Album Review: 3 Songs That Represent ‘The Gilded Palace of Sin’ By The Flying Burrito Brothers
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Gram Parsons has made an exceptional name for himself following his contributions to the Byrds and the International Submarine Band, but it was in this album that the rocker had fully emancipated his greatness in crafting his art. His country-rock touch to all his compositions shows a distinct and remarkable synergy that the album has a lot to offer. And in all honesty, it won’t be a shocker if this is one of the greatest country-rock albums to ever exist.
Take note that every song in existence to this album is a country-rock song, and “Christine’s Tune” emphasized more on that. Though the lyrics playfully blame Christine as the devil in disguise, the strict orchestration of the song as well as its crisp vocal definitely encourages you to listen much deeper to it.
Well, the album won’t be completed if this juxtaposed imagery of “Sin City” won’t be shredded into the light. Chris Hillman had famously claimed that the song had “wrote itself”, and the magnetic field that was drawn to this song could definitely spark interest on whether or not the song is mocking or describing the sin city in general wonderment.
This song might assume to an ordinary run-on-the-mill song type, but this was a likely reference to the use of drugs. Its deep metaphorical roots stumbled upon the nature of its clever country-rock autonomy could definitely give you the right amount of “feels”.