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Phil Spector (12/26/1939 - 01/16/2021)

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by djh22, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. djh22

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    Reported by the California prison system via Associated Press
     
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    This is how I remember him

     
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    A, umm, complicated guy. Try to remember the good stuff.
     
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    While I regret what he did to All Things Must Pass (it you haven't listened to the re-master, please do), he made his mark on popular music and influenced many other producers.
    I cannot comment on his non-producer behavior or what earned him state-sponsored housing, 'cos I'd like this thread to stay open.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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    sad end to a man who could have been much more than his current legacy has provided for him

    R I P Phil. I hope you found what you were looking for.
     
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    He was the first " star " producer.

    R.I.P.
     
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    Good riddance
     
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    Buh-bye.
     
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    Phil Spector had his style of production that you either loved it or hated it. However, it was what is was and like others, there were some things he did that I liked and others not so much. He created a sonic fabric that many of us grew up with on the airways and that is part of history. A very strange and troubled individual who got caught up with his own importance and paid the price. Because he needlessly took a human life, I am not giving him any RIP wishes. However, no person is all good or evil. I will let the historians define his place in music history. He definitely had his fingerprints on popular music during the 1960's and early 1970's.
     
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    Not a fan. He made his mark on music production in the AM era. The ‘wall of sound’ was the ticket for the low-fi reproduction of mass market radio of that time. So, many producers then emulated him because of his success, to the detriment imo of the product. Consider the original Let It Be versus Let It Be - Naked as one example.
     
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    They should have him taxidermied and put him on display at a reptile farm in Florida.

    For an extra two bucks, you get to kick him in the kiester.
     
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    Tough crowd here.

    RIP
     
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    Just like Ronnie said...

     
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    Phil Spector + Leonard Cohen =



    The most oil & vinegar combo I could imagine at the time.
     
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    "To Know Him, Was To Love Him?"

    Well... maybe not.

    RIP.
     
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    In Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording book, Parsons quotes veteran producer Jack Douglas on Spector: “On John Lennon’s Imagine album, I worked with Phil Spector. I kept a book when I was a kid working on these projects of what works and what doesn’t. And Phil, well, he pretty much filled my book of what doesn’t work. Including pulling guns in studios.”

    And firing them, on occasion:
    As for the Let It Be debacle, as longtime Beatles producer George Martin drolly commented to EMI’s management when he wasn’t given a credit on the album sleeve, “I produced the original, and what you should do is have a credit saying ‘Produced by George Martin, over-produced by Phil Spector.’”
     
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    A deeply troubled man, who did produce some great records.
    Be My Baby.
    Phil Spector Christmas Album is an annual favorite in our house.

    I refer everyone also to Paul Shaffer's wonderful tribute to Spector, with the absolutely wonderful Darlene Love, on Letterman--

     
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    I've always heard there's a fine line between genius and madness...
     
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    a whole lot of trouble in a whole lot of nice to look at.
    this is not one of his songs, but it reminders me of the Ronettes
     
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