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         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...

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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

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


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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

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

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


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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




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.

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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.

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