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Spectropop - Digest Number 107

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There are 3 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 107:

      1. Re: I just wanted to say
           From: Marc Wielage
      2. The Crystals - The Screw
           From: Paul Urbahns 
      3. Rainy Daze
           From: Freeman Carmack 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 15:37:20 -0800
   From: Marc Wielage 
Subject: Re: I just wanted to say

> I went up to NYC with a group of middle schoolers to see
> a couple of plays (Les Miserables matinee, and then an
> evening performance of The Fantasticks) as part of a
> "mini-course" on theatre.  We were walking down into
> Times Square, when all of a sudden what do I run into but
> the Brill Building!  I stopped and touched the wall and
> spent 10 seconds of silence paying tribute.


Yeah, almost the same exact thing happened to me back in
1994.  A friend of mine and I had taken a trip to NY as a
vacation, and we had just gone by the Ed Sullivan Theater
on Broadway (1697 Broadway, as a matter of fact). The
following day, we went by a friend of mine's recording
studio, which was just a few blocks away.

Imagine my surprise when we were looking at the street
numbers, trying to find the right one, when I realized,
"holy crap!  This is the Brill Building!"  I believe that
was 1600 Broadway, or close to it.  There was a small
brass plaque commemorating the spot.  Man, that really
gave me goose bumps, knowing the history of that place.


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Message: 2
   Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 11:12:37 EST
   From: Paul Urbahns
Subject: The Crystals - The Screw


> Guys and gals...
> There's a blue-label copy of The Crystals' "The Screw"
> on eBay... I realize  it's not an original. Were there
> bootlegs made?

I really hate to call them bootlegs. I prefer to call them
reproductions. For the most part they were not done to
make money or cheat anyone. It was so fans such as myself
could hear and own something that was close to the 
original. I bought my blue label reproduction back in the
70s. I assume they all date from the same period.
Unfortunately, there appears to have been a mastering error
on the run and one side skips. I'd love to have a CD
mastering of the disk.

Paul Urbahns

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Message: 3
   Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 20:10:49 -0000
   From: Freeman Carmack 
Subject: Rainy Daze

You know how a fragment of a song becomes a quest like
SIDDHARTHA? I was listening to an aircheck from KBLA, dated
6/16/67, the last hour before a brief format change, and
heard a snippet from a song that I haven't heard since the
late 60s; I thought I caught the name Rainy Daze. I
thought I remembered a psychedelic band by that name-the
only line that made the cut for the aircheck went
"...Patterned wings of butterflies".

If anyone can reply, I'd appreciate it. 


Freeman Carmack

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