Tag Archives: The Yardbirds

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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Interview with JIM McCARTY (THE YARDBIRDS) – Part 2

June 1, 2014

– Were you interested in things like Afro-beat that Fela Kuti did? Yes, I liked all that world music and I always liked the music from [Bob] Marley: it was great. I loved Ali Farka Touré and all that music, really good. … Continue reading

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Interview with JIM McCARTY (THE YARDBIRDS) – Part 1

June 1, 2014

June 2014 He was a pivotal figure in the development of rock music, and without him heavy metal and prog rock – and, of course, British blues – would have sounded different from what we know now, for it was out … Continue reading

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Gypie Mayo, R.I.P. – THE YARDBIRDS bid farewell

October 24, 2013

He was a humble man but always knew his real value, Gypie Mayo, who passed away on October 23rd, aged 62. One can say it took some guts to step into the DR. FEELGOOD ranks, when Wilco Johnson left the group, … Continue reading

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Dug Pinnick, Shawn Phillips, Jim McCarty, Armando Gallo: Cry For Help

April 25, 2013

If there’s anything great about the digital era, it’s the short-distance connection between an artist and a fan, which in most cases is good, especially when this artist needs fans support, or even help. Currently, there are four Kickstarter campaigns … Continue reading

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