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 #17397  by b weird
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:06 am
Hey I was just wondering if anyone liked the Byrds. I just started listining to them not that long ago and their pretty good. Not as good as the Dead but none can be. Though Dylan does come close.

 #17399  by hesgone95
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:17 am
I love the Byrds. They're one of my dad's favorites and I grew up listening to them. Some good albums to check out:

Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Ballad of Easy Rider, Notorious Byrd Brothers, Untitled, and Doctor Byrds and Mr. Hyde.

If you like the Byrds check out The Flying Burrito Brothers. It was a group that Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman formed after leaving the Byrds. The first album Gilded Palace of Sin is great. Gram Parsons solo stuff is awesome too.

 #17404  by b weird
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:34 am
Sweetheart Of The Rodeo is my favorite album of theirs. :cool: My local Walmart has next to nothing as far as CD's go so I have to make do with a Greatest Hits CD and The Byrds Play Dylan. For now anyway. :twisted:

 #17407  by Shaggy
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:12 am
Great band. One of the most important American bands of all time without doubt. Their cover of Mr Tambourine Man alone created a new sound, environment and movement of people.

There was a lot of talent in that group, Gene Clark was very overlooked and I still love McGuinn's guitar playing.

 #17409  by AugustWest
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:17 am
I love the byrds any chance someone has a tab for I wasn't born to follow. Eight miles high was covered a lot by "the dead" post jerry. Leo koetke also does a great version of it. The byrds rock

 #17419  by b weird
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:45 pm
Code: Select all
The Byrds  Wasn't Born To Follow    

G                    C                 G                  C
Oh I'd rather go and journey where the diamond crests are flowing and
G              C          G              C
Run across the valley beneath the sacred mountains  and
Wander  thru  the forest
Where the trees have leaves of prisms and  break the light in colors
     D                G                C   G  C
That no-one knows the names of
    G                   C              G           C
And when it's time I'll go and wait beside a legendary fountain
G               C              G                 C
Till I see your form reflected in it's clear and jeweled water
And if you think I'm ready
You may lead me to the castles where the rivers of our vision
     D         G         C    G     C    D
Flow into one another
G              C               G               C
I will want to die beneath the white cascading waters
        G           C             G              C
She may beg she may plead she may argue with her logic
And mention all the things I lose
That really have no value in the end she will surely know
  D                 G
I wasn't born to follow
I think it posted perfect for once. Also I do not play this song so I don't know if it sounds right.

 #17449  by AugustWest
 Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:07 am
many thanks!

 #17452  by LazyLightnin
 Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:46 am
wait just a minute......Dylan comes "close" to the Byrds? :shock:

 #17453  by b weird
 Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:49 am
No, Dylan comes "Close" to the Dead. For me anyway.

 #17470  by LazyLightnin
 Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:17 pm
ah ok gotcha 8)
 #17525  by Django
 Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:46 am
I am a fan of the post Gene Clark/Gram Parsons/David Crosby Bryds. That is when Clarence White became a full time member along with Gene Parsons who played Drums, Banjo, Mandolin etc etc.
Check out one of my all time favorites 'Farther Along', as well as the one side live - one side studio Album 'Untitled'. Clarence White was one of Jerry's favorites I'm told.