________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ The Dealers Choice ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 4 messages in Spectropop - Digest Number 53. Topics in this digest: 1. Carole King, Bach's Lunch, Myddle Class From: Kevin Kern 2. Mel Carter From: Paul Urbahns 3. Monkees misprint/Pass It Along From: Stewart Mason 4. the cool ones (1967) From: Jack_Madani ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 09:59:03 -0400 From: Kevin Kern Subject: Carole King, Bach's Lunch, Myddle Class Hello Spectropop! I was surprised to see this record described on the garage rock website: > Bach's Lunch > Will You Love Me Tomorrow / You Go On > (Tomorrow T-911) > 1967 > > Carole King is writ large across this East Coast girl > group 45. It's her label, her production and on the top > side one of her classics - reworked in a slow, > deliberate and dramatic style with forlorn female > vocals. You Go On is even stronger - a brooding baroque > beat-ballad written by Rick Philp and Dave Palmer of > The Myddle Class (credited as "Philip Palmer"), which > lends weight to a rumour that the group was heavily > involved with and played on this 45. I thought I had all of the Myddle Class tracks (7), but this is something new! Now, this is a job for Spectropop! Does anyone have this music, especially the B-side? Willing to share: tape, CDr, mp3? Are these tracks on (gasp!) any legitimate reissues? Cheers, Kevin Kern At the Jesrsey Shore My maiden post here. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 06:26:58 EDT From: Paul Urbahns Subject: Mel Carter In a message dated 10/25/00 7:01:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Claudia wrote: > Can anyone tell me anything about who produced for Mel > Carter? I recently heard his rendition of "When a Boy > Falls in Love"...Great! I always loved the full > orchestral sound behind all his stuff. I see he is > currently touring, to my great delight. This is not a direct answer to your question, but for those who haven't seen him on tour, he appeared on the DOO WOP 51 PBS special taped in Pittsburgh this year. My brother who lives there sent me a tape copy and his performance of Hold Me Kiss Me is fantastic. Don' tmiss it on your PBS station during pledge week this year. Paul Urbahns --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 10:09:06 -0600 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Monkees misprint/Pass It Along Glenn Sadin wrote: >Some interesting trivia: On the very 1st pressings of the >first Monkees LP (October 1966), the song is listed as >"Papa Jean's Blues," not "Papa Gene's Blues." That was >quickly corrected and the LP was reissued with a "RE" >after the catalog number. I've often wondered why Colgems bothered to do that, considering how notoriously lax labels often are about things like spelling and song titles. Columbia flip-flopped the titles of two songs on Miles Davis' KIND OF BLUE, an oversight which wasn't corrected until over 30 years later! One of my favorite Elvis Costello songs, "Men Called Uncle," was erroneously released as "Man Called Uncle" in 1980 and it wasn't rectified until the 1994 CD reissue. Joseph Scott wrote: >Personally, I think this track by this British alt-pop >group is likely to be a publicity stunt, intended to get >the group's name attention in the press so that the group >can profit financially in the long run. I think if this >vocalist were as concerned about artistic integrity as he >claims to be, they'd be sampling artists who particularly >struck their artistic fancy, rather than what looks >suspiciously like a list of artists who are particularly >likely to get the group coverage in the press because they >are well-known to the public, such as Eminem, the Beatles, >and Madonna. Just my opinion. Ah, but Chumbawamba, silly name aside, have long considered themselves anarchists and provocateurs. This is the same band which told its fans they should shoplift their record out of Tower and HMV a few years ago. Press coverage is the entire point, because press coverage gives them the opportunity to babble on at length about their (generally fuzzy and self-contradictory) agenda. Think anyone in the media would care if they sampled Diane Renay? Stewart --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 23:56:51 -0400 From: Jack_Madani Subject: the cool ones (1967) I've just finished watching an absolutely monumental movie: "The Cool Ones," from 1967. What a terrific, magnificent movie this is; it ought to be required viewing for the Spectropop Faithful. It's got the wacked-out humor of the Beach Party flix, the production values (and professional editing) of a Viva Las Vegas, and groovy what-if-bob-fosse-had-been-a- baby-boomer, movin-with-nancy styled go-go dancing all over the place, replete with laura petrie go-go boots and matching vinyl go-go caps (you know the cap I mean? the one with the bouffed crown for the girl's hair and the broken brim of a cabdriver's hat?). The music is sensational(!!), the costumes and sets to die for. On top of which, in the secretarial pool of the faux-Spector producer type, I SWEAR I saw the drool-inducing actress who later starred in that "Gamesters of Triskelion" episode of Star Trek as the fightin' babe in the aluminum foil bikini. (in addition, I believe the chick sidekick to the faux-Spector type was the actress who also played the "White Russian" on Hogan's Heroes.) This movie was even listed in Gene Sculatti's 1982 must-read The Catalog Of Cool: "Au go-go mania with Roddy McDowall as a flip Spector-type music mogul. Teens twist and shout from an aerial tramway, invent a dance sensation ('The Tantrum'), and bug grizzly TV exec Phil Harris. An underling catches embarrassed Harris perfecting his Tantrum, causing Philsy to stop mid-frug: 'It's my underwear. My wife buys it too small and it itches.' Gear." Gear indeed. The musical contributions are from Lee Hazelwood, Billy Strange, and Ernie Freeman. Also appearing as the house singer on the "Whizbam Show" is Glen Campbell. Oh man, I can't say enough about this groovy slice of 60's LA. There's a groovy teens-music tv show that parodies Shindig/Hullaballoo, with as much wigged out go-go dancing as you can stand, plus music >from the show's house band that simply HAD to be the Wrecking Crew (sorry for using that phrase, Carol, but it's just so darn handy as a catch phrase for all you outtasite studio cats who made the great music of the sixties that we love on Spectropop). The performed tunes include This Town (later covered by Frank Sinatra himself, as well as daughter Nancy on that Movin' With Nancy show that was run on AMC this past summer). Plus spectrofied versions of pre-rock standards like The Birth Of The Blues, Secret Love, and It's Magic. There's also some Faux-Tijuana Brass music for good measure. The female lead, Deborah Watson, is so wholesomely gorgeous with her blonde Clairol Flip and her upturned nose, that she makes me want to cry. Directed by Gene Nelson, who if memory serves was the lead in the movie War Of The Worlds. I think this movie may have changed my life. You have to see it. jack p.s. thanks to those who confirmed the Papa Gene's Blues/Hello Mary Lou connection . --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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