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Performance CreditsByrds Primary Artist
Clarence White Guitar
Chris Hillman Bass,Mandolin,Vocals,Various
Paul Beaver Moog Synthesizer
Curt Boettcher Background Vocals
Red Rhodes Guitar
Jim Gordon Drums
Michael Clarke Drums
Roger McGuinn Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Technical CreditsRoy Halee Engineer
Gary Usher Producer,Audio Production
Johnny Rogan Song Notes
David Fricke Liner Notes
Bob Irwin Producer
Don Thompson Quartet Engineer
Jessica Sowin Contributor,Associate Project Director
Don Thompson Engineer
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The Notorious Byrd Brothers based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This was the last gasp of the first Byrds. The album was recorded by guitarist Roger McGuinn, bassist Chris Hillman, and drummer Michael Clarke. David Crosby and Gene Clark may have been present at one time or another, but studio musicians fleshed out the instrumentation. The sessions were stormy. The atmosphere seems gloomy; listen closely to songs like Goin' Back, Artificial Energy, Draft Morning, and Space Odyssey. There is a hidden track at the end (I haven't bothered to listen) of an argument between Crosby and Clarke about drumming that showed how badly the group relationships had deteriorated. The bonus tracks are mostly mediocre. Only Crosby's Triad, an obnoxious plea for open relationships, makes an impression, and it is not a good one. I also notice that there are very few, if any, solo lead vocals on the original album; all the voices are multi-tracked. McGuinn formed later versions of The Byrds, but they were never as cutting edge as the 1965-68 group.