Somebody Likes It Ep 106: The Yardbirds – "Roger the Engineer" | One of Us

Somebody Likes It Ep 106: The Yardbirds – “Roger the Engineer”

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Hi. Are you ready to be confused? Yes? Good, because I sure am. On this week’s Somebody Likes It, we cover The Yardbirds’ 1966 LP Roger the Engineer. Also known as Over Under Sideways Down. Oh, and also known as The Yardbirds.

If that weren’t confusing enough, about half of this record is sixties ground-breaking psychedelia, and the rest is Chicago-style mid-twentieth century blues.

This band spawned the careers of Jeff Beck (on this record), Eric Clapton (not on this record), and Jimmy Page (also not on this record). Should be monumental, right?

In fits and starts it is, but we don’t all agree on this. Before I give away the store, just know that there’s a lot of “there there,” except where there isn’t. Feel free to be as annoyed/intrigued/entertained as I am.

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