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More Hot Burritos: the Flying Burrito Brothers

Mark Leviton, BAM, 7 March 1980

LOS ANGELES — If tradition in music is meaningful in any way, it is because performers can emerge and fade, groups can split up and vogues pass and still, somehow, a particular song or feeling can be preserved. In folk music especially, where melodies are molded and re-molded for generations, the interpretations of individuals, the intrusion of egos, is ultimately unimportant. The Flying Burritos Bros. have had half a dozen different line-ups in their 11-year existence, with only steel guitarist Sneaky Pete Kleinow remaining constant, but the Burritos attitude has never been seriously threatened.

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