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Monday 7 March 2022

Younger Than Yesterday


2022 Charity Shop Purchases # 15 - The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday

Following the lack of purchases during our recent wee break it was good to get back in the saddle courtesy of some local charity shops.

Younger than Yesterday is the fourth album by The Byrds. It is on the Columbia label and when you listen to it there is absolutely no surprise to find out that it was released in 1967.It is somewhat psychadelic in places  
Four of the original five Byrds feature on this one - Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke. The one missing is the late, gtreat Gene Clark who had left to pursue a solo career..It sees the emergence of bassist Chris Hillman as a vocalist and songwriter of country orientated songs so a forerunner to the majestice Sweetheart of the Rodeo the second of their 1968 albums.

The title of the album is derived from the lyrics of the Bob Dylan song My Back Pages  a version of which is the only cover on the album. The opener So You Want to be a Rock'n'Roll Star penned by McGuinn and Hillman has agood natured pop at manufactured bands such as The Monkees. Only fair then that I feature these two