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No. 97: ‘Eight Miles High’ – The Byrds (1966)

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  • ‘Eight Miles High’ – The Byrds (1966)

    Inspired by the band's seemingly less than thrilling first trip to London, the song refers to 'a rainy grey town known for its sound' where 'Small Faces abound'. London, for what it's worth, wasn't so impressed with The Byrds' divaish ways back than, with the press openly mocking imperious guitarist Stephen Stills' omnipresent green cape.

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Andrew
Andrew

"the press openly mocking imperious guitarist Stephen Stills' omnipresent green cape" STEPHEN STILLS? Seriously? In The Byrds? Well, I guess David Crosby must have been to busy playing with Buffalo Springfield.