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  posted on 4/7/2009 at 02:54 PM
After reading the most recent Rolling Stone article on the ABB, Butch and Gregg are gettin tired. Now 40 years on how would you like to see the ABB wind itself down? Maybe just play selected liimited engagemants, solo careers, back to the studio,etc.

 

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  posted on 4/7/2009 at 03:13 PM
Back to the studio would be great. They are long over due. We must prepare ourselves for a time without the ABB. Maybe Devon, Berry Jr. & Duane Betts would like to carry the torch

 

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  posted on 4/7/2009 at 03:30 PM
Get off the porch and light the torch!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 4/7/2009 at 03:33 PM
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Back to the studio would be great. They are long over due. We must prepare ourselves for a time without the ABB. Maybe Devon, Berry Jr. & Duane Betts would like to carry the torch


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  posted on 4/7/2009 at 05:47 PM
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Get off the porch and light the torch!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  posted on 4/8/2009 at 01:32 PM
I'd like to see them put out another album but I don't see it happening. They've played a couple of new instrumentalls in recent years during their shows but nothing else to my knowledge. So it seems that they will do one or two more Beacon runs, Wanee, and the then maybe a 10-12 summer shows. I imagine they would play east of the Mississip River with the possible exception of Red Rocks.

For their last show, I think they'll play a run at the Fox Theater in Altlanta or the Beacon. Playing at the Fox would kind of wrap a nice big bow on the whole thing.

I saw three shows in NY last month and I'm going to see 2 more in LA and 2 more in Chicago this year. Seven shows is probably the most I"ve ever done in a year but I kind of feel like the Brothers will be ending sooner rather than later.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2009 at 02:58 PM
"For their last show, I think they'll play a run at the Fox Theater in Altlanta or the Beacon. Playing at the Fox would kind of wrap a nice big bow on the whole thing."

or, how about one final free show in Macon....BWIAB

 

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  posted on 4/8/2009 at 03:29 PM
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"For their last show, I think they'll play a run at the Fox Theater in Altlanta or the Beacon. Playing at the Fox would kind of wrap a nice big bow on the whole thing."

or, how about one final free show in Macon....BWIAB



That sounds like a great idea but is Macon equipped to handle the crowd? I know I'd want to be there. I have no idea about this as I've never been to Macon. Maybe they can handle a pretty big crowd. While I love the Beacon, it seems to me that something in either Macon or Atlanta would be appropriate.

 

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  posted on 4/10/2009 at 03:20 PM
I'm just gonna sit down, open up a bottle of red....and worry about something else.

 

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  posted on 4/10/2009 at 11:28 PM
We'll still have the Mule and the Derek Trucks Band.

 

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  posted on 4/10/2009 at 11:55 PM
What a wonderful run though...

I was just a kid, probably 11 or 12 the first time I heard them and now I'm looking at retirement. They provided my life with music through the good times and the bad.

I can't ask for anything more. They done good!

 

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  posted on 4/11/2009 at 12:42 AM
I don't know about the rest of you, but I think Gregg sang better than I've ever heard him. I didn't start seeing him live till 2002, but since that point, this Beacon run was just stellar in terms of his vocals. Plus I thought the three drummers were in top form. Tired, we all get tired of our jobs.

I would like to see a two week run at the Beacon and then another week or two at a venue in another town like NYC (Atlanta perhaps or San Francisco). Plus a short run in the summer.

 

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  posted on 4/11/2009 at 05:23 AM
It would not surprise me if they made another studio album,a lot of bands are doing that now.taking time off and then make an album,I have read before they have enough material for another album.I feel with their time they are going to take off they will get bored.
 

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  posted on 4/11/2009 at 07:30 AM
Rather than Gregg and Butch getting tired (Jaimo can't possibly be tired doing what he does!), I think it will be dictated by Derek's wanting out.

In an ideal world, I'd like to see Warren, Marc, Derek and Oteil doing something that involved playing some - not all - ABB material. With additional keys and perc, of course.

I think the idea of a "Sons of" band is tacky beyond belief.


 

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  posted on 4/11/2009 at 08:20 AM
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"For their last show, I think they'll play a run at the Fox Theater in Altlanta or the Beacon. Playing at the Fox would kind of wrap a nice big bow on the whole thing."

or, how about one final free show in Macon....BWIAB



That sounds like a great idea but is Macon equipped to handle the crowd? I know I'd want to be there. I have no idea about this as I've never been to Macon. Maybe they can handle a pretty big crowd. While I love the Beacon, it seems to me that something in either Macon or Atlanta would be appropriate.


Maybe take it back to where it began ... a free concert in Central City Park
in Macon, the site of their first free performances. Get some extended family acts
to play ... Cowboy, maybe Chuck, invite GS. Get the GA Music Hall of Fame and
City of Macon onboard as sponsor/promoters. The city no longer has to worry about
being overrun with penniless dirty longhairs, smoking reefer and stuff. Most of us
have some money to spend now.

[Edited on 4/11/2009 by crosstownbar]

 

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  posted on 4/11/2009 at 09:52 AM
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or, how about one final free show in Macon....BWIAB



What a great way to end the run. Encore: "Will the Circle be Unbroken"

Early May... 1969....Sunday afternoon at Central City Park in Macon...my first Allman Brothers show.

They would probably have to carry me out of that one on a stretcher!!!

 

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  posted on 4/11/2009 at 09:55 AM
Everything comes to a end

 

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  posted on 4/12/2009 at 12:57 PM
Think about this, 40 years working the same job. No matter how you look at this it is a job for them. It may be a job they love but it is still a job. 40 years of on a bus going from one town to another. It may ave been a great adventure at 23 but at 60 it is hard work. If you had enought money saved why not retire and play a few times a year. Remember it is 40 years of ABB but they were all playing since high school so they have been working musicians for more than 45 years. Most of us would be retired after working 45 years. I am going to retire in a few years after working since high school (execpt during college) plus or minus 42 years. If they do a fina tour or show then make it a final show and not get together again in 3 years to play again for the final time.
 

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  posted on 4/12/2009 at 01:00 PM
only do the annual beacon run

 

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  posted on 4/12/2009 at 01:35 PM
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It would not surprise me if they made another studio album,a lot of bands are doing that now.taking time off and then make an album,


Doubt that you see a "studio album" from the ABB. It would cost more for them to make an album, than they would be able make back. Remember very few records stores are still remaining, radio sure as hell ain't going to play it, about the only way for the band to sell enough copies is to tour extensively to promote the CD, and even then that's no gurantee, and we all know that after this year's tour the ABB plans on cutting back on touring. At best, the ABB would probably only sale 50 to 75 thousand copies and that's to the "hardcore" fans. And that's a reality that a lot of older artists are finding out, hell even an artist as popular as Bruce Springsteen newer CDs don't sell as well as older titles. Anymore for older artists/bands like the ABB the money is in touring, and not in recordings. For the ABB to make a studio album at this point in time, would be just "pissing money away" and I'm very sure they know that.

 

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It would not surprise me if they made another studio album,a lot of bands are doing that now.taking time off and then make an album,


Doubt that you see a "studio album" from the ABB. It would cost more for them to make an album, than they would be able make back. Remember very few records stores are still remaining, radio sure as hell ain't going to play it, about the only way for the band to sell enough copies is to tour extensively to promote the CD, and even then that's no gurantee, and we all know that after this year's tour the ABB plans on cutting back on touring. At best, the ABB would probably only sale 50 to 75 thousand copies and that's to the "hardcore" fans. And that's a reality that a lot of older artists are finding out, hell even an artist as popular as Bruce Springsteen newer CDs don't sell as well as older titles. Anymore for older artists/bands like the ABB the money is in touring, and not in recordings. For the ABB to make a studio album at this point in time, would be just "pissing money away" and I'm very sure they know that.


I am sure ABB are not in need of $$, so what if it doesn't go platinum (SP?), I am sure they can put a record out if they wanted to, the $$ is not what would be holding them back

 

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  posted on 4/12/2009 at 01:47 PM
Don't even want to think about it, it's too depressing. I'm just glad they are doing a California swing and I get to see them twice this year. Other cool things are happening, as in I have eight friends and family members who have NEVER seen the band but will join me for a show this year. And meeting up with a couple of esteemed individuals from this site as well.

 

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I am sure ABB are not in need of $$, so what if it doesn't go platinum (SP?), I am sure they can put a record out if they wanted to, the $$ is not what would be holding them back


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I think the ABB isn't going to "piss money away" just to make a few fans happy.

First of all, the ABB doesn't have a recording contract, so they would have to foot all cost themselves.

Second, for them to do a "studio recording" then the band has to find a studio and producer they want to work with, and the studio and producer would have to be available during the time frame they would want to be recording. Generally most of your better studios and producers are generally booked up several months in advance.

Third, all members of the ABB would have clear their calenders of any outsides dates during the 4 to 6 weeks the band would need to complete the recording process, which means bands like dTb or Govt Mule would not be touring and would not be generating any revenue. Nevertheless I sure both Derek and Warrren would still be paying these band members their retainers (btw, this is how successful artists keep their bands intact) and that's money would come out of their pockets, unless they could cut a deal with the ABB to pay their bands for the lost revenue due to fact their bands can't be touring.

Fourth after the completion of the recording process (recording, mixing and mastering) is done. The band is going to have to make sure all the art work ect is done for the album cover, and from there find a company that would burn the CDs and put the packaging together,

But before this ever happens the band is going to have to make a distribution deal to sale the CD if they choose to release the CD under their own label, and also develop a marketing plan to handle whatever advertising the band chooses to use and come up with a released date.

And all of this to sale a few thousand copies of a "studio album" that would probably lose money.

But that ain't going to happen, because all FOUR orginal members of the band, are going to have to approve the money for this project. Now do you think Dickey Betts, who btw is still a business partener and on the ABB board (believe he's still President) is going to give his approval to project that stands a good chance of losing money? IMHO, don't think Dickey would go for it.

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  posted on 4/12/2009 at 03:03 PM
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I think the idea of a "Sons of" band is tacky beyond belief.



AGREED. None of the offspring are in the same ballpark as their predecessors. Not even close.

 
 


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