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OT: Gene Clark/The Byrds
Posted by: Squiggle ()
Date: April 14, 2011 23:13

I don't see a thread about Gene Clark so I'm going to start one because recently I've become very, very interested in him.
Among many virtues, the Byrds started with three of popular music's best voices - Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark and David Crosby - and one of popular music's best writers - Gene Clark. Gene Clark's post-Byrds recordings didn't gain the same commercial success as his work with the Byrds but he continued to develop as a songwriter and his voice remained beautiful. In short, he was bloody brilliant.

The usual verdict seems to be that he should have achieved the same recognition as Neil Young. Unfortunately, while he was alive, he didn't. Fortunately, even if it's too late for him to know it, his songs are gaining the sort of audience they deserve.

Some links:

[clarkophile.blogspot.com]

[www.ebni.com]

[die-augenweide.de]


The Byrds - Feel a Whole Lot Better






The Byrds - She Don't Care About Time






Dillard & Clark - Radio Song






Gene Clark - Spanish Guitar






Gene Clark - No Other






Gene Clark - Hear the Wind






Gene Clark & Carla Olson - Gypsy Rider







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Re: OT: Gene Clark/The Byrds
Posted by: DaveG ()
Date: April 15, 2011 00:01

Good grief, the dancers at 0:28 were going nuts. You'd think they were dancing to something a lot more intense.

Re: OT: Gene Clark/The Byrds
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: April 15, 2011 00:03

I think Go Go Dancing had one speed.

Re: OT: Gene Clark/The Byrds
Posted by: keefbajaga ()
Date: April 15, 2011 00:05

Ooow man, I just love The Byrds too much

Re: OT: Gene Clark/The Byrds
Posted by: Captainchaos ()
Date: April 15, 2011 01:19

Gene Clark - Lady of The North

Flying high above the clouds
We lay in the grassy meadow
The earth was like a pillow
For our dreams
Trials never entered into any conversation
That was the relation of our dreams
As a change in the wind must come
Over the mountain
And the seasons roll under the sun
Passing the shadows of our dreams

great song!

Re: OT: Gene Clark/The Byrds
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: April 15, 2011 01:45

Great songwriter. I much prefer the Byrds doing Gene Clark originals over the Byrds doing Dylan covers.

Re: OT: Gene Clark/The Byrds
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: April 15, 2011 09:59

His Roadmaster album - originally released in Holland - may well be his best. I like it better than No Other which is oft cited as his masterpiece. It's got a great easy country fell that gave The Eagles a run for their money and also has She's The Kind Of Girl with all 5 Byrds reunited on it.

Re: OT: Gene Clark/The Byrds
Date: April 15, 2011 10:20

Clark was good, but my favourite Byrds era was the Clarence White/Gene Parsons era.

Re: OT: Gene Clark/The Byrds
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: April 15, 2011 11:40

Quote
tatters
Great songwriter. I much prefer the Byrds doing Gene Clark originals over the Byrds doing Dylan covers.

Any famous/popular songs from original Byrds songs written by Clark? Turn Turn Turn or...?

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John George Paul Ringo

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Re: OT: Gene Clark/The Byrds
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: April 15, 2011 13:43

Quote
Come On
Quote
tatters
Great songwriter. I much prefer the Byrds doing Gene Clark originals over the Byrds doing Dylan covers.

Any famous/popular songs from original Byrds songs written by Clark? Turn Turn Turn or...?

smoking smileycool smileysmiling smileygrinning smiley
John George Paul Ringo

Eight Miles High is credited to Clark-McGuinn-Crosby. The Byrds songs he wrote all by his self include I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better, She Don't Care About Time, and (the best one) The World Turns All Around Her.



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Re: OT: Gene Clark/The Byrds
Posted by: Squiggle ()
Date: April 15, 2011 15:02

Yeah, Eight Miles High is mostly by Gene Clark.

He left the group in the same month as it was released, though, and isn't in this clip:







It was inspired by a conversation with Brian Jones:

[members7.boardhost.com]

Re: OT: Gene Clark/The Byrds
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: April 15, 2011 16:29

Clark-Hillman toured 1979 and I watched them then...mostly Byrds-hits as I remember..they left Dylans songs out...

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Re: OT: Gene Clark/The Byrds
Posted by: marvpeck ()
Date: April 15, 2011 20:08

I just love Feel A Whole Lot Better!!!

That 12 string Ric is just so cool !!!

Marv Peck

Y'all remember that rubber legged boy



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