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Burrito Deluxe – The Flying Burrito Brothers

Flying Burrito Brothers Burrito Deluxe

Burrito Deluxe

(1970), 5.5/10
Despite its quality, The Gilded Palace of Sin wasn’t a success, and Chris Etheridge quit the band. He was replaced by future Eagle Bernie Leadon, who pushed Hillman to bass, while former Byrd Michael Clarke was recruited as the drummer. The resulting album is much more conventionally country rock than its predecessor – it’s much less idiosyncratic and dated, and much more unified.

Burrito Deluxe sounds like a good album while it’s on, but the songs just aren’t there this time; Parsons was disinterested in the band after the first failure, and was much more interested in hanging out with The Rolling Stones. The most memorable track is the cover of The Stones’ ‘Wild Horse’, released before the Stones’ own version – it sounds similar, but Parsons is a lesser singer than Jagger, so the Stones’ version is superior. Elsewhere, Burrito Deluxe is just a nice sounding country-rock record with no memorable songs.

The Train Song is a non-album single from the same era:

One thought on “Burrito Deluxe – The Flying Burrito Brothers Leave a comment

  1. I liked this one also. I can tell you for a fact that when i was listening to the music of Gram and the Burritos it was not well know or getting any kind of air play where i was at. I will always think of Rick Grech for turning me onto to this music. I guy from England introduces me to this american music. Very cool. Good on you for digging this stuff.

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