TCCDM Pulls One Out..."American Flyer" - American Flyer (1976)
"American Flyer" - American Flyer (1976)
File "American Flyer" under the heading of bargain bin gold. Semi-gold, anyway. The music has a nice Eagles-Poco-Parsons singer-songwriter aura about it. Nothing mind-blowing, but it's pretty solid. No tracks to skip. The harmonies and vocals are warm and soothing, as is the music. Side one is fantastic. It's the kind of album to spin in the evenings when you're winding down. And one or two simoleons will let you take it home all day long. And ain't it nice when the ol' billfold takes a gentle hit for a change. Kinda makes up for some of the bigger purchases. And in this case...it was a steal.
For better or worse, American Flyer carries a bit of a "supergroup" tag on its back with members of Pure Prairie League, Blues Magoos, BS&T, and Velvet Underground each represented. And it was produced by George Martin. However, their self-titled album was not highly received in 1976. It did reach #87 on the Billboard 200, but they were hoping for better. And times were indeed a-changin'. Or beginning to. It's said that a broken clock has a way of getting it right twice a day. And as I look at my watch, the square holds up quite well.
"American Flyer" - American Flyer (back)
"Such A Beautiful Feeling"
"Back In '57"
"Lady Blue Eyes"
"Let Me Down Easy"
My copy was found in the bargain bin at The Record Ship. The album has a nice textured cover and comes with a custom sleeve with the lyrics and credits. The vinyl is an easy VG+. $2. Don't sleep on this one.
"American Flyer" - American Flyer
(custom sleeve front-back)
SIDE A DEADWAX
UALA 650 G-A TXO
SIDE B DEADWAX
UALA-650 G-B TXO
"Back In '57" - American Flyer / "American Flyer" (1976)
A1 "Light Of Your Love" 2:56
A2 "Such A Beautiful Feeling" 3:20
A3 "Back In '57" 3:25
A4 "Lady Blue Eyes" 3:13
A5 "Let Me Down Easy" 2:37
A6 "M" 3:51
B1 "The Woman In Your Heart" 4:09
B2 "Love Has No Pride" 3:32
B3 "Queen Of All My Days" 3:10
B4 "Drive Away" 2:32
B5 "Call Me, Tell Me" 2:33
B6 "End Of A Love Song" 0:52
Craig Fuller - bass, guitar, vocals
Steve Katz - guitar, harmonica, vocals
Eric Kaz - harmonica, keyboards, vocals
Doug Yule - drums, vocals
George Martin - producer