Gram Parsons: Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels (Rhino)
John Morthland, No Depression, May 2001
EXCEPT FOR A brief period in the early '80s, when I now believe I was trying so hard I put a clothespin over my crap detector, I never really "got" Gram Parsons as a country artist. And as a country-rock harbinger, he definitely institutionalized some of the worst attributes of bands that followed in his wake and were accused of betraying him with those very traits.
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