Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Byrds - Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde
|The Byrds moving fast into country from their acid-folk roots. One instro lightens the load.|
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Track by Track Review
Country Rock (Instrumental)
"Nashville West" is a catchy little instro with twang and charm, and a warm sound borne on the summer breezes of Chet Atkins' legacy. As the show opener, it allows the band to get their chops without having to employ their tonsils, a reward in itself for we, the instro chosen few. Mid tempo, punchy, and inviting in a Sunday picnic sorta way.
"Nashville West" takes its title from lead guitarist Clarence White's country rock band Nashville West, from which drummer Gene Parsons also came. White had been brought into the Byrds to replace Gram Parsons.