500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Yardbirds, 'Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds'
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146. The Yardbirds, 'Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds'

Epic, 1965

Freed from Eric Clapton's blues purism and spurred by Jeff Beck's reckless exhibitionism, the Yardbirds launched a noisy rock & roll avant-garde. This is the bridge between beat groups and psychedelia.

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