What They Heard

by Luke Meddings
What They Heard
  • ISBN-13: 9781838018108
  • Author(s): Luke Meddings
  • Subject: Music
  • Publisher: Weatherglass Books
  • Imprint: Weatherglass Ebook
  • Publication Date: 16-09-2021
  • Format: Electronic book text

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There's a myth attached to 'A Hard Day's Night': the Byrds adopted the 12-string guitar and transformed 'Mr Tambourine Man', Dylan went electric as a result, and a pattern of intense competition climaxed with the release in quick succession of Blonde on Blonde, Pet Sounds and Sgt Pepper. A closer look tells us something different. Dylan's electric 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' preceded the Byrds' version of 'Mr Tambourine Man', which owed just as much to the Beach Boys - whose epochal Pet Sounds came out a full year before Sgt Pepper. Using timelines derived from release dates, studio sessions and personal encounters, Play It Hard traces the paths of influence during a 3-year period when artists crosspollinated via recordings, rivalry, rumours and drugs - changing music forever.
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There's a myth attached to 'A Hard Day's Night': the Byrds adopted the 12-string guitar and transformed 'Mr Tambourine Man', Dylan went electric as a result, and a pattern of intense competition climaxed with the release in quick succession of Blonde on Blonde, Pet Sounds and Sgt Pepper. A closer look tells us something different. Dylan's electric 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' preceded the Byrds' version of 'Mr Tambourine Man', which owed just as much to the Beach Boys - whose epochal Pet Sounds came out a full year before Sgt Pepper. Using timelines derived from release dates, studio sessions and personal encounters, Play It Hard traces the paths of influence during a 3-year period when artists crosspollinated via recordings, rivalry, rumours and drugs - changing music forever.

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