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Joe Meek: The Meek Shall Inherit the Stars

By Lenny Kaye, Contributor

Joe Meek, shaper of sound, can be heard in all his private and obsessive glory on a demo which appears as the last track on Work in Progress: The Triumph Sessions. Over two takes of a sketch of a song tentatively titled "My Baby Doll," he sings, with little regard to standard pitch or even lyrical coherence. An audio fragment over a clattering beat, the track would never come to fruition, but it nonetheless reveals… more »