It takes more than gumption to cover one of the most perfect of all rock 'n' roll records. Tucson, Arizona-based musician Brian Lopez doesn't overdo it on his version of Phil Spector and the Roneettes' "Be My Baby"; he lets his expressive voice and personal vision of the wall of sound make this baby his own.
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Phil Spector deserves to be in jail, but -- along with whatever else you might say about the producer -- his influence endures. The "wall of sound" was everywhere in 2010, from Crazy For You by Best Coast to The Fool by Warpaint, on through Conquest by the Scruffs. I could go on.