________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ For Broadcast Only - Not For Sale ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 7 messages in this issue. Topics in this digest: 1. Re: Other Two From: Alec Palao 2. the Teddy Bears album From: benvj17 3. Who Masters Up For Auction? From: Greg 4. Quadrophenia/Dum Dum Ditty From: Frank Youngwerth 5. Celine Dion and Spector From: Jon Cook 6. Exciting Brenda Reid From: LePageWeb 7. The Liquid Room 4/15/01 From: David Ponak ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 11:34:10 -0800 From: Alec Palao Subject: Re: Other Two >There's also a Jerden single credited to the Other Two >("Don't Lock Me In/Look Around" - '66). Never heard >this, so I don't know if it's the same group, but it >could well be - Jerden had releases on several UK >artists at the time. If it is them, it's one of those >strange-but-not-unheard-of instances where a Brit group >had a US release that never materialised back home (see >also Blue Orchids, Chantelles, Simone Jackson....) Jerden's Other Two are unrelated - they were a Peter & Gordon-style duo, representing themselves at the time as Curt and Nicholas, although they are in fact Barry Curtis and Dick Peterson, organist and drummer respectively of frat rock faves the Kingsmen. Both "Don't Lock Me In" and its follow-up "Don't Say No" (on Jerden subsidiary Panorama) are great slices of Anglophile pop with a folk rock flavour, and are amongst the better examples of American acts grappling with Merseybeat. Certainly much stronger than anything the Kingsmen were recording at the time! There's also a bunch of similarly impressive outtakes by the duo (who appear to have played all the instruments on the recordings too) - watch for these and the singles sides to appear on Ace/Big Beat's "Northwest Battle Of The Bands" series. Jerry Dennon of Jerden had an interesting lease relationship with Pye, that arose out of Pye International licensing the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie" for UK release. What Pye's main US licensees Warners and ABC didn't take, he was offered, resulting in obscure Stateside releases on Jerden from Dana Gillespie, Lesley Duncan and Billie Davis, plus assorted beat groups and Kenny Ball etc. However, Jerry told me his one big hope for a smash out of this deal was Freddie Lennon's "That's My Life"! Archivally yours Alec --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 17:55:32 EDT From: benvj17 Subject: the Teddy Bears album Where can I get hold of the Teddy Bears album, and does it have Don't You Worry My Little Pet on it? --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 23:30:33 -0400 (EDT) From: Greg Subject: Who Masters Up For Auction? > (BTW: when are they ever going to settle that suit with > Shel Talmy and get back the masters for the "My > Generation" album??) If I'm not mistaken, didn't Talmy have these tapes up for auction somewhere recently? Greg RIP Joey Ramone --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 01:21:13 EDT From: Frank Youngwerth Subject: Quadrophenia/Dum Dum Ditty I have the new Quadrophenia CD, and compared its "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Be My Baby" to the Back to Mono tracks. The "Quad" "versions" (both mono) are noticably less submerged, with more clarity, edge, and kick (at least in my headphones). The drum intro and break on "Be My Baby" seem to have a gating effect put on them, which might bother some purists. "Da Doo Ron Ron" comes off as more of a vocal group record than I usually think of it. I can't tell just what tweaking was done in the remastering (remixing? re-reverbing?), but on the whole I like the results. "Green Onions," on the other hand, sounds a like it's coming from an AM radio (definitely inferior to the sound on the Booker T. Fantasy box). I've noticed that odd moment on Dum Dum Ditty too. I have a little bit of experience making records, and when I hear something like this (or read about the re-editing of "Fine Fine Boy") I automatically assume it was done to cover over a problem in the source tape--such as somebody having accidentally erased a part of it (there's that story of the luckless engineer who erased most of a Steely Dan track before completion). This of course is speculation, but I just can't believe anybody would re-edit and release a Spector classic for the box unless forced to for technical reasons. Frank Youngwerth --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 12:15:02 EDT From: Jon Cook Subject: Celine Dion and Spector I was wondering if the Celine Dion Spector sessions had come out in any form. I seem to recall a Phil Spector press release that said the tracks would be released at some point to show how good they were in comparison to what Celine did after the project was scuttled. I would think that these would be a bootlegger's goldmine, but if Spector has the tapes, they are probably safe from illegal use. Does anyone have any info on these sessions or their release? Thanks- jon cook --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 14:35:12 +0900 From: LePageWeb Subject: Exciting Brenda Reid Stewart Mason wrote: > Jamie LePage writes: > >Then there is the case of > >Tell Him by the Exciters which for years was only > >available with a botched vocal on the 2nd verse (which I > >came to like after hearing it so many times! It sounds > >like the lyric goes "If you want it...Makes your heart > >sing out"). > > That's not intentional? Huh! > So what line is supposed to be in between? I guess we'll never know because Leiber and Stoller fixed the mistake by "flying" a copy of the same part from another section. The vocal on the 45 goes: If you want him to be always by your side If you want him to only think of you It stands to reason that the first line of the couplet should end in a word that rhymes with "you" but that doesn't help much does it? Also, Stewart, if that's the only way you've ever heard that song, you may be mildly surprised at how different it sounds slightly speeded up as the single was. It's fairly amazing how much more energy the sped up version has. Both versions (unfortunately in remixed stereo) are on the "Tell Him" CD (EMI Legends of Rock'n Roll series). It's not a comprehensive collection to be sure and I am not too fond of the reissue liners or CD research/ compilation, but I guess we can't have Andrew Sandoval or Bill Inglot doing all EMI's reissues now, can we? Besides, Brenda Reid is SO great you just gotta have as much of her music as possible. On the other hand, the Exciters tracks on Here Come The Girls, Volume 3 are all killers and they *sound* great too - but there you go - those CDs were put together by Malcolm Baumgart and Mick Patrick - no wonder they're up to snuff. Jamie --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 7 Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 15:50:24 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room 4/15/01 Saturday night brought another groovy evening in the Liquid Room. Special thanks to Jon Huck (of wonderful LA musical act The Fur Ones) for producing such great bumpers for me. The Liquid Room airs every Saturday night from Midnight to 3AM on 90.7FM KPFK Los Angeles, as well as streaming at www.kpfk.org. The Liquid Room 4/15/01: 1.The Association-Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Arling & Cameron-5th Dimension We Are A&C (Emperor Norton) NEW ALBUM COMING IN AUGUST! 3.Ennio Morriccone feat. Astrud Gilberto-Argomenti Belmondo Morricone (Play Time-France) 4.Scott Walker-Best Of Both Worlds Scott 2 (Phillips-UK) 5.Cubismo Grafico-Apres Midi Mini (Escalator-Japan) 6.Serge Gainsbourg-Sea, Sex & Sun (Demon Ritchie Mix) I Love Sergie-ElectronicaGainsbourg (Mercury-France) 7.J. Girls-The World Of Yellow Good Night Tokyo (Readymade-Japan) 8.Goldfrapp-Utopia Felt Mountain (Mute) Live at the El Rey Theater May 8 9.Van Dyke Parks-Come To The Sunshine It's A Soft Rock World (Keystone-Japan) 10.Insect Surfers-Massachusetts Listen, & Learn With Vibrophonic (Vibrophonic) 11.Japancakes-Soft N EZ The Sleepy Strange (Kindercore) 12.Bob Dorough-3 Is A Magic Number Schoolhouse Rocks (Rhino) Bob Dorough is doing Schoolhouse Rocks Live at the Knitting Factory Wed. 4/18 at 9PM. 13.The Nonce-Mix Tapes World Ultimate (American) 14.Komeda-Feeling Fine Pop Svenska (Minty Fresh) 15.Burt Bacharach-After The Fox (Instrumental) After The Fox Soundtrack (UA) 16.Tipsy-Kitty Takes A Ride Uh-Oh (Asphodel) 17.Ladytron-I'm With The Pilots 604 (Emperor Norton) 18.Richard Hayman-Dansero The Electric Latin Love Machine (Command) 19.Bridgette Bardot-C'est Une Bossa Nova Bridgette Bardot (Phillips-France) 20.Tomoki Kanda-String Driven Thing A Landscape Of Smaller's Music (Cru-el-Japan) 21.Gary Usher-Fall Breaks And Back To Winter/Good Vibrations/Heroes & Villains (Medley) A Symphonic Salute To A Great American Songwriter-Brian Wilson (Dreamsville-Japan) 22.Seksu Roba-Galaxina Fantasy Screw Seksu Roba (Crippled Dick Hot Wax) Appearing live at the My Bloody Valentine tribute show Wed. 4/18 at the Silverlake Lounge along with the Ray Makers and many others..... 23.Mantronix-Ladies The Album (Warlock) 24.Steve Lawrence-Groovin' This is Steve & Eydie (RCA) 25.Pizzicato Five-Fashion People Ca Et La Japan (Readymade-Japan) 26.Ginger & The Snaps (the Honeys)-7 Days In September Dream Boy Vol. 1 (M&M-Japan) 27.The Fur Ones-Le Tems De L'Amour Monokini (Monochrome) 28.The Carnival-Love So Fine Carnival (World Pacific) 29.The Divine Comedy-The Masterminds Regeneration (Parlophone-UK) 30.The Sugar Shoppe-Take Me Away The Sugar Shoppe (Capitol) 31.Orbital-Shadows The Altogether (Polygram) 32.Charles Fox-Charge Pufnstuff (soundtrack) (Capitol) 33.Lemon Lemons-Beatiful Dreams 60's Cutie Pop Collection-Twiggy Edit (Tokuma-Japan) 34.The Free Design-Springtime Cosmic Peekaboo (Marina) 35.Christopher Scott-Wives And Lovers Switched On Bacharach (Decca) 36.The Nu-Luvs-So Soft So Warm Growin' Up Too Fast-The Girl Group Anthology (Mercury) 37.Harco-Underthrow Syncro World (V2-Japan) 38.Prince-Dionne Crystal Ball (The Truth) (NPG) 39.Brigitte Fontaine-Il Pleut Est (Saravah-France) 40.Qypthone-Take The Money And Run Modernica In The House (Happyness-Japan) 41.Rupert Holmes-I Don't Want To Hold Your Hand The Epoch Collection (Varese Sarabande) 42.Stu Phillips with Dino, Desi, & Billy-Like The Wind And Sea Follow Me (soundtrack) (UNI) 43.Lalo Schifrin-Music To Interrogate By Bullitt (soundtrack) (WB) 44.Burt Bacharach-Something Big Living Together (A&M) 45.Paul Williams-Morning I'll Be Moving On Someday Man (WB) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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