Album artwork for Bbc Sessions by The Yardbirds

between 1965 and 1968, the yardbirds went from a group thatslavishly imitated chicago blues to more of a psychedelic pop act, virtually inventing the heavy rock guitar style along the way. these bbc recordings document that journey. having replaced the recently departed blues purist eric clapton with the more adventurous jeff beck, the yardbirds produced more daring experimental compositions, like the electric sitar rave-up 'over under sideways down' and the gregorian chant-driven 'still i'm sad' that evolved from jamming to 'rock around the clock'. making the most of beck's playing and keith relf's nasal singing and wailing harp, the band honoured their roots with covers ranging from mose allison's 'i'm not talking' to chuck berry's 'too much monkey business' andelmore james' 'dust my broom'. by the time jimmy page replaced jeff beck and bassist paul samwell-smith left the band, the yardbirds bluesier elements were greatly reduced. the last six songs on this collection reflect this shift, particularly on the original composition 'think about it', pointing towards the heavier sound page would use after the yardbirdsbecame led zeppelin.

The Yardbirds

Bbc Sessions

Album artwork for Bbc Sessions by The Yardbirds
CD

£9.99

Released 19/07/2010Catalogue Number

rep4777

The Yardbirds

Bbc Sessions

Album artwork for Bbc Sessions by The Yardbirds
CD

£9.99

Released 19/07/2010Catalogue Number

rep4777

between 1965 and 1968, the yardbirds went from a group thatslavishly imitated chicago blues to more of a psychedelic pop act, virtually inventing the heavy rock guitar style along the way. these bbc recordings document that journey. having replaced the recently departed blues purist eric clapton with the more adventurous jeff beck, the yardbirds produced more daring experimental compositions, like the electric sitar rave-up 'over under sideways down' and the gregorian chant-driven 'still i'm sad' that evolved from jamming to 'rock around the clock'. making the most of beck's playing and keith relf's nasal singing and wailing harp, the band honoured their roots with covers ranging from mose allison's 'i'm not talking' to chuck berry's 'too much monkey business' andelmore james' 'dust my broom'. by the time jimmy page replaced jeff beck and bassist paul samwell-smith left the band, the yardbirds bluesier elements were greatly reduced. the last six songs on this collection reflect this shift, particularly on the original composition 'think about it', pointing towards the heavier sound page would use after the yardbirdsbecame led zeppelin.