Over, Under, Sideways Down (Yardbirds)

22 JUNE 1966


The Yardbirds’ ‘Over, Under, Sideways Down’ was at its peak UK chart position of #10. It reached #13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was rated #23 in Rolling Stone magazine's '100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time' list.

The song was supposedly based on Bill Haley's 'Rock Around the Clock', but the trippy little burst of 'When will it end, when will it end' was pure 1966, a little dab of psychedelia.

This track was from their album Yardbirds (a UK title only, as it was called Over, Under, Sideways Down in the US and, confusingly, gained the colloquial name Roger the Engineer because of the drawing on the album cover).

Album. Yardbirds
B-side. 'Jeff's Boogie' 
Released. 27 May 1966 
Highest chart position: #10 (UK), #13 (US)
Recorded. April 1966, Advision Studios, London 
Length. 2:37 
Label. Columbia
Producers. Paul Samwell-Smith, Simon Napier-Bell

Over, Under, Sideways Down (Yardbirds)