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Gene Clark: Flying High (Polydor)

Jon Savage, MOJO, 1998

UNTIL RECENTLY, Gene Clark has been one of rock's best kept secrets. Harassed by his Byrd colleagues, ignored as the real inventor of country rock in favour of lesser talents like Gram Parsons, it's as though he had taken the loser's role from one of his exquisitely melancholic songs. So, let's say it and say it loud: Gene Clark deserves his place way high in the pantheon.

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