Nor did he have to put his pants on one leg at a time like everyone else. A guy like him probably had someone set up that part of his wardrobe the way firemen do with their gear, just jump in them britches and your feet will go right in the boots.
Maybe he even had his own Batpole.
The dude sure as hell deserved one, at least in his late teens and early 20s when he made hit records the way Superman leaps tall buildings.
You can hear about all of Spector’s musical heroics if you listen to the re-cast Let It Roll episode in which Nate interviews Spector biographer Mick Brown about his book “Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector.”
‘Tis a two-hour episode, and I recommend taking it an hour at a time, with a break in between in order to fully contemplate the musical greatness that was Spector’s. Heck, spend five minutes in the middle listening to “Instant Karma” or “To Know Him Is To Love Him.”)
That’s how I’m blogging about it, so stay tuned for my take on the fall of the man who built the wall (of sound).
Ed Legge (@freebirdyeller) is a life-long musician, long-time journalist and sometime corporate dweeb who’s writing a book about originating rock ‘n’ roll’s most absurd tradition.