Original? Me? Don't Be Absurd! I've Ripped It All Off the Byrds! (disc two)

Artist Song Buy
Elvis Costello  "(The Angels Want to Wear) My Red Shoes"  buy on itunes
Chris Bell  "You and Your Sister"  buy on itunes
Chris Stamey  "I Thought You Wanted to Know"  buy on itunes
the Records  "Starry Eyes"  buy on itunes
the Hitmen  "Didn't Tell the Man"  buy on itunes
the Searchers  "Hearts in Her Eyes"  buy on itunes
Soft Boys  "Queen of Eyes"  buy on itunes
the dB's  "Black and White"  buy on itunes
Orange Juice  "Consolation Prize"  buy on itunes
Scrotum Poles  "Helicopter Holiday"  buy on itunes
Television Personalities  "Glittering Prizes"  buy on itunes
the Clean  "Anything Can Happen"  buy on itunes
Pandoras  "It's About Time"  buy on itunes
the Spongetones  "Cool Hearted"  buy on itunes
Three O'Clock  "Stupid Einstein"  buy on itunes
Reverbs  "Nevermore"  buy on itunes
Vertebrats  "Left in the Dark"  buy on itunes
Cynics  "Lying All the Time"  buy on itunes
the Feelies  "Original Love"  buy on itunes
Let's Active  "Water's Part"  buy on itunes
Marshall Crenshaw  "Someday Someway"  buy on itunes
the Replacements   "I Will Dare"  buy on itunes
R.E.M.  "Pretty Persuasion"  buy on itunes
Husker Du   "Eight Miles High"  buy on itunes


The new issue of -Uncut- includes a CD titled "Music inspired by the Byrds." Unfortunately, most of the tracks aren't all that great (lots of generic jangle pop from the 80's on). So I decided to take the few tracks from the set that I did like and add them to my own homemade two-CDR set of the Byrds' "Eight Miles High" and some great jangle-pop records that followed in it's wake (not all of which was necessarily inspired by the Byrds, but probably would have sounded different without them). I'm cutting things off with Husker Du's great cover version, not because I think no great jangle music has followed since, but because the Husker's version is a fine reinterpretation and wraps things up nicely with a whole new generation of musicians doing their own thing.


Date: 7/13/2003
Great double-disc dollop of the followers of the "Byrdsian way"..! (Out of curiousity James, what was the Cosmic Rough Riders cut on the mag's cd?)
Sean Lally
Date: 7/13/2003
Nice again. The Cynics tune is a cover of another great period Dutch band, the Outsiders. I may like the Cynics version just a little more, though.
p the swede
Date: 7/13/2003
this looks great too
Mike Pike Set
Date: 7/14/2003
Another one with LOTS of favorites!!!
But i miss some early Chesterfield kings ;-)

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