It ain’t as good as Cher’s version, babe.
With the blessed benediction of the Bard himself, The Byrds set out to change the shape of American rock music.
[Kronomyth 2.9] Sad-Eyed Lady in the Sky with Diamonds.
[Kronomyth 3.0] Four, the Byrds.
[Kronomyth 4.0] The Third Dimension.
[Kronomyth 5.0] Four Byrds A-Calling.
[Kronomyth 6.0] The Fall of the House of Usher.
Episode seven, in which Gram Parsons temporarily takes over the Byrds and singlehandedly invents country-rock. Think Bob Dylan’s electric revelation, but in reverse.
[Kronomyth 8.0] Like a clock during a thunderstorm.
The Byrds apply their patented Dylan gilding to a Goffin/King song that goes down easy.
[Kronomyth 9.0] Borne to be mild.
Fans and critics aren’t crazy about this one for a reason: underinspired and overproduced, it’s the first Byrds record not worth pursuing.
[Kronomyth 1.0] Free as a Byrd.
[Kronomyth 6.0] It’s a Byrd, it’s a plane, it’s… Roger McGuinn’s collar.
[Kronomyth 7.0] Rhymes with city.