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Sunday, 29 December 2013

The Burrito Brothers



                                       
                                 The Burrito Brothers

 
A significant chapter in The Flying Burrito Brothers history began in 1979, when Kleinow, Gilbeau, and Battin reunited under the name Burrito Brothers, and added vocalist and multi-instrumentalist John Beland to the lineup. Beland and Guilbeau had been bandmates in Swampwater (a pioneering country-rock band in its own right) a decade earlier, and the old chemistry between the two really clicked. This lineup recorded two full-length albums for the Curb label, and scored several minor hit singles on the country charts.

1982's Sunset Sundown consists of mellow mainstream country music, and is well done on that level. Beland and Guilbeau did most of the writing on both albums, and the results are impressive. The music of these Burrito Brothers was certainly more commercial than that of the original Parsons-Hillman combo