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

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


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 ;-)