Posted: Feb 25, 2011 9:46 am
I was listening to the Byrds box set (There Is A Season) and it re-struck me how many cool songs they have that are ignored or overshadowed by the three radio hits (Tutn!Turn!Turn!, Tambourine Man, and 8 miles High).
Lover of the Bayou and This Wheel's on Fire may be two of the coolest, ragged songs ever.
And others like Chestnut Mare, Tulsa County, Oil in My Lamp, Ballad of Easy Rider, Wasn't Born to Follow (is like taking mushrooms for 2 minutes), Mr. Spaceman(is like blacking out on absinthe), You Ain't Going Nowhere, She Don't Care About Time, Jesus is Just Alright, etc, etc. And yeah, I know plenty of their catalog are covers, but they are awesome.