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Hoyt Axton: My Griffin Is Gone

Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 23 October 2008

HOYT AXTON'S 1969 LP My Griffin Is Gone, originally released to little notice on Columbia, belongs to that group of orchestrated baroque pop albums that folk-oriented singers, already inspired by Dylan, put out in the wake of Sgt. Pepper. Tim Buckley's Goodbye and Hello and Phil Ochs' Pleasures of the Harbor are other notable examples. (Randy Newman, though never a folkie, is a good model, too.)

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