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Author: Subject: The Brother's March 10, 2020

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  posted on 7/8/2020 at 06:03 AM
Yes that is true CanadianMule. The mix of old guys (who had the control of the band) and the new guys failed to morph into the determination and creativity it takes to make a band grow and produce new music and albums.

Warren and Derek mentioned several times how they are eager to get the band in the studio. Warren said he himself had new songs for the band to record. Eventually Gregg joined their push to get into the studio and Gregg went public and said there would be another Allman Brothers album even if they had to record it without Butch Trucks. Apparently Butch didn't see the point in spending the money it would take to do a good album (they were not with a label) if it wasn't going to sell that well. Their money was coming from playing live.

In 2002 Butch and Gregg were wanting to get into the studio now they were rid of Epic Records and show the world the Allman Brothers Band can do a good album without Dickey Betts being on it and hogging the song writing. They did Hitting The Note which was a good album. I bought it and liked it and apparently most hardcore fans did. But it didn't sell well and that must have been why Butch didn't see why they should do that again. Butch made that argument when he was still posting on this site. Apparently after 2000AD and Epic they had to pay for their own studio time and production and releasing costs. You know the ABB actually got out of the mood to put out new albums in 1995. After 1994's Where It All Begins, they only did one and it was done mostly to show they didn't need Dickey to do an album.

Warren and Derek and even Gregg decided there was no creative need to keep the Allman Brothers going by 2006 and they had a meeting and agreed they were end it after the 40fh anniversary shows in 2009. Great shows at the Beacon that year with Clapton and others who had played with Duane. But Butch Trucks got cold feet as Warren put it and pressed for 5 more years. So they played on until 2014 and Warren felt it was happening again so he and Derek went public that they were leaving the band after the 45th anniversary shows.

I don't know why Butch was like that but my guess and hunch was he needed the good paying shows to get his tax mess straighten out.

Butch was a great drummer and played hard for the band from the beginning. Butch apparently could never chill his anger and hatred for Dickey Betts and a few other people such as Ed King seemed to keep him steamed. It turned out to be a sad, sad story and situation for Butch. Butch was one of my heroes and favorites and so were Dickey and Gregg. I hated to see those guys like that... then Butch dying like he did. Well it's just awful. One thing for certain there was plenty of drama in the Allman Brothers beginning with Duane getting killed. And you know, it hurt that band. They would of had several more fantastic new albums if all that crap didn't keep coming around. Drugs? Alcohol? I guess.

But the young new generation Allman Brothers were full of energy and creativity like the old guys were in 1970. They wanted to record and grow and the old guys were not that motivated anymore to record new music.

 

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  posted on 7/8/2020 at 06:49 AM
Going to make this simple. I had more fun and thought the show on 3/10 was more fun and better than most of the ABB shows I saw from 20004-2014.
 

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  posted on 7/8/2020 at 07:07 AM
I did too Agerst1574. At the show I wasn't thinking I was actually seeing the Allman Brothers so it wasn't distracting not to hear Gregg and Dickey singing. At a Stones concert I want Mick to be there or why go.

That lineup was like the original Allman Brothers. They all came to play and free of negative thoughts and arguments and jealousies toward other guys on the stage. It does make a difference.

Likely the MSQ band was the only lineup completely free of any negative BS floating around in the stage since the original lineup.

You didn't detect any of that with the original band and the same at Madison Square Garden.

[Edited on 7/8/2020 by blackey]

 

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