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Hot BurritosItem #: HL.00332396
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Written by John Einarson.
The True Story of The Flying Burrito Brothers. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 6x8.5 inches. 336 pages. Published by Jawbone Press. (HL.00332396)
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Forty years ago, former Byrds Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons released The Gilded Palace of Sin, the debut album by their new band, The Flying Burrito Brothers. Desperados in sequined Nudie suits fired by a dream to pull rock music back from the psychedelic abyss and return it to its pure and simple country roots, The Flying Burrito Brothers were avatars of a whole new genre that still thrives. Hot Burritos is the first ever biography of the band, as told to writer John Einarson by founding Burrito Chris Hillman and other group members and associates. Previously guarded about the group's history, Hillman offers an intimate portrait of his doomed bandmate Gram Parsons, and a colourfully detailed, deeply insightful, hard-hitting and personal account of one of contemporary music's most respected and innovative bands.