Phil Spector

Everyone has been talking about Phil Spector lately. We thought we would add our own take on it.

Phil Spector : Is fame a Faustian bargain?

25 March 2013 | 10:46 am Mamet’s biopic of the notorious Phil Spector is more concerned with fame than with who his subject really is http://www.salon.com/2013/03/25/phil_spector_is_fame_a_faustian_bargain/

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25 March 2013 | 9:34 am Lookalike … Phil Spector , left, with Al Pacino stepping into his shoes, right AL Pacino looks like Phil Spector s long-lost twin in a picture from the controversial film about the music legend jailed for murder. http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/showbiz/film/4856726/Al-Pacino-looks-spitting-image-of-Phil-Spector-in-controversial-movie.html

‘ Phil Spector ‘: Silk pajamas and failed attempts at dressing conservatively

24 March 2013 | 10:15 pm Courtroom attire is pretty straightforward: Look as if you are going to an important event at a house of worship.For men, at least those trying to convince a jury of their innocence, that means a conservative suit, ironed shirt, tie, polished shoes and a neat haircut. But then there was nothing straightforward about Phil Spector .His courtroom attire was bizarre, as evidenced in HBO’s ” Phil … http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/phil-spector-silk-pajamas-and-failed-attempts-at-dressing-conservatively.html

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Plastic Ono Band (Audio CD) tagged "phil spector" 4 times

7 July 2012 | 6:33 pm Plastic Ono Band Plastic Ono Band (Audio CD)By John Lennon Buy new: $10.9950 used and new from $6.83 Customer Rating: 4.5 Customer tags: john lennon(6), classic rock(4), phil spector(4), the who(3), klaus voormann(3), oasis(2), oasis whats the story morning glory(2), oasis time flies(2), oasis be here now(2), oasis definitely maybe(2), the who greatest hits(2), oasis greatest hits(2) http://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Ono-Band-John-Lennon/dp/B003Y8YXFI?tag=cclub-20

Sometime In New York City (Audio CD) tagged "phil spector" 3 times

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Rock ‘N’ Roll (Audio CD) tagged "phil spector" 3 times

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Phil Spector Presents The Philles Album Collection (Audio CD) tagged "phil spector" 3 times

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'Phil Spector': Silk pajamas and failed attempts at dressing … – Zap2it

24 March 2013 | 10:00 pm I thought it was very quirky that he had this dragonfly, says costume designer Phil Spector costume designer Debra McGuire. I don't know if it was symbolic. http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/phil-spector-silk-pajamas-and-failed-attempts-at-dressing-conservatively.html

'Phil Spector' review: Helen Mirren outshines Al Pacino in David …

24 March 2013 | 9:00 pm Al Pacino and Helen Mirren star in HBO's Phil Spector, a self-proclaimed work of fiction written and directed by David Mamet. http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/phil-spector-review-helen-mirren-outshines-al-pacino-in-david-mamets-so-so-hbo-movie.html

'Phil Spector': Al Pacino and David Mamet embrace the eccentricity …

24 March 2013 | 8:00 pm There is a certain defiance in him, a provocateur, Al Pacino says of Phil Spector. http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/phil-spector-al-pacino-and-david-mamet-embrace-the-eccentricity.html

BOB B. SOXX Dr. Kaplans 45 Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts Phil Spector

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JOHN LENNON SHAVED FISH VG+ APPLE SW-3421 Greatest Hits Phil Spector

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Ronettes – Phil Spector "Back to Mono" (5) LP Box Set — still Factory Sealed

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THE CYSTALS 45~DA DOO RON RON/GIT IT~on Phillies Records~Phil Spector

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7 Responses to Phil Spector

  • Why Do People Hate Messy Frizzy Hair? Im a guy with long messy hair, think russell brand or phil spector. I really love the way it looks, mad scientist tier struck by lightning kinda thing. But everyone assumes im homeless, dont bathe, high, or crazy. And only like 2 of those are true man!! Why the prejudice? What is it about a halo of frizz that puts people off so much?

  • 123GREEN says:

    What Are Some Similarities Between The Merchant Of Venice And The Chrysalids? Any Connections between the books would be helpful. Similar characters, scenarios, or plots 🙂
    The Merchant of Venice by: William Shakespeare
    The Chrysalids by: John Wyndham

    • Curator says:

      Well, they were of course, both flaming liberal Jewish power brokers, and owned every crosby stills Nash and young album ever released. The “Merchant” was actually a Pimp! And dope dealing hustler with a pungent for flashy clothes. The Chryslads were a soul group in the 1960’s and Phil Spector was the all around manager and producer, he also produced Zamfere, the Pan Flute King! These portly black girls from bayone NJ had many hits, but suffocated enroute to a gig in Brooklyn because the VW bus Phil stuffed them into was far to small for these ho’s azzes!

  • Pan says:

    Do Any Convicted Murderers Actually Explain WHY They Killed Someone? I mean, I’m sure no answer would ever be satisfying. But most murderers I’ve seen on tv still dance around the actual reason WHY, even after they admitted they did it.

    I’m sorry, I’m watching 48 hours. Can you name any murderers who bothered to give a detailed reason why they felt the need to kill people?

    • Curator says:

      Sure many have. In most cases it’s not as important to know why , because it’s obvious why the murder happened. You can watch movies about murders, some are real people some are created, like Hannibal Lector, Son of Sam, The Boston strangler and the Zodiac killer.
      Jeff Dahmer, Ted bundy, John Gacy, are all serial killers that were studied and like to share their thoughts. When a serial killer is caught, RED handed, they explain their actions.
      If a husband kills his wife, or is killed by his wife, the court would like a confession and an explanation. In court a defendant isn’t going to admit guilty openly. They hope to be found innocent.
      OJ Simpson and Robert Blake both seemed guilty at the start of their cases. But didn’t admit anything and were both found not guilty.
      If it’s a clear case of murder, they admit it. Then they explain their reasons hoping to persuade the jury to find them innocent. Phil Spector was charged with murder and tried to convince the jury it was suicide. He was there when the gun went off. So he tried to explain it wasn’t him that pulled the trigger. He wasn’t believed.

    • Curator says:

      I grew up listening to their music, as my parents were big fans. Great memories!

      Nino Tempo & April Stevens’ relation to rock was pretty tenuous; after all, most of their early and mid-’60s hits were updates of popular standards like “Deep Purple,” “Whispering,” “Stardust,” and “Tea for Two.” They weren’t quite in the easy-listening mainstream, though, due to the pop/rock feel of most of their arrangements, and Stevens’s breathy, sensual style. Tempo, in fact, was a good friend of Phil Spector, working under the producer as a session musician on some of Spector’s hits. As pop performers with a bent for Tin Pin Alley material, though, the brother-sister (despite their different last names) duo was kind of stuck between generations, especially two months after their number one hit “Deep Purple,” when the Beatles made the top of the hit parade.

      Tempo and Stevens were born Nino & Carol LoTempio in Niagra Falls, NY. Tempo was a musician from an early age, playing Benny Goodman in The Glenn Miller Story; Stevens was recording when she was a teenager, landing her first Top Ten hit (“I’m in Love Again”) in 1951, over a decade before “Deep Purple.” In the late ’50s, Stevens had a small solo hit with the ridiculously breathy “Teach Me Tiger.” In the early ’60s, she and Nino teamed up as a duo, signing with Atco.
      “Deep Purple” was recorded in a mere 15 minutes at the end of a session, explaining the almost improvised nature of the vocals (with Stevens taking long spoken passages) and homespun harmonica, ingredients which gave the record much of its charm. It reached number one in November 1963, and won a Grammy award as best rock & roll record of the year, which says a lot more about the Grammys’ questionable grasp of rock than the single, which was at least as much adult pop as rock. They were quickly on the charts again with a soundalike followup, “Whispering” (number 11), but by then the British Invasion made their brand of retro-pop passe, though a few smaller hits followed in the next couple of years.

      The duo’s greatest triumph was “All Strung Out,” a 1966 Top 30 hit that rates as one of the greatest Phil Spector-inspired productions of all time. It was originally offered to the Righteous Brothers as a follow-up for the Spector-produced “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,'” explaining the Wall of Sound ambience to a large degree; John Travolta, of all people, would take it into the Top 40 in the late ’70s. No other hits were forthcoming for Tempo & Stevens, although they continued to record for years. Tempo was active as a session saxophonist, contributing to sessions by Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt, Cher, and others, as well as making jazz albums on his own.

      Nino Tempo and April Stevens official website..
      http://www.ninoandapril.com/

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