Tag Archives: Jim McCarty

SHOOT – On The Frontier

March 15, 2017

EMI 1973 / Angel Air 2017 There and back again: long-forgotten borderline adventure of former Yardbird and his intrepid cohorts. “I just fancied singing my own songs and composing them on the piano”: that’s how, in ‘s words, this band … Continue reading

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RENAISSANCE – Live Fillmore West 1970

September 22, 2016

Spiral 2002 / Angel Air 2016 Concert rarity from the original, Yardbirds-inhabited ensemble of quintessential British art-rockers. It would be erroneous to see this band’s original line-up as a caterpillar which transformed into a butterfly in the early ’70s and … Continue reading

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RENAISSANCE: First Live Album From The First Line-Up

June 20, 2016

Close relatives of LED ZEPPELIN, RENAISSANCE were a radically different recombination of THE YARDBIRDS’ DNA, but many tend to forget their genesis – eclipsed soon enough by a new line-up that fully embraced the art-rock idiom. Still, that was the original plan of … Continue reading

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STAIRWAY – Pearls Of The Deep – Best Of

September 18, 2015

Angel Air 2015 Spiritual gems from a new age submergence of one fantastic rhythm section who let go of the groove to embrace the heartbeat. It might seem strange, given their thunderous approach in, respectively, THE YARDBIRDS and STEAMHAMMER, but … Continue reading

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Interview with JIM McCARTY (THE YARDBIRDS) – Part 3

June 1, 2014

– The second ILLUSION album doesn’t fall so far behind the first one to me, because it uses the same formula: it starts with “Madonna Blue” in the way the first one begins with “Isadora.” Well, in a way maybe … Continue reading

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