This fabulous, almost visionary country-rock instrumental began life as a theme song for Nashville West, a 1966 studio aggregation that was led by future Byrds members Clarence White and Gene Parsons. A ballsy, locomotive-tempo rhythm propels the song from start to finish, and this is topped off with a sweet but powerful melody that allows guitarist White to explore most of the possibilities of his "B-Bender" Telecaster guitar. The funky rhythms and overall rock attitude indeed make this one of the birthplaces of what was to be called the country-rock idiom. When the two writers joined the Byrds in 1968, they brought the song to the band and recorded a somewhat tepid studio version on the Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde album that doesn't hold a candle to the Nashville West version. However, it became a part of the group's live repertoire, and the live cut on Untitled (with Roger McGuinn's excellent 12-string fingerpicking guitar runs) may be the definitive recording. Readers are also urged to seek out the original on Sierra Records' reissue, Nashville West.