Yes folks, The Yardbirds are still around and the current line-up is celebrating their 50th anniversary with the release of MAKING TRACKS, a 19-song live album recorded on their various tours between 2010 and 2011. Included are "Heart Full Of Soul", "For Your Love", "Train Kept Rollin'", and "Shapes Of Things".
The only original member left is Jim McCarty as guitarist Chris Dreja had to step down due to health reasons. He has been replaced by their original guitarist Top Topham.
The Yardbirds will be touring the UK early next year with THE ZOMBIES and what's left of THE ANIMALS.
You can download Making Tracks now and a CD version should hit stores on November 5th.
Personally I think this sounds like a great triple bill and I wish them success, then maybe they will bring the tour across the "BIG POND" so that we may enjoy it over here. Ideally I wish that they could get Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page to join them at different venues along the way like the Rolling Stones did....that would indeed be AWESOME!!! A girl can dream, can't she? That would be a line-up worthy of anyone's CONCERT BUCKET LIST!!!!
What do you think?