A music geek in my mid-30s, I was blown away when I came across the throbbing, otherworldly ‘little symphonies’ within the Back to Mono box in the early 00s. Since then I’ve treasured Phil Spector’s wall of sound, eventually branching out into exploring the wealth of soundalike records that follow his path.
I’ve looked high and low for a place online that offered personal musings on this type of music. The Spectropop message board used to feature a lot of interesting discussions but it has since sadly gone quiet.
Apart from the odd threads on online forums or Facebook pages there doesn’t seem to be an online site that consistently offers in-depth writing on Spector’s forays in the studio and music borne out of his approach. I hope to fill that gap with my blog. I’m no über Spector-expert like Phil Chapman, Mick Patrick or Kingsley Abbott, but I know what I like and have my opinions. I’ll try my best to let them form this blog.
Comments, feedback & ideas for topics highly welcomed!
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