‘To All Intents and Purposes I Would Say I'm Probably Relatively Insane.’

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The trial for production genius turned alleged homicidal maniac Phil Spector continues apace (he's accused of murdering actress Lana Clarkson at his mansion in Los Angeles in 2003), and the news coverage is somewhat lacking in colorful historical detail. To fill in the holes, obsessives need look no further than Mick Brown's excellent recent Spector biography, Tearing Down The Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector. Just weeks before Spector was arrested, Brown scored a rare interview with the reclusive industry legend, the details of which are recounted in this juicy excerpt from the book, in USA Today. Read, and enjoy. —Sara Cardace