The Yardbirds, London Time

Ann Powers

By Ann Powers

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

If you like your classic rock raw, you'll dig this pub-dirty recording by one of the great supergroups of the '60s. Ravers like "A Certain Girl" and "I Wish You Would" get nasty workups in an atmosphere that can only be described as boozy. Moments like the ones captured here remind us that, long before he became England's Official Spokesperson for the Blues, Eric Clapton was a punk.