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Author: Subject: Butch Trucks is just such a nice guy

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  posted on 4/8/2016 at 05:04 PM
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bands are not necessarily love fests between members. they are like coworkers, sometimes good friends, sometimes not. doesn't mean there's a good guy or a bad guy - just personal squabbles between each other. shouldn't detract from the work they do or music they make. i seem to remember another drummer that use to take out his hatred for one of his band members on the drums also...




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  posted on 4/8/2016 at 06:51 PM
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My theory, take it or leave it, has always been that Butch has resented that Dickey got all the publishing royalties for songs that Butch maintains, "we all wrote", i.e. Liz Reed, Jessica, mostly the instrumentals. He's said this in print over and over and over. Levon Helm held the same grudge against Robbie Robertson, and I'm almost sure that's where Butch got the idea that Dickey "screwed" him by not naming him in the publishing rights. That point can be argued until Kingdom Come, but I think I can state unequivocally that Butch did NOT come up with the melody for Liz Reed, or for Jessca, or the lyrics for Blue Sky, or Ramblin' Man, etc.

Sorry, but coming up a triplet or high-hat pattern does NOT entitle you to equal publishing rights with the guy WHO WROTE THE GD SONG.

So, Butch decided that creating his own all-ABB label would solve THAT problem. Dickey, through being burned by Phil Walden for non-payment of royalties owed - it was he who suspected that the ABB was getting screwed and had Capricorn's books audited, which confirmed his suspicions, resulting in a settlement that benefited ALL members, especially Gregg after Dickey - some gratitude by the way - and Dickey naturally smelled a rat and wondered what Butch was up to. After all, is it not a CLASSIC conflict of interest to be the owner of a label for the very band you are a member of? Whose interests are Butch going to put first, the BAND's or the label's? Gee, I wonder. Duh.

I'm sure Dickey did too. Whatever people will say about him, he is no fool. I'm sure he pushed back. Butch, who needed strength in numbers to build his power base within the band to overcome the Dickey obstacle to his burgeoning empire (in his OWN mind), already had Jaimoe in his back pocket due to their drumming simpatico (and Jaimoe is very non-confrontational, usually preferring to go with the flow). Butch then got Gregg on board, and Presto! Voting majority established. Butch wins. And Dickey is forced out with some trumped up BS, eliminating the obstacle forever, once they got the details of the NDA worked out to keep Dickey from ever telling the TRUTH about what happened.

Too bad that NDA has never stopped Butch and Gregg from endlessly FILLETING Dickey publicly in print every chance they've had since 2000.

Funny - I don't recall Dickey EVER screwing the fans out of their money the way Butch has with his get-rich quick scheme after yet another get-rich quick scheme. You all do remember that Butch's all consuming desire was to retire to the South of France, don't you? Can you say Delusions Of Grandeur?

Remember Moogis? How soon they forget.

And yet Dickey is now almost universally hated as a result of Butch and Gregg's almost ceaseless anti-Betts propaganda campaign.

Seems to have been pretty effective, if not historically and factually accurate....





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My theory, take it or leave it, has always been that Butch has resented that Dickey got all the publishing royalties for songs that Butch maintains, "we all wrote", i.e. Liz Reed, Jessica, mostly the instrumentals. He's said this in print over and over and over

Remarks: If each person contributed their parts to the song, then they are ALL co-writers of the song as it came to be, otherwise they are owners only of their parts of the song. The song is a compilation of all the input and all the parts. One can argue that their part is more pronounced, recognizable or important, but that gets into personalities. When the band was formed and songs were beginning to be written, there should have been decisions made as to who the writers were, just like how the Beatles did it.

Blaming Butch for the Capricorn problems - not fair. he did not initiate any of the financial discrepancies, did he?

France: Butch DID buy a house in France, and I am quite impressed at where he chose, he will be well placed when the End Times comes, and he probably did not even know the historic significance of it. I would applaud and say well done.

Moogis was not a disaster, it was an enjoyable part of history, providing live real time concerts to people who could not be there in person.


Dickey is hated because of Butch's propaganda campaign? I don't think Butch has that much power over people. You don't even think he is charismatic, so how could it be that his words alone would be enough to convince people that Dickey should be hated? I don't think he is hated by any of the fans, anyone else who he may have had dealings with formed their own opinions based on their own experiences and interactions with him. I also think hatred is not the correct word. If you said some of them think he was difficult to work with that might be more true. Everybody has their own ideas how things should be, and how they want them to be (that is their preferences), oftentimes others do not meet their expectations, or they just annoy them. It's personalities more than anything else.



 

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  posted on 4/9/2016 at 08:20 AM
Why does the Freight Train Band play Dickey songs? Has Butch ever written a song?

 

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  posted on 4/9/2016 at 11:04 AM
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Why does the Freight Train Band play Dickey songs? Has Butch ever written a song?

He co-wrote JaBuMa.

 

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