The Byrds - Dr Byrds and Mr Hyde

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The Byrds - Dr Byrds and Mr Hyde

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Genre Rock | 1 cd | mp3 192 Kbps | incl Covers | 72 MB

Track listing
01. This Wheel's On Fire
02. Old Blue
03. Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me
04. Child Of The Universe
05. Nashville West
06. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
07. King Apathy III
08. Candy
09. Bad Night At The Whiskey
10. My Back Pages/BJ Blues / Baby What Do You Want Me To Do
11. Stanley's Song
12. Lay Lady Lay
13. This Wheel's On Fire (2)
14. My Back Pages / BJ Blues/Baby What Do You Want Me To Do
15. Nashville West

Possibly the most downcast of the Byrds' albums, DR. BYRDS reflects the mutation of the hippie dream that was taking place in 1968. The brutal slab of electric folk-rock that is Dylan/Rick Danko's "This Wheel's on Fire" opens things up, mirroring the sociopolitical upheavals of the time. On this and other tunes, guitarist Clarence White trades his sweet country licks in for some burning, semi-psychedelic licks. Though the pastoral side of the band is represented by gently jangling versions of "Old Blue" and "Your Gentle Way of LovingMe", the setting soon returns to disillusion and unrest. "King Apathy III", (which, along with "Candy", boasts some progressive time changes) is full of contempt and sadness for those deluded by the Age of Aquarius. The countrified "Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man" pounds a nail into the coffin of right wing hypocrisy. After all is said and done, the Byrds getback to the business of being a great bunch of musicians, amiably rocking their way through a medley that pairs a revamped "My Back Pages" with Jimmy Reed's blues classic "Baby What You Want Me to Do".

The Byrds - Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde