http://www.spectropop.com __________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0420 June 9, 2000 __________________________________________________________ In Your Home...In Your Car...or Wherever You Roam Subject: The Return of Django Received: 06/09/00 2:29 am From: Joe Foster To: Spectropop! Hi to all Spectropoppers.... I'm back on my new Poptones address... To answer some questions which have come up...yes, Revola has shut down along with it's parent label Creation....however some of us are now with Poptones.....a Millennium compilation, 'Misty Mirage', and both the Joey Stec album and the Sandy Salisbury album will be released worldwide by Poptones, except for Japan where our friends at Dreamsville and Trattoria will be handling these projects....this does mean that the Revola catalog will be deleted soon, so now is the time to petition importers and specialist shops to get them in.....and no, I don't make a cent on them.... On a different tip, I'm helping out a friend with a college course on sound engineering he teaches, and one of the kids has decided to do a project on the recording of 'Pet Sounds' and 'Good Vibrations'....a definite step in the right direction since when the course started, these computer generation kids were seemingly shocked that anyone ever recorded on tape!!....another kid is doing a project on Joe Meek, so I am keen to encourage this trend..... I had a bunch of them "analysing" the multitracks to what is now 'Misty Mirage'....anybody with any info etc. either send it to me or what the hell, post it, we'd all like to know.....Carol's memories of all this will obviously be welcome, but come on, let's all try & help this kid out!..... Joe Foster --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: a new girl group compilation Received: 06/09/00 2:29 am From: WASE RADIO To: Spectropop! Hi all: There is a new girl group compilation cd out on Varese Sarbande-with a couple of stereo surprises. For example "He's So Fine" is now in first time stereo-with the background vocals split as such around the lead vocal and musical backing. "Sally Go 'Round the Roses" is in stereo and even has the organ that was missing in previous stereo "underdub" versions. Another first time stereo and to me is one of the all time lost oldies-"Whenever A Teenager Cries" by Reparata and the Delrons first released on Golden World records in 1965. The only thing that's stereo is the background vocals and hanclaps all on the left. The lead and the entire music track was heard in the center. It has a bit of that Mirasound grunginess. But still the night I bought this cd, I was playing in audition. And I must have played "Whenever A Teenager Cries" like eight times-not on the air-but only in audition. That song to me is one of the all time "lost" oldies. According to Alan Betrock's excellent book "The Girl Groups-The Story of A Sound", "Whenever A Teenager Cries" was a huge hit in the New York City area. And in the Cd booklet They had an ad for the song that suggested that the song was also a big hit in the Pittsburgh, Pa area. Nationally the song peaked at #60, but judging from my previous two sentences, the song was a hugh East Coast hit. A shame. A great record that copies that Red Bird Records sound to a tee. Happy listening:):):):):):):):):):) Michael G. Marvin WASE radio --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: ONE recording session Received: 06/09/00 2:29 am From: Doug Morris To: Spectropop! > Okay you all, here's another query: If you could have > been present at ONE recording session for one single song, > which would it be? And why? And what would you have > changed / suggested, if anything? Count Basie's first 1936 Decca recording session with John Hammond.... Ooh! wait a minute - this is Spectropop - O.K. If it can only be one - then I'd have to go with "Blue Angel" - Roy Orbison's voice, Fred Foster's ethereal production. An unreal sound. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Next Question Received: 06/09/00 2:29 am From: John Frank To: Spectropop! >From: Jimmy Crescitelli > If you could have been present at ONE recording session > for one single song, which would it be? And why? And what > would you have changed / suggested, if anything? > >I'd choose "A Fine, Fine Boy," And what would I suggest / >change? Oh, I think nothing... Well, I think I would have sent Sonny out for burgers during the recording. I *wish* I couldn't hear his caterwaulin' so clearly in that song. The only flaw to a near-perfect song. Let's see, what would I like to have witnessed?... Something (anything!) by my number one girl, Dusty. Possibly "Stay Awhile" to watch her being "difficult", i.e. knowing exactly the sound she wanted and eking that great "Wall Of Sound" out of a staid British studio band. I must whine: Do I have to pick just one?? I'd have to be in the studio while she recorded the incredible soul number "Go Ahead On", which she wrote with Madeline Bell -- just to actually see and hear Madeline, Doris Troy, and Dusty singing together. And, no, I wouldn't change anything about either song. John --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Next Question Received: 06/09/00 2:29 am From: Gary Spector To: Spectropop! What recording session would I liked to have attended and what would I like to have changed? 1st part's easy. I would have loved to sit and watch the the future of Rock-N-Roll change as Phil Spector created "To Know Him Is To Love Him". As for a change, I would not have changed a thing. 2nd part is a little tougher for me. I guess it would be a recommendation on what happened with my favorite song, "I Can Hear Music". As much as I would have loved to sit and watch this song being produced, I would have change what happened to it. I would have released it with the Ronettes or the Crystals as it was originally produced and never given it to the Beach Boys. They did a good version but I preferred the original. G.Spector Not just another PS fan. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: The Nice Age-6/4/00 Received: 06/09/00 2:29 am From: David Ponak To: Spectropop! Sorry that I've been negligent on getting out the playlists, but we're getting back on track as of now! Be sure to listen to The Nice Age every Sunday afternoon >from 3-6PM (PT) at www.spikeradio.com P Kraftwerk - The Robots The Man Machine Cleopatra 58772 2000-06-04 14:58:51 P Claudine Longet - Love Is Blue Love Is Blue A&M 1941 2000-06-04 15:04:18 P Capsule - Riche Et Belle Parismatic Catskills 003 2000-06-04 15:08:07 (Thank you Jill Mingo!) P The Mike Theodore Orchestra - Moon Trek Cosmic Wind Westbound WB-305 2000-06-04 15:12:42 G Towa Tei - A Ring Last Century Modern Elektra 62528 2000-06-04 15:17:10 P Jack Jones - The Windmills Of Your Mind Jack Jones Sings Michel Legrand Laserlight 12141 2000-06-04 15:20:21 P Sam Paglio - Night Club Tropez Night Club Tropez Irma 497706 2000-06-04 15:24:24 P Digital Spacepop Replicant - Ashes To Ashes Pop Artificielle KK 141 2000-06-04 15:28:39 P Bertrand Burgalat - Attention Amante Atomium 3003 Bungalow 61578 2000-06-04 15:33:04 P Curt Boettcher - Tumbling Tumbleweeds Misty Mirage Magic 0024 2000-06-04 15:37:16 P Tomovsky - Mr. Step Orange Fiction dohb discs AICT 1221 2000-06-04 15:40:49 P Motocompo - Take Me To Your Party Single Poplot MTCA 1001 2000-06-04 15:48:33 P Telex - Dance To The Music I Don't Like Remixes SSR 410377 2000-06-04 15:52:10 P Kahimi Karie - Pygmalism Journey To The Centre Of Me Polydor Japan POCH 1927 2000-06-04 15:56:21 G Belle & Sebastian - Legal Man Legal Man single Matador OLE-448 2000-06-04 16:05:56 G Travis - Driftwood The Man Who Indepediente n/a 2000-06-04 16:05:59 P The Tornados - Jungle Fever Telstar Music Club MCCD 161 2000-06-04 16:09:18 P Puffy - Umi E To single Epic ESCB 2122 2000-06-04 16:11:33 P Piero Umiliani - Lady Magnolia (Kid Loco Mix) Single Easy Tempo MET 501 2000-06-04 16:14:30 R E-Z Rollers - Walk This Land single Shadow 130CD1 2000-06-04 16:19:21 P Chappie - Welcoming Morning New Chappie SME AICT 1126 2000-06-04 16:27:03 P Neil Sedaka - Stairway To Heaven Sings His Greatest Hits RCA 53465 2000-06-04 16:30:15 P Yellow Magic Orchestra - Behind The Mask (FPM Remix) YMO Remixes Victor VICL 60483 2000-06-04 16:32:56 P Rusty Squeezebox - Same Old Song Isotopes Eggbert ER80030 2000-06-04 16:44:36 P Benny Golson - Cool Whip Tune In, Turn On Verve 559793 2000-06-04 16:44:38 P Broadcast - Where Youth And Laughter Go Extended Play Warp WAP129CD 2000-06-04 16:48:41 P Dots & Borders - Another Mellow Winter Tokyo Tapes Trattoria PSCR-5810 2000-06-04 16:53:20 R Basement Jaxx - Rendez-Vu Remedy Astralwerks 62702 2000-06-04 16:57:17 P Lee Hazlewood - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Poet, Fool Or Bum LHI 97100 2000-06-04 17:02:48 P Saint Etienne - Heart Failed Sound Of Water Sub Pop n/a 2000-06-04 17:08:47 P Jimmy Webb - I Keep It Hid Jim Webb Sings Jim Webb Epic ESCA 7574 2000-06-04 17:12:13 P Adventures In Stereo - We Will Stand Monomania Bobsled Bob-11 2000-06-04 17:15:06 P Flippers Guitar - Coffee Milk Crazy Three Cheers For Our Side Polystar 5046 2000-06-04 17:17:41 P Sylvia - Pussy Cat Pillow Talk Rhino 71987 2000-06-04 17:20:59 G Paul Weller - Bang Bang (She Shot Me Down) Heliocentric Island 7470 (B-side/Japanese bonus track) 2000-06-04 17:23:57 P Mel Torme - Secret Agent Man Right Now Sony 65164 2000-06-04 17:27:49 P Ute Lemper w/Divine Comedy - Split The Punishing Kiss Decca 64732 2000-06-04 17:30:23 P Ananda Shankar - Jumpin' Jack Flash Ananda Shankar Warner Bros. 72632 2000-06-04 17:34:00 P Billy May & His Orchestra - Marrakesh Express Easy Hits Vol. 2 Kane 002 2000-06-04 17:40:23 (Thank you Ron Kane) R Denki Groove - Flashback Disco Voxxx Ki-oon KSC2-324 2000-06-04 17:45:04 R Banco De Gaia - Touching The Void The Magical Sounds Of.. 6 Degrees 10122 2000-06-04 17:45:07 David Ponak A&R-TOKYOPOP Music 5670 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 692-6927 www.tokyopop.com --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- ADNIB NOTE: List members are invited to visit the newly updated Curt Boettcher page at Spectropop. http://www.spectropop.com/hsoftcurtb1.html#start All the new Curt Boettcher/Millennium related releases have been added to the page, with a link to a photo essay page of Joey Stec and Lee Mallory's recent in-store performance in Tokyo. Photo essay page: http://www.spectropop.com/hsoftcurtb3.html#start Great thanks to those whose efforts directly or indirectly helped with this recent Millennium activity END
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