Monday, March 01, 2010

Compare and contrast


2 comments:

Mark said...

I'll take the Byrds version hands down. I admit that Husker Du rocks, but they have practically no roll. The Byrds groove amazingly here, fusing the best of jazz and psychedelia. I would hazard that prof. Troy might disagree ...

Graham Blaylock Pendergrass said...

I used to play a 17 minute version of this by the Byrds on the college radio station where they jam for like 14, and then all of a sudden they break into the mellifluous chorus as if it were still 1966, and then bug out again. Hilarious. Then I would play the Husker Du.

The thing about the Huskers is that it's from the heart. You feel pain and loss in something that, for the Byrds, is a purely technical exercise, both in the early and later versions.