Friday, September 13, 2013

Eat a Peach for Peace



Just some mind-blowing Allman Bros video, recorded at one of their legendary shows at the Fillmore East. Not much video of Duane exists, so cherish every moment of this, from the blistering cries of Don't Keep Me Wonderin', the jazzy musings of Dreams, the Southern Gothic drama of Liz Reed, to the classic rock anthem Whipping Post. He was three years younger than Hendrix when he died, and every bit his equal. Guitar heroes are now extinct, gone the way of the dinosaur. If Duane were reincarnated, he wouldn't be locked in his bedroom with a guitar, but with a computer, plotting the next tech revolution. Pioneers need new territory to explore. It is what it is, but I still prefer the guitar.

 "There ain't no revolution, it's evolution, but every time I'm in Georgia I eat a peach for peace."
Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971)