================================================ S - P - E - C - T - R - O - P - O - P ================================================ Volume #0046 02/25/98 ================================================ Gran Turismo OmologatoSubject: 60s -- Cars to music Sent: 2/23/98 10:36 AM Received: 2/24/98 12:41 AM From: Dave Mirich, DmirXXX@XXXXXXm To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com In a message dated 98-02-22 18:05:27 EST, you write: << Some say the sixties began when Kennedy was shot and ended > with Nixon's resignation. I think in terms of musical > excellence, it started a little earlier than that, circa > Phil Spector, but after Nixon's resignation we had a > dramatic down turn in the quality of popular (and less > popular) music. >> The same with cars! Quality, styling and performance peaked in American cars between 1962 to 1972, or thereabouts (some exceptions on either end, no doubt). No wonder I love the music of this era so much! Dave Mirich ---[ archived by Spectropop - 02 /25/98 - 02 :15:16 AM ]--- Subject: Re: I Can Hear Music Sent: 2/23/98 8:53 AM Received: 2/24/98 12:41 AM From: Marc Wielage, XXX@XXXXXXrax.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Big L, biXXX@XXXXXXmail.com asked: >Has anyone heard the original version of "I Can Hear >Music?" Been looking for it for years. Supposedly, >Carl owned a copy of the single, and that's how the >Bs came to cover it. ------------------------<snip>------------------------ The song is somewhat hard to find today, but it was released once on CD, on the Japanese import BEST OF SPECTOR SOUND (Victor VDP-1045). Believe me, the Beach Boys' version is far better, IMHO. --MFW -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- -= Marc Wielage | "The computerized authority =- -= MusicTrax, Ltd. | on rock, pop, & soul." =- -= Chatsworth, CA | XXX@XXXXXXrax.com =- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ---[ archived by Spectropop - 02 /25/98 - 02 :15:16 AM ]--- Subject: when did the 60s begin? Sent: 2/24/98 6:34 AM Received: 2/24/98 8:21 AM From: Big L, biXXX@XXXXXXmail.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com >> Some say the sixties began when Kennedy was shot and ended with Nixon's resignation. I think in terms of musical excellence, it started a little earlier than that, circa Phil Spector, but after Nixon's resignation we had a dramatic down turn in the quality of popular (and less popular) music. Interestingly, I used to fantasize about a scenario in which a person was time warped from the day after JFK was shot into the present. Here are some examples of what we consider essential 60s pop culture this person would not know about: The Beatles The Rolling Stones (if he was a musically hip person, he may have been aware of both these, but only as obscure British bands) The Byrds Jimi Hendrix The Kinks Get Smart Star Trek The Monkees Go Go Boots Brian Wilson as "genius" Vietnam hippies The Civil Rights Act The Four Tops The Temptations The Supremes And so on. It seems that JFK's assasination may serve as a better divider between the 50s and the 60s than any actual date. The early 60s seem more like an extension of the late 50s than anything else, especially in musical terms. At least, that's the way I see it (and remember it.) Much has been written about the shock, and the lost innocence of America after JFK. That may be overly simplifying things, but was it mere coincidence that the British Invasion began in the months immediately following? That music changed so much in the next two years? == Big L Check out my Radio Legends pages at: biXXX@XXXXXXmail.com http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/9816 ---[ archived by Spectropop - 02 /25/98 - 02 :15:16 AM ]--- End
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