======================================================= ___ ___ ___ __ ____ ___ __ ___ __ ___ / __)( ,\( _) / _)(_ _)( ,) / \( ,\ / \( ,\ \__ \ ) _/ ) _)( (_ )( ) \( () )) _/( () )) _/ (___/(_) (___) \__) (__) (_)\_)\__/(_) \__/(_) ======================================================= Volume #0069 04/16/98 ======================================================= the complete musical definition of instrumentsSubject: Another Groovy Russ Titelman cut Sent: 4/16/98 4:45 AM Received: 4/16/98 12:29 AM From: Jamie LePage, le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com To: SPECTROPOP, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com I was listening to the two recent Hollies "Abbey Road" CDs today and was reminded of one of my all-time favorite Hollies' tracks, "Yes, I Will" (Gerry Goffin/Russ Titelman). The lyric is sentimental I suppose but the track has always left a strong impression on me. I love when it goes into the bridge. I guess this must be a cover. Who did the original? -- le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com RodeoDrive/5030 ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /16/98 - 12:51:32 AM ]--- Subject: Various Sent: 4/15/98 9:17 AM Received: 4/16/98 12:29 AM From: Marc Wielage, XXX@XXXXXXrax.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Subject: Bacharach TV Special ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ David Feldman <feldXXX@XXXXXXerables.com> >One of the reasons why this Bacharach is back boomlet >depresses me a little is that it's trivializing some of his >old work. I don't think primarily of BB/HD's bubbly "San >Jose" and "Pussycat" work, but his mature stuff with >Dionne, stuff like "Walk On By," "The Last One to be >Loved," "Message to Michael," "Reach Out for Me," "Windows >of the World," (one of the few "protest" records that makes >you feel as sad as the "victims" sung about), "I Just Don't >Know What To Do w/Myself," etc. ------------------------<snip>------------------------ Hey! It's that IMPONDERABLES guy! Love those books, BTW. BTW, fans in North America who are interested in Bacharach should check out the TNT special airing Wednesday night (4/ 15/98) at 8PM EST. I believe this is all made up of 1990s performers doing new interpretations of his classic tunes, but Burt does do a few himself, at the piano. I dunno if these new performances "trivialize" the old songs, but I think most of the artists' affection for Burt's work is genuine. Bacharach was interviewed in this weekend's LA TIMES CALENDER section, and he goes on to comment that he has a new album (his first in many years) due out in June, featuring more collaborations with Elvis Costello. Subject: Cover Versions ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Doc Rock <docroXXX@XXXXXXom> commented on the Spectropop List: >I feel that if we use that expanded definition of cover >(recording of a previously recorded song), then Elvis (or >any other artist) who records a song off of a demo record >has made a cover record. ------------------------<snip>------------------------ I disagree. To me, if the demo record (or tape) was never commercially released, then the new version isn't a cover. Virtually any artist who ever recorded a song written by somebody else did so on the basis of hearing a demo; by your definition, that means just about every hit ever made was a cover version -- if the artist didn't write it themselves. Me personally, I think the 1990s definition works, only in that it's become more widely-accepted: any new version of a previously established old hit by another artist. I think is most significant when you have a major hit cover of a hit done decades ago. But I think it should only be applied to new versions of songs that were _commercially released_. I do agree that the definition of "Cover Version" has become cloudy over the years. Norm Katuna over on the rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1950s group made an issue out of it in the last few months, recommending that all contributors there use the original 1950s/1960s definition of a new version of an existing record made to "cover up" the original recording. On the other hand, I think the term "Remake" should only be used for songs re-recorded by the original artist. For example, Neil Sedaka's 1975 version of "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" would be a remake; ditto with Greg Allman's 1973 solo version of "Midnight Rider," which he had previously done with The Allman Brothers Band. But I accept that this is strictly a subjective issue. Subject: Re: Can Anyone Help? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Ange from England <AXXX@XXXXXXane.prestel.co.uk> asked: >Does anyone know what year Elton John and Bonnie Raitt did a >cover version of "Love Letters" (the old Ketty Lester song)? >If anyone knows, please help. ------------------------<snip>------------------------ Yes, that was on Elton's late-1993 DUETS album. Very easy to find. Subject: Re: Do You Remember Rock'n Roll Radio ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Javed Jafri, javedjaXXX@XXXXXX.ca> commented: >I was floored today when I heard "Stop >get A ticket" by the Clefs Of Lavender Hill in stereo no >less. ------------------------<snip>------------------------ That was released in stereo on the 1990 compilation CD ROCK ARTIFACTS VOL. 3, on Columbia/Legacy CK-46983. It's hard to find, but well-worth looking for. --MFW -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- -= Marc Wielage | "The computerized authority =- -= MusicTrax, Ltd. | on rock, pop, & soul." =- -= Chatsworth, CA | XXX@XXXXXXrax.com =- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /16/98 - 12:51:32 AM ]--- Subject: Re: Rodney and the Kessels Sent: 4/15/98 1:29 PM Received: 4/16/98 12:29 AM From: Brad Elliott, surfXXX@XXXXXXline.net To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Hey, all. Just got back from a week out of town, so I'm trying to catch up on my e-mail, especially from all the lists I subscribe to. Several issues back, I saw that Page (responding to an earlier post of mine) wrote: > Kessels made a Rodney single, too. Sounds about the same in > terms of style and quality. Rodney and Fowley were two > important scenesters in the L.A. New Wave scene then; they > were often together at the Whisky or Starwood. At the time > everyone was using a makeshift studio located in an office > building just across the street from the Chinese Theater, > mainly because it was the cheapest multitrack studio in > town. The Kessel kids cut Rodney's record there. I would > bet they cut the Fowley side there as well. I'm assuming the Rodney single you're referring to is "Little GTO," on which Rodney was backed by the group Blondie, with The Honeys on backing vocals. So, I've just gotta ask a couple of questions, primarily of Page. 1. Have you ever heard the European Bomp/London release that was credited to "The New York Blondes featuring Madame X" That release used Deborah Harry's demo lead vocal and got yanked because it hadn't been okayed by her record company. 2. Are you familiar with the other Kessel Bros. production of Rodney -- "Surfin' Safari," on which he was backed by The Ramones, again with The Honeys on backing vocals? I was not aware of this until last year when I stumbled across a copy of the album "Rodney Bingenheimer presents All Year Party, Volume One" (Martian Records LP 1714, released 1984) in a friend's record collection. Fortunately, he had an extra copy that he parted with; it has now found a permanent home in my collection. And a cool record it is -- not just the two Rodney tracks, but also "Surfin' & Spyin'" by the Ventures, "Summertime Fun" by Nikki & the Corvettes, "The Night Before Christmas" by Annette & Frankie (with the Ventures) and even "I Got Love" by the Martians (the Kessel brothers' own group), plus a bunch of never-made-its. All of the tracks are Kessel Bros. productions! The fine print on the jacket says that Martian Records was "A Division of Dan Kessel/David Kessel International." Interestingly, there are a lot of L.A. new wave/pop names guesting on the record, including D.J. Bonebrake (X), Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin (Go-Go's), Peter Case (Plimsouls), Marty Jourard (Motels), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), etc.. Even Harvey Kubernik makes an appearance playing percussion on one track. So, does anybody know if there was ever an "All Year Party, Volume Two" or any other releases on Martian? The record number (1714) would seem to indicate there probably were, but I've had no luck finding anything else. And is any of this stuff on CD anywhere in the world? Surf's up! Brad ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /16/98 - 12:51:32 AM ]--- Subject: Re: All Strung Out Sent: 4/15/98 4:33 AM Received: 4/15/98 7:47 AM From: Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com We had a lively discussion of the CD featuring that tune a few weeks ago. I reviewed the CD for Discoveries magazine. I'll be happy to email you the review. Doc ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /16/98 - 12:51:32 AM ]--- Subject: Re: All Strung Out Sent: 4/15/98 4:45 PM Received: 4/16/98 12:29 AM From: Jamie LePage, le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com To: SPECTROPOP, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Bobby Lloyd wrote: >Nino Tempo and April Stevens album "All Strung Out". Is this >available on cd? This album was on White Whale, right? I'm keen to learn more about this label. I've seen a CD of All Strung Out, but it was a boot and priced at over $30.00 so I passed. >It's one of my all-time favorite records! I wanna hear it >so bad. That's really interesting because I remember it being one of my favorites too. I wanna hear it so bad too; my vinyl copy is in storage several thousand miles away from my turntable. :-( -- le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com RodeoDrive/5030 ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /16/98 - 12:51:32 AM ]--- End
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