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YMMV / The Allman Brothers Band

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  • Archive Panic: Due to the absolutely massive number of live releases.
  • Awesome Music: They were arguably the greatest Southern rock band of all time. You really can't go wrong with anything on the self-titled album, Idlewild South, or Eat a Peach, and of course, there are a veritable fountain of great live recordings, with At Fillmore East being the crown jewel.
  • Broken Base: Some fans are a bit critical of the material released after Duane's death, feeling like the band wasn't the same without his contributions.
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  • Epic Riff: "Midnight Rider", "Whipping Post", "Jessica".
  • Face of the Band: Gregg in later years. Originally Duane shared the role.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "Ramblin' Man" was prevented from reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by "Half-Breed", performed by the future Mrs. Gregg Allman.
  • Memetic Mutation: Before people shouted "Free Bird!" as an in-joke at concerts, they shouted "Whipping Post!"
  • Signature Song: "Ramblin' Man" and "Midnight Rider" were their radio hits. Fans of the Epic Rocking will say "Mountain Jam" and (especially) "Whipping Post" for the original lineup, and "Jessica" for Dickey Betts' years as lead guitar.


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