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New Riders of the Purple Sage: "People Used To Think Of Us As A Toy Band"

Danny Goldberg, Hit Parader, September 1974

BUDDY CAGE, steel guitar player for the New Riders and Marmaduke the singer were having a disagreement. "Those are a pretty weird bunch of folks," said Cage, "the people who would come to see us but wouldn't come to see the Dead." Marmaduke shook his head and refused to agree. "I don't know. There are some folks who just like the countryish thing and don't like the Dead's spaceout thing so much." Cage nodded. It was the most minor of disagreements. The New Riders were in a good mood. Their new album The Adventures Of Panama Red, had sold 180,000 in a couple of months, better than their last two albums and equal to the first.

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