http://www.spectropop.com __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0400 March 30, 2000 __________________________________________________________ Masterpieces of Emotion Subject: Favorite girl group moment Received: 03/30/00 1:46 am From: Stewart Mason To: Spectropop! Seven words: "Whaddaya MEAN is he a good dansuh?" My lifelong attraction to women with pronounced borough/ environs accents can be traced to early exposure to that line. Stewart --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Grrrl Groups Continued Received: 03/30/00 1:46 am From: DJ Jimmy Bee To: Spectropop! I guess what I like most about the old 6T's Grrrl Groups was the catty, bratty, slutty and smutty oriented stuff as opposed to the dreamier love-laced lyrics. And the cheap-fashion-of-the moment hairdooz and clothes they wore while delivering the goods. It's like a fantasy almost, yet I can remember as a young guy getting more worked up over the teased haired babes with rolled up skirts and slut shoes than I did over the ironed-hair acoustic guitar strumming intellectual girls singing about war and peace. But my parents, being middle class expected me to be "collegiate" and wanted me to date the ironed-hair types, not those "cheap grrrls" from East Lexington (MA!)....I guess I met their wishes, my wife is Yale-educated and played acoustic folkie music during the Joni Mitchell era. But there's a place in my heart for the "cheap" babes always! Jimmy Botticelli/hey, at least she's Italian! --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Favorite Girl Group Moment Received: 03/30/00 1:46 am From: "Billy G. Spradlin" To: Spectropop! One of my all-time favorite moments is on the Raindrops "The Kind of Boy You Cant Forget" is that great Over-Compressed drum break that jumps out of the mix around 1:47 (according to my Rhino Best of the Girl Groups Vol 2 CD). You really need to hear the original Jubilee 45 to hear the full impact, it just doesn't sound the same on the stereo mix coming just out of the left channel. I'm sure this record blew out a lot of car radio speakers or AM Transmitter tubes back when it was a hit! :-) Also, listening closely to the stereo mix on headphones you can hear Ellie (I think) catching her breath or whispering "Barry.. Barry" around 1:15 during the break. One of those great things you can accidently hear (or don't want to hear) on CD. Another great moment is on the Crystals "Girls Can Tell" is at 2:09 where La La Brooks sings "Whoa Whoa Whoa" and then the background choir gives one last "Ahhhhhh" before the fadeout...a goose bump inducing moment! PS: Thanks for all the support of GirlPop Radio...More songs are on the way, and I hope to get a webpage set up soon. Also if anyone knows where I can find a clean CD version of Andrea Carroll's "The Doo-Lang" and The Secrets "Oh Donnie" please let me know. Billy G. Spradlin 29 Rim Road Kilgore, Texas 75662 E-mail: email@example.com Homepage: http://home.earthlink.net/~bgspradlin/ Jangle Radio: http://home.earthlink.net/~bgspradlin/janglepop.html --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: favourite girl group moments Received: 03/30/00 1:46 am From: Tom Waters To: Spectropop! I have a few defining girl group moments personally. My favourite is probably the sound of "The Boy". From the moment that piano starts it's pounding intro, I'm hooked. And then the sweet voice of Mary Weiss singing ever so lightly. It's sheer bliss. I just love the build-up at the end with the piano, Mary's voice and the ahhhhs just blending perfectly. My second defining moment is the intro to "That's How It All Began" by Reparata and the Delrons. Again, the piano starts in lightly, and Reparata sings "Here we are at the altar, He's putting the ring on my hand, It seems like only yesterday, It all began". Absolutely beautiful. So simple and so sweetly sung. I also consider the entire recordings of "Cold, Cold Winter" by the Pixies Three, "The Loneliest Girl in Town" by Reparata and the Delrons and "Born Too Late" by the Poni-Tails and the Shannons to be defining moments. "Born Too Late" by both groups is a spell-binding combination of sweet haromonies and voices, great lyrics and suberb arrangements. "Loneliest Girl in Town" has to be one of the most gorgeous recordings ever made. Reparata's voice just glows with plaintive longing. Her voice always melts me, but on this recording, it is incomparable. "Cold Cold Winter" also has that lovely plaintive factor. When it starts in with the booming intro, I know I'm about to hear a recording I consider the peak of its genre. Again, there's just something about the singing and arrangement of this recording that I think is in a class by itself. I find that all of these recordings I mentioned get right to your heart. Masterpieces of emotion. Tom --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: I Can Hear Music Received: 03/30/00 1:46 am From: Paul Urbahns To: Spectropop! > Very possible. It's been credited to Jeff Barry many times, in fact it doesn't show up on the Ronettes Best of on Abkco because the cover proclaims "all selections produced by Phil Spector" I have always wondered if Phil produced a version and it was never issued like the Connie Francis "Second Hand Heart". From what I understand Phil's version of that hasn't been issued yet. Paul Urbahns firstname.lastname@example.org --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: The Association Live Received: 03/30/00 1:46 am From: Nat Kone To: Spectropop! I really don't want to breathe any new life into this studio musician business but I just heard this record and I have to ask. Does anyone know if the Association brought along a backing band or extra singers when they recorded their live album in 1970 (recorded at the University of Utah)? The liner notes don't mention anyone and neither do the photos. In fact, the liner notes strongly imply that all instruments - including trumpet, flute, saxophone, organ and all kinds of percussion - were played by the band themselves. The harmonies are slightly more simple than on record and I wouldn't nominate any of them for studio gigs themselves but for a live record, they do a pretty impressive job on such tunes as "Along Comes Mary" and "Cherish" and especially "Goodbye Columbus". But it's only impressive if it really is just them. (And then you have to take into consideration the somewhat lowish standard I have for live rock records.) Nat --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: 'Men Behind the Wall of Sound' Received: 03/30/00 1:46 am From: "Richard Chester" To: Spectropop! Dear Spectropop, I've been subscribing to this list for quite some time now, but never seem to find the time to contribute to it!! My apologies!!! I send this with reference to Alan Ackerman's recent post about 'Men Behind the Wall of Sound'. Alan, I'm currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Leeds in England, focusing on 60s pop. The Modern Recording article you mention featuring the interview with Larry Levine is of great interest to me, and extremely relevant to my research. Would there be any chance of sending me a copy of it? If this is possible, then you can email me direct. My address is email@example.com If you give the go ahead then I'll let you have my home address for snail-mailing purposes. Look forward very much to hearing from you. Regards, Richard. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: the best faux Spector song Received: 03/30/00 1:46 am From: Rex Patton To: Spectropop! Don't know if anyone has pointed this out yet, but the best faux Spector song Dusty Springfield didn't live long enough to record is the first cut on the new Shelby Lynne album, I AM SHELBY LYNNE. While the rest of the album is the coolest r&b record since Dan Penn's DO RIGHT MAN, that first song, "Your Lies" is a total girl group revel with no concessions to today whatsoever. Check it out. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: The Liquid Room 3/25/00 Received: 03/30/00 1:46 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 http://www.spikeradio.com on Sunday afternoons from 3-6 PM, PST. Important news! I'm leaving my day job at Warner Bros. Records. Starting on 4/3, I'll be working for Tokyopop. They're an internet company and magazine that markets Asian pop culture in America. They're starting a record label to release Asian music in the U.S., and I'll be the A&R person. Here's my new contact information: David Ponak TOKYOPOP 5670 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 692-6700 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org If you have me in your email address book, please change the address to the above. The Liquid Room-3/25/00: 1.The Association-Come On In Birthday (Warner Bros.) Man (Warner Bros.) 2.Beck-Mixed Bizness (Cornelius Remix) Single (DGC) 3.First Born-The Mood Club Kinky Beats (Lacerba-UK) 4.Linus Of Hollywood-Heavenly Your Favorite Record (Pop Squad) 5.Spoozys-Human Control Astro 99 (Bad News-Japan) 6.Gil Trythall-Polk Salad Annie Nashville Gold (Athena) 7.Saint Etienne-Tomorrow Never Dies Built On Sand-Rarities 1994-1999 (Fan Club CD-MN) 8.The Fun And Games-Close To Carmel Elephant Candy (UNI) 9.Cinnamon-Nothing Vertigo (March) 10.Buffalo Springfield-Expecting To Fly Again (Atco) 11.Tomovsky-Tengoku Wa Tengoku Ja Nasasoo/ Mr. 2050/Itoshi No Wonder Single (Sony-Japan) 12.Haruomi Hosono-Indo 2000 Indo/Pre YMO & Various Artists (Re-wind) 13.Richard Hayman-Goin' Out Of My Head Genuine Electric Latin Love Machine (Command) 14.The Heavy Blinkers-Liquid Room Jingle/Crowned Miss Fire Prevention The Heavy Blinkers (Brogdingnagian) 15.Kraftwerk-Tour De France Single (EMI-Germany) 16.The Beach Boys-Bicycle Rider Smile (Vigotone) 17.Queen-Bicycle Race Greatest Hits (Hollywood) 18.Indian Rope-Downsized/Critical Mass Downsized EP (Trattoria-Japan) 19.Scott McKenzie-No No No No No San Francisco (Sony) 20.Beachwood Sparks-Old Sea Miner Beachwood Sparks (Subpop) 21.Peter Sarstedt-I Am A Cathedral The Story Of Pop (UA-Germany) 22.Spanner-? (no titles listed) 00321 (OW-Japan) 23.Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band-Apache Kinky Beats (Lacerba-UK) 24.Eels-It's A Monstertrucker Daisies Of The Galaxy (Dreamworks) 25.The Love Generation-Leaves Grow Grey The Generation Of Love (Imperial) 26.Caetano Veloso-Sou Voce Orfeau Soundtrack (Nonesuch) 27.Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends-Snow Queen S/T (A&M) 28.Brian Reitzel & Roger Joseph Manning Jr.-Metropia Logan's Sanctuary Soundtrack (Emperor Norton) 29.La Fiesta Hippie Vol. II-Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head La Fiesta Hippie Vol. II (RCA-Mexico) 30.Cabaret Voltaire-Yashar 12" (Factory) 31.Mansfield-Mansfield Theme Viva La Generation Readymade 2000 (Readymade-Japan) 32.Lalo Schifrin-Wheat Germ Landscapes There's A Whole Lalo Schifrin Goin' On (Dot) 33.Erobique-CX The C-Tron EP (Acid Jazz-UK) 34.Everything But The Girl-Low Tide Of The Night Tempermental (Atlantic) 35.Mike Melvoin-Paperback Writer Keys To Your Mind (Liberty) 36.Birdie-Laugh Some Dusty (It-UK) 37.Cubismo Grafico-I'm Still Sleeping Escalator Records Tokyo (Bungalow-Germany) 38.Mieko Hirota-A Lonely Summer Good Night Tokyo (Readymade-Japan) 39.Rick Powell-Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town Switched On Country (RCA) 40.Gil Trythall-Nashville Moog Nashville Gold (Athena) 41.Rick Powell-Steel Guitar Rag Switched On Country (RCA) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- END
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