Daily Archives: February 18, 2013

The Crystals* – He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)

Guest blogger Rory McD takes us forward by taking us back

It felt right to add to the new site with a return to the past. And there are few who do it better than Harvey Phillip Spector. His brilliance as a producer was always tempered by the fact that he was a complete loon. I buried myself in his biography some year’s back as it traced his course from trembling dropout to maniacal studio whizz.
I like this song because it hangs somewhere in the balance between the two sides of his personality. The most delicate and innocent arrangement cushions some truly sinister lyrics. An unnerving reveal of the artists personality, in three minutes of pure honey.

Phil Spector back in the day:

Phil Spector


*Artist #609