214. The Allman Brothers - At Fillmore East (1971)
1. Statesboro Blues
2. I Done Somebody Wrong
3. They Call It Stormy Monday
4. You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)
5. Hot Lanta
6. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
7. Whipping Post
Here's another long jamming album, much in the tradition of The Greatful Dead, and particular their Live/Dead album, which was very long and very dependant on jamming. Fortunately, however, this is a much more accessible album and also a much less dull one.
The Allman Brothers impress here with their technical skills and actually some quite innovative guitar playing. They are really good. This is not to say I loved the album though. The first few tracks are standard white blues band fare, which had been done to death better by other groups like Cream. The album is also much too long, and some of these first tracks could have been skipped. I would have been happy with just the last two tracks, making a nice 36 minute album.
And where the Brothers impress is really on the long tracks, particularly Whipping Post; that's where they are able to develop their playing to a level which is interesting. The shorter cuts are just not that impressive. All in all a good album, but nothing to write home about. Get it from Amazon UK or US.
1. Whipping Post
2. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
3. You Don't Love Me
4. Hot Lanta
The most well-known rendition of "Whipping Post" by any other artist came in the most unlikely of circumstances, during Season 4 of American Idol. Contestant Bo Bice gave a shot in the arm to Southern rock with an impassioned performance during the show's semi-finals round, pleasing show judge Randy Jackson and propelling Bice to an eventual second-place finish.
Whipping Post, at Filmore East:
The American Idols 4 version... not so good: