BYRDS LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 1971
la prestation démarre sur chapeaux de roue avec le dynamique born on the bayou. Le groupe est bien nerveux.
On redecoyvre les vieux titres des mud 60s revisitės, sublimės par clarence WHITE.
Mr tambourine sans la 12 cordes, acoustique plus proche de la version de Dylan.
Le concert a un cote boeuf, les fins ne sont pas très soignées, l epoque peut etre...
MCGUINN prend l essentiel des lead vocaux. On ne va pas s en plaindre.
Version pas mal de I trust.
8 miles AïE. Zap...
Un morceau inedit pas sorti en version studio Roll over beethoven. Vite expediée, hate de retrouver les loges...
Q&A: Roger McGuinn
What was the state of the Byrds in 1971?
We worked so much that we didn’t need to rehearse, we were working 200 dates a year. It was like one long jam. The Clarence White Byrds were in their heyday at that point.
How did the Byrds work out their repertoire?
Country-ish stuff, blues, whatever. A lot of it was material that Clarence and Gene Parsons had been doing in their band Nashville West. Skip (Battin) always had a couple of things that he and Kim Fowley had written.
Did you have to coax Clarence to sing?
Clarence had found his voice in the Byrds. At that time, he was hanging around with James Burton, and he would go to Vegas and hang out with Elvis Presley. He went to Nudies and got some of those Elvis-kinda suits, jumpsuits with the high collar.
INTERVIEW: LUKE TORN