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Having a Rave Up With (Spec)
Yardbirds
Having a Rave Up With (Spec)
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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Full title - Having A Rave-Up With The Yardbirds - The Definitive Edition. Limited edition digitally remastered reissue of 1993 compilation, packaged in a miniature gatefold LP sleeve. Sunspots. 2002.

      
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All Artists: Yardbirds
Title: Having a Rave Up With (Spec)
Members Wishing: 10
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sunspots
Release Date: 12/2/2003
Album Type: Import, Special Edition
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Full title - Having A Rave-Up With The Yardbirds - The Definitive Edition. Limited edition digitally remastered reissue of 1993 compilation, packaged in a miniature gatefold LP sleeve. Sunspots. 2002.

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1965, not 1966
Wendy D. Cohen | NY | 04/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Having a Rave Up" actually came out in late 1965 ... "Heart Full of Soul" was a hit in London during the summer of that year (I know from personal experience). I bought this album without hearing it on the basis of comments made by Clay Cole in the December 1965 issue of 16 magazine ... he said that, "if you were a guitar fan, Jeff Beck was the best one out there (even George Harrison and Keith Richards said so!)." He was right.

This album changed my life. It redefined rock & roll, and was the first (and one of the all-time best) examples of what can happen when musicians push the envelope. Beck has gone on to create some of the most interesting and innovative music imaginable; his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was long overdue.

Buy it. You won't be disappointed!"
Inspirational!
freedom78 | Indiana | 02/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Considered by many to be The Yardbirds' best, whether it is or is not true, hardly matters. It's good. That's all that really matters.

The opening track, "Mr. You're a Better Man Than I" serves as evidence of this, as it manages to be, simultaneously, catchy, bluesy, slightly psychedelic, and pretty heavy (especially for its time). The album is full of such songs, with a bluesy feel over very heavy bass and drum lines, making it both rock and proto-metal, while maintaining a psychedelic, progressive feel. Thus, in one album, The Yardbirds balance a good number of future trends in rock/metal music, and it's easy to see in this one album the precursors to Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Cream, as well as Jeff Beck's solo material.

The number of artists influenced by this, either directly or through one of the above bands/artists, must be staggering!"
Essential Yardbirds
Mark L. Mckenzie | San Francisco, CA USA | 10/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This LP, I bought the vinyl way back when , was such a wonderful experience. The band played with the fringe element of Psychedelic rock and perfectly infused the blues element they were known for.I live in San Francisco and most garage bands at that time couldn't cover the intricate vocals of say the Beatles. But they could play the Yardbirds. Not that they were simple songs but they were just so much darn fun to play and expand on. This is the real deal and no other album of this period was so well done in its melding of genre's... do yourself a favor and buy it.. you won't be sorry , even happenings 40 years on it sounds Fab !!!!"