Monday, July 22, 2013

1965-Flying High Again!

The Byrds- musically and sartorially elegant.
 "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better" is one of the Byrds' crowning achievements, not to mention an all time great kiss off song. From Crosby's jagged, propulsive, rhythm guitar intro, to Gene Clark's blunt lyric and forceful yet calm vocal, to the heavenly background harmonies and McGuinn's diamond edged, chiming 12 string solo, it captures everything that was beautiful about this early line up of the band. As R. Meltzer noted The Byrds, particularly the Byrds with Gene Clark, were totally Apollonian - majestic, ethereal, music of the spheres. 

Tambourine Man-Gene Clark

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