http://www.spectropop.com _______________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ The Best in the World for Your Listening and Dancing Pleasure ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 5 messages in this issue of Spectropop. Topics in this Digest Number 237: 1. Re: A&E Biography pop music week From: "Lou Bova" 2. Margo Guryan in The Liquid Room From: "David Ponak" 3. Redcoats/Sidekicks From: "Antonio Vizcarra" 4. Genya Ravan From: "Phil Chapman" 5. Re: Dream Babes/Paper Dolls From: LePageWeb ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 08:31:19 -0000 From: "Lou Bova" Subject: Re: A&E Biography pop music week "Mike Arcidiacono" wrote: > I'm watching the Brill building show on A&E tonite. They > just showed the Shirelles singing "Will You Still Love Me > Tomorrow" LIVE!! It wasn't a lip sync like so many of > the '60s clips were. It looks like a TV appearance. The > backing band was WAILING on the guitars. They looked a > little like the Nooney Ricket Four. > > Does anyone know what the appearance was? Anybody have a > complete copy of this? I've gotta have it!! Hey Mikey, I thought that clip was fantastic as well . The backup band in question is none other than Sounds Incorporated ('60s British instrumental group who had the hit "Hall of the Mountain King"...the horn section later blasted the raunchy sax section on The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper" tune "Good Morning, Good Morning" ). I once has a truncated videotape on a TV show called "Don't Knock The Rock". It looked as though it was a "special " shown on British TV back in the '60s. The show also featured The Animals, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. Sounds Incorporated was on the show as well to play their HIT and to pull double duty as house backup band for Richard & Jerry. As I said, the version I had on video ( which I can't seem to find at the moment...aaaarrrrrgggh) seemed to be an edited version of the program since the first time I saw The Shirelles was this past Monday along you. I did immediately recognize the stage setting and the backup band as I was watching though. I'd love to get my hands on a complete version of this British show ! I wonder who else was on ? Lou Bova --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 17:36:11 -0400 From: "David Ponak" Subject: Margo Guryan in The Liquid Room Margo Guryan will be an in-studio guest on Los Angeles radio station KPFK (90.7 FM) this Saturday, September 1st at midnight PST (as part of the show "The Liquid Room" hosted by DJ David Ponak). This is your chance to hear a rare on-air interview with Margo, as well as new tracks >from her upcoming "25 Demos" CD (in stores Tuesday). If you happen to be outside of the LA area you can tune in over the internet at http://www.kpfk.org. Don't miss it! http://www.franklincastle.net --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 21:15:55 +0200 From: "Antonio Vizcarra" Subject: Redcoats/Sidekicks I recently bought the cd "Meet the Redcoats... finally" and I found that this band was in fact the Sidekicks. The cd cover even features a photo from the same photo sessions of the Sidekicks album cover. The songs on this Redcoats cd are great and are heavily influenced by the Beatles. On the liner notes their producer gives a brief biography and then says that the Redcoats later on changed their name (he does not mention the name Sidekicks at all) and says that they released a "terrible album". Well, I think that both albums are fine and this recent release made me wonder if they released any more songs. Anybody knows? --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 12:56:00 +0100 From: "Phil Chapman" Subject: Genya Ravan Frank: >Gamma was the brainchild of Ronnie Montrose. >But maybe she was part of another Gamma ? I got the Gamma info from http://22.214.171.124/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=Bavu1z84ajyv2 which lists nine members, including Ronnie Montrose & Genya Ravan. Perhaps she wasn't on 'Gamma 3'? Phil --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 12:07:18 +0900 From: LePageWeb Subject: Re: Dream Babes/Paper Dolls Kieron Tyler wrote: > Nice to see some mention of the RPM Dream Babes CD by > Ian Chapman and Jamie LePage. Nice to see your comments! > RPM are planning a follow up which include > Peanut and The McKinley's and hopefully Sharon Tandy's > Hold On. There will be more Peanut on RPM's soon-come > Mark Wirtz double CD of his productions. That Mark Wirtz collection sounds good, and of course we look forward to Dream Babes Vol 3. Hope it doesn't take several years, though. > But Jamie - I really like Ria Bartok, she ain't no goat. Ah, I had a feeling I was going to get beat up for that. I knew I shouldn't "kid" around. What I meant, to be less cruel and more articulate, is that her melodramatic vibrato is a bit too much for my tastes, in the same way that Cilla's is. But once again, each to his own! > And she was probably singing in English phonetically with > no idea of the meaning of the noises coming out her mouth. That's never bothered me. On the contrary, I might have made a career out of non-native artists singing phonetic English! > I love Jill and the Boulevards - it's a one-off bonkers > piece of madness sounding like no other record I've ever > heard. It's hard to see why anyone at EMI thought it > would have been a hit. OK, I buy all of that, especially the last bit! Also, how embarrassing! I called the collection "Dream Babies" - it is actually Dream Babes, Vol. 2 Reflections on the wonderful RPM label (RPM 224). Sorry about that. Although, if I stop to think about it, Dream Babes invokes images of American T&A sit-coms like Baywatch. Dream Babies is more girl groupish, don't you think? But I guess that was already used for that earlier girl group collection with Cherilyn's fabulous "Dream Baby" and Alder Ray's essential "'Cause I Love Him." Chico's Girl, anyone? Finally, thanks for the Paper Dolls scoop. I've wanted a Paper Dolls CD since first hearing them on You Can Be Wrong About the Boys, on which Macleod/Macauley's "My Life (Is In Your Hands)" is a standout track. All the best, Jamie --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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