Thursday 11 June 2020
Yardbirds. The - For Your Love (1965)
The debut album from this British band.
The band was a sextet with a lineup of guitars, harmonica, bass, drums and vocals.
Numerous other guest musicians provided sitar, tabla, harpsichord, keyboards, guitars and vocals.
The Yardbirds influence on the scene cannot be underestimated at all. From this band, we got splinter bands like Cream, Led Zeppelin and Renaissance and the solo careers of Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. Five huge acts in themselves.
Both Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton plays on this album. They were the guitar gods back then.
It was Keith Relf who pretty much dominated this album, though.
The music on this album is hard beat with lots of blues too. It also has some pop influences. A good reference is The Rolling Stones.
The guitars here is on another level from what the other bands did in 1965 and they are still pretty impressive even in 2020. There are some cringe worthy teenybopper ditties here too.
This album has not really survived the test of time. Nevertheless, this is still a decent album which needs to be checked out.