April 6, 2008
It's back, baby! The Yardbirds - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago This legendary English band catapaulted the careers of three of the rock guitar gods: Clapton, Page, and Beck. This blues-steeped band hinted at psychedelia in much of their early works, and Happenings Ten Years Time Ago is a classic example of this. The song, released in October of 1966, features Page playing colead guitar with Jeff Beck. There is a brilliant fuzzy break about 2 minutes into the tune, and you can definitely pick up on some of the the future Zeppelin sound from Page's deft hands. I learned from songfacts.com that John Paul Jones played bass on the cut, too, which also hints at what is to come. And those lyrics: Happenings ten years time ago Situations we really know But the knowing is in the mind Sinking deep into the well of time Sinking deep into the well of time Deep, man, deep. Just remember that the knowing is in the mind, man. Oh no, I'm freaking myself out!!