|Pure Prairie League circa 1975|
Monday, December 13, 2010
'Rebel' Rod's Ramblings, Revisitations, & Recollections - Pure Prairie League's "Country Song"
By 'Rebel' Rod Ames
In 1972 one of my favorite bands around was an amazingly talented band out of Ohio that went by the name of Pure Prairie League. In 1972, with their Freshmen record under their belts, they were just beginning to raise some eyebrows. With the group of music lovers I was hanging with back then, they were raising a lot more than eyebrows.
This band consisted of Craig Fuller (vocals, guitars), George Powell (vocals, guitars), Jim Caughlan (drums), John Lanham (bass & background vocals) and John David Call (pedal steel guitar). Later on the band went on to fame with their song "Amie", but their first record, the self titled album has always been their best in my opinion.
Residing on this record were eight incredibly well crafted songs, including, "Tears", "Take it Before You Go", "You're Between Me", "Woman", "Doc's Tune", "Country Song", "Harmony Song", and "It's All On Me". Every single tune was not just a good song, every single tune was a great song.
My personal favorite was "Country Song", featuring John David Call's fantastic pedal steel, and is nearly 8 minutes of pure pleasure for the inner ear.
So with out wasting any more of your time, please enjoy Pure Prairie League's "Country Song".
Posted by 'Rebel' Rod at 4:41 AM