To me the Yardbirds were always the quintessential 60s band, along with the more obvious Beatles. Where most other bands at the time were seminal to a specific, popular 60s genre; blues, psychedelia, folk or rock and roll, the Yardbirds dipped their toes in everything, and this song is a great example. In “OUSD” the Yardbirds combine a simple rock and roll beat with bluesy lyrics and melody, and a psychedelic tinged guitar riff performed by one of my guitar heroes, Jeff Beck. Enjoy!

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