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This was a tongue-in-cheek treatise on fame and the Pop music industry. Many interpreted it as a swipe at the success of manufactured rock bands like The Monkees, but Roger McGuinn has confirmed that he and Chris Hillman were not writing about about The Monkees, but instead the whole Pop music business.
The recording was dubbed with the sound of screaming girls, taped at a Byrds show in Bournemouth, England during the band's 1965 UK tour.
South African Jazz musician Hugh Masekela contributed the clarion trumpet solo. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
Rupert crafted hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.
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Kim Thayil of Soundgarden
Their frontman (Chris Cornell) started out as their drummer, so Soundgarden takes a linear approach when it comes to songwriting. Kim explains how they do it.
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