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Spectropop V#0080

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 8/5/98
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       Volume #0080             05/08/98
        "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity
    Subject:     Lyrical challenge
    Sent:        7/5/98 7:16 am
    Received:    8/5/98 12:30 am
    From:        Marty Rudnick,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Does anybody know the lyrics to "SUKIYAKI" by Kyu Sakamoto? I'd
    love to play this tune in a small club situation, but I'm a bit 
    challenged trying to get the words phonetically off the 
    C'mon Jamie...I'm counting on you!
    Hukd on fonix werkd fer mi!
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    Subject:     Beatles
    Sent:        5/5/98 4:23 am
    Received:    5/5/98 6:38 am
    From:        Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    From:        Big L,
    >To get an idea of just what the Beatles did to American radio, 
    >go to my website, and click on the link to WABC surveys. Look 
    >at the one for 1964. Out of 29 songs charted, six were Beatles 
    >songs, and three were Dave Clark Five.
    >Now, compare the KLIF survey under the link A Very Interesting 
    >Survey which lists "all Beatles records" at #1A. This is what 
    >the charts might have looked like had there been no Beatles.
    >Big L--
    I'll never forget the day that our local station, KEWI (Big 
    KeeWee), played only Beatles for 24 hours one early 1964 day. 
    Imagine, the Beatles having the Top 5 songs on Billboard at 
    Still, I also have the October survey that has only 5 records 
    by ALL British acts in the top 40.
    Early 1964 was a magical time for American Top 40 radio. I'm 
    glad I was there with my girlfriend, and not off to college 
    like my big sister. Records recorded and released in England by
    the Beatles the previous 2 to 3 years were released and promoted
    almost simultaneously in the US by a half-dozen record companies.
    I wonder what would have happened if the first couple of 
    years of records by the Four Seasons or the Beach Boys or the 
    Shirelles had been issued and promoted simultaneously by as 
    many companies, instead of dribbled out one by one by one 
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    Subject:     "Big Town Boy"
    Sent:        5/5/98 3:06 am
    Received:    5/5/98 6:38 am
    From:        Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    >"Big Town Boy" by Shirley Matthews is actually not such an 
    >obscure record here in Toronto. I believe Shirley was from this
    >area and that song was quite a hit here. The song is still 
    >played on the radio here. I have always liked it and have 
    >wondered why it never did anything in the States.
    Obscure is relative. Growing up in the Kansas City area, I 
    never heard of it. Moving to Toledo, I find it was a big hit 
    here and in Detroit!
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    Subject:     Re: Staccatos
    Sent:        5/5/98 5:23 am
    Received:    5/5/98 6:38 am
    From:        BashPop, BashXXX@XXXXXXm
    To:          Spectropop List,
    << Speaking of Canadian Spector-sound contenders, Has anyone on 
     the list heard "Half Past Midnight" by the Staccatos. This is a
     great post Pet Sounds record that should have been a hit in the 
     States. The Staccatos later changed their name to The Five Man 
     Electrical Band but never released anything that matched the 
     magnificence of "Half Past Midnight".
     Javed >>
    Hi Javed,
    I really like The Staccatos, and they have a song called "Let's
    Run Away" that IMHO is their best. It's a folk-pop number with 
    amazing harmonies! Are there any Staccatos compilations out 
    there, either on vinyl or CD?
    The debut album by Five Man Electrical Band is a late 60s pop 
    gem that has been greatly overlooked by many people, including 
    Where can one get that Back To The Girl Zone comp with "Big 
    Town Boy" on it?
    Spectropop Rules!!!!!
    Take Care,
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    Subject:     The Association
    Sent:        7/5/98 3:19 pm
    Received:    8/5/98 12:30 am
    From:        Francesc Sole, fsXXX@XXXXXXs
    To:          Spectropop,
    today I found a cd by The Association called "The French 60's 
    EP & SP Collection". I think we didn't mention this in some 
    previous messages about this band. It features 20 songs:
    Cherish/Don't Blame The Rain/Along Comes Mary/Your Own Love/No 
    Fair At All/I'm The One/Looking Glass/Come To Me/Windy/Sometime
    /Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies/Standing Still/Never My Love/
    Requiem For The Masses/Everything That Touches You/We Love Us/
    Time For Livin'/Birthday Morning/Six Man Band/Like Always.
    It boasts to have remastered and digitalized sound and it 
    really sounds good stereo to my ears, except for Looking Glass.
    It comes as a double cardboard- 1996, MAM Productions, Magic 
    Records 175042. No address given.
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    Subject:     Canterbury Road
    Sent:        8/5/98 2:19 am
    Received:    8/5/98 2:30 am
    To:          Spectropop,
    Kieron Tyler, wrote:
    >...does anyone know the story on 'Canterbury Road' which 
    >appears to be recorded with The Millenium?
    No, but I can't believe you brought that up. I have a white label 
    single, I can't remember the title, but the song was written by 
    Millennium members and the vocals were arranged by Charles 
    Calello. My singles are inaccessible at present but it always 
    puzzled me because the melody of the A-side is identical to "There 
    is Nothing More To Say," the final song before the psychedelic 
    ending on the Millennium album. I have never seen this single 
    mentioned in Curt B articles or discogs. Is this what you're 
    talking about? Were there other releases with Sag/Mil writer 
    Thanks for that, Kieron.
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