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Flatlanders find new life with 'lost' recording
The Flatlanders – the West Texas trinity of Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock -- were about 50 years behind the times and 15 years ahead of it, Ely once surmised. The band left behind a batch of songs recorded in 1972 and then disappeared, leaving behind a legacy that inspired countless bands and movements over the decades. As the Velvet Underground were to punk and postpunk, the Flatlanders were to outlaw and outsider country.
April 5, 2013