Wall of Sound


So there was this thing called the Wrecking Crew, who made a bunch of hits with Phil Spector. Their moral right to be identified as the artists was however not convenient for marketing purposes, and they for their part preferred to have regular pay. And now we have Danny Tedesco righting this wrong, and I like this, I think a healthy Intellectual Production Ecosystem includes people who track down the true artists and authors, the true origins of ideas, the milieaux and influences. This is a difficult and worthwhile activity, and surely a necessary first step in any system that rewards intellectual production.

And I also love the muppetesque wall of sound. I love the lack of pretence, the absence of ego, the perfect purity of the pursuit of record sales, the pushing of the medium toward its Shannon limit. The Rousseau wrongness of Phil Spector... is not likeable.

See also: The Hip Hop Family Tree