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As Roger McGuinn once said of the Byrds, "It was Dylan
meets the Beatles." The Byrds combined the upbeat, melodic
pop of the Beatles with the message-oriented lyrics of Bob
Dylan into a wholly original amalgam that would be branded
folk-rock. If only for their harmony-rich versions of
Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" and Pete Seeger's "Turn! Turn!
Turn!," drenched in the 12-string jangle of McGuinn's
Rickenbacker guitar, the Byrds would have earned their
place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yet the group
continually broke ground More...


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Memories of ' Bootlegged ' | Reviewer: Derek Clague
    ------ About the song Bugler performed by The Byrds

Played this song over and over in our band ' Bootlegged ' in the 70 s in the Isle of Man. My dear friend Dave Smith and I both loved dogs, and the lyrics of this song. Still makes me cry
Miss you ' Miff '

The Byrds & Dylan-decipering the uncephireable | Reviewer: terryt
    ------ About the song My Back Pages performed by The Byrds

I am 62 and have loved this song from the time it came out. I have never really looked up the lyrics but was able to understand a lot of the phrases after listening to it maybe over 1,000 times.
The reference to being "Younger than that now" just always made me think of the return to the innocence & idealism of my youth when I was in my teens listening to this song. How wonderful to be able to return to that innocence as we get older as opposed to becoming more cycnical. For me it meant how important it is to try and hold onto the innocence and idealism we all once felt

Burned | Reviewer: Charlie Says
    ------ About the song Everybody's Been Burned performed by The Byrds

All’s left is the light of their eyes like an amusement park, we are on the rides and I reach out to touch one of the neons and it smokes against my fingers like a snake’s eye and the glue smell makes me want to barf.

The only line that means any thing at all | Reviewer: Tim
    ------ About the song My Back Pages performed by The Byrds

For the 'Baby Boomers', like me, who are now in our 60's, the only line that means anything at all, and should be the anthem of our generation is, "I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now"!

anyway | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song My Back Pages performed by The Byrds

the wise and the older man realizes how little he can believe in the establishment's and the antiestablishment's doctrines. In his younger years he chose one to believe in. It made him feel mature and purposeful. Now he must unravel the lies which led to his misconceptions. So, in effect, he's much younger than that now.

Thanks to The Byrds and Bob Dylan for superior music and lyrics during the confusion.

And thanks to Sirius for the revival of some great memories.

My Back Pages | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song My Back Pages performed by The Byrds

When Dylan was asked he said it was a protest song, protesting protest songs. Did he say that after the fact? I don't know. What I do know is that he made a lot of money from everyone covering his songs.

First Identify the problem then attempt a union of spirits to tweek life a little. | Reviewer: Vincent Perillo
    ------ About the song My Back Pages performed by The Byrds

What happenned was that we had been living a lie about who was supporting our high level of ecomonice prosperity; that was the reason many people for the war in Viet Nam pushed to keep it going. Dylan's great masterpieces like my back pages; took people down a more real path to accepting that our's was not the only way. Living off of cheap material gained and protected by our soldiers, we needed these kinds of songs to prepare us for an awakening. Now, we see, that our standard of living does revolve around our neighbors and not some lie about who is God's favorite people

First Identify the problem then attempt a union of spirits to tweek life a little. | Reviewer: Vincent Perillo
    ------ About the song My Back Pages performed by The Byrds

What happenned was that we had been living a lie about who was supporting our high level of ecomonice prosperity; that was the reason many people for the war in Viet Nam pushed to keep it going. Dylan's great masterpieces like my back pages; took people down a more real path to accepting that our's was not the only way. Living off of cheap material gained and protected by our soldiers, we needed these kinds of songs to prepare us for an awakening.

You're being played!! | Reviewer: SJS truckin@twcny.rr.com
    ------ About the song Chestnut Mare performed by The Byrds

I guess you hopeless Romantics need enlightenment. Here goes. Roger seems to be in touch with his feminine side. Now if a girl wrote about this kind of horse lusting nobody would say boo. All that aside just google his coauthor. He's some kind of a Shrink talking about eating, bathing, a rope she's pulling on, jumping on her, snales, taking a leap and falling into the abyss, the sun & the moon, staring down surroundedby black and crawing to the red, splashing it dry, and finally loosing your rope.
I never met a Shrink that didn't need a Shrink. Shrink's come in two types, Freaudian & Skinnerian. If he/she is a Freaudian they can't help themselves from thinking like this and it's more than probable they never did acid. If he/she is a Skinnerian they can have some fun with this and call the local radio station and dedicate it to their rival Freaudians with the added comment choke on "this"!(not a Freaudian slip) I think that maybe I'm dreaming.......

You decide | Reviewer: into the art
    ------ About the song My Back Pages performed by The Byrds

I just went to Dali Museum. At first it looks like a jumble, but the more you look, the more you see. Very planned. Makes you think. You can try to figure out what the artist meant, or you can put your own meaning to it. This song is like that.


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