Byrdmaniax Critics tend to write off the Byrds' post-'68 work as a misbegotten dilution of their vision. That's bull. Roger McGuinn was attempting to lead his… Byrdmaniax Critics tend to write off the Byrds' post-'68 work as a misbegotten dilution of their vision. That's bull. Roger McGuinn was attempting to lead his… 2000-02-22 The Byrds Rock
Music Review

Byrdmaniax (2000)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 22, 2000; Lead Performance: The Byrds; Genre: Rock

Critics tend to write off the Byrds' post-'68 work as a misbegotten dilution of their vision. That's bull. Roger McGuinn was attempting to lead his flock beyond jingle-jangle land, and if the flights weren't always smooth, they were occasionally breathtaking. Byrdmaniacs will appreciate (Untitled)/(Unissued)'s unreleased studio work and Live at the Filmore — February 1969, while casual fans can delight in discovering gems like ''Pale Blue'' and ''Tiffany Queen'' amid failed experiments Byrdmaniax and Farther Along. (Unissued): B- Byrdmaniax: B+ Farther: B Fillmore: C+

Originally posted Feb 25, 2000 Published in issue #527 Feb 25, 2000 Order article reprints