The Gilded Palace Of Sin and Burrito Deluxe
Released: Mar 1969
Label: HIP-O (PG)/Fontana
"Cosmic American music" is a now famous phrase the late, great Gram Parsons once coined to describe the Flying Burritos Brothers' genre-defining brand of country-rock, a dreamy fusion of Bakersfield honky tonk, old school rock & roll, Southern soul and California hippie vibrations. Though both Gilded Palace and Burrito Deluxe are filled with gems, the no. 1 best representation of this cosmic Americana thingy just might be the cover of "Dark End of the Street." That song is so heavenly.