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Spectropop V#0046

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 2/24/98
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        Volume #0046                          02/25/98
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                    Gran Turismo Omologato
    
    
    
    Subject:     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.
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    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
    
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    ---[ 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 ]---
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