I Hear A New World
September 10, 2004 11:31 AM   Subscribe

Meeksville centers around Joe Meek, Britain's first independent record producer, whose DIY engineering wizardry would transform record-making during the Sixties. Five years after an international #1 hit in the Tornadoes' space-age Telstar (Windows Media or RealPlayer), he would self-destruct, in an end not without tragedy or speculation. His works--along with his trademarked name--live on.
posted by LinusMines (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live only a short distance from his old Holloway recording studio / flat and always have to have a look whenever I pass. The idea that Johnny Remember Me was recorded there just blows me away.

If you're new to Meek then you should check out John Repsch's book and this fantastic compilation.
posted by dodgygeezer at 11:59 AM on September 10, 2004

Great post!
posted by Quartermass at 12:13 PM on September 10, 2004

I love Joe Meek!
posted by shoepal at 2:06 PM on September 10, 2004

I love Joe Meek too! I did a short video piece that involved Joe Meek and Violet Shenton (the woman [his landlord] he shot before shooting himself) a couple years ago. I need to get a recording of "Have I the Right?" at some point.
posted by stefnet at 3:52 PM on September 10, 2004

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