John Cooper Clarke We recently mentioned that Miriam, the new recording project of Miriam Linna (Kicks fanzine writer, A-Bones drummer/singer, Norton Records co-founder, etc) released her debut album of garage rock/Phil Spector pop, Nobody's Baby, earlier this year on Norton...
Pallbearer don’t sound like Black Sabbath. Or they do, sort of, but only to the extent that early Low sounds like a Phil Spector girl group, or that second-album Bon Iver sounds like Bruce Hornsby. The influence is there, clearly audible, underpinning everything Pallbearer do. But it’s all filtered through waves upon waves of oceanic [...]
Everything's coming up Cleveland. First, the Cavaliers traded for Kevin Love, and then LeBron James showed up to Browns practice and chilled with Johnny Manziel. There hasn't been this much drama in Cleveland since Phil Spector had both...Show More Summary
Convicted killer Phil Spector was rushed from his jail cell at California’s Corcoran State Prison to the hospital this month after his health took a turn for the worse. The… READ ON
by Bill Pearis After a few singles, a mixtape and last year's Lonely Women EP, snarky popmakers TV Girl just dropped their debut album, French Exit. Like their other material, it's fizzy, girl-obsessed pop -- part '60s Phil Spector, part...
The Rebel Light enter the musical world of Phil Spector to come out strong with a wonderful cover of The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby”, sounding as strong and powerful as the original.
One half of the R&B duo reflects on his time with the infamous music producer -- and his new memoir
John Lennon has been dead for decades but apparently he still has unearthed gems to give crazed Beatles fans. The newest up on the block for auction is a “pee-themed” letter Lennon supposedly wrote to record producer Phil Spector in the 70s. Show More Summary
It was a letter dubbed "A Matter of Pee." In it, an irritated John Lennon wrote to producer Phil Spector that it was Who drummer Keith Moon—a hell-raiser with a thing for blowing up toilets and TVs—and singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson who urinated on a recording console at Capitol...
CONSTANT LOVERS It used to be that people employed the term "wall of sound" to describe the studio production work of now-convicted murderer/hairpiece cautionary tale Phil Spector. But bands of today provide an all-consuming product well beyond anything Spector did with the Ronettes or anyone else. Show More Summary
Phil Spector pulled a gun out to threaten Debbie Harry, the Ramones, and John Lennon. The man actually shot a gun off in the studio near a former Beatle, and held the Ramones hostage.
by Bill Pearis Let's just get this out of the way: Yes, it's another "______ Girls" band who draw inspiration from Phil Spector, VU and JAMC/C-86, but Dublin, Ireland's September Girls are quite good at what they do. (Yes their...
According to TMZ, the 18-year-old alleged battery victim has reportedly approached Kanye’s people requesting a six-figure settlement. youtube
Adding to the already star-studded evening, Helen Mirren and Kristin Chenoweth stopped by the 2014 Producers Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (January 19). The "Phil Spector" beauty looked absolutely stunning in a sparkly...Show More Summary
That makes 5 for Helen Mirren!!! The Dame must be a damn good actress to win that many SAG Awards! Helen won tonight for playing Linda Kenney Baden in the TV movie Phil Spector. Miz Mirren had some fun with her acceptace speech too, telling the audience that despite winning a SAG Award, she didn't feel [...]
Anna Minard claims to "know nothing about music." For this column, we force her to listen to random records by artists considered to be important by music nerds. PHIL SPECTOR A Christmas Gift for You (Philles) They want you to write about this fuckin' convicted murderer, huh? No way. Show More Summary
Do you hear what I hear? No, it's not the sweet sounds of The Ronettes blasting out of a sweet surround sound system, coating the land with a thick smear of A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector. It's even more Joystiq Streams, broadcasting to...
A Conversation with Phil Spector & The Crystals' La La Brooks Mike Ragogna: Why do you think A Christmas Gift For You has become one of the most cherished holiday albums of all time? Phil Spector: Because I turned Christmas songs into real music. Show More Summary
During the early 1960s, my father, songwriter Carl Sigman, and many of his "Great American Songbook" contemporaries watched in horror as airwaves and record stores were overrun by alien creatures making noises that, to their ears, did not qualify as "music." Carl came from a tradition in which songwriters wrote songs and singers sang them. Show More Summary
In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well—some inspired by a weekly theme and some not, but always songs worth hearing. This week: songs by unsavory people. Whether you believe Phil Spector killed LanaShow More Summary