Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Fallen Angels: It's a Long Way Down
Attention all editors: I still have a wonderful long-form feature article here, if you want it. Contact me if there's interest.
The story of the Fallen Angels is rich with period detail, and several key members survive to tell it. Popular in Georgetown clubs in the late '60s, the group opened for bands like the Velvet Underground and the Yardbirds, recorded at the same time and in the same studio as Hendrix, and had the misfortune of getting tied up with the Roulette record label, which was mob-owned.
The piece that ran in the Washingtonian is mostly about the band's rarer-than-rare second album, It's a Long Way Down, which was released 50 years ago. Read the article here.
And here's a Fallen Angels' promotional video from that album, a strange little time capsule.