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The Yardbirds - Having A Rave Up With The Yardbirds (1965)



The Yardbirds - Having A Rave Up With The Yardbirds (Epic Records)

Released November 15, 1965

Recorded March 1964 (side two) and April-September 1965


The Yardbirds' Having A Rave Up With The Yardbirds is a landmark album, released in 1965, that encapsulates the transitional phase of the band. Side one features innovative studio recordings, showcasing a shift towards psychedelic rock, while side two captures the raw energy of the band's early live performances with Eric Clapton on guitar. Tracks like "I'm a Man," "You're a Better Man Than I," and "Heart Full Of Soul" highlight the evolving sound and experimentation, marking the Yardbirds' departure from traditional blues. The album's significance lies in its role as a bridge between the Eric Clapton era and the emerging brilliance of Jeff Beck, laying the groundwork for the band's legendary legacy.

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