Audio: Gene Clark’s Classic ‘No Other’ Album Gets A New Life

Gene Clark

Great article in the New York Times today on Byrds co-founder Gene Clark, his brilliant album No Other, and the indie rockers who are currently playing the album in full on tour.

Jon Pareles writes:

He [Clark] had found stardom early. Clark moved to Los Angeles to join the New Christy Minstrels, a mainstay of the early-1960s “Hootenanny” era. But after hearing and absorbing the Beatles, he started the Byrds with Jim (later Roger) McGuinn and David Crosby and was the main songwriter for the band’s first two albums, as well as a frequent lead singer. Clark was also the main songwriter of the Byrds’ “Eight Miles High.”

Clark has never lacked admirers among musicians. Bob Dylan singled him out with early praise: “He’s got something to say, and I’m listening,” Mr. Dylan said in 1965. Clark’s voice always held a sense of sorrow, and his songs had a philosophical undercurrent, musing on time, faith and solitude.

Check out the rest of the article here.

Check out the entire album:

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