Album: For Your Love
Artist: The Yardbirds
Release Date: 13 June 1965
Date Listened: 25 March 2018
Remarks: Say what you want about the Stones, the Who, or the Beatles. But it was the Yardbirds that really invented rock n roll. Sure, those other bands are great, but there's an urgency, even on this early attempt, and a raw power to the recordings of the birds that dwarfs the poppier sounds of the Beatles and the primitively recorded Stones. Even the cuts that aren't any good really (A Certain Girl, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl) there is an intensity that = rock n roll. Also! Beck > Clapton. No, I'm not sorry.
Stand Out Tracks: I'm Not Talking, I Ain't Got You, I Ain't Done Wrong