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There are 5 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 368:

      1. Re: TTYD
           From: "Sean Anglum" 
      2. RE: Dusty!
           From: "Keith Beach" 
      3. Joe Meek Nite + Brian Wilson London shows
           From: "Harvey Williams" 
      4. Re: Joe Meek Nite/Smersh
           From: Elisa  
      5. Brian Wilson Interview - Channel 4
           From: "Tom Knott" 


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Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 11:25:32 -0700
   From: "Sean Anglum" 
Subject: Re: TTYD

Yes, Fountains of Wayne's Adam S. did a fab job on the
tunes for the movie. This period piece was truly a loving
remembrance of days gone by in the record and music biz,
and life in the early 60s. The Fountain's "Utopia Parkway"
is a wonderful CD that everyone should give a listen to!!

I was lucky enough to go to an advance screening of TTYD
and got some great swag from the flick. The Wonders' 45
of the song (big hole) with beautiful picture sleeve! I
also scored the UK version of the 45 (small hole) while
in England in 98, I believe the UK single was available
in shops for awhile. I've never seen the US 45 in shops
(or anywhere, for that matter). The US and UK sleeves are
a little bit different. And the US is now near impossible
to find.

When Tom Hanks put out his ad, looking for that perfect
TTYD song, Dwight Twilley sent one in too. His TTYD can
be found at the end of his "best of" collection titled
XXI, out on Right Stuff a few years back. Boss!

I love the "O-Nee-Ders!!"

Raised On Records,
Sean Anglum


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Message: 2
   Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 08:53:04 -0000
   From: "Keith Beach" 
Subject: RE: Dusty!

Don Charles post about Dusty's albums and their
production values reminds me of a story I don't think
I've bored anyone with yet.

In the early 70s the infamous (to UK audiences) DJ Kenny
Everett had a saturday lunchtime programme on some new
radio station (Radio London?). I was cycling back from
the office down a long country lane, with a large
portable radio strapped to the pannier and headphones
on...no walkman invented then. Kenny was well known as a
big Dusty fan and started to introduce the upcoming track
'See all her faces'. He talked about how he'd heard the
track "years ago" but not as we knew it from the album.
He implied he'd had it on an acetate. It was recorded
very simply with just a guitar strumming. Dusty had her
usual reservations about her work and asked Kenny's
advice about whether he thought the song/track was any
good. Of course he loved it and told her she should
release it just the way it was. Of course she didn't, and
added to it (rerecorded?) and it was issued as the title
track of the album. But Kenny was insistent that the
version he'd heard was superior.

Kenny was well known for playing unreleased and obscure
tracks and something about what he was saying made me
think he was about to play this acetate. At that point in
my panic to get the best reception I lost control of the
bike and crashed into a ditch. I lay there not daring to
interfere with the poor reception in case I lost it
completely. Sadly, it was the released album track...but
I listened anyway in the most ridiculous circumstances
ever. When I got home I had to cover my muddy state with
a bogus story as my folks would never believe I was that
desperate to hear a record! 

Somewhere there must be that acetate or master. Any
chance of hearing it in comfort? I doubt it.

keith beach 


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Message: 3
   Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 13:28:02 -0000
   From: "Harvey Williams" 
Subject: Joe Meek Nite + Brian Wilson London shows

Hi friends.

Just a wee note to let our London subscribers know that
this sunday (3rd) an evening of Joe Meek music is planned
at Smersh, which is at 5 Ravey Street, Shoreditch. (The
venue is reviewed in the latest Mojo in their "Up Your
Street" section). Details are somewhat sketchy, but I'm
fairly sure it'll be dj-based (Bob Stanley is behind the
evening); I think it's a safe bet there'll be no live
performances. Should be good tho'.

Have any of our other UK readers been to any of the Brian
W. shows at the RFH (& beyond) this week? I know you have...
You're just having trouble putting your emotions into
words. As am I. 

blub....blub....blub....

HarveyW  


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Message: 4
   Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 16:34:20 -0000
   From: Elisa  
Subject: Re: Joe Meek Nite/Smersh

--- In spectropop, "Harvey Williams" wrote:

> Just a wee note to let our London subscribers know that
> this sunday (3rd) an evening of Joe Meek music is planned
> at Smersh, which is at 5 Ravey Street, Shoreditch. (The
> venue is reviewed in the latest Mojo in their "Up Your
> Street" section). Details are somewhat sketchy, but I'm
> fairly sure it'll be dj-based (Bob Stanley is behind the
> evening); I think it's a safe bet there'll be no live
> performances. Should be good tho'.

Smersh is a very small bar in "trendy Hoxton" (e.g.
Shoreditch) - no dance floor, just a standing area around
the bar and a small snug at the back with some seating.

Very cozy and don't forget to admire all the Russian
decorative touches like the map of London in cyrillic!

Elisabeth


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Message: 5
   Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 14:25:11 -0800
   From: "Tom Knott" 
Subject: Brian Wilson Interview - Channel 4

There is a video interview (realvideo) with Brian Wilson at
www.channel4.com/news

tom


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