Yardbirds version of IWFTM

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Yardbirds version of IWFTM

Postby simonm » 13 Feb 2008 10:38

audio only http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwRc2of5Li4
I knew this existed but never heard it til now - thankyouyoutube!

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Re: Yardbirds version of IWFTM

Postby papaya » 13 Feb 2008 10:48

hey thank you Simonm

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Re: Yardbirds version of IWFTM

Postby Elvis Plebsley » 13 Feb 2008 15:06

Wow! Can't wait until I get home and have a listen to this

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Re: Yardbirds version of IWFTM

Postby alfredovu » 13 Feb 2008 20:21

Wow. Thanks Simon
According to a web site this was recorded May 31-68 at the Shrine Auditorium .. 6 days after the VU played there. Curious.

By the way Simon you have scored +400 posts ... go and claim your own title!!

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Re: Yardbirds version of IWFTM

Postby stooge » 13 Feb 2008 20:30

4 or 5 years ago I almost bought a vinyl bootleg of the Yardbirds with "Waiting for the man" on it...
I remember it clearly, got it on my hands, but didn't buy
Shame on me...

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Re: Yardbirds version of IWFTM

Postby jimjim » 14 Feb 2008 23:18

Mm. Is it my imagination or does it sound very like Bowie's radio versions of 'Waiting..' during the Ziggy era? Didn't he once say of Mick Ronson 'I've found my Jeff Beck!'. Coincidence? :wink:

I say this as this is the 1st time I've ever heard this and I've known of this version for years long after hearing the Bowie BBC versions.
"If anyone had a heart
They wouldn't turn around & break it
And if anyone played a part
They wouldn't turn around & fake it"
Lou Reed, 'Sweet Jane', 1970

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Re: Yardbirds version of IWFTM

Postby lurid » 15 Feb 2008 10:54

I agree with JimJim - it sounds very like the Bowie/Spiders cover from 1972 (eg the Oct 72 Santa Monica show)

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Re: Yardbirds version of IWFTM

Postby lurid » 15 Feb 2008 10:58

also: the VU played on the same bill as an earlier incarnation of the Yardbirds in late '66 - they could have picked it up then.

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Re: Yardbirds version of IWFTM

Postby calzone » 21 Feb 2008 20:07

I've had that Yardbirds box set for years. Atrocious sounding in spots, but much loved. It has a beautiful photo on the cover from the actual gig, The Yardbirds in full psychedelic glory, Page playing the tripped out Tele that he used for a while in Led Zep.
They play "Waiting" as part of a medley along with some other songs that they typically encored with, sort of a frenetic jam. It's fantastic. Page was known to be a fan of the 1st VU album and of course knew and worked with Nico prior to her involvement with the VU.

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Re: Yardbirds version of IWFTM

Postby bobbydriver » 03 Mar 2017 11:05

The original Youtube video at the start of this thread has been removed, but Dangerous Minds have done an article on this cover version which includes a new Youtube video (albeit with the bootleg audio sync'ed to a different Yardbirds performance)

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/jimm ... nd_in_1968

Seems so much less cool with them prancing around like The Shadows in white lounge suits :lol:


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