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    'Back Where it All Began'. 9 minutes of bliss. [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRtEpVJ14gc[/ame]
     
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    Yes. Well. It just ain't my cross to bear. :D


    On another note, I saw them two years ago, minus Dickie Betts. Very shameful performance. :spank3:
     
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    LMAO cross to bear---I get it !!
     
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    What is our cross to bear is that the Allman Brothers, while terrific, never again had the spark of genius that it possessed when Duane Allman and Barry Oakley were alive. I have listened to my Dad's Allman Brothers collection and after Eat a Peach, the music became less extraordinary. But The Allman Brothers Band, Idlewild South, Live at the Fillmore, and Eat a Peach, are true acts of musical genius. Dickey Betts was/is a fabuously gifted guitarist, but he could not lift the group alone. And Gregg, to me anyway, has always been a dim reminder of the greatness of his brother. It is sad that almost no one my age has ever heard the original Allman Brothers. Duane died five years before I was born. Live at the Fillmore is one of the best rock/blues albums ever recorded. Later we heard faint echoes of the original Allman Brothers in groups like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Black Crows...but they were no Remedy, if you know what I mean. I was born too late. I am stuck in some bullshit Nine Inch Nails era, when musically all I ever wanted was to see and hear Duane Allman and Dickey Betts play that Blue Sky guitar duet from Eat a Peach.
     
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    My sentiments exactly, although Back Where all Begins was probably their best since the above mentioned.

    I was never a big Black Crows fan. Around that time, I was heavily into Eddie Boyd, Memphis Minnie, Robert Johnson, Buddy Guy and the like. As of late I've developed an "Alternative Country' addiction. Hey, at least they can play like the old dudes.
     
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    I don't think that show was in Ontario. :tongue1:
     
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    What sort of alt-country stuff are you listening to? Ryan Adams' first album is really good (the rest are good, too, but the first, Heartbreaker, is the only true "country" album he's done). Uncle Tupelo is alright, though it's kind of hard to listen to a bunch of hipsters from Chicago try to sing songs about growing up poor in the south. Have you heard of Drive-By Truckers? They're more of a southern rock sound, which is actually closer to Lynyrd Skynyrd than the Allmans, but they rock pretty hard and they're pretty much the only real southern rock band left.
     
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    Tell us more about Drive-By Truckers.
     

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