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Having a Rave Up
Having a Rave Up
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
  •  Track Listings (22) - Disc #1

Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this 1965 album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve and features 16 bonus tracks. Victor. 2006.


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All Artists: Yardbirds
Title: Having a Rave Up
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jvc Japan
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 7/26/2000
Album Type: Extra tracks, Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


Album Description
Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this 1965 album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve and features 16 bonus tracks. Victor. 2006.

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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!"
I got this album when it first came out ...
W. D. Cohen | NYC | 06/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It was December 1965, and after reading a music column by Clay Cole saying that Jeff Beck was the best guitarist out there, I knew I had to have this album. I will never forget the first time I heard "The Train Kept A-Rollin" ... I couldn't believe a guitar could sound like that. This album changed my life; it made me realize that rock and roll could be intense, improvisational, virtuoso, and hot."
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!"