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Author: Subject: Gregg Allman on the term... "Southern Rock"

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 01:52 PM
From the ABB issue of "Relix"...




Let Skynyrd, Molly Hatchett,..38 Special, Marshall Tucker...and the rest use this phrase to describe their bands.

I think Gregg hit the nail on the head.

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 01:57 PM
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are from Jacksonville, FL, but I have never heard of them referred to as a "southern rock" band. But, as a kid growing up in Indiana back in the 70's, all my friends were southern rock freaks.

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 02:03 PM
I was too. I think the term was used more by the media than the fans and the bands. It was just music to them. Its what they did. Cowboy hats were all over the place back in the 70's. East West North South.........actually NJ and Michigan were states that had a hell of alot of Tucker fans. They loved them.

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 02:05 PM
As a long time fan, I just appreciate Gregg's point of view here. Imho, The ABB have never been "southern rock"... They are a Blues/Jazz outfit that has returned to it's roots.

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 02:10 PM
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As a long time fan, I just appreciate Gregg's point of view here. Imho, The ABB have never been "southern rock"... They are a Blues/Jazz outfit that has returned to it's roots.

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I think that interview was a long time ago. Hearing that from Gregg Allman then, may had been what turned me off on the term. I thought if he didn't like it, Hell I didn't either.......lol

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 02:28 PM
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are from Jacksonville, FL, but I have never heard of them referred to as a "southern rock" band. But, as a kid growing up in Indiana back in the 70's, all my friends were southern rock freaks.


Tom Petty was marketed as a punk rocker when he first hit the spotlight.

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 02:31 PM
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I think that interview was a long time ago.


Possibly so, but it was in the current issue of "Relix"

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 02:36 PM
I don't see the big deal either way, unless he's ashamed of being from the South.

Also the fact that other than Berry they(original band) were all from the South, but I guess that has nothing to do with being Southern.

In my 52 years, I don't think I ever saw a music store with a "Southern Rock" section either. It was just always mixed in with the rock.

Sounds like they did not mind touring with Southern Rock bands, they were just ashamed of the term.



[Edited on 5/22/2009 by OldDirtRoad]

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 02:40 PM
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are from Jacksonville, FL, but I have never heard of them referred to as a "southern rock" band. But, as a kid growing up in Indiana back in the 70's, all my friends were southern rock freaks.


Tom Petty was marketed as a punk rocker when he first hit the spotlight.


And, they are from Gainesville, FL...not Jax...

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 04:13 PM
Well, I agree with him too. It is redundant and unnecessary.
 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 05:13 PM
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Well, I agree with him too. It is redundant and unnecessary.


You can say that again!

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 05:24 PM
hey bigV my dad agrees with your quote from gregg. i wish i was going to the show

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 05:28 PM
When I'm at the Beacon or Jones Beach to see the Brothers, and I take a look at the audience, and I do notice that the "southern rock" element has become extremely small these days. Nobody goes to these shows with cowboy hats and that sort of thing anymore. I do tend to notice that there are more tie dyes, and Deadhead/hippie-ish types in the audience.

By this observation alone, perhaps the ABB can be considered "jam rock" these days more than "southern rock."

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 05:40 PM
we have heard those comments many times,bring some different news.
 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 06:19 PM
If anyone is considering the ABB a southern rock band then you have to count Derek and the Dominos too. They played Rock and Roll and Blues and had a distinct southern flavor. Bobby Whitlock is from Memphis. Carl Radle is from Tulsa. Jim Gordon is from California. They all had the Delaney and Bonnie connection too. Clapton was the only outsider...
 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 07:14 PM
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are from Jacksonville, FL, but I have never heard of them referred to as a "southern rock" band. But, as a kid growing up in Indiana back in the 70's, all my friends were southern rock freaks.


Tom Petty was marketed as a punk rocker when he first hit the spotlight.
"new wave"

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 07:17 PM
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I don't see the big deal either way, unless he's ashamed of being from the South.

Also the fact that other than Berry they(original band) were all from the South, but I guess that has nothing to do with being Southern.

In my 52 years, I don't think I ever saw a music store with a "Southern Rock" section either. It was just always mixed in with the rock.

Sounds like they did not mind touring with Southern Rock bands, they were just ashamed of the term.



[Edited on 5/22/2009 by OldDirtRoad]
Its just a "DUMB" term. is j-geils band and aerosmith "northern rock"???. is elvis "southern rock"??

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 07:48 PM
I think it applies to a certain sensibility. When I hear the term Southern Rock, I think of the Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker, Wet Willy, etc. They all took certain musical styles and mixed them with rock... ABB blues, country and jazz...Tucker, country swing and country....Wet Willy soul and country. Derek and the Dominoes were deffinitly Southern Rock, as well as most of Claptons early solo work due to the Delaney Bramlett influence. Molly Hatchett and .38 Special were rock bands from the South. Skynyrd kinda straddled the line, but were more a rock band from the South.
 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 08:18 PM
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I think it applies to a certain sensibility. When I hear the term Southern Rock, I think of the Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker, Wet Willy, etc. They all took certain musical styles and mixed them with rock... ABB blues, country and jazz...Tucker, country swing and country....Wet Willy soul and country. Derek and the Dominoes were deffinitly Southern Rock, as well as most of Claptons early solo work due to the Delaney Bramlett influence. Molly Hatchett and .38 Special were rock bands from the South. Skynyrd kinda straddled the line, but were more a rock band from the South.


I think LS is the quintissential SOuthern Rock Band as that term is intended. The ABB was, as the all-music guide put it "a thing unto themselves", never Southern Rock though their success paved the way for other indigenous SOuthern bands.

 

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I think LS is the quintissential SOuthern Rock Band as that term is intended.
Ronnie Van Zant said in an an interview in 1977, that he disliked the term "southern rock" he said "we are just a rock band that happens to be from the south". and that "southern rock" was just b.s. "hype" created by the record company.

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 09:04 PM
I prefer southern rock over southern comfort.

 

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  posted on 5/24/2009 at 11:53 AM
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I think the term was used more by the media than the fans and the bands.


Disagree. One of the things that "rubs me the wrong way" about the moniker "Southern Rock".. is the Fan of classic rock who puts the ABB in the same category as Skynyrd and Kid Rock, all because of that label...

 

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  posted on 5/24/2009 at 06:38 PM
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I prefer southern rock over southern comfort.


I like them together.

 

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  posted on 5/28/2009 at 08:50 AM
Hello,
....Speaking of Relix.....Has anyone been able to find the latest issue of the Magazine, I have checked in every Book and Record Store inside the Northeast part of PA and I still can not find one.

Please Help Me,
Paul

 

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  posted on 5/28/2009 at 08:53 AM
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Hello,
....Speaking of Relix.....Has anyone been able to find the latest issue of the Magazine, I have checked in every Book and Record Store inside the Northeast part of PA and I still can not find one.

Please Help Me,
Paul


Which one? I subscribe so I am sure I have it.

 

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