January 8, 2006


by Chris Randall

Discounting the whole Myspace aspect of the deal, it seems there is a feature-length documentary on the life of English producer and father of green things, Joe Meek. There is a sort of a teaser available at the Palmdoor Films site, with some of the audio from the film.

I guess I never really thought about it too much, but I kind of expected the music to be, well, weirder. For some reason, it's pretty much middle-of-the-road contemporary 60s britpop. Joe Meek is best remembered for having the bad luck to be working in England in the recording industry at the same time as George Martin, and will forever be overshadowed by that simple fact.




Jan.08.2006 @ 8:37 PM
meek's music was never all that weird, and the good tracks associated with him are usually triumphs of engineering and dogged persistence over songwriting and session talent.

what's good is _damned_ good, though. _i hear a new world_ has some remarkable bits, and there are a lot of winners on those collections released a few years ago. it's too bad he couldn't collaborate with better writer/producer-types, or get a gig with the radiophonic workshop.


Jan.08.2006 @ 9:51 PM
For a weirder Meek experience, check out the archival release on Comfort Stand:

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Has Meek singing most of the lead melodies as a sort of brainstorming exercise.




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