Joseph Byrd

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I am interested in the post-United States Of America work of Joseph Byrd. There is very little info to be has from AMG, and the ILM archives only address his work with USA. Is it worth hunting down his synth records like "Yankee Transcendoodle" and "Christmas Yet to Come".


Mike Taylor (mjt), Monday, 28 October 2002 22:22 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Don't know about those, but The American Metaphysical Circus is a great album. Should be easy enough to find, too.

hstencil, Monday, 28 October 2002 23:30 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

ya i was going to suggest the same thing. it's by Joseph Byrd and the Field Hippies. there's a reissue out there, but i found a totally wrecked copy of it for 3$. too bad it's water logged and is covered by pops and hiss.

i'd add the first song of this record to the Halloween thread

JasonD, Tuesday, 29 October 2002 00:54 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hmm..I have to say I liked United States of America s/t more than America Metaphysical Circus, but it's still definitely worth a listen...

Joe (Joe), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 02:15 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

fifteen years pass...

I just found there's a set of pre USA recordings on Spotify by a Joseph Byrd that I would take to be the same guy. It's up as NYC 1960-63 and sounds like Reich and a few other contemporaries. More avant garde than the USA possibly.

Stevolende, Thursday, 11 October 2018 12:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

actually looks like the work was recorded as American Contemporary Music Ensemble between 2010 and 2013. Found that out from looking it up on Rateyour music.
Wish Spotify had notes etc.

Stevolende, Thursday, 11 October 2018 12:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

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