The Yardbirds – Little Games

Top-notch 1967 reissue plus zany studio and BBC sessions

Trending Now

This Jimmy Page-era gem captures The Yardbirds in their hard psych-blues pomp, mixing bought-in British hit factory items like the Fabulous Flakes’ “No Excess Baggage” with pre-Zep blueprints like the trance-rock “Glimpses” and “Only The Black Rose”. Fans will gravitate quickly towards the sessions, which include bizarre covers of Nilsson’s “Ten Little Indians” and Manfred Mann’s “Ha Ha Said The Clown”. The Beeb cuts are equally intriguing as the band tackle Maurice Chevalier chanson, Bobby Dylan and the riffy blitz of “Dazed And Confused”. Listen up, all you White Stripers.


Latest Issue

Nirvana, Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, Altın Gün, Sly Stone, Grateful Dead, The Jam, Will Sergeant, Rodney Crowell, Sparks, Rodrigo Amarante, Lump, Jakob Dylan and PJ Harvey


The Grateful Dead revisit the year that changed everything: “We were just coming alive”

1971 was a momentous year for the band – involving landmark shows, bizarre ESP experiments, French Acid Tests, new faces and emotional farewells. Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and other eyewitnesses share tales from this journey