Released in 1966, "Eight Miles High" has been called the first psychedelic rock song. The man having spoken, I say we give this one a rest. It’s true we’d been experimenting with LSD, and the title does contain the word “high”, so … The best of The Straight Dope, delivered to your inbox. It's a big misunderstanding. But after the opening India riff I just go off on my own. What is the origin of the song “There’s a place in France/Where the naked ladies dance?” Are bay leaves poisonous. Before he plays the introduction on acoustic at his shows, he always mentions Andres Segovia as well as Coltrane. I don't know if there is a way to "get it right" whatever that means. But we don’t need to rely strictly on our powers of deduction. The song's lyrics are, for the most part, about the group's flight to London in August 1965 and their accompanying English tour, as hinted at by the opening couplet: "Eight miles high and when you touch down, you'll find that it's stranger than known." One accurate version. What’s the origin of the skull and crossbones pirate flag? Re: Eight Miles High beginning guitar solo... by ( idealassets ) » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:05 pm I have seen a few versions of this song that are nowhere near as technically profiient as Roger Mcguinn's, yet they still manage to sound nice. Glen Campbell was not on that session, or any other Byrds recording. McGuinn said that among the influences for his guitar part were Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane, and I think you can hear both in this version, which McGuinn plays on one of his beautiful limited edition Martin D12-42RM signature guitars. Campbell was soon replaced by Bruce Johnston–a lucky break for Glen but a serious blow to music lovers, since Campbell then signed with Capitol and began churning out the ersatz country hits that infected America’s airwaves for many years thereafter. Roger McGuinn - Eight Miles High (Later with Jools Holland Jun '97) - YouTube. Although commercial airliners fly at an altitude of six to seven miles, it was felt that "eight miles high" sounded more poetic than six and also alluded to the title of the Beatles' song "Eight Days a Week". How did “nuts” and “bananas” come to mean “crazy”? Its cargo? It’s true we’d been experimenting with LSD, and the title does contain the word “high”, so … Check out Roger's DVD "The 12-String Guitar of Roger McGuinn." Recommended by The Wall Street Journal A STAFF REPORT FROM THE STRAIGHT DOPE SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD, Sign up for the eight mile high. So Campbell’s studio career was, presumably, finito by the time the Byrds released “Eight Miles High” on Fifth Dimension (1966). I think I was trying to say pretty much the same thing. Pledge your support and get bonus lessons! Electric 12 str. I've never been able to get it right! Blair Jackson. chords [Em] 0 [F#m11/G] 0 [G/E] 0 [D] 2 [Dsus2] 0 [C] 0 [C9] 0 [Csus2] 0. McGuinn's relentless jumble of dark and spider-like notes—all furiously played on his 12-string Rick. Eight Miles High,an acoustic version of the Byrds classic performed Live by Roger McGuinn at Burgess Hill,England in October 2006. Thanks for the transcription Paul. Continue. I have no idea how that rumor got started.”. Author Unregistered. Home / B / Byrds / Eight Miles High tab Byrds – Eight Miles High tab eight mile high Electric 12 str chords Em F#m11/G G/E D Dsus2 C C9 Csus2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 3 1 0 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 4 5 0 0 2 2 0 2 4 5 # # 3 3 3 0 0 0 # # # # # Sign up free! What does the Chicago lyric “25 or 6 to 4” mean? When Glen Campbell first arrived in Los Angeles, a fresh-faced country boy from (where else?) Video lessons week by week, Chord by Chord. We can just ask Byrds guitar genius Roger McGuinn, a regular participant in the Usenet newsgroup alt.music.byrds. Fifth Dimension | 1966 | Main Guitarist: Roger McGuinn"Eight Miles High" starts off like a train—a massive, chugging steam locomotive that stops for absolutely no one. Here's Roger playing it... (To the track). The whole package is something like $30 and worth every penny, IMHO! 100 Years After His Death, Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin Continues to Inspire Guitarists, Summer NAMM 2017: Saga Demos New Mini Jumbo Guitars From Its Blueridge Series, Throwback Thursday: Neil Young Plays ‘Thrasher’ in 1978, Guitar Talk: UK Guitar Maker Roger Bucknall of Fylde Guitars, GUITAR TALK: Sean Watkins, Jackie Greene & John Oates Discuss Their Acoustic Guitars [VIDEO], Tompkins Square Releases New CD By American Primitive Guitarist Harry Taussig, Throwback Thursday: Watch Blues Great Skip James Play ‘Devil Got My Woman’, 5 Ways to Play an A Diminished Chord | Chord by Chord, Video Lesson: Exploring John Prine’s Simple but Distinctive Guitar Work, How to Play E Diminished Voicings | Chord by Chord. Life, as with music, often requires one to let go of the melody and listen to the rhythm. I love the solo, but I wouldn't call it totally original in conception. Tough solo! Add to playlist. OK, last Throwback Thursday we got into some 12-string coolness with Supertramp founder Roger Hodgson. The sheet music will certainly help nail down this great solo. McLean could be sardonically implying that the song is about drugs, since "foul grass" was slang for marijuana. Absolutely! We can just ask Byrds guitar genius Roger McGuinn, a regular participant in the Usenet newsgroup alt.music.byrds. He's playing almost all of it in the 4th position. Solo Guitar M S. Drums M S. View all instruments. The DVD includes an instruction book with the solo notated in tablature. Your efforts are appreciated. The line is "Eight miles high and falling fast- landed foul out on the grass." Did Glen Campbell really play lead guitar on "Eight Miles High" by the Byrds? How did some crime fiction come to be described as “hard-boiled”? But we don’t need to rely strictly on our powers of deduction. >> For decades, the story went that "Eight Miles High" was a commercial failure because it had been banned from radio due to its perceived pro-drug messages. 32,514 views, added to favorites 354 times. I have seen a few versions of this song that are nowhere near as technically profiient as Roger Mcguinn's, yet they still manage to sound nice. I play it. Send questions to Cecil via cecil@straightdope.com. Eight Miles High has been called the first psychedelic record. Throwback Thursday: Roger McGuinn Plays ‘Eight Miles High’ Solo on 12-String. Use a mixing console in Pro version. In this 1997 clip from the popular British music series Later… with Jools Holland, McGuinn plays the Byrds classic “Eight Miles High,” co-written by McGuinn and band mates David Crosby and Gene Clark, and originally recorded for the 1966 album Fifth Dimension. Only you said it better. When I dropped him a line, here was his reply: “I played the lead guitar on Eight Miles High. All Rickenbacker Trademarks Acknowledged. 0 2 4 2 2 0 0 0. It's amazing how eclectic Roger's interests still are, even these days when he's returning to his folk music roots. 2 contributors total, last edit on … by (prjacobs) » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:19 pm, by (idealassets) » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:05 pm, by (prjacobs) » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:45 pm, by (prjacobs) » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:26 am, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests, Rickresource is the ultimate source for all things Rickenbacker, rich content articles as well as the largest Rickenbacker forum out there and the only Rickenbacker register, © 2000-2020 Peter McCormack. This week we turn to Roger McGuinn, who more than any other American musician, helped popularize the 12-string in the mid- and late ’60s through his work with the Byrds (playing a Rickenbacker electric, of course). My pleasure Jim. 2 … Eight Miles High tab by The Byrds. 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For a few months in 1965, Campbell was a genuine Beach Boy, filling in for Brian Wilson (who had suffered a nervous breakdown) when the group went on tour. Here is Leo Kottke playing it in a very lackluster fashion when comapred to RM, yet it still seems to sound somewhat OK. Well said, Paul. Eight Miles High Tab by The Byrds with free online tab player. Edit. So Campbell’s studio career was, presumably, finito by the time the Byrds released “Eight Miles High” on Fifth Dimension (1966). As I said in a previous thread, McGuinn takes the intro to Albeniz's "Asturias" (transcribed for guitar by Segovia) as a springboard for his acoustic version of EMH. Eight Miles High The Byrds. However, Roger McGuinn, who wrote the track with fellow Byrds members Gene Clark and David Crosby, disagrees. Delight, Arkansas, he worked as a studio musician for a number of high-powered acts, including Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, and the Mamas and the Papas. "It's a unique song, sure," he says, "but psychedelic wasn't something we were trying for. It's just such a cool solo! [Intro] Em F#m/E G/E [Verse] Em F#m7 G D C Eight miles high and when you touch down G D C C6 C C6 You'll find that it's stranger than known Em F#m7 G D C Signs in the street that say where y McGuinn has been very open about the influence of John Coltrane's "sheets of sound" on the EMH solo. Eight Miles High beginning guitar solo... Re: Eight Miles High beginning guitar solo... https://www.facebook.com/groups/379271585440277, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVTdeiPr1Fs.

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