Friday, April 5, 2013

"I'm Almost Ready" by Pure Prairie League

Song#:  0310
Date:  08/23/1980
Debut:  79
Peak:  34
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Country Rock, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  After grabbing their first (and only) Top 10 hit with "Let Me Love You Tonight," the group released this second single from their successful "Firin' Up" album. Although it didn't do as well as the previous single, it did make it into the Top 40 and also hit #10 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The song was written by group member Vince Gill.

ReduxReview:  Odd that this song didn't get on the country chart. It is definitely a country crossover/rock tune that would certainly hit these days. But it does almost border on Southern rock, which is not my favorite style (as mentioned on previous posts, if you are keeping up). It's a good jam, but nothing memorable for me. In fact, there is a song on the album called "Give It Up" that is far better and should have been the single.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The unusual group name came courtesy of original member Tom McGrail. He happened to catch a late night showing of the 1939 film "Dodge City" starring Errol Flynn. In the film there is a women's temperance group and their name was the "Pure Prairie League."


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