The next Yardbirds' single is attributed to all members of the band - Dreja, McCarty, Beck, Relf, and Samwell-Smith. Over Under Sideways Down is a classic of the highest order. From the first moment the swirling guitar riff announces its intention to rule the world. And rule it does. The rhythm section holds down the beat but is unable to reign in the guitar which goes stratospheric at the close.
Released in May of 1966, it climbed to #10 in the UK and #13 in the US. Sadly it would be the last top ten single by a band at the top of its game.
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