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Spectropop V#0396

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 03/22/00

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       Volume #0396                          March 22, 2000   
          "The Finest Sound in Authentic Hawaiian Music"
    Subject:     Sunset Sound / "Expecting To Fly"
    Received:    03/22/00 9:16 am
    From:        WASE RADIO
    To:          Spectropop!
    To David Feldman:
    Your "credits" post on Buffalo Springfield lends credence 
    to my belief that Buffalo Springfield recorded "Expecting 
    To Fly" at Sunset Sound. Bruce Botnick was the engineer 
    not only on "Expecting To Fly" but also engineered all 6 
    Doors albums-the majority of them at Sunset Sound. The 
    production of "Expecting To Fly" is very 
    elaborate-especially listening to in stereo. I have a 
    feeling that the song was cut on eight tracks. Let me 
    elaborate on this more. The first Doors was recorded 
    around the early fall of 1966, only on four tracks. When 
    the album and single "Light My Fire" bacame successful, 
    the Doors returned to Sunset Sound to do "Strange Days" 
    that summer, the studio was updated to eight 
    tracks-allowing for more elaborate studio effects. The 
    second Buffalo Springfield album was recorded around the 
    same time as the Doors were working on "Strange Days". If 
    I am not mistaken I have seen the back cover of the 
    Buffalo Springfield album, and it mentioned that this 
    album was recorded "all over" Los Angeles. If you listen 
    to "Expecting To Fly" in stereo, it is something to 
    experience. This ominous drone appears softly on the right
    channel. As the sound crescendos, it pans from right over 
    to the left, then some nice strings enter center. Followed
    by a shimmering electric guitar on the right and acoustic 
    guitars and drums left, which switch channel positions 
    midway into the track. Vocals are heard center on one half
    of each verse and then stereo split on the second half of 
    each verse. The strings then an oboe would enter in the 
    center then stop, followed by a choir (also heard center) 
    would enter in then fade into silence. If "Expecting To 
    Fly" was recorded at Gold Star with its cramped three or 
    four tracks, there is no way to creat a powerful stereo 
    listening experience with so few tracks.
    Happy listening:):):):):):)
    Michael G. Marvin
    WASE radio
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    Subject:     Re: girlpop on
    Received:    03/22/00 9:16 am
    From:        Billy G. Spradlin
    To:          Spectropop!
    Dear Jack:
    Thanks for the kind word and jumping the gun on announcing
    the station to Spectropop! The station is still "Under 
    Construction" and I'm uploading more songs. Right now 
    theres around 120 songs on random play and you will hear 
    song repeats now and then.
    I also need to redo several of the MP3's that have too 
    soft or too loud volume levels and have messed up file 
    names. Live 365's servers don't accept punctuation marks 
    like ` or & and replaces them with a blank space. (that's 
    why it's Jessica James Outlaws, not Jessica James & 
    Outlaws. I have to edit some filenames to get them to fit 
    in the Live365 box)
    Live365's servers have some problems during the day with 
    all the weekday net traffic and the best time to listen to
    the station here in Texas is at night. If you live on the 
    west coast I don't think you'll have any trouble, since 
    Live365 streams out of the SF Bay area. MP3 streaming 
    audio just isn't as stable as Real Audio or Netshow. I 
    thought about running this station at 20 or 16kbps but the
    sound quality becomes very distorted at that bitrate. 24K 
    is the best compromise for phone modems, and it does sound
    just like a AM radio, especially if your PC has cheap 
    speakers! I only have a phone modem connection at 31.2kbps
    due to our lousy phone lines here in Kilgore (thanks GTE) 
    and If I used a higher encoding bitrate for 56K or Cable 
    modems I wouldn't be able to hear my station.
    I also run a fulltime Power Pop station called "Jangle 
    Radio", which I started in January and have lots of fun 
    running the last couple of months. One afternoon I had 14 
    people listening in at once. I didn't know people were 
    listening at work behind their bosses back! I started 
    GirlPop Radio for the same reasons, there wasn't anyone 
    else on Live365 doing this (only a bunch of Techno/Rap/80s
    and Top 40 Pap streams..) so why not do it myself? I'm not 
    into this for profit, I just wanted to share and turn 
    people on to one of my favorite genres of music.
    If you have any questions about the station or requests 
    for songs please feel free to Email me. 
    >Billy G Spradlin's got a station on 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
    Billy G. Spradlin
    29 Rim Road
    Kilgore, Texas 75662
    Jangle Radio:
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    Subject:     Marvelettes
    Received:    03/22/00 9:16 am
    From:        Ian Chapman
    To:          Spectropop!
    Hi everybody,
    I know there are a few Marvelettes fans on this list, so 
    I'd like to alert everybody to a recent UK release 
    entitled "The Essential Collection", put out through 
    Spectrum (#554 8592). It's an 18-track compilation which 
    features three hits ("Young & In Love", "Mr Postman" and "
    Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead") and several lesser-known 
    album tracks.
    However, what makes it essential is the inclusion of six 
    previously unissued tracks. Five are led by Gladys Horton:
    - "I Just Can't Let Him Down" (reminiscent of the group's 
    "Anything You Wanna Do"); "On The Other Side Of Town"; "
    Maybe I Dried My Tears For The Very Last Time"; the 
    hand-clapper "Because I Love Him"; and the 
    sugar-pie-honey-bunch stomper "Sugar's Never Been As Sweet
    As You". One is led by Wanda Rogers, the bluesy "Caught You
    Puttin' The Game On Love". Also included are other rarities
    such as "The Boy From Crosstown", "Finders Keepers, Losers 
    Weepers" and the Darnells' "Too Hurt To Cry".
    Unfortunately, the packaging is pretty meagre, and the 
    sleeve notes give yet another inaccurate bio/line-up of 
    the group. They're also unaware that the Darnells and the 
    Marvelettes were one and the same. Retailing at only 
    UKSTERLING 6.99, however, it's hard to be critical of a 
    package containing such rarities, and credit is due for 
    such imaginative use of Motown back-catalogue, rather than
    another tired old "hits" collection.
    I believe there are similar collections imminent by other 
    Hitsville artists. 
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    Subject:     New Burt Bacharach soundtrack?
    Received:    03/22/00 9:16 am
    From:        Frank N. Stein
    To:          Spectropop!
    What can you people tell me about a new movie called 
    "Isn't She Great"? It's supposed to have a full soundtrack 
    by Bacharach, including collaborations with Hal David sung
    by Dionne Warwick! Anyone heard the music? Will the 
    soundtrack be released on CD?
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    Subject:     Ronnie Spector
    Received:    03/22/00 9:16 am
    From:        john rausch
    To:          Spectropop!
    Interesting article,Ronnie is to be a key speaker in 
    Seattle for a women in rock expo.
    here`s the link:
    John Rausch
    Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes featuring Ronnie Spector @
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    Subject:     I have to .....
    Received:    03/22/00 9:16 am
    From:        Carol Kaye
    To:          Spectropop!
    I have to agree with David Mirich, having had personal 
    dealings too. 
    Carol Kaye
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    Subject:     Year 2000/Naked Boy
    Received:    03/22/00 9:16 am
    From:        john rausch
    To:          Spectropop!
    I just found a 45 by Estelle of the Ronettes Year 2000/
    Naked Boy on Laurie Records. I wonder if anyone on the 
    list can supply any info on this disc?
    John Rausch
    Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes @
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    Subject:     The Liquid Room 3/11/00
    Received:    03/22/00 9:16 am
    From:        Ponak, David
    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.
    I'll be out of town for South By Southwest this week, so 
    there will be no Liquid Room until 3/25!
    The Liquid Room-3/11/00:
    1.The Association-Come On In
    Birthday (Warner Bros.)
    2.Synergy-Classical Gas
    Semi-Conductor Release 2 (Chronicles)
    3.The Black Panthers-Day Tripper
    Good Night Tokyo (Readymade-Japan)
    4.Mansfield-Mansfield Theme
    Viva La Generation Readymade 2000 (Readymade-Japan)
    5.Beachwood Sparks-This Is What It Feels Like
    Beachwood Sparks (Subpop)
    6.Peter Sarstedt-Frozen Orange Juice
    Story Of Pop (UA-Germany)
    7.Great 3-Soul Glow
    Without Onion (EMI-Japan)
    8.101 Strings Featuring The Alshire Singers-Bennie & The Jets
    Songs Made Famous By Elton John (Alshire)
    9.Rocky Chack-Change
    Single (Midi-Japan)
    10.Munich Machine-In Love With Love
    Munich Machine (Casablanca)
    11.Kid Koala-Fender Bender
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Ninja Tune)
    12.Brian Eno-Backwater
    Before And After Science (EG)
    13.Maki Nomiya (?)
    Viva La Generation Readymade 2000 (Readymade-Japan)
    14.Jake H. Concepcion & The Jazz Rock Band-On Any Sunday
    Midnight Tokyo (Readymade-Japan)
    15.Puffy (Yumi solo)-V.A.C.A.T.I.O.N.
    16.Tahiti 80-I.S.A.A.C.
    Single (Atmospheriques-France)
    17.Reparata & The Delrons-Bye Bye Baby
    Whenever A Teenager Cries (World Artists)
    18.D'Angelo-Spanish Joint
    Voodoo (Virgin)
    19.The Lovin' Spoonful-Didn't Want To Have To Do It
    Anthology (Rhino)
    20.Okazaki Hiroshi & His Stargazers-Quiet Village
    A Compilation (Readymade-Japan)
    21.Wayne Newton-Rhythm Rhapsody
    Night Eagle 1 (Aries II)
    22.Herbie Hancock-Earth Beat
    Future Shock (Columbia)
    23.Japancakes-Version 1
    Down The Elements (Kindercore)
    24.The Residents-Please Please Please
    George & James (East Side Digital)
    25.The Residents-Kaw-liga
    Stars & Hanks Forever (East Side Digital)
    26.Kuniko Yamada-? (Produced by Harry Hosono)
    27.Liberace-Parks & Recreation (Medley of Cherry Hill Park, McArthur 
    Park, &
    Echo Park)
    A Brand New Me (Warner Bros.)
    28.Papas Fritas-Far From An Answer
    Buildings & Grounds (Minty Fresh)
    29.T-Bones-Paint It Black
    Everyone's Gone To The Moon (And Other Trips) (Liberty)
    30.Yukari Fresh-Raymond (Erobique Remix)
    Escalator Records Tokyo (Bungalow-Germany) Thank you Jill Mingo!
    31.Lisa Go-Kara Kara
    Moonbeams (Sapphire)
    32.William DeVaughn-Be Thankful For What You've Got
    Didn't It Blow Your Mind-Soul Hits Of The 70's Vol. 12 (Rhino)
    33.Comoestas-Mambo Kuroneko
    Viva La Generation Readymade 2000 (Readymade-Japan)
    34.Thunderball-Late Nite Trick
    Ambassadors Of Style (ESL)
    35.The Critters-A Moment Of Being With You
    Touch 'N Go (Project 3)
    36.Terry Callier-Sunset Blvd.
    Life (Blue Thumb)
    37.Lee Hazlewood-Don't Get Around Much Anymore
    Farmisht, Flatulence, Origami, ARF!!! And Me (SLR)
    38.Akira Ishikawa-The Dawning Of Love
    Good Night Tokyo (Readymade-Japan)
    39.Ananda Shankar Experience and State Of Bengal-Jungle Symphony
    Walking On (Realworld)
    40.The Sunrays-I Was A Loser
    Vintage Rays (Collectables)
    41.Rayko-Money To The Bank
    Crave (Source One)
    42.The Crystals-He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)
    The Best Of (Abkco)
    43.Etienne Charry-Raye Du Bottin
    36 Erreurs (Kindercore)
    44.Paul Williams-Morning I'll Be Moving On
    Someday Man (Reprise)
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