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Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26, 1940) is an American record producer and songwriter. In later years, he gained infamy as the subject of a murder conviction.

The originator of the production technique, Spector was a pioneer of the 1960s girl group sound (The Ronettes and The Crystals a.o.) and produced over twenty-five Top 40 hits between 1960 and 1965 alone. After this initial success, Spector later worked with artists including Ike and Tina Turner, John… read more

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  • "Fuck this guy and his crappy wall of sound." Hey, you can shit over this crazy prick all you want, but don't fuck tha glorious wall of sound! [2]
  • Every time I listen to a Spector produced album I end up fantasizing how much better it would've been if the band just self-produced it.
  • Spector was the champion of commercial overproduction and a vicious enemy of subtlety, intimacy and immediacy. Therefore one of the worst producers ever, who's done much more damage to music than good. His "wall of sound" was just a way of making music listenable on shitty speakers (such as jukeboxes and early home stereos), so that the masses would buy records. He was a pro craftsman, not an artist, whose trade was to turn music into a glossy consumer product.
  • I've read every interview, both court case notes, and every biography on the man. I've come to the conclusion that he is eccentric, but NOT a murderer. Don't judge him until you look at all the facts.
  • I once told him I loved his music and he was so overwhelmed that in a fit of nerves he accidentally shot me in the face. Shit happens, right?
  • "When I got to California, Phil Spector had a real reputation for doing his 'walls with sound.' I just looked at it like, 'Walls with sound?' It's just padding the payroll." - Meet the frankly legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack, Jr, better known to the music world as Dr. John: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/dr_john/
  • http://www.last.fm/music/Phil+Spector/+images/87729495
  • People actually have their music tagged as "phil spector". Honestly, I'm not surprised.
  • Bastard1 is talking out of his arse. If his theory is correct, then I wouldn't have Be My Baby, A Fine Fine Boy, Da Doo Ron Ron, You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Spanish Harlem, Let It Be & He's a Rebel stuck in my head so consistently.
  • His productions were to die for [2]

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