The Byrds: “Eight Miles High”

Posted: May 11, 2016 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “Eight Miles High” – The Byrds
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Gli Astrali vs. Husker Du vs. The Moffs
Broc 3 - Cover Me Impressed

Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!



Not one of my favorite offerings from The Byrds but, nonetheless, some solid covers.



The Original


The Byrds:


THE CLASH of Cover Tunes


Gli Astrali vs. Husker Du vs. The Moffs
Gli Astrali:

“Vado Su In Alto”

Husker Du:

The Moffs:


Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 


Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

  1. RDubbs says:

    I really like Husker Du’s rant, albeit, over the top. The Moffs sounded too much like the original and I got bored with it. Gli Astrali kind of scared me … in a good way. They got my vote.

  2. Arnold Plotnick says:

    Gli Astrali’s tinny, low fidelity version had a surprising charm that almost won me over. But I went for The Moffs and their slow, trancey version. It reminded me of ’80’s alt-college style rock, in the same vein as Green on Red and similar bands, which I kind of like. I love Hüsker Dü, but their full-on guitar assault and screaming vocals was a bit too much.

  3. Kerry Black says:

    ‘Bout time we had some Byrds up in this joint. Considering they’re my favorite band, I was surprisingly underwhelmed by these offerings. I went with the low-fi cover sung in Italian. The Moffs cover is from a tribute album that’s quite good for the most part. So if you’re listening to the CD and this song comes on, all you have to do to get an even better song is hit “Shuffle”.

  4. Pete Black says:

    I have the Time Between comp so I know this Moff’s version. I like the opening but when the vocals begin and the brakes come on it loses me. it sounds dull and uninspired. I love Husker Du and I own this in three formats including the 7″ single but Bob Mould’s primal scream vocals where he can’t be bothered to remotely enunciate bother me. I like the thousand needles/hive of bees guitar. They were a year away from tempering their music with a bit more accessible melodies and vocals. Thank you Grant Hart. I picked the Italian, I assume band. A bit of mystery and fewer negatives.

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