180 – The Byrds – Eight Miles High (1966)
Written by Gene Clark, Jim McGuinn and David Crosby
Produced by Allen Stanton
Label – Columbia
There’s much debate, on two fronts, associated with this incredible single, both of which I care little for. Whether it was drug fueled, or the very first psychedelic record has minimal importance. I just listen, take in its Eastern influence and just drift somewhere above the clouds with the band. The Byrds would create other great songs, but for me, this is their most brilliant achievement.