http://www.spectropop.com __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0395 March 13, 2000 __________________________________________________________ Headed for No. 1 on all the charts Subject: girlpop on live365.com Received: 03/12/00 10:31 pm From: Jack Madani To: Spectropop! Billy G Spradlin's got a station on www.live365.com called Girlpop. You'll find it listed under the 33k-streaming stations. (but it seems to run okay even connected at 28k, provided I sit very still and don't make any sounds). The quality of the streamed feed is such that it's really like listening to good oldfashioned am radio. The songs have unbelievably tremendous punch. In the course of about an hour one night, I heard the following: Chiffons(!!) What Am I Gonna Do With You Shangri-Las I Can Never Go Home Anymore Jessica James Outlaws Give Her Up Baby Sharon Marie Thinking 'Bout You Baby Robin Ward In His Car Lollypops Don't Monkey With Me Rag Dolls Dusty Noreen Corcoran Love Kitten Honeys He's A Doll Sherrys That Boy Of Mine Skeeter Davis I Can't Stay Mad At You Terrific! --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Expecting To Fly Received: 03/12/00 10:32 pm From: David Feldman To: Spectropop! Monsieur LePage asked about the credits for "Expecting To Fly": I've got my mitts on my vinyl of Buffalo Sprinfield Again, and here is the info verbatim: "Words and Music -- Neil Young. Produced and arranged by Jack Nitzsche and neil Young. Dedicated to Donna and Vicki. Vocals -- Neil & Richie. Lead Guitar -- Neil Young. Electric Piano--Jack Nitszche. Grand Piano -- Don Randi. Engineered by Bruce Botnick." Rather unusual to give such prominent credit to studio musicians on a 1967 album. If you remember, most of the back of the album is a list of "friends, enemies and peole we don't know from Adam for their influence and inspiration." Quite a list, including: Otis Redding, Fred Neil, Ricky Nelson, Jim and Jean, Gene Pitney, Phil Spector, Floyd Cramer, Peter Noone, Flatt and Scruggs, Jack Nitzche, John Coltrane, George Romney
, Chip Douglas, Felix Pappalardi, and scores more. Dave Feldman http://www.imponderables.com --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Fifth Dimension Reissues Received: 03/12/00 10:32 pm From: Ponak, David To: Spectropop! To my knowledge, the 5D reissues are just going to be domestic (US), but I'm sure Japan will soon follow. (I'm surprised they didn't beat us to it.) If the remastering is as good as it was on the "Up Up & Away" 2 disc compilation, "The Magic Garden" should be stunning. It will undoubtedly be the most important reissue of the year in my book. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Brian Wilson Received: 03/12/00 10:31 pm From: jake tassell To: Spectropop! Dear Spectroppers, Current news item from a British music paper:- Brian Wilson will return to the live arena next month with two live shows in the US, backed by a full symphony orchestra. Wilson is expected to play the majority of the 1966 album 'Pet Sounds', which has just gone gold for the first time in the States and continues to be regarded by many as one of the greatest albums ever recorded. It marks both the first time Wilson has toured with the album (on its initial release he opted to remain in the studio rather than hit the road), and the first time live interpretations of the songs, which include 'God Only Knows' 'Wouldn't it Be Nice' and 'I Just Wasn't Made for These Times', have been attempted on such a scale. http://www.rollingstone.com reports Wilsons' manager Ronnie Lippin as saying, "Brian had such a good time on the road last year that he decided to go out again, but wanted to do something a little different. A symphony orchestra only enriches the work, and with it, the possibilities are staggering." Wilson is set to play Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre on April 7 and 8. The performances are to be recorded for a live CD to be released exclusively through his new website, http://www.brianwilson.com A more extensive tour is expected in the summer, but as of yet no British dates have been confirmed. Regards to All. Jake Tassell --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Another Beach Boys TV Gripe Received: 03/12/00 10:32 pm From: Ponak, David To: Spectropop! One of my biggest problems with the Beach Boys TV movie was its total lack of acknowledgement of Tony Asher. The "Van Dyke Parks" character is brought in to the story BEFORE Pet Sounds. Brian then tells Mike that he's going to work with another collaborator. It's implied in the film that this would be Van Dyke Parks, who to my knowledge hadn't entered the picture quite yet. If I were a casual viewer, I would have assumed that Van Dyke was the collaborator on Pet Sounds. No mention is made of Asher. Speaking of Pet Sounds, the story broke today that Brian will be playing the album in its entirety with orchestras (and the Wondermints) with summer. Here's the link for the story: http://www.sonicnet.com/artists/ai_singlestory.jhtml?id=621841&ai_id=19126 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: From CK Received: 03/12/00 10:31 pm From: Carol Kaye To: Spectropop! I stand by my words. If you remember, I even mentioned flicking my finger at Brian, I am not painting an untrue picture at all - I tell the bad along with the good. If you also remember, our group of studio musicians never heard the phrase "wrecking crew" before Hal brought out his book...he recorded at Brian's house - I never did. We were working for so many people back then, it got ridiculous with work....we did not "lose" the Beach Boys account at all, we simply were booked with others and I chose to turn down dates with Brian and didn't want to work rock groups anymore but always tho't the best of Brian. And didn't know what was happening with him (except from other musicians) after 1969 until I worked for him again in 1997 and he told me many things about what happened inbetween as well as some of the studio musicians who did work for Brian during the Landy days. If people believed all those books out there, every detail, I should think people would be ill with all that negativity by now....Ike told me some things too personally, others did too, Glen, so many others, that didn't fit what the books said. You have to take things with a grain of salt and not get too upset about it all. Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Hal Blaine online interview Received: 03/12/00 10:32 pm From: Jack Madani To: Spectropop! There's an interview of Hal Blaine that you can listen to online at: >http://www.radiodayz.com/Interviews/Blaine/Blaine.htm It's cut up into bite-size, 02 to 5 minute readlaudio segments. Hal talks about Phil, Brian, Jay & The Americans, Fifth Dimension, Mamas & Papas, among others. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: THE GANG THAT DIG DOO LANG Received: 03/12/00 10:32 pm From: CHRIS KING To: Spectropop! Greetings fellow Spectropop folk. Next week sees a double dose of DA DOO RON RON. My club that celebrates 60's girl groups and sassy soul sisters has an ace brace of dates in London. So, if you're a fan of The Ronettes, Chiffons, Paper Dolls, Chris Clark, Velvelettes, Crystals, Toys, Vandellas, Maxine Brown, Aretha, Dusty, Petula, Shangri-La's, Helen Shapiro, Supremes, Marvelettes, Tammi Terrell et al check out DA DOO RON RON next Tuesday 14th March & Friday 17th March. See below for full details. Kindest regards, Chris D King Tuesday 14th March - DA DOO RON RON @ the downstairs bar of THE SOCIAL, 05 , Little Poertland Street, (off Oxford Street), London W1. (Venue Tel:-0171-636-4992) 7pm - Midnight Admission free. DJ's Chris D King & Declan Allen Friday 17th March - St Patrick's night - DA DOO RON RON Upstairs @ THE GARAGE, 20 - 22, Highbury Corner, London N1 (Venue tel:-0171-607-1818) 9pm - 3am 5 Pounds or 4 Pounds w / flyer. DJ's Chris D King & Mark Norton For more info please check out the DDRR Web site:- http://www.shimokawakelly.freeserve.co.uk/index.html --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Outrageous Cherry Received: 03/12/00 10:32 pm From: Bryan Thomas To: Spectropop! For those of you who might be interested in seeing Outrageous Cherry -- the band whom Mr. Phil Spector reportedly raved to Mr. Kim Fowley about ["Phil Spector is reportedly considering a return to the studio. It seems the producer heard Outrageous Cherry (a Detroit fuzz-thing with Brian Wilson melodies), on the radio, and announced his intentions to Kim Fowley with the immortal words, 'These guys are f$ ing great.'" MOJO, News Roundup, pg. 12, Jan. 2000 issue] -- they are -- at the invitation of Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley -- playing the following shows with YO LA TENGO: Wednesday, April 5 - Madison, WI - The Annex Thursday, April 6 - Champaign, IL - High Dive Friday, April 7 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop Saturday, April 8 - Newport, KY - Southgate House with more shows to be announced soon as the details are worked out, including NY, Philadelphia and Washington DC. Bryan Thomas DF2K Records --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Brian thread Received: 03/12/00 10:32 pm From: David Mirich To: Spectropop! REX PATTON SHOUTS FOR QUITE AWHILE, then finishes with this: << There were many people around in those days and a lot of them have different perceptions, failing memories, rose colored glasses or a combination of all three. Keep that in mind when you hear someone act as if they are giving the definitive information on a certain topic. As the saying goes "History is hearsay." RP >> What is the point Rex, that Carol is out of line in commenting that the portrayal of Brian in the recent movie was rubbish? Keep in mind that Carol had a birds-eye view of the man and should be allowed to make her comments without suffering the heavy artilery you directed at her in your reply. You might have a valid point to make, but your approach seemed as if it were something out of "The Practice." This list is not a court of law. Nothing we discuss here deserves the type of rebuke you gave to Carol on this matter. Lighten up a little rex, and please, don't shout. Dave Mirich --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- ADMIN NOTE: Spectropop Listers are invited to visit the Curt Boettcher page at the Spectropop Website where information on the forthcoming "Misty Mirage" album has been added. There you will find full track listing, cover artwork and links to Dreamsville's Real Audio samples. For soft pop fans, this album is an absolute must-hear. Also featured on the Boettcher page are sections on GoldeBriars, Association, Tommy Roe, Ballroom, Sagittarius, Millennium and other Curt Boettcher related recordings. The Curt Boettcher link is available at the Spectropop Website (URL listed at the top of the digest), or, go directly to the Boettcher page by following this link: http://www.spectropop.com/hsoftcurtb1.html End
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