Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Byrds

Artist:  The Byrds

Origin:  Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre:  Folk Rock, Country Rock, Rock, Folk, Folk Pop, Psychedelic Rock, Contemporary Pop

Original line-up:

Roger McGuinn:  Lead Guitar, Banjo, Moog Synthesizer, Vocals
Gene Clark:  Tambourine, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
David Crosby:  Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Chris Hillman:  Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Michael Clarke:  Drums

The Byrds were an American Folk Rock and Country Rock Band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1964 by Roger McGuinn (Vocals, Guitar), Gene Clark (Vocals, Guitar), David Crosby (Vocals, Guitar), Chris Hillman (Bass, Vocals), and Michael Clarke (Drums).  The band attained the huge success of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Beach Boys and their early days they were melding the influence of Bob Dylan and The Beatles with Contemporary and Traditional Folk Music.  They pioneered the musical Genre of Folk Rock, also Country Rock.  The band's signature blend of clear Harmony Singing and Roger McGuinn's Jangly Twelve-String Rickenbacker Guitar has continued to be influential on Popular Music upto the present day.  The band's classic hits:  "Mr. Tambourine Man" (cover version of Bob Dylan), and "Turn, Turn, Turn" (cover version of Pete Seeger), and "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better", "Eight Miles High", "So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star", "Ballad Of Easy Rider", "Chestnut Mare" and many more!.  In 1991, The Byrds were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Title:  The Boston Tea Party  (2016)
Genre:  Folk Rock, Country Rock, Rock, Folk, Folk Pop, Psychedelic Rock, Contemporary Pop
Label:  Iconography
Rating:   ****


 1.  You Ain't Going Nowhere  (2:59)
 2.  He Was A Friend Of Mine  (3:24)
 3.  Old Blue  (3:30)
 4.  Long Black Veil  (3:24)
 5.  Goin' Back  (3:47)
 6.  Get Out Of My Life Woman  (3:20)
 7.  The Ballad Of Easy Rider  (2:46)
 8.  Jesus Is Just Alright  (3:41)
 9.  Tulsa Country  (3:25)
10. Mr. Spaceman  (3:21)
11. Sing Me Back Home  (3:13)
12. This Wheel On Fire  (4:41)
13. Lay Lady Lay  (3:17)
14. Time Between  (2:15)
15. Take A City Bride  (2:16)
16. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue  (4:02)
17. Come Back Baby  (2:50)


Roger McGuinn:  Vocals, Guitar
Clarence White:  Lead Guitar, Vocals
John York:  Bass, Vocals
Gene Parsons:  Drums, Guitar, Banjo, Vocals

The Boston Tea Party is the live album by The Byrds, was released on October 7, 2016 by Iconography, recorded a live FM Broadcast at The Boston Tea Party, MA, February 22, 1969.

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