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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:46 PM
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Poll question: "Wall of Sound" - Yay or Nay?
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 12:46 PM by Taverner
You know - that swelling of orchestration that destroyed "Let it Be" and Lennon's "Imagine" - only to be saved later by stripped down versions.

Also present in anything by Burt Bacharach - who, although was a great songwriter, tended to drown his musical food in this horrible musical mayonaise.

ON EDIT: Lynne, could you even imagine if Phil Spector got ahold of Led Zeppelin III?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:47 PM
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1. river deep mountain high
soulful rendition by tina, but horrid mix by spector.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:47 PM
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2. Whether I liked it or not, I'd say yes, simply because of the attempt to
influence the poll :P
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:48 PM
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3. I like the way you think....
this poll is fixed :P
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:51 PM
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4. Having heard both versions of Let it Be, I'm gonna go with "nay"
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:52 PM
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5. "The Long and Winding Road"
Right there is a fine argument for the summary execution of Phil Spector.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:56 PM
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7. Agreed
Let it Be and Across the Universe are also evidence...
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StrongBad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:55 PM
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6. A resounding "yay"!
C'mon, "Be My Baby" is justification enough for the existence of the Wall of Sound.

Also, the fact that it pretty much influenced Brian Wilson and Pet Sounds...
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:57 PM
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8. Yeah yeah yeah "Pet Sounds"
But the clear difference is Wilson knew when not to use the WoS

Spector had no off switch.
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StrongBad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:01 PM
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9. Ok, fair enough
n/t
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:18 PM
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10. Yay for "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," Nay for almost all other songs.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:37 PM
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11. Yay, yay, a thousand times yay!
why? Mogwai
:loveya:
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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:40 PM
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12. Nay!! If it's a great song, the wall of sound just muddies it up.
Sometimes I have no idea I like a particular song until I hear it "unplugged."
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:58 PM
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13. I thought this was a GratefulDead thread never mind
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 02:58 PM by Rambis
If it was then I say yeah-
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:16 PM
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14. Phil Spector is the only master of Wall of Sound.


McCartney ruined The Long and Winding Road.
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