A Part Of You closes with "You Son", a sweet love ballad from father to son that is personal and universal all at once. Rob Morsberger continues to grow as an artist, and in the act of A Part Of You has crafted his most affecting and personal work to date. Informed by the tragedy of a death foretold, Morsberger finds the vitality of life in the love of his son.
You might liken his efforts to turning lemons into lemonade, but with A Part Of You Morsberger comes much closer to turning water into wine. Rating: 5 Stars Out of 5. Learn more at www. Posted by Wildy at AM. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. Music from all around the world, coming straight to you from right here in Amherst, NY! Read the Wildy's World submission policy here. Hillman's cousin Kevin Kelley was quickly recruited as the band's new drummer  and the trio embarked on an early college tour in support of The Notorious Byrd Brothers.
Following his induction into the band, Gram Parsons began to assert his own musical agenda in which he intended to marry his love of country and western music with youth culture's passion for rock and, in doing so, make country music fashionable for a young audience. On March 9, , the band decamped to Columbia's recording studios in Nashville, Tennessee , with Clarence White in tow, to begin the recording sessions for the Sweetheart of the Rodeo album.
Following their stay in Nashville, the band returned to Los Angeles and throughout April and May , they worked on completing their new country-oriented album. Parsons' dominance over the band waned still further during post-production for Sweetheart of the Rodeo , when his appearance on the album was contested by music business impresario Lee Hazlewood , who alleged that the singer was still under contract to his LHI record label , creating legal complications for Columbia Records.
McParland that the alterations to the album arose out of creative concerns, not legal ones; Usher and the band were both worried that Parsons' contributions were dominating the record so his vocals were excised in an attempt to increase McGuinn and Hillman's presence on the album.
With their new album now completed, the Byrds flew to England for an appearance at a charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall on July 7, With Parsons gone from the band and their tour of South Africa due to begin in two days time, the Byrds were forced to draft in their roadie Carlos Bernal as a substitute rhythm guitar player. After returning to California, the Byrds' released the Sweetheart of the Rodeo album on August 30, ,  almost eight weeks after Parsons had left the band.
It comprised a mixture of country music standards and contemporary country material, along with a country reworking of William Bell 's soul hit "You Don't Miss Your Water". However, the stylistic shift away from psychedelia towards country rock that Sweetheart of the Rodeo represented served to alienate much of the Byrds' counterculture following,  while at the same time, eliciting hostility from the ultra-conservative Nashville country music establishment.
After Gram Parsons' departure, McGuinn and Hillman decided to recruit noted session guitarist Clarence White as a full-time member of the band in late July As the only original band member left, McGuinn elected to hire bassist John York as Hillman's replacement. Hyde album with producer Bob Johnston. As a result, Dr. Hyde is unique in the Byrds' back catalogue as McGuinn sings lead on every track.
The album was released on March 5,  to generally positive reviews, but in America became the lowest-charting album of the Byrds' career, peaking at number on the Billboard album charts. Hyde , including the instrumental "Nashville West" and the traditional song "Old Blue",  featured the sound of the Parsons and White designed StringBender also known as the B-Bender , an invention that allowed White to duplicate the sound of a pedal steel guitar on his Fender Telecaster.
Following the release of Dr. Hyde the band issued a version of Dylan's " Lay Lady Lay " as a single in May , which failed to reverse the group's commercial fortunes in the U. Prior to the release of the Byrds' next studio album, however, the band's former producer Gary Usher managed to acquire a number of demo recordings from Dickson, dating from the group's rehearsal sessions at World Pacific Studios.
Hyde in America, garnering moderately enthusiastic reviews and peaking at number 84 on the Billboard album chart. Just prior to the release of Ballad of Easy Rider , the Byrds underwent yet another change in personnel when bassist John York was asked to leave the band in September The latter-day, post- Sweetheart of the Rodeo version of the band, featuring McGuinn and White's dual lead guitar work, toured relentlessly between and and was regarded by critics and audiences as much more accomplished in concert than any previous configuration of the Byrds had been.
The two-record Untitled album was released by the Byrds on September 14, to positive reviews and strong sales, with many critics and fans regarding the album as a return to form for the band. The studio recordings featured on Untitled mostly consisted of newly written, self-penned material, including a number of songs that had been composed by McGuinn and Broadway theatre impresario Jacques Levy for a planned country rock musical titled Gene Tryp that the pair were developing.
The Byrds returned to the recording studio with Melcher sporadically between October and early March , in order to complete the follow-up to Untitled , which would be released in June as Byrdmaniax. In May , just prior to the release of the Byrdmaniax album, the Byrds undertook a sell-out tour of England and Europe, which included a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London that was released for the first time in as Live at Royal Albert Hall Over the course of the tour, the band chose to expand their ranks, with roadie Jimmi Seiter joining the group on stage to provide additional percussion as an unofficial member.
When the Byrdmaniax album was released on June 23,  it was received poorly by most critics and did much to undermine the new-found popularity that the Byrds had enjoyed since the release of Ballad of Easy Rider. The Byrds moved quickly to record a self-produced follow-up to Byrdmaniax , in an attempt to stem the criticism that the album was receiving in the music press and as a reaction to their own dislike of Melcher's overproduction.
On November 17, , less than five months after the release of Byrdmaniax , the Byrds issued their eleventh studio album, Farther Along.
Following the release of Farther Along , the Byrds continued to tour throughout , but no new album or single release was forthcoming. Parsons was quickly replaced with L. Tambourine Man" and " Roll Over Beethoven " that were recorded for the soundtrack of the Earl Scruggs ' film Banjoman , and a studio recording of "Bag Full of Money" that was included as a bonus track on the remastered reissue of Farther Along in Following Guerin's departure, he was temporarily replaced for live performances by session drummers Dennis Dragon and Jim Moon.
Five months later, guitarist Clarence White was killed by a drunk driver in the early hours of July 15, ,  while he loaded guitar equipment into the back of a van after a concert appearance in Palmdale, California. The five original members of the Byrds reunited briefly during late , while McGuinn was still undertaking selected concerts with the Columbia Records version of the group.
Following completion of the album, Crosby persuaded McGuinn to dissolve the Columbia version of the Byrds, who were still touring at that time.
The reunion album, titled simply Byrds , was released on March 7, to mixed reviews. The negative critical reception that Byrds received in the music press resulted in the band losing faith in the idea of an ongoing series of reunions. In , Gene Clark approached McGuinn, Crosby, and Hillman in an attempt to reform the Byrds in time for the 20th anniversary of the release of the " Mr. Tambourine Man " single in After the tour wound down in late , Clark returned to his solo career, leaving Michael Clarke to soldier on with a band that was now billed as "A Tribute to the Byrds" although again, it was often shortened to the Byrds by promoters.
Tambourine Man" and "Eight Miles High". In retaliation against Clarke's trademark application, McGuinn, Crosby and Hillman submitted their own counter-claim to gain ownership of the band's name. The reunion concerts were a resounding success, but with Michael Clarke continuing to tour with his Byrds tribute, McGuinn, Crosby and Hillman filed a lawsuit against the drummer in the spring of , suing him for allegedly false advertising, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices, as well as seeking a preliminary injunction against Clarke's use of the name.
Tambourine Man", and " I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better ", represented the first time that all five original Byrds had stood together since Tambourine Man" and "Turn! During the s, two more ex-members of the Byrds died when drummer Kevin Kelley succumbed of natural causes in  and bassist Skip Battin, who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease , died at his home in To date, the Fred Walecki tribute concert appearance in was the last performance by the Byrds.
However, Hillman and Crosby have both expressed an interest in working with McGuinn again on future Byrds projects, but the lead guitarist and head Byrd remains adamant that he is not interested in another full reunion. I just want to be a solo artist. The Byrds are well documented. I don't think we need anymore from the Byrds. In spite of McGuinn's comments, he and Hillman undertook a series of concerts together in to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo album.
This is precisely what made the Byrds such a rewarding band to follow from one record to the next. Strong describes the Byrds' cover of "Mr. In his book Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in 60s Hollywood , music historian Domenic Priore attempts to sum up the band's influence by stating, "Few of The Byrds' contemporaries can claim to have made such a subversive impact on popular culture.
The band had a much larger, more positive impact on the world at large than any Billboard chart position or album sales or concert attendance figure could possibly measure. At a rally staged in Union Square, with hundreds gathered to hear the political platform of this guy in a bear suit, shots suddenly rang out. Kodiak, assassinated onstage! Coyle and Sharpe tried to elicit a final interview, standing over the mortally wounded bruin, while the mob milled about in confusion.
Eerily, JFK was whacked in Dallas later that year. Warner Bros. Sharpe says that the station never discovered the ruse. Gonzalez blows up, yelling obscenities, hopping in his car and roaring down the freeway until someone flags him down and explains the gag.
This is just sick! The pilot was edited to pieces, and never sold. Hollywood rejection put the Coyle and Sharpe partnership under stress. Paranoid by nature, Coyle was convinced that everyone was out to sabotage their work, and one day in , he borrowed a set of luggage from a friend and abruptly vanished. He reportedly later resurfaced in New York, doing man-on-the-street material.
Something about it that made it more human. Without me, it was very flat. Coyle eventually landed in Cambridge, England, listening to Mahler symphonies and hosting philosophical discussions at his home that lasted into the dawn.
Except for his wife, none of his acquaintances there knew about his radio career or that he even had a sense of humor. Sharpe stayed put in Los Angeles, finding work producing radio commercials and helping his wife, Sandra, whom he married in , raise their daughter Jennifer. He soon expanded the idea to include television ads, short films and a syndicated program called Street People, wandering streets of various U.
But after years of always angling his work to sell products with tag lines, Sharpe found himself wondering if this was really all there was. Despite the seeming creative freedom, pleasing a client was still a 9-to-5 job. For spiritual balance, the Zen comedian became a real-life Buddhist and recorded a solo album of improvisational interviews that would help answer some of the questions he himself was asking.
The Meaning of Life was released in on Rhino, a noble effort that on some deeper level is the most curious of all his work:. Sharpe visits used-car lots, a wad of cash in hand, asking for a test drive — while wearing handcuffs.
Sharpe and Zamacona relocated the driver, who now lives in Marin, and filmed his reactions to watching the clip, 30 years later. The man remembered vividly being interviewed on the streets of San Francisco — by Rowan and Martin. Bay Area radio personality Peter B.
EEThe crowd cheers and a smiling Sharpe is surrounded by the conventioneers drunk on political fever, eager to spew their thoughts on the election. Why are you asking that question?
EEBabbitt: [immediately] Striped bass. EESharpe recalls posing the question to Sen. EEWhat was that? I really liked him for that. Montana steadfastly refuses — in every ad. The material was packed with nasty, funny philosophical exercises in logic. It poked conventional morality and pushed people to the brink of anger or perplexity. Musicians in particular seemed drawn to Coyle and Sharpe.
Al Kooper played their albums on his bus for years. He had an ability to get so into his reality. People would yell and scream at him. Coyle would kind of do that. He would even scare me. The Warner Bros. LPs captured the imagination of a young Henry Rollins. I keep my deepest, darkest thoughts in my head. If you found out, then you'll know that I'm nothing.
My failure completes my existance. From the darkest days to the brightest nights, I still feel like I'm catching my breath. Here I am. I try to reinvent myself to someone else. I don't have the courage. I don't have the looks. I don't have the strength. Help me find myself. Underneath my stress. The question you asked is what's weighing me down. I'm afraid to move on I'm afraid to fall to the ground.
I'm so sick of these dreams where you come out of hiding When I wake up you're still in the ground so I hide in my covers and pretend that it's real hoping that you might still come around I'm desperate to know what you think of my life now id like to think you'd be proud but there's no way of knowing so I drove myself crazy having these conversations out loud.
Forgive me for what I've become if you can see me wherever you are. Allow me this pity though I know that you're nothing but stars. I'm so afraid of the world, so I focus on faults that I think you'd make right. But there's no easy answers, just unanswered questions, that I scream at myself in the night. When you were alive, you were afraid of living and you were so blind, to what you had been given. Because we had a life and it was a life worth living and it's not I who needs to be forgiven.
You called their name. Waited for the phone to start to ring. Seems like you just needed company when your options were out. Where did it go? The good days. Can we finish what we started here? Seems like they don't come around no more are they ashamed? I know they are. Would I be wrong to say that your friends had let you down. You're always in last place left alone with no one to share the pain of the world, on your own, on your own.
Take it back. There He Is Ive never experienced this before, this isolation. I'm digging deep to what I already know. Growing up so fast at A beating heart under the hardwood floor. Will someone give me a map cause I know I'm lost. Im pretty sure I'm fucking lost. I've fallen asleep behind the wheel a million times before.
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