Since the Yardbirds’ birth from 1963 to 1968, and then its 2003 reformation, the group has been known for its incredible guitarists. In addition to Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, plus rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja have contributed to the band’s history. Jim McCarty continues to lead this innovative British rock band that provides the crucial link between British R&B, Psychedelic Rock, and Heavy Metal, while pioneering the use of innovations like fuzztone, feedback and distortion.

The Yardbirds

1966 was an exciting year for The Yardbirds, when the group was pulsing with ideas and energy. With singer and harmonica player Keith Relf at the helm and Jeff Beck providing guitar wizardry at his side, the group were on fire. They had released seminal studio album The Yardbirds, better known as Roger The Engineer, that featured Jeff on songs like ‘Over, Under, Sideways, Down’. However, it was on the road that the group, with Chris Dreja on bass and Jim McCarty on drums, really came alive. We hear them in action on the many dynamic live performances presented on this superb vinyl LP, storming into classics like ‘Train Kept A-Rollin’ ’ and ‘Shapes of Things’ to screams of applause.There are also fascinating oddities like American radio commercials, as well as the A and B sides of singles and even ‘Stroll On’ from the soundtrack of the famed Sixties’ movie Blow-Up. Here is a feast of Yardbirds in flight, that will delight collectors and fans alike.

Vinyl LP available in store and online.

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