The Allman Brothers
Thanks Justine, now go save the world…
Things to enjoy in this segment – peanut butter, Tokyo, serial murderers, peaches
A week later, the Allman Brothers penultimate show doesn’t feel like the huge let down it did at the same: really, 180 minutes of music isn’t that terrible and really Gregg had all his powers brought back to him: but it wasn’t the three set extravaganza I’d have gotten if I’d made it to the last last last show.
Last Night, October 28th, 2014, The Allman Brothers Played Their Final Concert…. Here Is The Setlist
the guys came forward and took a bow, then Gregg talked about the beginningstThen announced they were going to end it with the first song they ever played And Trouble No More became the first, and the last, song played by the Allman Brothers Band
While Gregg and Warren shared the lead on “Blind Willie McTell”, and Warren was spectacular on “Dreams” . Oteil was a signal post on a band with three drummers and if Derek has had better nights, whenever the two guitarists went after it it was lights out. But it was really Greg’s night
Last March Gregg Allman got sick during what should have been the Allman Brothers final stand ever at the Beacon Theatre and so to make it up they included this string of dates during Rocktober. It will also be their last performances ever
Kisses For Breakfast – Melissa Steel – Already a hit in the UK, this is a huge summersmash in some alternative world, in this world it is a pop reggae move, a sort of warm Caribbean caress of a track that missed its window of opportunity, with dance Hall great Popcaan toasting – A
Whipping Post – The Allman Brothers – In feverish anticipation for the Allman Brothers last stand (I got a ticket for the penultimate night, despite all my efforts), I’ve been jamming this Duane Allman piece of roughshod blues from a 1970 gig – A
Playing with Fire – Chelsea Grin – The problem with metalcore is it lives and dies with the lead singer and however great the rest of he band is, if the lead singer sucks, the band sucks. And Alex Koehler doesn’t suck – B+
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No One To Run With – The Allman Brothers – Dicky Betts takes the rhythmic lick from a Stephen Stills and places it on top of a choo choo train, than rolls over country and rock on the way to pop – A
Betts is playing The Concert hall on West 63 street on Friday August 8 th and I for one have never seen him solo but I think he is better guitarist than anybody in his former band and kinda assume this is as close as you are gonna get to the essence of the greatest Southern boogie band of all time.
The Allmans are still great, in some ways greater, than ever. And here is a musical question: will Dickey Betts be there??? It isn’t every day you get to experience something like that but kudos to the greatest Southern jam band of them all for completing their life together in the place they enjoyed so many triumphs.
That means it will be a complete bitch to get one if you don’t have one and I don’t have one because I already saw the band without Gregg. And while I absolutely don’t regret having seen em now I’m obsessing about seeing the band with Gregg for the last last last stand!!
Sleeper Agent released the sleeper album of the year, a fine sophomore effort overflowing with hooks, melodies and potential hits. Followed by a surfeit of albums which can only sustain it with a song or two
When is an Allman Brothers performance not an Allman Brothers performance? When the last remaining original Allman Brother calls in sick and for one night only it to the Haynes-Trucks Band.
With a minimum of guest stars, basically just the Juke Horns and Robert Randolph and a catalog of blues magic, they seem to be rifling through their collective consciousness. Far blusier than boogier
Everything ends buddy, and this is the end of the Allman Brothers, the last March Madness ever. I saw em three times in the past six years and, if anything, have steadily improved over the years. And while the reports from the Beacon have been decidedly mixed, nobody is complaining. I’ll be there Friday night.
Crazy Little Thing called Love – Queen – I am no Queen fan, indeed, i always found them as disreputably shallow purveyors of glam, a somewhat shallow musical idiom at the best of times; but this straight forward little rocker stands out as the closet they ever got to a standard and it hasn’t aged a day – A+
Matt Rad is all over this slice of modern pop dross misstep from a woman who should have returned to her roots and instead went to the pop charts. The only area of interest is yet another chorus that seems to have been made from the sweat off Bono’s brow and a mood infused with the loss of Corey – C-
Janine Rostron is an acquired taste and I recommend seeing her live to get the full impact of her gender uncertain agitprop, though this song isn’t so out there the bass line doesn’t keep you in and keep you there – A-
Yeah, so after everything from hepatitis to rehab, the band is finally running full steam and the two guitarists so I guess that’s why Gregg decided to retire the name. “This is it – this is the end of it. 45 years is enough and I want to do something else, anyway.”
After Grand Theft Auto got through with the Hawaiian native, he’d move to L.A. and signed to WB. Nice work if you can get it, and the opening track of his first major label album, he gives them what they want: modern AOR with a mid tempo alt indie and a catchy hook, “leave your record on” he is more than willing to repeat till you get the point – B+
As I remember, they put on a perfectly acceptable show with a lot more Southern rock jam than I expected. This started me thinking about other Southern bands