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Sons of The Pioneers: Beachwood Sparks

Erik Himmelsbach, L.A. Weekly, 3 March 2000

THE SOUND was pure post-Sunset Strip riot chillout, a yanking of the reins away from pop chaos. It was all sweet, mournful harmonies, the plaintive weep of the pedal steel, a simple beat that enabled you to hold your honey tight, with a dash of added trippiness to remind you that this wasn't your old man's country music. Tunes like Gene Clark's 'Tried So Hard', the Byrds' 'Old John Robertson' and the Burritos' 'Hot Burrito #1' helped transform L.A. from a psychedelic megalopolis to a lonesome, dirt-road-laden town.

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