Label: Wax Love
Though he's been dead for nearly 50 years, JOE MEEK remains one of the most fascinating and influential figures in British pop music. A brilliant and prolific producer and songwriter -- despite his inability to either play an instrument or read music -- MEEK also happened to be an occultist, paranoiac, suicidal depressive, and, to top it all off, a murderer. Though only 37 at the time of his death MEEK left a large body of work rivaled only by his equally inspired/insane competitor across the pond, PHIL SPECTOR. This brand new collection on Wax Love brings together 18 of MEEK's finest early '60s pop productions back to life on vinyl, the format they were made for. Features performances by JOHN LEYTON, MIKE BERRY & The OUTLAWS, GEOFF GODARD, NEIL CHRISTIAN & The CRUSADERS, SCREAMING LORD SUCH, MOONTREKKERS, TORNANDOS, DANNY RIVERS, CLIFF BENNET & The REBEL ROUSERS, MICHAEL COX, PAT READER, IAN GREGORY, TONY VICTOR, and CARTER LEWIS & The SOUTHERNS.