is best remembered as the bass player in The Byrds, who he joined in
1969, proving a strong addition to the groupís line-up during their
With Skip in
the band, extensive touring over the years made The Byrds one of the
best live acts of the period.
By 1972, every member of The Byrds was poised to release solo albums. It
was Skip Battin (along with his writing partner Kim Fowley) whose
prolific output ensured that he was first off the mark.
Employing the talents of various Byrds and selected associates, Battinís
debut solo album Skip, reissued here on remastered CD, boasted a
formidable list of participants including Roger McGuinn and Clarence
White. All the songs were composed by Battin &Fowley and sound like
extensions of the material the two had been producing for the Byrds.
After Roger McGuinn dismantled The Byrds in preparation for the brief
reunion of the original line-up, Battin went on to feature in
later-generation versions of the New Riders Of The Purple Sage and the
Flying Burrito Brothers
This CD booklet features extensive liner notes by Johnny Rogan.