The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
Favourite guitar sound?
For me, there’s nothing better than a jangling 12-string Rickenbacker.
So there’s not much for me to complain about here.
I suppose if I had to find something, I could say The Byrds are like the TV show Newsradio. Excellent stuff, some highly regarded names involved, but in the shadow of its contemporaries. Shows like Seinfeld & Friends for Newsradio, groups like The Beatles & Beach Boys for The Byrds.
With a couple exceptions, the songs here aren’t individually spectacular. As a colleague pointed out, maybe it fulfils John Cusack’s request for music in High Fidelity, “give me something I can ignore.”
So if you’re in the market for just over a half an hour of ignorably pleasant harmonies & chiming guitars, voilà!