Monday, May 03, 2004

On the Player

I got some very weird looks from JennySlash last weekend when I picked up a couple of Best of...s from the local Borders and Noble or Barnes and Barnes or whatever it was. Cheap-o samplers ("20th Century Masters" series) of the Allman Brothers and Traffic. Okay, not two bands that one might expect me to be picking up, but that's kinda the point of $8.99 samplers, isn't it? While I never liked either band enough to collect studio efforts, they both put out a few songs that are absolute masterpieces. Chuck Leavell's phenomenal solo in "Jessica", the pure sweetness of "Melissa", the full 11+ minutes of "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"... damn! I mean, damn! So look at me askance if you must as I drive by belting out "Feelin' Alright" at the top of my lungs, but I'll be enjoying!


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