Tuesday, September 12, 2017

1972/1975, Pure Prairie League - Bustin' Out, cassette

This Cassette Tuesday we go back to the 70's with
Pure Prairie League "Bustin' Out", cassette.

Pure Prairie League I guess you can call it 
American Country Rock. Doing some research on them since the only thing I know 
of them is this cassette. In 1970 they named the band after a fictional 19th century temperance union
 featured in the 1939 Errol Flynn cowboy film Dodge City. A little trivia you can stump your friends.
Another trivia is the cover art. The first album self titled after the band Pure Prairie League used
a Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post cover featuring an old worn out cowboy
named Luke who would always appear on the cover albums.
OK now back to the band Pure Prairie League which I always remember hearing the
single "Amie" on the radio. Just many years later I decided to purchase the cassette.
On the cover it reads 1972 but the cassette is printed 1975 so it's
safe to say this was a reissued cassette.
Unfortunately this cassette has no credits other than the song titles and on
the cover back binder states Produced by Robt. Alan Ringe and String arrangements 
by special guest Mick Ronson (David Bowie and Mott the Hoople). So doing some research 
I see Mick Ronson contributed on "Boulder Skies", "Call Me, Tell Me" I even heard he played 
on "Angel #9" and a few others. Maybe on the deluxe CD there is more credits.

Pure Prairie League "Bustin' Out", cassette

(nothing on the other side)

Side 1

Side 2


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