Consider the towering drum riff that opens The Ronettes' 1963 chart-topper "Be My Baby," reappropriated in a self-consciously retro fashion by The Jesus and Mary Chain on their 1985 game-changing single and album opener "Just Like Honey." As crafted by Phil Spector, the beat is perky but firm, its pop lightness supported by the superproducer's unshakeable wall of sound. The Jesus and Mary Chain, on the other hand, drench the tom-and-snare beat in a wave of... More >>>