Sunday, February 25, 2024

Roger McGuinn, Eric Clapton, Jakob Dylan play and sing "Eight Miles High"

Roger McGuinn, Eric Clapton, Jakob Dylan play and sing "Eight Miles High"

Racorded live in 2023...not sure it's the performance of the year...

 Watch it here:

Friday, February 23, 2024

New book on The Byrds by Andy McArthur

New book on The Byrds by Andy McArthur

“Every Album, Every Song”

He covers every song in the catalog, giving his review of each.

Thanks to David for the info.


Friday, February 16, 2024

Four Byrds related releases on Record Store Day

There will be four Byrds related releases on Record Store Day (April 2024):

Gene Clark- Lost Studio Sessions reissue  2lp
Gene Clark- No Other , Early Takes   2 lp
Flying Burrito Bros- Live in Amsterdam 1972  2 lp
McGuinn, Hillman, Stuart- 50th Anniversary Of Sweetheart Tour  2lp
Watch this space for more info when available.

Thanks to our regular correspondent David for the info.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

New Byrds-influenced album by Wild Honey Collective

We just received this message:

---Hello from Michigan, USA!

I recently completed and released a new EP with my band Wild Honey Collective, a heavily Byrds/Burritos/Gene Clark etc inspired project, and it features our rendition of “Wasn’t Born To Follow”. Some very McGuinn inspired 12 string electric is a key part of every arrangement as well as heavily Sneaky Pete influenced pedal steel.

The band in general patterns our shows after the Clarence White era Byrds and the FBB’s “Last Of The Red Hot Burritos” by playing original songs and traditional country material, followed by an old time/bluegrass acoustic segment, and then a jammier, heavier country rock set to finish things out.


Tommy McCord


Lifted from From Bandcamp:


--- Over a handful of quick (mostly mid-afternoon) jam sessions between October 2023 and January 2024, Tommy and Adam (aka "Wilderhoney", far out, man) of the Wild Honey Collective, assisted by Wild Honey Drum Section Leader Joel Kuiper, knocked out these 6 songs in Adam's basement. During two informal winter hangouts, vocal cameos were added by Wild Honey Most Valuable Vocalist Danielle Gyger and A Rueful Noise singers Nicholas Merz and Jennifer Toms. Thus, Wilderhoney EP 2024: 2 traditional folk songs (filtered through Clarence White, Red Rhodes, John Jorgenson, Jerry Garcia, Gene Clark, Sierra Ferrell), a song by friend and sometime collaborator Jeremy Porter, an original song, and songs originally recorded by The Byrds and Sonic Youth.

1. John Henry (Traditional)
2. Ain't My House Anymore (Jeremy Porter/One To Give Music)
3. Never Worry (Tommy McCord)
4. Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down (Traditional)
5. Wasn't Born To Follow (Goffin-King/Screen Gems-EMI Music)
6. The Diamond Sea (Gordon-Moore-Ranaldo-Shelley/Sonik Tooth Music)

Tommy Plural-McCord - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, 12 String Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Arrangements
Adam Aymor - Pedal Steel Guitar, Dobro, Keyboards, Production, Engineering/Mixing
Joel Kuiper - Drums
Danielle Gyger - Harmony Vocals (2, 5)
Nicholas Merz - Harmony Vocals (3, 4, 5)
Jennifer Toms - Harmony Vocals (3, 5)

Recorded by Adam at Owosscilation, October 2023-January 2024
Layout / Cover Photo by Tommy. Back Cover Photo by Lucy
Mastered by Rick Johnson

Acknowledgements: Timmy, Dan, Jeremy, Nich, Michael, Kevin,
Hattie, Dave, Jack... you're in these songs too.
Let's play 'em.

GTG Records 2024/ GTG159 ---


Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Skip Batiin on a 2023 CD by the New Riders Of The Purple Sage (recorded 1975)


Skip Battin is featured on a CD released in July 2023, recorded at a concert at the Capitol Theater, Paissac, NJ on October 31st, 1975 by the New Riders Of The Purple Sage.


Thursday, January 25, 2024

Stupid Spammers please note

Stupid Spammers please note

This blog's comments are MODERATED, which means your stupid and boring posts have absolutely NO CHANCE AT ALL to be published.

So please don't waste your time and most of all, MY time.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Eight Miles High - An Essay By Mark Teehan


Mark Teehan has comprehensively researched The Byrds' "Eight Miles High" single's performance on the local music surveys to determine the role that The Gavin Report might have played in its national charting.

Mark is a former accredited historian and is currently a research analyst. His exhaustive analysis of the spread in Top 40 radio airplay of Bob Dylan's transformative "Like A Rolling Stone" revealed how it became a Number One smash hit in the U.S., and was published in Isis (#216). In addition, his six Kinks charting essays were posted on 


In 'References,' p. 49, top: Siff, Stephen I. (2008). URL:

In 'References,' p. 49: Simpson, Dave. 2014.  Correct URL: