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anyone else except me and Wrighty think so?
is one of the best records to emerge from the sixties. This reminds me, I need to check out Guy Clark's solo stuff...
His last input with The Byrds was Eight Miles High, which is probably my favourite song of the decade (excepting beatlolz). I expected something slightly similar.
Not Guy Clark (he is another singer songwriter).
But Gene Clark's solo stuff is well worth checking out. He did vary his style and sound so it's hard to pick one but all these are worth investigating -
Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers (1967)
The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark (1968)
Through the Morning, Through the Night (1969)
No Other (1974)
As for the Byrds, they are one of my favourite groups and their first 6 albums ARE ESSENTIAL -
Mr. Tambourine Man
Turn! Turn! Turn!
Younger Than Yesterday
The Notorious Byrd Brothers
Sweetheart of the Rodeo
We all know that the Byrds were better than the Beatles really!
I fucking knew it was Gene Clark. What made me type Guy? GUH.
Yeah, I've heard the Fantastic Expedition and White Light are the ones to check out, but that No Other is "interesting" in an over-the-top psych way.
is a country singer / songwriter from Texas, hung out with Townes Van Zandt and all that lot. Easily confused though!
It was pretty self indulgent and very "produced" in a mid 1970's way, certainly in comparison with his other records. But it's not psychedelic in any way.
It contains country rock, folk, gospel, soul and choral music and is genuinely brilliant. The song "Strength of Strings" is amazing.
It's so overblown. I've been getting into White Light on Spotify as well.
I'm a fan of the Byrds as well. I usually have at least one of their albums in the car. My favourite's probably Notorious Byrd Brothers.
From the Notorious Byrd Brothers album are three of my favourite Byrds songs ever.
Can't beat the guitar phasing on Wasn't Born to Follow or the guitar solo on Dolphins Smile.
in fact one of my Christmas presents was the 2 CD Essential Byrds collection :)
- this was prompted by the TV series 'Sounds of the Sixties' which I watch from time to time - it fills me with nostalgia - it is an amazing experience watching TV clips that you haven't seen for 40 years
Spanish Harlem Incident
She Don't Care About Time
'The Airport Song' too. Crosby showing why he was the best (after Clark) even before the debut. It's on Spotify. CHECKIT
"If I Could Only Remember My Name" is amazing and one of the defining records of dreamy West Coast rock. Songs such as "Laughing" and "Traction in the Rain" are simply gorgeous.
Various artists such as Neil Young, Graham Nash, Joni Mitchell, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Santana played on the album.
I listen to it in bed a lot.
He's my hero. After Macca.
but I've never listened to it in the california sunshine while realy high....
I think Crosby is much more important as a figurehead in the scene then, than he ever could be as a musician.
Even though the other two were like 'No thanks, we're fine doing Dylan covers and traditional styles of music.'
I also love how he never had any attitude. He was always laughing and smiling and being a friendlyman, as opposed to a supercool, shades-wearing rockstar. look how adorable he is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMb7ws8L5N0&feature=related
whilst wandering about the Bay Area in San Francisco if that counts?
Great album whether its Edinburgh or California you are listening to it.
For some fuckhead to come out with something like, "Oh, but Delays are so much better".