http://www.spectropop.com ________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ The truest possible reproduction of the original sound ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 5 messages in this issue of Spectropop. Topics in this Digest Number 100: 1. PF was Phat From: DJJimmyBee 2. Re: Pop Masterpieces From: "Bryan Thomas" 3. Pop Masterpieces From: Richard Havers 4. Phil and George From: Jamie LePage 5. Why Don't You Write Me From: winnie ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2001 12:02:09 EST From: DJJimmyBee Subject: PF was Phat In a message dated 2/4/1 4:09:17 AM, spectropop wrote: >wasn't PF Sloan a session musician along with Steve >Barri, then known as the Fantastic Baggys. > >...The Rincon Surfside Band, and the >original line up of the Grass Roots who recorded the >single Where Were You When I Needed You. He also charted minorly with the Dunhill single "The Sins Of The Family (fall on the daughter)" in 66 or so...sort of a Dylan meets Grassroots effort... --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2001 12:25:33 -0800 From: "Bryan Thomas" Subject: Re: Pop Masterpieces > Would anyone else take a stab at the Top Ten Masterpieces? > It would help me in my education, and that ot the young > coffee shop crowd. Thanks in advance. You realize that this is an exercise in futility, don't you?? Well, putting that aside for the moment, I'd have to say -- off the top of my head -- these 20 are albums that have made a huge impression on me...which means I'd vote for them as "pop masterpieces": The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left The Beatles - Abbey Road Beatles - Rubber Soul The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesty's Request The Byrds - Notorious Byrd Brothers Buffalo Springfield - Again Neil Young - Neil Young Gene Clark - Echoes Badfinger - Straight Up Spirit - Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus Small Faces - Ogden's Nut Gone Flake Hollies - Butterfly Hollies - Evolution Emitt Rhodes - Emitt Rhodes Billy Nicholls - Would You Believe? Kaleidoscope - Tangerine Dream Scott Walker - Scott Walker III Bryan --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2001 11:25:28 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Pop Masterpieces Hi David My stab at the Top 10. Being English, and to give myself more scope I have cheated and split the list between UK and US albums. Is that allowed? Neither list is in any kind of order US Pet Sounds The Beach Boys 1st album Crosby Stills & Nash Younger than Yesterday The Byrds Forever Changes Love Magic Garden 5th Dimension Bookends Simon & Garfunkel Sailor Steve Miller Band Music of My Mind Stevie Wonder I've Never Loved A Man Aretha Franklin Hissing of Summer Lawns Joni Mitchell UK Abbey Road The Beatles Days of Future Passed Moody Blues A Tramp Shining Richard Harris (I know he's Irish & Jimmy Webb's American. But much of it was recorded in the UK and Harris was living in London and Webb wrote a lot of it in London) Alone Together Dave Mason Dusty in Memphis Dusty Springfield Fotheringay Fotheringay Scott Scott Walker (same rules as Tramp Shining....Scott's almost a naturalised Brit) Odessey (sic) & Oracle The Zombies Sell out The Who Astral Weeks Van Morrison Naturally if I did this tomorrow the list would be different!! Contenders What's Goin On Marvin Gaye Reunion Glen Campbell Hunky Dory David Bowie Live at Newport 1960 Muddy Waters Can't Buy A Thrill Steely Dan Moby Grape (1st album) Moby Grape Sunflower Beach Boys Who's Next The Who The Beatles Live at The BBC Gideon Gaye The High Llamas The remixed George Harrison's All Things Must Pass is an amazing revelation. Wonderful clarity on tracks that had been laying deep in the mud for three decades. Oh yeah.....Spanky & Our gangs Greatest Hits.......and the Turtles Greatest hits.......I must stop That ought to stir up some controversy -- Best Wishes Richard --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2001 14:23:55 +0900 From: Jamie LePage Subject: Phil and George Hey all, I've been hearing a lot *about* the new All Things Must Pass reissue, although I haven't actually heard it. Anyway, I looking around the net and found an article >from Rolling Stone 853, November 9, 2000. This is an excerpt. Enjoy! Jamie -- RS: Can you explain how John and George differed in their work habits? PS: I don't want George to read this and say, "Ah, he's f**king putting me down." But to give you an idea, the Imagine album took seven days, OK? Plastic Ono Band took a little longer, only because it was grueling to get John to perform. It was like psychoanalysis - a lot of screaming and crying. That album was not only his life and Yoko's, it was mine. "Isolation" - I still live that way: "We're afraid of everyone/Afraid of the sun." That tore me to pieces. "Mother, you had me, but I never had you" - I started thinking about my dad, who took his own life. It was "To Know Him Is to Love Him" [the epitaph on the gravestone of Spector's father, and the title of one of Spector's earliest songs] all over again. It was therapeutic, but very painful. And that's what took so long. But George [for All Things Must Pass] - six, seven months. I mean, we did the solo on "My Sweet Lord" maybe fifty, sixty different ways. It was just an insecurity he had, and I think it came from being the third kid on the block - not the hero, not the number one or two. He had an immense amount of material, but he wouldn't move one step forward until he was absolutely sure it was safe and right and finished. So we remixed and remixed and remixed. And in the end, we'd always go back to what we did originally. When I make a record, I don't want to tell musicians, "Well, it's eventually going to sound like this - you're going to be in more echo." No, put it on now. You can't take the echo off "Be My Baby." You can't take the echo off "River Deep, Mountain High" - it's on Tina Turner forever. That's my art. That's what I do better than anyone. But George was very hesitant about it. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2001 03:38:34 EST From: winnie Subject: Why Don't You Write Me Does Anybody have a copy of Why Don't You Write Me Darling by Ray Peterson? Any copy will do. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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