Saturday, May 7, 2011

Saturday Blog Fever Featuring The Byrds

 Mr. Tambourine Man


So You Want To Be A Rock N' Roll Star

Mr. Spaceman


Turn! Turn! Turn!


ICE said...

turn turn turn - a Biblically inspired song, yes?

Bookworm said...

Yep...Based on Eccl. 3:
1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Sherry said...

I asked myself what about the Byrds earlier songs like Tambourine Man and Turn, Turn, Turn are better in my mind than the rest of their work? I never could figure it out. The only other Byrds release that I enjoyed to any degree was Eight Miles High.

While I liked the other two songs I mentioned, quite a lot actually, there is something about Tambourine Man that makes me sit still with eyes closed and just listen.

Bookworm said...

I didn't particularly for Mr Tambourine Man or Turn Turn Turn back in the 60s...Love them now...something about the way the instruments and voice blend make a nice...peaceful sound. I agree with you about the rest of their music though...maybe it was they always seemed to be losing/replacing members of the band.