The droning, improvised rock style of John Cale's collaboration with minimalist composer, Terry Riley, reveals Cale's avant garde roots. Before the Velvet Underground Cale was prominent in minimalist circles, writing and recording experimental music.
The Byrds' 1967 album, Younger Than Yesterday, finds David Crosby, Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn developing as talented, eclectic songwriters. It mixes folk, psychedelic rock and country, as in "So You Wanna Be A Rock Star" and "Renaissance Fair."
38 Special's third album, Rockin' Into the Night, showcases all the individual band members’ talents, from Don Barnes and Jeff Carlisi's fine guitar work on the title track to Donnie Van Zant’s vocal power and the skills of both drummers throughout.