THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
361-The Yardbirds-Shapes Of Things.
1966-Number 3 single.
Best Bit-At 1.35.The beginnings of what was to become known as ‘Psychedelic Rock’ music.
Psychedelic rock is intended to replicate and enhance the mind altering experiences of psychedelic drugs,most notably LSD.
Psychedelic rock is made by artists experimenting with musical instruments and elaborate studio effects.For example electric guitars used with feedback, or the recording of music,then slowing it down or adding echo are just a couple of examples.
This song features Jeff Beck’s musical use of feedback.Music critics have called his work groundbreaking and cited it’s influence on Paul McCartney and Jimi Hendrix.
In 1968 Jeff Beck re-recorded this song with his new band ‘The Jeff Beck Group.’Lead vocalist Rod Stewart suggested they ‘Slow it down and make it dirty and evil,’that version is now recognised as an early example of what was to become ‘Heavy Metal.’
‘Soon I hope that I will find thoughts deep within my mind that won’t disgrace my kind.’
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