EIGHT MILES HIGH

Latest update on 29/04/2016

Artist: Byrds
Author: Gene Clark/David Crosby/Jim McGuinn
Label: Columbia
Year: 1966

Introduced psychedelic rock to the world, before The Beatles followed suit on Revolver. Earliest version was cut late '65 at RCA with Jim Dickson producing, one month before the familiar take was nailed at Columbia with Allen Stanton producing. That first intro particularly was very much inspired by John Coltrane's India (Impulse - 1963), in the way McGuinn imitated Trane's saxophone sound on his 12 string. The original RCA version came out on lp Never Before in '88.

Covers:

1968:

Steve Marcus

1969:

Golden Earring [title track lp]

1969:

Calcium [intro to Elle regarde et elle rit]

1970:

Super Sister [in Metamorphosis]

1971:

Leo Kottke

1974:

Neil Merryweather

1977:

Steve Hunter

1981:

Roxy Music

1984:

Thought

1984:

Hüsker Dü

1989:

Crowded House [with Roger McGuinn live]

1989:

Moffs

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