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charbo
Posted: May 05, 2018 12:05
 

 Proclivities wrote:

It is a pretty sloppy recording overall (especially the lead guitar) - probably somewhat deliberate, but that's always been part of its appeal to me.  One of the few tunes of theirs that I can still listen to.

 
The lead guitar is an homage to John Coltrane. Tasty licks.
rpdevotee
(San Jose, CA)
Posted: Feb 09, 2018 3:57
 

Absolutely love this guitaring {#Bananajam}So original
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Feb 05, 2017 13:44
 

The sentiments are all still valid; still the trippiest sound around... Timeless anchor, this; ties me to enlightened moods I live to revel in...
Jakethemuss
Posted: Dec 12, 2016 1:07
 

Great track - the Husker Du version of this is pretty amazing as well.
westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Nov 11, 2016 11:37
 

Funny, this song makes me think of Leonard Cohen who I grew to love listening to his LP on Songs of Love of Hate in my Uncle's farmhouse in Norway.

Must be memories of flying over Greenland. 
KurtfromLaQuinta
(Really deep in the heart of South California)
Posted: Aug 09, 2016 12:10
 

 kingart wrote:
I'm making an educated guess at the context: I think this reference may be the quip the Beatles (Lennon) made about them being more popular than Jesus Christ. This sparked outrage — until it was pointed out that more Beatle albums were flying from record stores than Bibles from bookshops. Likewise, the title Eight Miles High caused an uproar by seeming to condone drugs, but instead referred to the only-slightly exaggerated altitude of the band's touring airplane. Two instances of words from a band's lips that were misconstrued by bias. The Byrds kind of copied the Fabs.
cactus wrote:

sorry the Byrds copied the Beatles 
  

Uh, yeah, riiiight.  And the Beatles never copied anybody.

 
 
They copied the Byrds. {#Cheesygrin}
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Aug 03, 2016 8:43
 

 LowPhreak wrote:
*ding*  "Going UP"
 
Everybody in my elevator loves this elevating classic song...  we be dancing like happy hippies...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...  hope you are having a blast right this minute, LowPhreak!
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Aug 03, 2016 8:42
 

I've been reading this of late.  it came out early this year.  Pick it up if you can...It's PHENOMENAL!

Uncut - The Byrds – Ultimate Music Guide
kcar
Posted: May 05, 2016 21:52
 

 iloveradio wrote:
I remember when this song was censored because of drug reference. Of course I was in central Illinois at the time which wasn't exactly drug friendly. There are some songs you are required to give a 10, this is one.

 
Yeah but no. The song is about flying to London (eight miles high) and dealing with the British press and fans. I've heard that yes, the song didn't get much airplay when it was first released because people thought it was about getting high...Gene Clark (who wrote much of the song) and David Crosby both now admit that the song was partly influenced by drug use.
iloveradio
(Eastern Washington)
Posted: May 05, 2016 21:08
 

I remember when this song was censored because of drug reference. Of course I was in central Illinois at the time which wasn't exactly drug friendly. There are some songs you are required to give a 10, this is one.
gildflee
(north of the 49th)
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 14:08
 

Some may be interested in a forthcoming effort from Canadian band Skydiggers, interpreting this and other Gene Clark songs. Produced by Cowboy Junkies' Michael Timmins. Out in May, 8 Miles High available now. http://skydiggers.com/skydiggers-announce-here-without-you-the-songs-of-gene-clark/

westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Jan 31, 2016 13:13
 

And now for the modern version.....

Eight miles high, emitting large amounts of carbon...... 
 
Skydog
Posted: Jan 25, 2016 7:37
 

perfect time to play this song while the young folks are at work contributing to my social security and me baking "{#Wink}enriched butter{#Wink}" cookies
buddy
Posted: Jan 25, 2016 7:36
 

Not long after Crosby's 70th birthday, I saw him & Nash in concert.  The overall show was excellent!  One of my favorite moments was right at the start, as Crosby & Nash took the stage with their band, an electric guitar hanging from Crosby's neck, his silver mane glowing in the spotlights.  "Might as well get this one out of the way...." he said, and launched into the opening chords of Eight Miles High.  The band picked up his energy and off they went, soaring through the auditorium.  It may as well have been 1967 again.  A wonderful moment!
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Nov 29, 2015 16:23
 

Amazing, to think this came out in '66! Totally lit up the music scene, too, with that wild jamming on the 12-string, and killer harmonies!
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Oct 23, 2015 8:02
 

 OHMish wrote:
The guitar is almost terrible.. ALMOST!

 
It is a pretty sloppy recording overall (especially the lead guitar) - probably somewhat deliberate, but that's always been part of its appeal to me.  One of the few tunes of theirs that I can still listen to.
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Sep 21, 2015 23:25
 

 Lazarus wrote:
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this elevating song...

 
*ding*  "Going UP"
smehan55
(Beneath a Carolina blue sky)
Posted: May 19, 2015 12:44
 

11!
hempmandan
(Menlo Park, CA)
Posted: Mar 16, 2015 23:20
 

McGuinn and Crosby shredding....
 
AndyJ
(My own island with snow white beaches)
Posted: Feb 13, 2015 10:05
 


Had to go find out... Like private planes, like London... Hard not to like London. Lived there for a while. Now, I'd be hard pressed to afford Tea or Coffee... Recently listed as Most Expensive... Course, there is more than London... altho that too has changed with their immigration policies. Another subject, another forum, another time.

Really liked the 12 string.... and always the harmonies

I remembered it in '65...but that was when regions released music at different times...

Now it's all timed for the Grammies and the bump that a nomination receives in sales, play, etc.