Flying Burrito Brothers The Gilded Palace of Sin

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In 1968, the Flying Burrito Brothers released The Gilded Palace of Sin on A&M Records,selling a disappointing 400,000 copies. Almost forty years later, front man Gram Parsons, is still spoken of with almost messianic reverence. Patron saint of alt-country, emblazoned with a shining cross, dead at 26. Overshadowed by Parsons, this album remains an anomaly in the country rock genre, a map in miniature of a moment in music, and warrants discussion as more than part of the Gram ...

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Overview

In 1968, the Flying Burrito Brothers released The Gilded Palace of Sin on A&M Records,selling a disappointing 400,000 copies. Almost forty years later, front man Gram Parsons, is still spoken of with almost messianic reverence. Patron saint of alt-country, emblazoned with a shining cross, dead at 26. Overshadowed by Parsons, this album remains an anomaly in the country rock genre, a map in miniature of a moment in music, and warrants discussion as more than part of the Gram Parsons legacy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826429032
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Series: 33 1/3 Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 968,097
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Proehl runs No Radio Records - a record store and label based in Ithaca, NY. He is also the publisher and editor of Tugboat Captain Press, a poetry imprint.

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