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

Artist Song
the Byrds  "Eight Miles High" 
the Beatles   "If I Needed Someone" 
the Searchers  "When You Walk into the Room" 
the Grass Roots  "Where Were You When I Needed You" 
the Beau Brummells  "Laugh Laugh" 
Cryin Shames  "Sugar and Spice" 
the McKinleys  "Give Him My Love" 
the Hollies  "I Can't Let Go" 
Syndicate of Sound  "Little Girl" 
the Nightcrawlers  "Little Black Egg" 
Lyme and Cybelle  "Follow Me" 
the Monkees  "What Am I Doin' Hanging 'Round?" 
the Merry Go Round  "Live" 
the Easybeats  "Friday on My Mind" 
Dovers  "What Am I Gonna Do?" 
the Choir  "It's Cold Outside" 
Sons of Champlin  "Don't Talk to Strangers" 
the Move  "Fire Brigade" 
Big Star  "The Ballad of El Goodo" 
Todd Rundgren  "Couldn't I Just Tell Ya" 
the Shoes  "No I Don't" 
Tom Petty  "American Girl" 
the Flamin' Groovies  "You Tore Me Down" 
Blue Oyster Cult  "Don't Fear the Reaper" 


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
This is excellent. Someone else noticed the poorness of the byrds cd on uncut. I was very worried it was just me disillusioned by the 80's stuff.
I really like all the tracks I know on here.
Sean Lally
Date: 7/13/2003
This is great. Really great selections by the Choir, Monkees and the Dovers. Nice tribute.
Date: 7/13/2003
truly, well done.
Date: 7/13/2003
The first half is an especially great 'jangly' grouping of 60 gems. Nice!
p the swede
Date: 7/13/2003
damn good, if you are up for a trade just let me know
Mike Pike Set
Date: 7/14/2003
GREAT IDEA!!!! Byrds is my middle name..... Here in sweden we get the Uncut-issues 2 or 3 weeks later :( I can't wait to read about them and listen to that free-cd, FANTASTIC tracks all over!