Friday, February 3, 2023
Some Larry Levine quotes:
“Being an engineer is at least eighty-five percent creative and fifteen percent technical.”
“The Wall of Sound only played a small part in Phil Spector’s ability to create hits. It was always about the song; without the song, you’ve got nothing.”
“A big part of the Wall of Sound was the actual air pressure in the room—it was a very small room with a lot of musicians playing all at once, quite loudly, too, so there were all these sound waves bouncing off the walls.”
‘Our concept of echo was distance—not an enhancement of a voice or an instrument, but just distance from that voice or instrument. To our way of thinking, when you put echo on something, you made it go farther away.”
“Nuance comes when your fingers don’t tell your ears what a good job you did—they’re divorced from it—so all you’re hearing is the music, unadorned.”
"A pat on the back is a few inches from a kick in the ass."
posted by Jos Megroedt from Belgium on February 03, 2023 9:14
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
When I was 19, I interviewed Larry at the old A&M studios on La Brea. He was among the nicest of men. Much of what he told me, mostly about Phil Spector, formed the basis of 'The Phil Spector Story', my biography of the producer published back in 1975. That book serving as a roadmap for all the others that followed.
posted by Rob Finnis from United Kingdom on June 02, 2021 19:23
Monday, May 6, 2019
Recorded music is its own art form. Mr Levine's art will inspire people for as long as they can hear or feel recorded music. Thank you.
posted by Tommy Chivers from United Kingdom on May 06, 2019 4:03