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10 reasons why The Byrds are the most influential rock band of all time

By Stefano on May 3rd, 2013

1 They brought Dylan to the masses

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And helped him on his discovery of electric music

2 They influenced The Beatles

 

The Fabs hero-worshiped them, and many Beatles tracks feature that trademark Byrds jangly guitar. Rubber Soul was almost a Byrds tribute album.

3 They were first to get a Psychedelic song in the charts

This was a full year before most of their contemporaries started making trippy pop music

4 Michael Clarke’s barnet is one of the most copied haircuts ever

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It was de riguer for Indie chaps in the mid-80s

5 They invented country rock

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And this does it better than anyone else

6 Their members launched some incredible solo careers in the 70s

Gene Clark’s No Other is a masterpiece, David Crosby made some wonderful albums and then there’s the fantastic Gram Parsons’ albums

7 They made tambourines popular

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Not just for salvation Army types

8 They were a massive influence on just about every great 80s indie band

You can hear that ringing guitar everywhere, from early Primal Scream through to The Stone Roses

9 They talked about Space Rock before anyone else

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A good five years before Bowie and 30 years before Spiritiualised.

10 This

Perfect, almost forgotten single

 

 



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Outfit picks

Topman Reveal New Look- ‘Chelsea Arts Club’

By Will Reid on April 14th, 2009

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Topman have a new mini-collection on their online shop and the look is ‘Chelsea Arts Club.’ The high street label (beloved by the Brandish team,) tells that “this smart trend is influenced by a sophisticated age where actors, artists and sartorialists mixed in exclusive members clubs…the overall look is quirky.” For me, this translates as unusual textures, subtle details and wow-factor tailoring. My fashspirational men are Bob Dylan, Gregory Corso and Pablo Picasso; men who looked effortlessly awesome in rolled-up trousers and paint-stained tees.

Why not buy basic items from Topman and try your hand at home-made accessories? Prepare yourself for beads on string, paperclip tie bars and old woman’s brooches pinned into buttonholes.

Pick up a Murakami novel, write a poem and carry a wicker basket- this summer is all about your inner artist!

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Entertainment, News

James Mollison’s The Disciples exhibition

By admin on June 20th, 2008

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[Top row: Fans at a Klaxons concert. Bottom row: Fans at a Bob Dylan concert]

Have you ever replicated your favourite musical icon’s style? When I was younger, I wanted to dress like Curtis Mayfield, but couldn’t find the right clothes (I’d never heard of a vintage store back then). It’s probably for the best, as dressing like this when everyone was into So Solid Crew wouldn’t have been the best idea. This James Mollision exhibition features people who have styled themselves on their idols and is called The Disciples.

Focusing on everyone from 50 Cent to Bob Dylan, the exhibition showcases how devoted fans are influenced by their idols’ style and how far they’ll go to replicate it.



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Triple 5 Soul Dylan cheap shirt alert!

By admin on December 12th, 2007

Bobdylantee Don’t you hate it when you buy an item at full price, only for it to be in a sale a couple of weeks later? Well, anyone who bought this Dylan top (i.e me) should feel incredibly annoyed right now. I know I do.

To be fair, at least it’s not reduced by that much. It’s not like I’m thinking of returning the item and trying to reclaim my difference, oh no no no. Not me. I’d never do that. Only a cheap scrooge would do such a thing. I’m going to put it in the post right now.




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