Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Keith Olsen

"Lament of the Astral Cowboy"

“Astral Cowboy”: Not Enough Echo

Yesterday’s piece about Sagittarius (et al.) brought to mind one particular Curt Boettcher song that too few people have heard, 1969’s (demo only) “Lament of the Astral Cowboy” — one hundred forty mesmerizing seconds, each one of them echo-filled: Could this be what Gram Parsons had envisioned when he came

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"Sister Marie"

“Sister Marie”: Not Meant for LP

“Sister Marie” – a great song that slipped between the cracks – found belated release as a bonus instrumental on the CD release of Sagittarius anthology Present Tense (1968 Columbia LP, originally): “Sister Marie” [demo] Sagitttarius (1968) According to the liner notes, Gary Usher recorded this backing track with Sagitarrius in mind

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