Formed in 1971, this US country rock group comprised Craig Lee Fuller (vocals/guitar), George Powell (vocals/guitar), John Call (pedal steel guitar), Jim Lanham (bass) and Jim Caughlin (drums). Their self-titled debut album was a strong effort, and included the excellent Tears, Youre Between Me (a tribute to McKendree Spring) and Its All On Me. The work also featured some novel sleeve artwork, using Norman Rockwells portrait of an ageing cowboy as a symbol of the Old West. On Pure Prairie League, the figure was seen wistfully clutching a record titled Dreams Of Long Ago. For successive albums, the cowboy would be portrayed being ejected from a saloon, stranded in a desert and struggling with a pair of boots. The image effectively gave Pure Prairie League a brand name, but by the time of Bustin Out, Fuller and Powell were left to run the group using session musicians. This album proved their...
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