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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 10:49 AM
Question is how to pick. By people who like the bands or by the music they play. Is the music simple or more than just three cords. Once that question has been answered then one might be able to pick the best band. Personally, I have not heard a band, musically better than the original Abb band.
 
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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 11:01 AM
Assuming that one actually HAS to pick a single band that is, for that person, "the best band", you probably would pick the band whose combination of musicianship and music most appeals to YOU. But, frankly, with all of the great bands and musicians and varieties of music styles to choose from, why would anybody just pick ONE?

 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 11:06 AM
I proudly stand right beside you Red Dog. I gotta add the orginal MTB a close second......

 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 11:19 AM
I thought this thread was about HOW TO PICK THE BEST BAND.

Looks like it quickly devolved into a flag-waving session for the Allman Brothers Band - not that there's anything wrong with that.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 11:23 AM
Why the **** do people think music is a competition?? There is no "best" band, nor "best" musician...everyone plays differently. Competition is reserved for drum corp and high school marching band...not popular music forms. I've never understood why there is so much emphasis put on "best" bands and musicians.
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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 11:25 AM
In rock music there are all the other bands then there is the ABB, they stand by themselves in what they brought to rock music. They were more than a rock band they just played music...it really had no name that you could put on their sound. They covered all of the American Music Genres with their sound. Blues, Jazz, R&B, Funk, Country...etc

When I listen to the Fillmore East Album and I think about how old these guys were when it was recorded....I rattles my brain

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 11:29 AM
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Why the **** do people think music is a competition?? There is no "best" band, nor "best" musician...everyone plays differently. Competition is reserved for drum corp and high school marching band...not popular music forms. I've never understood why there is so much emphasis put on "best" bands and musicians.
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good rant!

i'll play devils advocate.

in some ways, there is a best band competition. and it takes place aside from the grammys and rnrHOF.

it's a competition to see who plays in the band. just ask oteil and jack pearson who who competed for the abb jobs. it's also a competition for your wallet. the best bands compete for your disposable income from ticket sales, merch and your time. only the best to you win this competition.

not every band gets my time and money. but the ABB sure does a lot of it!

 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 11:47 AM
I started really listening intently to music in kindergarden, the Beatles on Ed Sullivan did it.
Years went by and listened to whatever my brother and sister had around end eventually got into buying 45s .
Jump up to the 5th grade or so. Aretha Franklin......who is that guitar player and how is he doing that ? " as I pluck away on my Norma with 4 strings.
Coupla more years...FM radio...searching through my brother in laws LPs...hmmm..Allman Brothers Band...I think I'll listen...Ahhh haaaa. I've heard this song on the radio " Black Hearted Woman"....these are the guys who did that.
A week or so later ( 8th grade 1971/72) bought a bootleg plain label 8 track of Fillmore after finding out the band that played BHW. It was over. Done. Finsihed. The sons of a guns are the ultimate. They got like 3 In A Gadda Da Vidas on this 8 track !!!! They also play music without words ! Yes
The Guess Who, Steppenwolf, Mountain, Black Sabbath, Cream, Iron Butterfly, Neil Young, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Zepplin all got pushed way back. I probably didn't listen to any of my LPs for a few months after getting that 8track of Fillmore. A few of my friends couldn't believe how obsessed I was with this music. A few others " got it."
The next year I read Berry had died...in the same article it also mentioned Duane the previous year. I was pretty crushed . I remember the day, 9th grade math class reading that article.." Allmans Lose Oakley".
Jump another year or so up...Duane Anthology...didn't even look to see what was on it. Saw it, picked it up, bought it, got on my 10 speed and rushed home, opened it, looked at the songs...." The Weight" no friggin way !!!!! My guitar hero did this and I didn't even know it was him.
Is the original ABB the best ? Best in my world. Hasn't changed since I picked up that bootleg plain label $2.99 8 track at Skaggs Drugstore on a chilly Friday night in North Kansas City, Missouri.
I was always pretty bummed out that the band never played The Cowtown Ballroom in Kansas City. It was their kind of place. Would have been great to see the original line up there. As far as I know, the original line up only played 1 date in Missouri, the Brewer Field House show. If you don't have it, you need it.



 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 12:08 PM
for me, it's usually the one Mr. Derek Trucks is playing in....
 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 12:09 PM
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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 12:10 PM
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Why the **** do people think music is a competition?? There is no "best" band, nor "best" musician...everyone plays differently. Competition is reserved for drum corp and high school marching band...not popular music forms. I've never understood why there is so much emphasis put on "best" bands and musicians.
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My "best" band and your "best" band may be different...............nothing wrong with that....
Music is so subjective. Its what you make of it. You either like em or don't like em. There is not to much in between for me.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 12:18 PM
music is way too subjective and interperative for anyone to pick THE best band. it's all up to individual tastes. your best/favorite may not be mine. for me, i eithr like it or i don't. my wife calls me a music snob, but i really just like good music.
 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 12:29 PM
Music isn't competition

It is collaboration


as Dickey Betts says "Guitar Players don't keep score"

 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 01:24 PM
ok I think the question was how to pick the best band. I have done years of studies on this...and the conclusion i got was.
Whichever band has had a guitarist named Duane Allman is the best.. thats how you pick

 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 01:28 PM
I look for the one that has Warren Haynes in it!

 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 01:30 PM
By adding a few of the posts above, I like this idea: while there are so many good bands out there that it's tough (or foolish) to pick a BEST band, you also do end up deciding how you will spend the finite amount of listening time that you have on this earth; presumably, the band(s) you listen to the most would be your favorite (s) a.k.a. the best. So, then you just have to figure out why you listen to that music so much!

For me it is somewhat intangible. I like players/ bands with great chops in general, but chops alone won't do it for me (sorry Yngwie!). I love great tone, and yes I know "great" is highly subjective. So is "soul" but that is indeed a factor. A certain uniqueness, "authenticity," kicks in as a factor.

I don't have a best band or a favorite band, but I have listened to a great deal of music by the ABB, The Who, the Stones, Miles Davis, and Jeff Beck. I must admit I have burned out a bit on Sabbath, Purple, and Rush. Wilco is my favorite band of the last 20 years.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 01:38 PM
what gets me off...

 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 04:52 PM
I always consider INFLUENCE

And I hear a lot of ABB music in a whole lot of bands, especially the country performers...

 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 04:57 PM
And no band ever played music better than the Allman Brothers Band....



 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 05:20 PM
The best band for me is the one I enjoy most.

I recently had the pleasure of going to two concerts of a fabulous band.
The singer was wonderful and all the musicians were top notch as far as I could tell.
Gregg Allman And Friends.
I have never enjoyed a band more.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 05:44 PM
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And no band ever played music better than the Allman Brothers Band....


That's some funny sh*t.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 06:16 PM
Music is totally subjective so your best band may be someone else's worst. Whether it's simple riffs or intricate jams, different people have different tastes and different best bands. That being said, I'm sure you will get a lot of a certain band as being best on this particular site!

 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 06:21 PM
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Music is totally subjective so your best band may be someone else's worst. Whether it's simple riffs or intricate jams, different people have different tastes and different best bands. That being said, I'm sure you will get a lot of a certain band as being best on this particular site!


But the thread says "HOW do you pick the best band?" not "WHO do you pick as the best band?".

 

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  posted on 1/19/2010 at 08:37 PM
Hell,i didn't even understand the question....pick the best band.... for what?

 

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  posted on 1/20/2010 at 11:54 AM
I never could pick a fav or best band.. I dig what im into at the moment

 

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