The Byrds – Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (Columbia, 1968)

byrdheartNick: It’s obviously……it’s very ‘good’ music.

but it’s pretty depressing stuff all over, the tempo, the melodies, the singing.

it just all comes over as seriously depressing.

you expect to read in the paper the next day that the whole band has committed suicide or something, thrown themselves into a ravine.

flawlessly put together.

but even the jauntier song’s have these moaning violins or accordions.

and the voice combines with the moaning, minor instruments.

it’d be the sort of thing I would listen to once and then tell them to go and retire to their dark little corner and sit there whimpering because I do not wish to know anymore.

I dunno what he’s on about.


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