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  posted on 5/14/2014 at 12:14 PM
Raw torment of desperate blues transforming,
into warm sunny blue sky days,
floating on the grass by the river,
soaring with eagles.
Polyrythm percussion tumbling bass rapids, ivory keys cascading,
slide guitar molasses knife grit, reality burning from the speakers,
timeslip express to the Elysian fields of endless summer

 
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  posted on 5/14/2014 at 03:50 PM
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Raw torment of desperate blues transforming,
into warm sunny blue sky days,
floating on the grass by the river,
soaring with eagles.
Polyrythm percussion tumbling bass rapids, ivory keys cascading,
slide guitar molasses knife grit, reality burning from the speakers,
timeslip express to the Elysian fields of endless summer


Sounds like you got a good handle on it. It is what you feel, as much as what you hear.

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  posted on 5/14/2014 at 04:02 PM
Um, music and lyrics.
 

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  posted on 5/14/2014 at 04:04 PM
In the original line-up?... Passion, creativity and raw talent.

In the Current line-up?...Too much Warren Haynes.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2014 at 04:55 PM
A soaring historic eagle remembering the past while embracing the present. Far better sound and musicianship than I first heard in Macon Coliseum. A maelstrom of melodic percussion.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2014 at 05:05 PM
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In the original line-up?... Passion, creativity and raw talent.

In the Current line-up?...Too much Warren Haynes.


What he said...^


 

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  posted on 5/14/2014 at 05:19 PM
Well, I'm easily bored, so for me I haven't heard much that really excites me anymore. There are moments in shows where I'm hearing something great , but overall, not so much anymore for me.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2014 at 05:32 PM
I hear some of the classical giants, especially Beethoven, amplified and orchestrated for a rock band. In terms of mood and overall feel, there isn't that much difference between Mountain Jam and the 4th movement of Beethoven's 9th.

I hear Miles Davis and John Coltrane, especially Kind Of Blue, which the original band soaked up by osmosis. The ABB blueprint carries a lot of DNA from that album in particular.

There are many jams that remind me of East-West by the Butterfield Blues Band, especially Mountain Jam.

In anything with Dickey, you hear Western swing guitar harmonies and bluegrass picking.

In a similar vein, in any show with Derek you are going to hear Ravi Shankar and the other Indian greats coming through his playing.

I know some people hate this aspect of Warren, but anytime he plays I hear a lot of good old classic hard rock like Zeppelin, Mountain, Humble Pie and Cream. Maybe the "too much Warren" people don't like it, but I love that stuff, so it's not a problem to me.

When Gregg sings, you can hear an old 78 of Robert Johnson or Son House.

The whole beauty of the ABB is that they draw from so many different sounds, and are many different things to different people.

 
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  posted on 5/14/2014 at 05:47 PM
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I know some people hate this aspect of Warren, but anytime he plays I hear a lot of good old classic hard rock like Zeppelin, Mountain, Humble Pie and Cream. Maybe the "too much Warren" people don't like it, but I love that stuff, so it's not a problem to me.


I do not "Hate" it.......just believe that is why he has the Mule.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2014 at 06:03 PM
Fair enough BigV, I can see your point.

I guess I just have a different view of what players like Derek, Warren and Oteil can or should bring to the table. I want them to express themselves in the fullest, most creative way possible, not constrain their playing to what fits the ABB of years past.

The current lineup definitely doesn't sound much like the original band, but I think that is a good thing. I can speak for anybody else, but if they were just trying to fit the ABB mold, the last decade would have been much less interesting to me.

 
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  posted on 5/14/2014 at 06:09 PM
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Fair enough BigV, I can see your point.

I can speak for anybody else, but if they were just trying to fit the ABB mold, the last decade would have been much less interesting to me.


Fair enough Rob, I can see your point too.

The last decade has been much less interesting to me because of it.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2014 at 06:36 PM
Life with jobs, kids, responsibilities, is so scheduled and restrained because there is always somewhere to be and something to do. When I am at the Beacon shows, and the band stretches out and plays the longer songs, Kind of Bird, Eliz Reed, etc., it's like a spa for the mind and spirit - things just flow. The music ebbs and swells and one is just carried along with it. That's why I love the long songs that have a lot of improvised sections.
 

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  posted on 5/14/2014 at 07:04 PM
Not sure how to exactly describe it, but there's something in parts of some of the songs that gives a magical moment or where I can just get lost in the moment or lost in time - when nothing else matters. Mostly it's tunes like "High Falls" or "Dreams" that can trigger that effect - usually when the intense solos & climb ups kick in.
 

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  posted on 5/14/2014 at 07:58 PM
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I hear some of the classical giants, especially Beethoven, amplified and orchestrated for a rock band. In terms of mood and overall feel, there isn't that much difference between Mountain Jam and the 4th movement of Beethoven's 9th.

I hear Miles Davis and John Coltrane, especially Kind Of Blue, which the original band soaked up by osmosis. The ABB blueprint carries a lot of DNA from that album in particular.

There are many jams that remind me of East-West by the Butterfield Blues Band, especially Mountain Jam.

In anything with Dickey, you hear Western swing guitar harmonies and bluegrass picking.

In a similar vein, in any show with Derek you are going to hear Ravi Shankar and the other Indian greats coming through his playing.

I know some people hate this aspect of Warren, but anytime he plays I hear a lot of good old classic hard rock like Zeppelin, Mountain, Humble Pie and Cream. Maybe the "too much Warren" people don't like it, but I love that stuff, so it's not a problem to me.

When Gregg sings, you can hear an old 78 of Robert Johnson or Son House.

The whole beauty of the ABB is that they draw from so many different sounds, and are many different things to different people.


agreed
A mix of rock, blues, jazz, with a sprinkle of country and Eastern music thrown in.
The personality of the musicians comes through.
Duane's intensity and fire
Derek's inner contemplation
Each era is different - a good thing, imo

[Edited on 5/15/2014 by stormyrider]

 

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  posted on 5/14/2014 at 08:01 PM
From the original to the current lineup, I hear the tightest band alive, even better than any young new group. I hear true masters of playing together as one unit at the highest possible level. I hear the utmost passion, effort, and talent of any current band playing today.
 

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  posted on 5/15/2014 at 09:16 AM
I hear a mesh of notes and melodies that inspire feelings of joy, comfort and security. In the words i hear deep soulful lament, lifting spirit of joy, sharing sorrow and a full understanding of how i feel. the allman brothers band permeated my soul the first time i saw them live and has remained imbedded in my spirit for 35 years. they have a song for every emotion. but that's my opinion.
 

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  posted on 5/15/2014 at 11:14 AM
I hear a mixture of everything thats great about american music. grabbed ahold of me 40+ years ago, and has not let go.

 

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  posted on 5/15/2014 at 12:22 PM
something that makes me forget my pain

 

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  posted on 5/15/2014 at 03:01 PM
In the current lineup:
Passion. Talent. 7 musicians who actually listen to each other and play to the best of their ability, care for the music they are playing and care about how they present it.

And for ALL lineups, Boyton Brother says it perfectly:

"From the original to the current lineup, I hear the tightest band alive, even better than any young new group. I hear true masters of playing together as one unit at the highest possible level. I hear the utmost passion, effort, and talent of any current band playing today. "

 
 


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