THE YARDBIRDS - 'Shapes Of Things'/'You're A Better Man Than I' (Columbia DB 7848) March 1966
According to Record Collector both sides of this incredible single were recorded at Studios in USA whilst the band were on tour there in late 1965. Sun and Chess studios were mentioned. At the same time they cut versions of 'The Train Kept A Rollin' and 'I'm A Man'
'Shapes of Things' became The Yardbirds fourth Top 3 single in a row. Listen out for an amazing Jeff Beck psychedelic guitar break. Remember that this song was recorded in late 1965...The Yardbirds were so far ahead of the game it's mind boggling really.
The flip 'You're A Better Man Than I' is commercial enough to have been the top side. Indeed this Mike Hugg song was covered by many American garage and psych groups in the mid 60s.
|The Yardbirds on the cover of KRLA Beat - October 1965|