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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 12:22 AM
Just got back from tonights PNC Ratdo/ABB blowout! An absolutely perfect night of music. I'm pretty darn tired from the all day/night affair including Wharfstock '07 so I will give some highlights for now and give more details tomorrow.

Ratdogs set kicked major ass tonight! Me, Dave and Rubba all agreed it was just a Killer set and the HUGE crowd was really up and dancing and showed their appreciation throughout. Me and Dave found 11th row seats "Dead" center and planted ouselves for the 2 hour ride with Ratdog.. They opened with a sweet "Shakedown Street" - then we got a rockin' "MInglewood Blues", then they played a stunningly psychedelic 20 minute "Birdsong" with Kimock riffs floating on the air, there was a brilliantly played version of Dylan's "Hard Rain' a Gonna Fall" with a terrific Ratdog-esque arrangement. Then, Derek and Oteil came on to join the fun in what was a MONSTER Middle-Eastern type groove and free form Jam that got pretty crazy with Derek and Steve Kimock trading Indian style licks. This Jam needs to be heard folks! As if this wasn't enough, "Scarlet Begonias" just exploded in to the night! - and to top it all off Warren came on to play on The Beatles "Come Together" and then "Not Fade Away"...the encore was a super sweet "Ripple" with the whole place up and singing and high fiving...whew! I could have went home happy right there. An amazing 2 hours from Bob and his fine band. OH yeah, Kimock rules!

Now The Allman BRothers Band: A powerful "Les Brers" opener was a real nice start. Then "Can't Lose What you Never Had" and we got a "Statesboro" too. "The Weight" early in the set was about as well done as it could be...Warren belting out the lyrics and Derek tearing it up as usual - just perfect! A Warren "Dreams" was also played and played well with a very trippy light show behind him. "Done Somebody Wrong" with guests was in there as well. The we got something very very cool that was never done before and probably won't ever again. Warren announces its the end of ABB/Ratdog tour for the summer and he introduces basically the whole Ratdog Band with the exception of Robin Sylvester the Bass player. So up comes Bobby, Steve Kimock, Kenny, Jeff and Jay and Gregg leaves the stage --- next we hear a smokey Jazz groove starting to build slowly for 2 or minutes or so ..."What is this?" I was saying to myself... then, real gently and softly Warren does the opening signature riff to "All Along The Watchtower" but the Jazz groove continued...Yep, we got a Jazzy version of "Watchtower!"...no kidding. It was unlike any other arrangement I've heard. Warren and Bob shared the vocals and everyone took a turn soloing....very very cool to have heard it done this way!...just perfect.

....sorry more highlights tomorrow. waaaaaay tired. ...goodnight all.......

[Edited on 8/23/2007 by EddieP]

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 01:02 AM
great review above!

show ended "Jessica ~encore~ "Melissa" > "Whipping Post"










 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 01:19 AM
Great shows both of them. Great encores, great sit ins. Great end of tour for me show. :-) LOL, just for me - and 25,000 others. LOL. Nice turn out. Great fun tonight.

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 02:17 AM
incredible photos. thanks for sharing. what a tour.

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 06:40 AM
what a great show....
 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 07:07 AM
First off, Wharfstock was another huge success, great people, great vibe, minimal State Trooper presence...a good time was had by all. Good to talk to Otie, Eddie, Dave, Dave, Jason and of course our host....Chuck. Great job brother.

Me, I'm not a HUGE Dead/Ratdog fan more of a casual fan. I did however, like their set, was disappointed that I didn't get a chance to hear Kimock really step out and show his chops, but it was good.

ABB...great opening couple of songs, Dreams as the 4th song was a nice surprise and Warren was a monster on it.

For my money the Watchtower didn't work, maybe I have to give it another listen.

Derek continues to show why he is the best, he took the Weight which was was good for the first half of it, then he exploded on it and took it to another level.

Greg was in fine form, had the Gregg growl back, Oteil was his usual animated self on stage really laying down a nice groove.

Now for the Big But....I'm sure it was here I was sitting but we had the most inconsiderate, rude, disgusting group of people around us that one could hope to never have at any concert.
You don't want to hear the details, trust me.

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 07:22 AM
Great review and pictures

Ed sorry for the rude people. You get them at every show and you happened to sit next to them

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 07:49 AM
Eddie,

Thanks for your review.

Regarding "All Along the Watchtower" it sounds like they used the arrangement that the Mule has used on the tune the last few years. The one time I heard them do it live I enjoyed it and thought it was cool, but was disappointed that they never brought it up to full speed and let loose on it (if they had I imagine it would be similiar to the Dave Matthews Band take on it).

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 08:17 AM
sweet pics!

watchtower was definitely moving backwards, but The Weight rocked the place hard!

full setlist anyone?

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 08:24 AM
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sweet pics!

watchtower was definitely moving backwards, but The Weight rocked the place hard!

full setlist anyone?


As I recall

Les Bres
Can't Lose
Statesboro
Dreams
The Weight
Watchtower
Jessica
Melissa
Whippin Post

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 08:26 AM
Sounds like the Watchtower version that was played at the Christmas Jam this past year with Dave, Mule, and Branford Marsalis. Pretty cool take on it, but I don't know...I really like it when that song is let loose and jammed on harder

Otherwise sounds like a phenomenal show

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 08:32 AM
I was at the x-mas jam too.

it was similiar styles in terms of the verses being slow and a creeping feeling, but when they were supposed to let loose, they did..,, not so much last night.. no biggie

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 09:06 AM
Quick note: Oteil was going wild during the end of the Weight. Never seen him so animated! Jumping around, doing a funky dance, etc. It was definitely the funky version of the song with a heavy bass line, and Oteil really got into it.

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 09:17 AM
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Quick note: Oteil was going wild during the end of the Weight. Never seen him so animated! Jumping around, doing a funky dance, etc. It was definitely the funky version of the song with a heavy bass line, and Oteil really got into it.

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 09:25 AM
It sounds like they played what I like to call "All Along the Moondance." When I heard the Mule doing that arrangement, it sounded to me like Watchtower being sung over the music to Van Morrison's "Moondance." I like both songs, so it sounded good to me!

That Eastern jam with Derek and Oteil joining Ratdog sounds epic! Steve Kimock sat in with New Monsoon on an Eastern-flavored tune called "Lotus Dreams" and it sounded great, and we all know that Derek has the Indian sound locked down, so I'm sure that was special. I'm happy you got to see that, Eddie, must have been musical nirvana for you

Apart from the special guests and so forth, any show where you get Les Brers, Dreams, Jessica and Whipping Post is a good one! Sounds like the Ratdog tour ended with a bang.

We might as well skip the formalities and crown this run "Best Tour of 2007."

 
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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 09:29 AM
Let me add that Derek did a nice little My Fav Things riff during Jessica, if my memory serves me correctly.

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 09:38 AM
Guess I dont have much to ad at this point

I did miss Ratdog though ( Blame Otie )

I though the ABB set was one of the best they have had a PNC other then 05.

I was a little disappointed that it was a "Warren" Dreams as opposed to "Derek" but it was sweet nonetheless

Kind of a short WP, but that is to be expected for a summer show.
Though I have to admit there seemed to be a "beacon vibe" going on.. or maybe they was just me.

Sorry you had to deal with assclowns Ed.. I was lucky in that department last night..

And as always, it was GREAT to see everyone at WS!!!!
Thank you all for coming by and hanging out even though the weather felt like it was March!!!

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 09:38 AM
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Let me add that Derek did a nice little My Fav Things riff during Jessica, if my memory serves me correctly.


Very happy to see you got Row 1 Eileen! Was the Mr there and does he appreciate the magic now?

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 09:41 AM
Hell yea Brock! He was hooked, line and sinker at the Beacon, so this was a major treat for him and even bigger treat for ME! Im blessed big time!

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 10:25 AM
...sorry I couldn't quite finish my review last night. I just kind of pooped out before I got to the end.

Anyway, a great time at Wharfstock...thanks to CHuck and everyone else for putting it together. I don't think anyone was taking pictures this year though - we were all too consumed with other things. ALso, very little police presence, so no visible crackdowns. Obvioulsy, The ABB/Ratdog crowds know how to have a good time AND behave themselves at the same time.

Other things about the incredible music from both bands....
First, off the crowd was gigantic - had to be near 20,000 strong I would say and personally everyone I sat near was great! The vibes were amazing, at least where me and Dave hung out about 11 or 12 rows back. I lost Dave for The Brothers set but I basically returned to the same general area for The ABB and it was more of the same good times. Not many folks sat down at all, everyone stood pretty much start to finish which suits me fine just fine - I NEED to stand and groove and feel the energy.

I know Ratdog is not everyones cup of tea but the crowd LOVED them and were as responsive to their set as they were for The ABB - maybe more so since it was earlier and people weren't as tired as they were later. I think being closer to the stage has a lot to do with how you appreciate a show. I don't care what anyone says - you can't enjoy and feel the music, the vibe and the energy quite as much when you are 150 yards away as well as you can when you are within the first 30 rows or so. Ratdog really rocked that big place and me and Dave both agreed, for our money it was the best double-bill we had seen in some time - even surpassing The ABB / Mule last year. Oh, and of course I loved Steve Kimock with Bob and his talenetd band...yes, he lays back at times since its not his band, but he is not what you call "flashy" player anyway when he is not in his element. He picks his spots and fits in beautifully giving you some reall tasty atmospheric stuff. He is quite a talent and what you call a real "pro"...I just love that guy - can ya tell?

Side notes: Derek tore up both "The Weight' and "Jessica" last night! I mean completely tore them to shreds. Every time you think you've seen everything the guy has, he slaps you and shakes you with something you've never seen before. An amazing player - maybe the best and most unique player on the planet. Sorry everyone didn't dig that unique "Watchtower" but I sure as hell did! Yeah, it was different, but whats wrong with that? Seeing all those great player all on stage at once was really cool and the sound was perfect - you could hear every player no problem at all. I just loved that drippy Jazzy groove - and Bob and Warren trading vocals - sweeeet! So what was my musical highlight of the night? The Free Form Jam in Bob's set when Derek and Oteil came out. I got to see my two favorite living guitar players - TRucks and Kimock- trading Mid-eastern style improvistional riffs. Pretty mind blowing really - at least for me. I would love to see Derek and Steve do some kind of a mini-tour together and really see where they can take it...

Cheers to Ratdog, The Allman Brothers Band and the fans for making the summer a real treat!





[Edited on 8/23/2007 by EddieP]

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 10:31 AM
Really nice to read Wharfstock was a hit and that y'all enjoyed the show. Looks like a great setlist. I can feel Eddie's excitement oozing from his posts which is way cool!

Wharfy says there was a Beacon vibe. Maybe that was the silver lining to the March weather you had to endure!

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 10:35 AM
This was one of the finest ABB shows I have seen in a long time. I really enjoyed Watchtower, although I can understand that the slow pace was not to everyone's liking.

Big KUDOS and THANKS to host Chuch for another outstanding Wharstock. mmm skirtsteak!!!

Congratulations Eileen--- People from this website seems to be stuffing the raffle box!!

How many days till next year??

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 10:48 AM
Hey folks, just wanted to chime in. Another great Wharfstock, thanks Chuck for all you do Great to get together with everyone again as well. Now my thoughts on the show.

Just an incredible night of music. RatDog was off the charts. Now if you dont like the music, I understand but that was the best set I ahve ever heard from them and I have seen them lots. Eddie and I sat 10th row center for them and they blew us away. From Looks like Rain, Birdsong, Scarlet Begoinas,Hard Rains gonna Fall(off the hook!) and Ripple to close. It was just great energy.I could not believe after all the energy spent that we still had the ABB coming.

ABB came out with a thunderous Les Bres, loved Dreams, The Weight was really good w/ Warren just belting it out. Up to that point I thought Warren was definately in the fore front as far as burning solos. I thought the Watchtower was pretty good, a bit jazzy and drawn out but done well with both bands up there. Then Derek just blew my doors off with a solo during Jessica whihc I think my ears are still ringing.LOL!! Just an awesome day and night of good freinds, good food, GOOD TEQUILA , and just fantastic music.

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 10:51 AM
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTH!!

 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 10:52 AM
Ratdogs setlist last night for those that care...some maaaaajor jamming.

Ratdog 8/22/2007 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

Jam > Shakedown Street > Minglewood Blues > Senor > Cassidy > Bird Song > Big Railroad Blues, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Looks Like Rain, Scarlet Begonias > Stuff*+ > Come Together# > Not Fade Away#

E: Ripple

Show with Steve Kimock (Guitar); *-with Derek Trucks (Guitar); +-with Oteil Burbridge (Bass); #-with Warren Haynes (Guitar/Vocals); RatDog sat in with ABB on "Watchtower"

 

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