http://www.spectropop.com ______________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________________________________________________________ Volume #0408 April 14, 2000 ______________________________________________________________ This monophonic microgroove recording will not become obsolete ______________________________________________________________ Subject: Funny How Tastes Can Be.... Received: 04/14/00 3:46 am From: Ian Chapman To: Spectropop! Dave wrote:- > Yep, Ivy League sounds a little wan. I wonder if I'd feel > differently if I had heard the Ivy League version first. > Imagine loving the Ivy League original! What a travesty > the kitchen sink version would likely be. Well, Dave, the above applies to me I guess. I, along with the rest of the UK listening population, first heard the Ivy League version, which remains to me one of the most appealing and poignantly performed records in the "harmony" genre. And whilst I wouldn't by any means label the Danny Hutton version "a travesty", I've never quite been able to get into it. Ian --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: "Two to Tango" Received: 04/14/00 3:45 am From: Charles G. Hill To: Spectropop! P Woods wrote: > On another point, one of the Ike and Tina singles on > Philles which was announced in the music press but later > pulled was "Two to Tango", apparently produced by Bob > Crewe. Did this ever surface anywhere? > Best, > Paul Woods At least one copy made it to my shelf, as Philles 134, b/w "A Man Is A Man Is A Man". No matrix numbers, for some reason, but "APRIL-2" is scratched into the dead wax on the Tango side, and "APRIL 3" on the other. Bob Crewe is credited as producer, Herb Bernstein as arranger and conductor. "Two to Tango" is very much in the mood of I& T's Sue sides, although Crewe was far more meticulous a studio craftsman than Ike. "A Man..." builds like Otis trying a little tenderness. Surely these tracks must have surfaced somewhere else by now....cgh ================================================================== Charles G. Hill | | http://www.dustbury.com/ "All we are saying is give pizza chants." ================================================================== --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Grace of My Heart Received: 04/14/00 3:45 am From: Michael Gessner To: Spectropop! Stewart Mason wrote " John Tuturro's performance as the Spector manque is completely unsubtle and utterly fearless in its silliness." I thought that the Turturro character is closer to Don Kirshner. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Precious obscurities Received: 04/14/00 3:46 am From: sheila To: Spectropop! >Also, I think "us" types tend at times to champion obscure >songs at the expense of hits. My guess is that if we did a "blind ear tasting" of 50 random girl group hits and 50 girl group obscurities, we'd favor the hits. Ahh..........that one is up for a debate! I believe that most hits (of all eras) are "hits" because they are instant. "Be my baby" - who didn't love this the first time? "Da doo ron ron"- immediately grabs you. But a lot of the more obscure records take time, and very often those obscure records (after a few listens of course ) turn out to be a lot better than the "hits." There's no argument that the GG hits were not completely stunning, BUT I'd like to stand up for the obscure records and say that if the public gave songs like Margaret Mandolph's "I wanna make you happy" or Reparata and the Delrons "Nobody's baby..." a chance, they really might have been hits. Sheila B. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: River Deep Mtn. High Received: 04/14/00 3:45 am From: Carol Kaye To: Spectropop! >>>>>Or why it was so popular in England?<<<< Having been a bass player on this hit and working for Phil on most of his dates (there's many that Larry Levine forgot about in his article like Howard Roberts etc. who were regulars on Phil's dates etc.), we were all expecting this to be his greatest hit yet. He was a great producer, but kept in that "wall of sound" mode maybe too long and eventually styles did change. The English (I think) are a little more discerning about what they like in music and are just different than Americans who I think can sometimes be impatient and want something "new" all the time, just my guess, I'm probably wrong. At least the Americans and English agree about how great Brian Wilson and his music is. Best, Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: rock & roll movies. Received: 04/14/00 3:46 am From: john rausch To: Spectropop! All this talk of High Fidelity and Grace Of My Heart got me remembering a great movie I saw awhile back. Called There Goes My Baby, I recommend it to all on this list. Great early 60s atmosphere about the coming of age of a group of high school friends and one of the girls even aspires to start her own girl group. And just for fun, there is Hairspray. Also of note on original Saturday Night Live episodes,the late great Gilda Radner does a skit of a Jewish girl group called Rhonda and the Rhondettes, another SNL skit has Gilda, Lorraine Newman, and Jane Curtain doing a song called Chevy`s Girls. A cross between Be My Baby and Leader Of The Pack. Truly hilarious. John Rausch Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes featuring Ronnie Spector @ http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/2469/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: The Liquid Room Received: 04/12/00 4:02 am From: David Ponak To: Spectropop! The Liquid Room airs every Saturday morning from 3-6AM on KPFK 90.7FM in southern California. Also check out my show "The Nice Age" at www.spikeradio.com every Sunday afternoon from 3-6PM. The Liquid Room 4/8/00 1.The Beach Boys-The Little Girl I Once Knew The Beach Boys Today (Bonus Track) (Capitol) 2.The Beach Boys-Add Some Music To Your Day Sunflower (Reprise) 3.The Beach Boys-All Summer Long All Summer Long (Capitol) 4.Brian Wilson-Love And Mercy Brian Wilson (Reprise) 5.The Beach Boys-Till I Die Surfs Up (Reprise) 6.Ladytron-He Took Her To A Movie Miss Black And Her Friends (Bambini-Japan) 7.The Bob Crewe Generation-Wives And Lovers Let Me Touch You (Dynovoice) 8.Yellow Magic Orchestra-Behind The Mask (FPM's Sweet Soul Bossa Nova) YMO Remixes-Technopolis 2000-1 (Victor-Japan) 9.The Negro Problem-Ken Joys & Concerns (Aerial Flipout) 10.Michael Nesmith-Joanne The Best Of The Early Years (Rhino) 11.Mint Royale-Lonely Girl On The Ropes (Faith & Hope-UK) 12.Rupert Holmes-I Don't Wanna Hold Your Hand The Epoch Collection (Varese Sarabande) 13.Saint Etienne-How We Used To Live Single (Mantra-UK) 14.The Gordion Knot-We Must Be Doing Something Right The Gordion Knot (Verve) 15.Tomovsky-Tengoku Wa Tengoku Ja Nasasoo Orange Fiction (Sony-Japan) 16.Repartage-Satisfaction Italia (RLP) 17.Hi-Posi-Jenny Bad Mood Single (Contemp-Japan) 18.The Tennesee Guitar-I Walk The Line 7" (Bell) 19.Puffy-Kore Ga Watashi No Ikiru Michi Jet CD (Sony-Japan) 20.Marpessa Dawn-A Noite Do Meu Ben The EP Collection (Barclay-Japan) 21.JJ Johnson/Kai Winding-Catherine's Theme Israel (CTI) 22.Great Lakes-An Easy Life Great Lakes (Kindercore) 23.Walter Murphy-Dancin' Stone Fox (Promo Sampler-Emperor Norton) 24.Grant Lee Phillips-Heavenly Ladies Love Oracle (Magnetic Field Recordings) 25.The Sunrays-Andrea Andrea (Tower) 26.Blur-For Tomorrow Modern Life Is Rubbish (Food) 27.The Kinks-Waterloo Sunset Something Else (Pye) 28.Beck-Mixed Bizness (DJ Me DJ You Remix) single (DGC) 29.Neu-Hallogallo Neu 30.David Axelrod-Song Of Innocence Song Of Innocence (Ascension-Australia) 31.Steve Lawrence-Speak Low Swing Softly With Me (ABC Paramount) 32.The Tiki Tones-Il Vespa The Leisure Experiment (Hepcat) 33.The Mojo Men-Flower Of Love Sit Down, It's The Mojo Men (Sundazed) 34.DJ Food with Ken Nordine-The Ageing Young Rebel A Dub Plate Of DJ Food (Ninjatune) 35.Haruomi Hosono-Indo 2000 Indo/Pre YMO & Various Artists (Daisyworld-Japan) 36.LTJ Bukem-Rhodes To Freedom Journey Inwards (Kinetic) 37.Scientific American-3 Saints Of Infinity (Slabco) 38.Skylab-Magenta Skylab #2 (Sony-Japan) 39.Indian Rope-Downsized/Critical Mass Downsized EP (Trattoria-Japan) 40.Paul Williams-Morning I'll Be Moving On Someday Man (Reprise) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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