Song Lyric Sunday: Dizzy – ‘Over, Under, Sideways, Down’

‘Around’, ‘Down’, ‘Sideways’ and ‘Up’ are Jim’s key words for Song Lyric Sunday this week. This Yardbirds song that I remember very well from 1966 has two of them. I was no doubt attracted by the guitar sounds, with their occasional hints of sitar, but the lyrics, on a closer reading, are appealingly hedonistic The…

My Music Lexicon: Y is for Young (and The Yardbirds)

That would be Neil Young, of course. I used to listen to Neil Young a lot in my youth. I was captivated by the first time I heard his distinctive quavery voice on ‘Helpless’ and I owned a couple of his albums – ‘After The Goldrush’ and ‘Harves’t – as well as the live CSN&Y…