Musical palate cleanser, “the greatest record producer ever” edition

A horrible man, a musical genius has passed away.

Phil Spector, one of the most influential and successful record producers in rock ’n’ roll, who generated a string of hits in the early 1960s defined by the lavish instrumental treatment known as the wall of sound, but whose life was upended when he was sentenced to prison for the murder of a woman at his home, died on Saturday. He was 81.

It’s a weird world we live in.


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14 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, “the greatest record producer ever” edition

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    I’m not arguing, but it brings a smile when they use the passive tense to tiptoe around the fact that he murdered a woman.


  2. akascuba

    Musical genius without question also a horrible person and finally a murderer. From the wall of sound to the wall of misery.


  3. RangerRuss

    Little Stevie’s scathing rebuke of Spector’s lack of humanity contains good advice for those who choose to boycott entertainment based on that individual or groups politics/personal behavior.


  4. munsonlarryfkajim

    Somehow I don’t remember this murder case. Had to google the victims name to find a picture and the full story. hope he was miserable in prison and died a painful death

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  5. Ozam

    Shouldn’t today’s cancel culture ignore anything and everything positive he may have done? Isn’t that the way it’s works? He’s a convicted murderer after all. Oh wait….. He’s an artist. Ahh, makes sense now.

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  6. Muttley

    It’s odd to remember today that his father’s tombstone famously read “To know him was to love him”, inspiring the Paris Sisters hit.

    He was a genius and I love most of his work and will refrain for now from commenting on his personal problems…I hold Brian Wilson (who drew far more inspiration from Spector than any other source) in higher regard as a producer, but not by a lot.


  7. bigjohnson1992

    Yeah, he’s aight, except for the murder conviction.


  8. Dawg19

    Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?