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  posted on 8/18/2017 at 02:26 PM
this is so much fun to read:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/stacks-hitting-the-note-with-the-allman-brothe rs-band

 

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  posted on 8/18/2017 at 03:53 PM
Been trying to read this for an HOUR. No offense to The Daily Beat, but their site page will NOT scroll or move and every time I get to almost the end of the article, some malware appears and shuts down the page. I have yet to finish reading this. ARGH! What I have read is awesome though.

 

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  posted on 8/18/2017 at 04:19 PM
Finally got to read this. My take on this is that Gregg and Butch didn't like it because there is no PR spin or sugarcoating by Rolling Stone writer Grover Lewis. He recorded and wrote verbatim what they said and did, and did not filter anything out.

In 30 years of doing my own freelance arts & entertainment journalism, if I left in 100 percent of everything that artists said to me, they would ALL look very bad (and I am being tactful here). I have used considerable discretion at editing out artists' lengthy rants about how wonderful they think drugs are, tons of profanity, sexist banter especially directed at me, and worse, ad nauseum. I elect to edit out that sort of discussion but a journalist is not required to and it's really just a courtesy or judgment call.

Sometimes I edit out things artists say to me that do not depict them as bad but they discuss business about their careers that could hurt their career. I have had artists tell me that their record label dropped them and they have no label at the time I am interviewing them.

I had one artist tell me what I thought was a very enjoyable anecdote about another artist they had worked with and they told it I think with affection, but my gut feeling is that the artist that was being spoken about in the anecdote would not have thought the same (it was basically told with the viewpoint and tone that this Grover Lewis used, but the artist I was interviewing used it too in an anecdote about a fellow artist/friend/colleague. So I left that out.

I interviewed one artist who was high as the sky and difficult so I just never sent it in.

Also while I have interviewed artists with all sorts of regional dialects and accents from New York to South, from Japan to England, I leave in the dialect when it portrays the artist with what I like to call, atmosphere or flavor and serves as a positive reflection of their hometown roots or country of origin, and done with dignity & class and showing them as articulate, but when they naturally sound how do I put this tactfully, like a hick, (to some people who might take it that way when reading the interview), I refine their dialect to sound articulate and well not like a hick.

I'm thinking that Gregg & the band were not thrilled with Lewis printing their thick native Southern dialect verbatim..example the word tired as "tahred" even if that's the actual way they said it. Or the band not using proper grammatical lexicon or tense. I caught a "They was" type of lexicon instead of "They were". I edit that sort of stuff to make artists look articulate but many writers do not and they don't need or have to, it's a courtesy I do and nothing more.

Grover Lewis printed how the ABB band and crew spoke, what they discussed verbatim and what they did including ALOT of drugs and groupies as well, profanity, etc. He just did not filter anything and did not PR or sugarcoat or edit it. It is what it is, plain and simple and a true depiction of everyday talk and activity of the band, professional and personal.

I liked it, just my 2 cents. It's refreshing and real.


P.S. Someone posted another thread recently about the inspiration for Dickey writing IMOER as being Dickey's affair with Boz Scagg's wife Carmella (who Boz later divorced she is now deceased). In that thread someone posted verbatim what Duane had said, and I saw that in this article. I really LOL at that! I have never seen this article and never knew about it. Alao the famous photo I have seen all my life of Gregg & Duane napping on the tour bus with their sunglasses on, I also did not know was originally from this article. Thanks for sharing!


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  posted on 8/18/2017 at 05:29 PM
Wow - finally got to read this, as well.

As a fan, that's as close to the band as I've ever felt, even now after all these years.

That said I'd have preferred the focus be more on the music instead of all the other extra-curriculum.

But hey, it happened and I'm grateful to feel part of it all in a limited way.


 

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  posted on 8/18/2017 at 05:46 PM
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Wow - finally got to read this, as well.

As a fan, that's as close to the band as I've ever felt, even now after all these years.

That said I'd have preferred the focus be more on the music instead of all the other extra-curriculum.

But hey, it happened and I'm grateful to feel part of it all in a limited way.




That's what I thought also that the focus was more on their daily activities and lifestyle and not on the music. That also was the tone of Scott Freeman's book "Midnight Riders" which I know the entire band hates. But Freeman's book which I read I also did not like because it also focused on alot of lawsuits and band infighting. I liked this RS article because it seemed like it was told more as a "day in the life" sort of vibe.

I also caught that it was not just the ABB that was presented as "real". When Lewis mentioned Promoter Bill Graham's "hired goons" as he put it. I used to love Bill Graham and still appreciate what he did in showcasing artists especially the ABB and helping their careers. But in the years after he died, after he was no longer All Powerful and holding what became a monopoly as a national promoter, many artists and journalists have now come forward and have discussed his real side as a bit of a ruthless, shady, rather dark character who could make...or break...a career. I recently watched an outstanding BBC Documentary on how Live Aid came about and I could not believe the chicanery of this man at that event when he promoted and produced the American leg and I have read much more about his entire career that would make your hair stand on end.

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  posted on 8/19/2017 at 02:43 AM
Interesting quote from Dickey:

“Ten years from now? Well, I’ll still be playing music. That’s just in me to do. Where I’ll be at or what kinda music I’ll be playin’…shit, I don’t know. Naw, this band won’t be together by then. I don’t see what point there’d be in tryin’ to keep it together that long. Everything’s got to change. The times’ll be completely different. But I’ll still be playin’, somewheres or other.”

Jaimoe said something similiar in the article.....

 

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  posted on 8/19/2017 at 11:38 AM
Arlene. You may be referring to me with the tombstone story.

I became a huge fan of the band when I saw them at Love Valley, North Carolina in the summer of 1970 which was a big outside rock festival. So I traveled to see the band when I could and read everything I could find about the band. We got a lot of our info about the band back then from Roadies, sound men and Berry Oakley would come out to see the hard core fans often and sometimes Duane, Dickey and Butch. Remember Jaimoe talking to us once but never Gregg. Red Dog was the most talkative roadie with our bunch.

We never asked the band about their sex lives but there were several female fans who would claim they had offered immoral support to the guys when in some of the states we ran in. On the first album some ladies are mentioned for " immoral support".

The Rolling Stone article was were I first heard the story with the Duane quote. A couple times after Duane died, Dickey and Butch talked about how Duane exposed that but the people they didn't want to know apparently didn't catch on. Then in the 1990s Dickey talked about it again and how the song should have been Carmella but this beautiful woman was another guy's girl but she would see Dickey when he was on the road and the ABB was in Macon. Said he couldn't name it for who he wrote it for but noticed the big tombstone they would use said " In Memory of Elizabeth Reed". So he used that instead.

I didn't know until this year it was Boz Scaggs they were hiding this affair from and that the lady in question is now deceased. Wonder if Boz ever found out?

And when Dickey wrote " Southbound", a song about being on the road traveling everyday and playing every night but the tour is coming to an end, Dickey wrote " You better tell that other man there that sweet daddy is coming home". Was Dickey thinking about Carmella or just assuming a musician's girl will have other company while he is on the road?

 

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  posted on 8/20/2017 at 03:26 AM
I found it to be a very interesting look into the band.

Didn't shock or surprise me... just a look into one of the many traveling rock 'n' roll circuses of the early 70's.... sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll!

 

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  posted on 8/20/2017 at 07:40 AM
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Arlene. You may be referring to me with the tombstone story.

I became a huge fan of the band when I saw them at Love Valley, North Carolina in the summer of 1970 which was a big outside rock festival. So I traveled to see the band when I could and read everything I could find about the band. We got a lot of our info about the band back then from Roadies, sound men and Berry Oakley would come out to see the hard core fans often and sometimes Duane, Dickey and Butch. Remember Jaimoe talking to us once but never Gregg. Red Dog was the most talkative roadie with our bunch.

We never asked the band about their sex lives but there were several female fans who would claim they had offered immoral support to the guys when in some of the states we ran in. On the first album some ladies are mentioned for " immoral support".

The Rolling Stone article was were I first heard the story with the Duane quote. A couple times after Duane died, Dickey and Butch talked about how Duane exposed that but the people they didn't want to know apparently didn't catch on. Then in the 1990s Dickey talked about it again and how the song should have been Carmella but this beautiful woman was another guy's girl but she would see Dickey when he was on the road and the ABB was in Macon. Said he couldn't name it for who he wrote it for but noticed the big tombstone they would use said " In Memory of Elizabeth Reed". So he used that instead.

I didn't know until this year it was Boz Scaggs they were hiding this affair from and that the lady in question is now deceased. Wonder if Boz ever found out?

And when Dickey wrote " Southbound", a song about being on the road traveling everyday and playing every night but the tour is coming to an end, Dickey wrote " You better tell that other man there that sweet daddy is coming home". Was Dickey thinking about Carmella or just assuming a musician's girl will have other company while he is on the road?


Indeed I was referring to Duane's very NSFO tombstone story. By the way, I counted and he said the F word 6 times in one sentence. Even my ears burned and I was only reading it. LOL!

Interestingly, times and attitudes have changed with music artists in what they are willing to discuss or have observed without getting offended. Most of the current British music magazines, especially, "Classic Rock", "Classic Rock Meets Prog", "Uncut", "Metal Hammer" "NME", all which I read, (and here in the states when "Spin" was still in business), pretty much make this ABB article seem tame. Most of the classic rock artists are actually happy to openly dish and regale their tales of sex, drugs, & rock & roll openly. Then you have tons of tell all books, my favorite being Motley Crue's "The Dirt".

Then you also have TV shows like VH'1s "Behind The Music which tons of very respected iconic bands and music artists even seemingly wholesome artists like Billy Joel or the socially conscious folk pop band The Mamas and The Papas (who I love, and boy was I ever surprised to hear the band members discuss how very NOT wholesome they were and they partied worse than some of these rock acts) have appeared on and been profiled and boy do the music artists and/or band members openly dish, on their own while being interviewed on camera .

Alot of artists (and not just from music, but actors, directors, writers, dancers, you name it) love to go on Howard Stern (who I also love) and have no problem with Howard Stern asking them right to their face about their excesses and they love talking to Howard, (and interestingly Gregg appeared on Howard Stern. And I'm sure that Gregg had to know that Stern is a shock jock and that Howard goes straight for the excesses wild & crazy stuff, so when Gregg agreed to go on there he must have been ok with that...so it makes you wonder why Gregg tended to get bent out of shape with other journalists or celebrity interviewers who often were very respectful. Weird.

For example, the ABB has had their difficult times with the press even when the press DID focus on the music. When 15 year old Cameron Crowe traveled with the ABB for a Rolling Stone expose, and he DID focus on the music, Gregg cornered Crowe in a hotel room, took his interview tapes, read Crowe the riot act and more. Then later Gregg had a change of heart and gave Crowe's tapes back. Years and years later Gregg claimed in his memoirs that he "was only kidding", but Crowe stands by that Gregg was NOT kidding & was enjoying FNG with the young budding journalist and Gregg was royally pissed at Crowe for some bizarre reason.





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  posted on 8/20/2017 at 11:40 AM
Arlene. Thank you for the response. It's special for me to get insight from an experienced journalist.

The stories from the old days with the band get told a little differently sometimes and I mean from the same person too.

Once Red Dog took us back stage because we told him Berry Oakley wanted to get us a couple T shirts that were better quality and he did, he had a box full of them and we got 3 to replace 2. Mine wore out by 1975 so it lasted 4 years. The other one didn't last 6 months.

But we passed a door that was open and Gregg was snorting up some white stuff, probably cocaine, he was using rolled up money just as it said in Rolling Stone article. Someone in there kicked the door closed when they noticed guests.

Gregg's voice and organ were a key part of the ABB sound. But frankly even with the original band, Duane, Dickey and Berry on that front line with long solos and instrumentals and the long jams after You Don't Love Me, the spot light was on Duane and Dickey more than Gregg. The guitars were the front man if you will. I didn't appreciate Gregg the way I would Bob Dylan, B. B. King or Eric Clapton until I saw his Laid Back solo tour.

Gregg went solo because the Allman Brothers refused to put Queen of Hearts on Brothers and Sisters. But I think in the long run it was good for Gregg. He needed, to me, a solo band because his complete package of talent was not the focal point of the Allman Brothers. And after Dickey began to sing more, Gregg could go 30 minutes at times limited to adding color to the mix on the organ and he melted in with the rhythm section for long stretches of time which I think bugged him. The solo bands allowed Gregg to be Gregg. Mick Jagger would have quit completely in a band like the ABB.

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  posted on 8/20/2017 at 01:59 PM
Band should have fired their management for giving this tool writer inside access. Than they should have taken turns kicking each other in the backside being so stupid. Some hardcore ABB fans probably loved this type of story. To the casual fan it made them look foolish, unintelligent and unprofessional.

Big turnoff to read this. I learned nothing of value and if I was a newbie nothing that would lead me to want to explore the bands albums.

Beginner #101 on what not to allow the media access to.

I wish Dickey had given this waste of ink a thumping.

 

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  posted on 8/20/2017 at 02:07 PM
I read that article before. It's not some secret that the band members and road crew used lots of coke, amphetamine/speed, heroin, downer pills, herb, PCP, and at very rare times PCP, LSD, and Psilocybin. Or that they all had sex with lots of prostitutes/groupies and cheated on their wives/girlfriends with them.

I'm not judging them. I mean, if I were around in a blues/rock band in the late 1960s and 1970s, or early 1980s through the 2000s that toured the country and other countries, I would have probably done some of this as well.

The band's management also ripped them off a lot, and I would not be surprised if this included Bill Graham.

In pretty much mostly all of the writings about the band unfortunately, the interviewers and even some band and road crew members seem to focus mainly on the tales of sex, drugs, and put rock n' roll or the topic of the music, songs and how the were created, etc. on the back burner.

Dickey seems to be the only members that seem to have restraint, and be careful what he says as he knows it will wind up in an article, or interview/interview summary article and get repeated ad-nauseum and changed or twisted around by the media.

It was not good of Rolling Stone to publish this article immediately after Duane died; but Rolling Stone was and still is a tabloid basically.

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  posted on 8/21/2017 at 09:38 AM
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Interesting quote from Dickey:

“Ten years from now? Well, I’ll still be playing music. That’s just in me to do. Where I’ll be at or what kinda music I’ll be playin’…shit, I don’t know. Naw, this band won’t be together by then. I don’t see what point there’d be in tryin’ to keep it together that long. Everything’s got to change. The times’ll be completely different. But I’ll still be playin’, somewheres or other.”

Jaimoe said something similiar in the article.....


All the talk about the band's demise struck me, as well. Was there always a strong sense of fatalism amongst bandmates or was this a sentiment that was provoked by Grover Lewis' own questioning?

Almost like he wanted confirmation of his own doubts after witnessing their lifestyle?

 

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  posted on 8/23/2017 at 07:09 AM
This RS piece ends stating that Butch sent an angry letter blasting the article and Grover Lewis to the New York Times Book Review when they reviewed the compilation book that included Lewis's ABB story.

I love Butch, he's my favorite drummer, and I met him several times and he was my favorite member because he came across to me as the more sensible, cerebral, contemplative ABB member who was usually sort of the neo intellectual artsy artistisan surrounded by the wild rockers.....and God Rest Butch's soul in heaven....

.... but in the youtube "Fishin' With Duane" video interview below, first at 1:20, Butch re-iterates his disdain for Grover Lewis (who he does not name) and photographer Annie Liebowitz, but then at 2:23 Butch himself, openly regales with joy, like it was a good thing and ok, ... the story behind and reason that the band is smiling for the now iconic album photo for "At Filmore East" is because moments before photographer Jim Marshall (who Butch also disses, is there anyone he does not denigrate?) snapped the photo, Duane saw his drug dealer walking past the alley where the ABB were in posing for the photos, Duane ran out to his dealer, got an 8 ball of cocaine from his dealer, ran back to sit and pose with the band for the photo, and Duane is holding and hiding, and covering the cocaine in his hand in the photo, that we (and I) all know and love, and that the band all thought that was funny so that is why they are laughing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1akdibKMSk

I saw this video interview with Butch when it was first posted a few years ago, and while I never thought the ABB were choir boys, could Butch have not kept this story to himself? Talk about ruining that wonderful, joyous photo for me with such a tabloid story.

But here is the irony. Butch thought that Grover Lewis's RS article made the band look bad and only showed their excesses. Butch also was the most vocal about hating Scott Freeman's "Midnight Riders" ABB bio because Butch thought that Freeman also made the band look bad by highlighting the band's excesses.

But in this "Fishin' With Duane" video interview, it is Butch himself who makes the band look bad and like a bunch of unprofessional idiots who only care about drugs when he openly dishes on the story behind the album photo from "At Fillmore East" with a story that for me made the band look like a nasty tabloid caricature, who all didn't give a damn about their image or what the photographer would see or think, or what WE would all think when he tells this story years later with guffaw glee, about how even during an important album photo shoot, all they care about is dealing and doing drugs and hiding it in the photo. Haw, haw.

You know, Mr. Hypocrite Trucks was his own worst enemy here. No journalist made the band look bad here by not keeping quiet about something better left to discretion, Butch himself dished and he does it with glee like it's funny. May I ask what this story adds to anything? Did we really need to hear this, I know I didn't because it forever ruined the photo for me which to me was magical and representative of what I thought was the band laughing because they were full of innate joy and exuberance in making music. Nope, it was about making a drug deal and hiding it from the photographer (and us as well, because now I can't look at the photo without knowing now that Duane is holding and hiding his damn coke in his hand. Gee, thanks Butch for bursting my bubble and destroying that beautiful iconic photo for me and what it had represented to me about the band and music. Thanks so much for that. It also made me think less of Duane. Maybe Butch should have kept that story to himself. Haw Haw. Sarcasm.

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  posted on 8/23/2017 at 11:37 PM
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This RS piece ends stating that Butch sent an angry letter blasting the article and Grover Lewis to the New York Times Book Review when they reviewed the compilation book that included Lewis's ABB story.

I love Butch, he's my favorite drummer, and I met him several times and he was my favorite member because he came across to me as the more sensible, cerebral, contemplative ABB member who was usually sort of the neo intellectual artsy artistisan surrounded by the wild rockers.....and God Rest Butch's soul in heaven....

.... but in the youtube "Fishin' With Duane" video interview below, first at 1:20, Butch re-iterates his disdain for Grover Lewis (who he does not name) and photographer Annie Liebowitz, but then at 2:23 Butch himself, openly regales with joy, like it was a good thing and ok, ... the story behind and reason that the band is smiling for the now iconic album photo for "At Filmore East" is because moments before photographer Jim Marshall (who Butch also disses, is there anyone he does not denigrate?) snapped the photo, Duane saw his drug dealer walking past the alley where the ABB were in posing for the photos, Duane ran out to his dealer, got an 8 ball of cocaine from his dealer, ran back to sit and pose with the band for the photo, and Duane is holding and hiding, and covering the cocaine in his hand in the photo, that we (and I) all know and love, and that the band all thought that was funny so that is why they are laughing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1akdibKMSk

I saw this video interview with Butch when it was first posted a few years ago, and while I never thought the ABB were choir boys, could Butch have not kept this story to himself? Talk about ruining that wonderful, joyous photo for me with such a tabloid story.

But here is the irony. Butch thought that Grover Lewis's RS article made the band look bad and only showed their excesses. Butch also was the most vocal about hating Scott Freeman's "Midnight Riders" ABB bio because Butch thought that Freeman also made the band look bad by highlighting the band's excesses.

But in this "Fishin' With Duane" video interview, it is Butch himself who makes the band look bad and like a bunch of unprofessional idiots who only care about drugs when he openly dishes on the story behind the album photo from "At Fillmore East" with a story that for me made the band look like a nasty tabloid caricature, who all didn't give a damn about their image or what the photographer would see or think, or what WE would all think when he tells this story years later with guffaw glee, about how even during an important album photo shoot, all they care about is dealing and doing drugs and hiding it in the photo. Haw, haw.

You know, Mr. Hypocrite Trucks was his own worst enemy here. No journalist made the band look bad here by not keeping quiet about something better left to discretion, Butch himself dished and he does it with glee like it's funny. May I ask what this story adds to anything? Did we really need to hear this, I know I didn't because it forever ruined the photo for me which to me was magical and representative of what I thought was the band laughing because they were full of innate joy and exuberance in making music. Nope, it was about making a drug deal and hiding it from the photographer (and us as well, because now I can't look at the photo without knowing now that Duane is holding and hiding his damn coke in his hand. Gee, thanks Butch for bursting my bubble and destroying that beautiful iconic photo for me and what it had represented to me about the band and music. Thanks so much for that. It also made me think less of Duane. Maybe Butch should have kept that story to himself. Haw Haw. Sarcasm.

[Edited on 8/23/2017 by ArleneWeiss]


That story about how they couldn't get the band to laugh or smile until either Duane or Gregg got coke is an extremely old story. I first read about that in the book Midnight Riders by Scott Freeman in the 90s.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2017 at 08:09 AM
Arlene --- how's that expression go about ignoring everything said before the "but..."?

Just playin' ---- I appreciate your passion.

There was a time when I wanted to know nothing about the band members who made the music that I loved. I was afraid knowing their humanity would in some way ruin or taint the music for me. That's shifted over time, however, in a pretty substantial way. Perhaps it's just me growing older and becoming more accepting. It could also be that extra awe in knowing such perfection ( or near perfection ) could come from such imperfection and being at peace with the dichotomy of it all.

Knowing that story, every time I try to see if I can glimpse the score in Duane's hand and get in on the joke.... just another small way to feel closer to the band, I suppose.


 

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  posted on 8/24/2017 at 10:15 AM
All these stories have been known for many,many years why bring them up again. I see no constructive purpose in it. Sorry if I sound negative. I guess as I have gotten old hearing about a bands drug and sex stories is kind of repulsive to me. I went though that back in the 60's and 70's and I can't say I' m very proud of it. Just my opinion..

 

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  posted on 8/24/2017 at 12:48 PM
Yeah...no.

This article was such a departure from RS's then journalistic standards it should never have seen the light of day.

Not for the sex and drugs for the **** ed up stereotypes. The dialogue? **** ed up.

You never saw The Ramones or E Street Band members caricatured like that.

Just crass and very uncool. The ABB were the south's Dead and very much a part of the counterculture in every way.

Publishing such **** immediately after Duane's death was rude and that is being kind.

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  posted on 8/24/2017 at 01:03 PM
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Yeah...no.

This article was such a departure from RS's then journalistic standards it should never have seen the light of day.

Not for the sex and drugs for the **** ed up stereotypes. The dialogue? **** ed up.

You never saw The Ramones or E Street Band members caricatured like that.

Just crass and very uncool. The ABB were the south's Dead and very much a part of the counterculture in every way.

Publishing such **** immediately after Duane's death was rude and that is being kind.


I remember reading this at the time that issue was on the news stands and thought, wow, just wow. Not because I found it "offensive" in any way, but because I visualized this as being just the way it most likely was. So what if they were "rednecks"?..So what if they were "Crass"? they were nothing more than boys experiencing a world so much different than the one they knew and were exposed to. I still love them and their music and feel if a film is ever made about the band, this article would serve as an excellent template. If we believe Duane to be this incredibly charismatic leader he has always been painted to be, it is more than likely (Imho) he had no filter and cared little for how people viewed or judged him. That's cool with me. The truth is stranger than fiction.

 

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Finally got to read this. My take on this is that Gregg and Butch didn't like it because there is no PR spin or sugarcoating by Rolling Stone writer Grover Lewis. He recorded and wrote verbatim what they said and did, and did not filter anything out.

There is no such thing as "not filtering anything out" when it comes to writing. Writing is filtering things out to get to what's important. He chose to put in a lot of stuff that made them look like hicks and boors who were doped up almost all the time, and it ran on the cover of Rolling Stone. Of course they didn't like that. They probably would have gotten over that if the story hadn't run right after Duane died, but it did. Running the story as it was written right after he died was cruel, and I'm not surprised that Gregg and Butch never got over it.
Maybe I'm wrong, but my sense was always that Lewis looked down his nose at them. He wrote a lot more about cocaine and womanizing than he did about music, and if you transcribe someone's accent the way he did, they'll be insulted more often than not. It's true that they were doing a ton of drugs and sometimes acting like pigs, and that's nobody's fault except theirs. And it would definitely be a loss if we only got the polished, band-approved version of the story even if the band didn't like that. They should have been more savvy with a writer from a national magazine around. But I always thought the article was brutal and the timing was horrible.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2017 at 05:34 PM
I still have my copy of that issue of Rolling Stone.

 

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