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Chapter 60: Eight Miles High

Folk & folk rock

These pioneering folk rock songs are especially notable for their expressive guitar work - it was a scandal when Dylan picked up an electric for the first time, but it paid instant creative dividends. With the electric assist, a sweet country-rock band like The Byrds can whip up a blinding maelstrom of sound, and Fred Neil’s dour tidings are underlined by an eerie stutter effect. This set also features one of guitar savant Keith Richards’ best riffs, and a throwback to the banjo magic of Flatt & Scruggs.
1. Fred Neil

The Dolphins

2. The Byrds

Eight Miles High

3. Donovan

Sunshine Superman

4. Bob Dylan

Like a Rolling Stone

5. Flatt & Scruggs

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

6. Koerner, Ray & Glover

Dust My Broom

7. Bert Jansch

Needle of Death

8. The Animals

House of the Rising Sun

9. The Rolling Stones

Paint It Black

10. T. Rex

She Was Born To Be My Unicorn