14 04 2009

APTOPIX Phil Spector A jury found famed producer, Phil Spector, guilty of murder in the second degree of former actress and model, Lana Clarkson.

From what little I knew about the facts of the case, the evidence of his guilt seemed pretty solid.  I was surprised by the hung jury in the first trial.

Spector is and has been a nut.  He’s waved loaded weapons in peoples’ faces for years.  He’s been accused of having kept ex-wife Ronnie Spector a “prisoner” in their home.   It was only a matter of time before he hurt someone.

Some people think he was a genius.  I think by the late 60s he was washed up.  Others that know more about his work than me think otherwise.  In my opinion he absolutely ruined George Harrison’s solo masterpiece All Things Must Pass.  A great set, loaded with fantastic songs, was overproduced, noisy and cluttered.  George’s vocals could barely be heard on the songs.  The so-called “wall of sound” was a wall of noise that made a classic nearly unlistenable in parts.  I will never give him credit for supposed genius after the way he butchered that record.

I hope he spends the rest of his life in jail for murdering that girl.  It’s what he deserves.




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