Episode 1040: Phil Spector and the Wall of Sound

Listen:

EPISODIX:

Posted:

February 1, 2021

Music:

  • The Crystals “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” He’s a Rebel (Philles) 1963
  • The Ronettes “Be My Baby” Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica (Philles) 1964
  • George Harrison “Wah-Wah” All Things Must Pass (Apple) 1970
  • Ramones “Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?” End of the Century (Sire) 1980
  • Ike & Tina Turner “River Deep – Mountain High” River Deep – Mountain High (A&M) 1969

Notes:

Record producer Phil Spector, who had been serving a prison sentence for murder, passed away on January 16th at the age of 81.

While Spector was a troubled individual, the massive impact that he had on the music industry cannot be ignored. Jim and Patrick discuss Spector’s ‘Wall of Sound’; a music production method aimed at developing a dense orchestral tone that sounded incredible through radios and jukeboxes.

Listeners also chime-in with their thoughts on Spector’s legendary producing techniques.

Where credit is due: Thumbnail photo of Phil Spector by Robert W. Young for KRLA Beat, Beat Publications.

For your viewing pleasure…


Got a comment on the show or want to weigh in on a topic we discussed? Did we leave something out? Get something wrong? Email us at rock@suburbspod.com

Follow us on the Twitter or the Facebook or better yet, leave a message on the Suburban Party Line at 612-440-1984

If none of those work, try this:

Older
Newer

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: