Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Under the Joshua Tree
On this date (September 19), Gram Parsons was found dead in a hotel room in Joshua Tree, California.
No - Gram Parsons did not make punk rock records, but he was one of the most outrageous guys in his genre... and he was one of the architects of the country-rock genre as a member of The Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers. His was the ethos that punk rock built upon... and let's not forget that punk faves like John Doe and Peter Case have been rocking the folk thing concurrently with their punk thing... so let's have a moment or two of praise for Gram.