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Songs of the Weekend: The Byrds

Published August 24, 2012 5:48 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Seeing David Crosby last night reminded me of how much I love the Byrds, especially when about a decade ago most of their albums were re-released in special editions.

Of course, I love them for Roger McGuinn's Rickenbacker, but listening to "Eight Miles High" makes me think I know what it is like to have taken drugs. (I was in the Coast Guard, and spent nine not-that-exciting years of life trying to keep them out of the country, so consider me a square for not partaking.)

"Eight Miles High": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH6UnvSlahc

A cover of Bob Dylan's "My Back Pages": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PFagiY_CQw&feature=fvwrel and a live version of it with a bunch of great musicians at Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary concert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4UcaLHaabY&feature=related

"She Don't Care About Time": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4eMoFpWFgU

"Time Between": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRrys5XlRp0