Meek was obsessed with the occult and the idea of “the other side”. He would set up tape machines in graveyards in a vain attempt to record voices from beyond the grave, in one instance capturing the meows of a cat he claimed was speaking in human tones, asking for help. In particular, he had an obsession with Buddy Holly (claiming the late American rocker had communicated with him in dreams) and other dead rock and roll musicians.
Reverberation #138 download 1. Tommy James & The Shondells - I’m A Tangerine 2. Joe Meek - I Hear A New World 3. Strangers Family Band - Sun King 4. The Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore 5. The United States Of America - Hard Coming Love 6. Gal Costa - Baby 7. The Hollies - Would You Believe 8. Love - Message To Pretty
Beach House walked onstage to this when I saw them live last year - irrefutable proof that spending your time combing through ‘60s pop compilations is most definitely an activity for the cool kids. Anyway, anyone else get a real murder-y vibe from this?