I can't resist: To Know, Know, Know Him was Not to Love, Love, Love Him.One of my favorite movies is Phantom of the Paradise, 1974. In it Paul Williams plays an evil music producer named Swan whose only passions are greed & power. He literally has a deal with the devil. Williams & director De Palma based the character on Phil Spector. Even way back then his reputationView attachment 61841 was legendary, not always in a good way.
That's true! While Phil Spector will be remembered for the the records that he produced, he'll also be remembered as someone who messed up some of the people that he worked with (and for serving time in prison for murder).Boy you guys are a hard crowd here.
Phil brought some of the best rock-soul-blues recorded to music lovers over 3 or 4 decades.
A very eccentric person who lost his lives direction to drugs and alcohol just like so many others in
the industry. Really don't understand the negativity towards him here, I could quickly name a dozen
others who have gone down similar paths that many here idolize.
RIP Phil. Thanks for all the great music and times I grew up with.
I'd read that same story. It certainly is a departure from the sound of the earlier Ramones LPs! The wall of sound was in full play. AND the strings of all things. As for the sound of the wall of sound, it can sound muddy. Its not so much muddy, in reality as incredibly dense. I find that using enhance on the Audionics Tate improves it greatly since it spreads it out to a wider field.He worked on The Ramones record in the late 70s, “End of the Century.” According to Dee Dee Ramone, after speaking to Phil Spector at his home about the record they were going to work on, and seeing his house, they got tired and wanted to go home. Phil Spector allegedly pulled a gun on them and made them stay. It’s an interesting Ramones record, but it didn’t give the Ramones the fame or radio play they had hoped for.