CRAP! Who made it? When?
    > Man o man, I could listen to a SOLID HOUR of stuff like
    > that, and not get tired of it.
    Does anybody know if there is actual footage of Phil and
    The Wrecking Crew at work in the studio? Seems like
    anytime I see anything  having to do with Phil, it's the
    same old tired clips. Also, is there any plans on
    releasing The Wrecking Crew's outakes? Something like what
    The Beach Boys did with Pet Sounds. It would be awesome to
    listen to.
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    Subject:     Love "Four Sail"
    Received:    02/29/00 4:20 am
    From:        Michael White
    To:          Spectropop!
    Here's a simple one: does anybody know if Love's vastly 
    underrated "Four Sail" album has ever been issued on CD?
    Michael White
    Vancouver, BC
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    Subject:     neighb'rhood children
    Received:    03/01/00 2:19 am
    From:        Nat Kone
    To:          Spectropop!
    I told my buddy that I keep looking at the Mystery Trend 
    CD whenever I go to the one store around here that has it.
    But maybe I don't pick it up, despite the recommendations I
    got here, because I was a bit disappointed with the 
    Sagittarius CD I did buy. There's some great tunes on it 
    but I think that I have a much higher standard for CD's 
    than I do for vinyl. In fact I know I do. Which is going 
    to be a problem if I want to find a lot of this stuff. For
    some reason I almost always find CD reissues to be a bit 
    "decontextualized" and that changes the entire experience 
    of discovering a couple of great tunes. But that's another
    story entirely. Anyway my buddy thought he had the CD. Or 
    at least the name rang a bell. He wouldn't normally have 
    too much stuff like this but he's a Louie Louie collector 
    and he thought Mystery Trend was the name of this band 
    whose CD he'd recently gotten for their version of Louie 
    Louie. But as it turned out, he was wrong. The band was 
    called "Neighb'rhood Children". An honest mistake. All 
    those names sound the same. Since it was on Sundazed, he 
    lent it to me anyway. Again my first reaction was "If I 
    found this on vinyl and I wondered if it was the kind of 
    thing I would like, then I'd love this". But there is some
    great stuff here. And their version of "Can't buy me love" 
    is one of the best Beatle covers I've ever heard. I don't 
    think I'll buy myself a copy but I might tape it before I 
    return it. I know I could have just said "here's a band I 
    just heard and they're pretty good" but I don't tell 
    stories that way.
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    Subject:     BOUNCE Spectropop List: Non-member submi
    Received:    03/01/00 2:19 am
    From:        Spectropop: List Archive | Bulletin Board
    To:          Spectropop!
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    [Main Spectropop Bulletin Board | Post Followup | FAQ ] 
    Re: Leader of the Pack Ellie Greenwich story
    Posted by R.J. Babin 
    on Mon, 28 Feb 2000 07:02:21 
    We have the piano/conductor score and the band is
    practicing, what I need is a taped version of the music: 
    My name is Ellie, Jivette Boogie Beat, Why do lovers break
    each others hearts, Not too young to get married, Look of
    Love, Christmas-Baby please come home, Rock of Rages, Keep
    it Confidential, What a Guy, We're gonna make it. The rest
    I have as popular recordings from radio. hard to practice
    with but can use. A complete copy of the soundtrack would
    be nice.
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    Subject:     The Liquid Room 2/26/00
    Received:    02/29/00 4:20 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 
    on Sunday afternoons from 3-6 PM, PST. 
    The Liquid Room-2/26/00:
    1.The Association-Come On In
    Birthday (Warner Bros.)
    2.Pizzicato Five-20th Century Girl (Instr. Vers.)
    12" Single (*********-Japan)
    3.Hugo Montenegro-MacArthur Park
    Moog Power (RCA)
    4.Senor Coconut Y Su Conjunto-Tour De France
    El Baile Aleman (East/West-Japan)
    5.Hot Ice-(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
    Stone Disco (Radio)
    6.Satisfaction Skank-Fatboy Slim
    7.Clinton-Button Down Disco (Fila Brazillia Disco Frisco Mix)
    Disco & The Halfway TO Discontent (Luaka Bop/Astralwerks)
    8.Frank Sinatra Jr.-Now Is The Time
    His Way! (Daybreak)
    9.Tom Jones w/The Divine Comedy-All Mine
    Reload (Gut-UK)
    10.Spanky & Our Gang-Since You've Gone
    Without Rhyme Or Reason (Universal)
    11.Primal Scream-Keep Your Dreams
    XTRMNTR (Creation-UK)
    12.Swing Slow-Good Morning Mr. Echo
    Swing Slow (Mercury-Japan)
    13.Happy End-Sayonara America Sayonara Nippon
    Happy End (Bellwood-Japan)
    14.Haruomi Hosono With Friends Of Earth-Androgena
    SFX (Teichiku-Japan)
    15.Love, Peace & Trance-Mammal Mama
    Love Peace & Trance (Sony-Japan)
    16.Underworld-8 Ball
    The Beach Soundtrack (London)
    17.Dusty Springfield-Yesterday When I Was Young
    Dusty In London (Rhino)
    18.Burt Bacharach-Knowing When To Leave
    Make It Easy On Yourself (A&M)
    19.Mellow-Another Mellow Winter
    Another Mellow Winter (Atmospheriques-France)
    20.The Bugaloos-If You Become A Bugaloo
    The Bugaloos (Capitol)
    21.The Heavy Blinkers-Dressing Down
    The Heavy Blinkers (Brobdingnagian)
    22.The Critters-Awake In A Dream
    Touch 'N Go With The Critters (Project 3)
    23.Rocky Chack-Change
    Single (Midi-Japan)
    24.The Free Design-Love Does Not Die
    There Is A Song (Tokuma-Japan)
    25.Oasis-Little James
    Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants (Sony)
    26.Tom Scott with The California Dreamers-Today
    The Honeysuckle Breeze (Impulse-Japan)
    27.Console-14 Zero Zero
    Rocket In The Pocket (Matador)
    28.The Singers Unlimited-You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
    Feeling Free (MPS)
    29.Joni Mitchell-Stormy Weather
    Both Sides Now (Reprise)
    30.Jack Jones-What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life
    Jack Jones Sings Michel Legrand (RCA/Laserlight)
    31.Charles Fox-Long Ago Yesterday
    Love American Style Soundtrack (Capitol)
    32.Senor Coconut Y Su Conjunto-Autoban
    El Baile Aleman (East/West-Japan)
    33.From Bubblegum To Sky-Shaboom They Said
    The Shadows Of Goodbye-Me And Amy And The Two French Boys (Eenie Meenie)
    34.The New Wave-The Shadows Of Goodbye
    The New Wave (TNW)
    35.Eels-Grace Kelly Blues
    Daisies Of The Galaxy (Dreamworks)
    36.Don Costa-Heroes And Villains
    Modern Delights (Verve)
    37.Supreme Beings Of Leisure-Never The Same
    Supreme Beings Of Leisure (Palm Pictures)
    38.The Carnival-Love So Fine
    The Carnival (World Pacific)
    39.The Raymakers-Mike Love Is A Joke
    The Raymakers (Demo)
    Anita Kerr Presents Teresa (Dot)
    41.Arling & Cameron-Space Beach
    Music For Imaginary Films (Emperor Norton)
    42.Keith Textor & Friends-Fool On THe Hill
    Hold Me (A&R)
    43.Lady Nelson & The Lords-Picadilly Pickle
    Picadilly Pickle- (ABC Dunhill)
    44.Paul Williams-Morning I'll Be Moving On
    Someday Man (Reprise)
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