Thursday, February 18, 2010

Boom! Boom-boom, cha!

Phil Spector is in everyone's head.

His production made the drum intro to "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes one of the most famous-- and most copied-- drum beats in rock history. The blog Music For Kids Who Can't Read Good has put up mp3s of 20 songs that blatantly use/steal/refer to/pay tribute to that beat. I don't know what it sounds like to listen to all 20 of these songs in a row, as I doubt I'd be able to get past "Heat of the Moment" by Asia. If you want to give it a try, download them and report your scientific findings here.

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