My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Yardibrds was recorded in the Spring of 1966 and released that July. The album is known under multiple titles as Yardbirds, Roger the Engineer and Over, Under, Sideways, Down.
What I think:Like the Blues Breakers album before this, Yardbirds doesn’t do much for me. Most of this is dark and cryptic psychedelic rock, but there are a couple of decent pop tracks in the middle like “Farewell” and “Hot House of Omagararshid” which has a cool surf rock mixed with psychedelic rock feel.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? Not my thing, I’d leave it out.
Rating (Out of 5): 2.5
Amazon Review (Out of 5): 4.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (59/77)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 77%