================================= | (~|~~\/~//~~~|~|/~\/~\|~~\/~\|~~\ _)|__/\/_\__ | | \_/|__/\_/|__/ | | | ================================= Volume #0080 05/08/98 ================================= "New Orthophonic" High FidelitySubject: Lyrical challenge Sent: 7/5/98 7:16 am Received: 8/5/98 12:30 am From: Marty Rudnick, mrudnXXX@XXXXXXo.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com 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 record... C'mon Jamie...I'm counting on you! Hukd on fonix werkd fer mi! /Marty ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: Beatles Sent: 5/5/98 4:23 am Received: 5/5/98 6:38 am From: Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com From: Big L, biXXX@XXXXXXmail.com >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 once! 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 company? ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== 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, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com >"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! Doc ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: Re: Staccatos Sent: 5/5/98 5:23 am Received: 5/5/98 6:38 am From: BashPop, BashXXX@XXXXXXm To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com << 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 collectors. Where can one get that Back To The Girl Zone comp with "Big Town Boy" on it? Thanks! -- Spectropop Rules!!!!! Take Care, David ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: The Association Sent: 7/5/98 3:19 pm Received: 8/5/98 12:30 am From: Francesc Sole, fsXXX@XXXXXXs To: Spectropop, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Friends, 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. Francesc ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: Canterbury Road Sent: 8/5/98 2:19 am Received: 8/5/98 2:30 am From: le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com To: Spectropop, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Kieron Tyler, kierXXX@XXXXXXorg.uk 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 credits? Thanks for that, Kieron. -- le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com RodeoDrive/5030 ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== End
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