Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Gram Parsons

Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been contemplating shelving this project for a bit due to the fact that I simply don't seem to have the time necessary to update it. It sure isn't because I haven't been hearing good music though.
Getting into the whole beardo disco lovefingers/bumrocks sound has opened my head up to varieties of music I had not thought of in ages (hell I am actively seeking some of Vangelis's 70s output with a fervor I haven't felt in years).
With this view in mind I picked up a double album set by Gram Parsons. It contains his total solo recorded output on one cd and it has been something I have been meaning to do for a long time. I mean if you live in LA you gotta study the history of the music here (see woebot for an expanded [and typical for him, outsider] view of LA's musical history).
Connecting the dots in his short life leads one to the Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers and strangely the Rolling Stone's at their most country. Here is a track by him, and one the Stone's wrote with him in mind.

Gram Parsons - A song for you

Rolling Stones - Wild Horses


Mandell said...

Speaking of Vangelis of the 70's, that album "Earth" is so quentissential prog but so beautiful.A concept album about the beginning of the world.

Hope school isn't kicking you that hard.

hector23 said...

I just got a greatest hits of his and Heaven and Hell which I am eagerly in the process of devouring.

School is a bit of a bitch and sure is preventing me from posting but I think i have a handle on it.

Cheers man, nice to see you around again.