Well, since I've been ruminating on this over the holiday season, and this thread got bumped, it has dawned on me that I've never in my life not liked the Ronettes.
wall of sound is just one aspect. Their songs sound like Christmas, America, Diversity, Unity, Rock and Roll and just plain sexy fun.
SNL Standards and Practices - "you can't say 'midget,' It's just like saying the N-word.'
John Mulaney - "No it isn't, because you JUST SAID midget."