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Gretchen: The Real Story

  As King’s X took their next step on the path of redefining music, Gretchen Goes to Nebraska brought clearly into view the height of the musical mountain they were determined to climb.   The first time I heard Gretchen I realized THIS is what music is supposed to be: passionate, heavy, melodic and progressive without ever losing the groove.   There was another gem in addition to the music:   the story of Gretchen herself.   Even years later I would occasionally pull out the liner notes and attempt to read the tale.   Unfortunately, the format caused everything to blend together and proved a bit difficult to follow.   Not unlike Gretchen.   Who can complain?   How many bands put an entire story inside their album notes, especially one about a strange girl who travels through stranger lands? This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while, but feel now is the proper time.   Even if you have a physical copy of GGtN, or take the time to find the liner notes online, it’s still a diffic