Thursday, January 13, 2011
The "Wall of Sound"
The Ronettes were in their prime before my time. However, I was always a huge fan of "Oldies" including Motown, Doo-Wop and everything in between...from The Temptations to the Mellow Kings and from Smokey Robinson to Gene Chandler or The Del-Vikings. I think I got hooked when I saw "American Grafitti" when I was 10.
On Tuesday when we were Goose hunting we discussed throwing a "Wall of Steel" into the air when the Snow Geese flew over. This immediately brought to mind of Phil Spector and the "Wall of Sound" production technique he made famous.The Ronettes song featured here is a great example of what Spector's "Wall of Sound" production sounded like.