The Gilded Palace of Sin

The Gilded Palace of Sin was recorded in 1969 by The Flying Burrito Brothers. The record sleeve is very hippie and trippy, so was the band for that matter. Anyways, special about this cover is that the suits are designed by Nudie Cohn, “the rodeo tailor”,  Gram Parsons’ suit is the most famous one, it’s embellished with poppies, pills, marijuana leaves, and a large, religious, cross. Flower Power at it’s best! (be sure to read about Mr Parsons and see the video nelow, you’ll see what we mean by “trippy”)the flying burrito bros
the flying burrito bros gilded sin album back
The Flying Burrito Brothers: The Gilded Palace of Sin, 1969, record cover. Barry Feinstein, photographer, Tom Wilkes, art director. (via Autry National Center; 2012.7.1.3 )
gram parsons nudie con suit photo jim mccrary
Gram Parsons in Nudie suit – Six Pictures by Jim McCrary, chief photographer for A&M Records in the sixties.

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