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Gov't Mule
Gov't Mule : Gov't Mule ( 1995)

Gov't Mule's self-titled debut is a scorching set of heavy blues-rockers. Although they have some difficulty coming up with memorable original material, the band is loose, funky, gritty, and real. They have enough burning licks to make the record a worthwhile listen for guitar fanatics.

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The leaders of Gov't Mule, Warren Haynes and Allen Woody, should be well-known to Allman Brothers fans for their stint in Southern rock's most famous native sons. In 1989, Haynes became the second replacement for Duane Allman, providing a good foil for Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts on guitar and vocals; Woody filled out the Allman sound on bass. Five years after their debut, the duo joined drummer Matt Abts in the side project Gov't Mule, a band in which the Allman Brothers' influence is apparent but complicated with the psychedelic, bluesy power-trio feel of Cream. Gov't Mule debuted in 1995 with a self-titled album on Capricorn Records, followed by the stellar concert date Live at Roseland Ballroom. The studio follow-up Dose appeared in early 1998; another concert set, Live...with a Little Help from Our Friends, followed a year later, with the complete show later appearing as a four-disc limited edition set. A new studio effort, Life Before Insanity, appeared in early 2000. A vital member of the band was lost, however, on August 26, 2000 when Allen Woody was found dead in a hotel room in New York City. The band had been preparing to record its next album, and after a time, Gov't Mule finally decided to carry on with the project, this time with guest bassists ranging from Flea to Bootsy Collins. The two volume Deep End series for ATO Records resulted. Phish bassist Mike Gordon also got involved in the project, filming the recording of the albums for a planned documentary. In mid-September 2001, the group hit the road for a six week tour in support of Deep End, Vol. 1; Oteil Burbridge filled in as bassist for most of the dates.


Andre plater med Gov't Mule :

Gov't Mule : Live at Roseland Ballroom ( 1996)
Gov't Mule : Dose ( 1998)
Gov't Mule : Live...With a little help from our friends ( 1999)
Govt't Mule : Life Before Insanity ( 2000)
Gov't Mule : Deep End Vol 1 and 2 (2002)

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 Van Zant

Van Zant : Brother to brother ( 1998)
Brother to Brother marks the first time Johnny and Donnie Van Zant have ever collaborated together, and the results are exactly what fans of either Lynyrd Skynyrd or .38 Special would expect — a set of tough, bluesy Southern rock. Instrumentally, it nearly achieves its full potential, capturing both of the guitarists in fine form. However, the material is a bit inconsistent, with several songs lacking memorable hooks or melodies. Still, the songs that do work are dynamite, and even the weaker tracks have their moments. And that means Brother to Brother is a worth a listen by any serious Skynyrd, Special or VanZant fan.

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As a band name, Van Zant first appeared in 1985, when Johnny Van Zant (brother of .38 Special's Donnie and Lynyrd Skynyrd's late Ronnie) headed an AOR-styled quintet on an album also titled Van Zant. The group disbanded, however, when Van Zant joined Lynyrd Skynyrd two years later. The Van Zant group name was revived in 1998, when Johnny and Donnie joined forces on what was slated to be a one-off collaboration, titled Brother to Brother and released on CMC International. However, reaction to the record was positive enough to convince the duo to continue pursuing the project; hence, a follow-up, Van Zant II, was issued in early 2001.
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Van Zant 2 ( 2001)
This disc by two Southern rock legends who happen to be brothers, Johnny (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Donnie (.38 Special) VanZant, is pretty much exactly what you would expect it to be. The album contains ten tracks of well-written and performed Southern rock. Although there are no real surprises or chances taken, the CD should definitely please fans of the genre and bluesy rock in general.

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 The Allman Brothers Band


2nd Set - An evening with the Allman Brothers Band ( 1995)
Jeg kjøpte denne cd-en for kort tid siden, og det gleder meg at Allman Brothers Band  er spilleglade som aldri før, etter at bandet har fått med gitaristen Warren Haynes og bassisten Allan Woody ( Gov't Mule). På denne platen spiller de både nytt og gammelt stoff live, og vi får akkustiske versjoner av to klassikere : In memory of Elisabeth Reed og Jessica. Warren Haynes er en glimrende låtskriver og sanger, og bandet spiller her en av hans sanger -Soulshine. Lyden på plata er meget god. Dette er begynnelsen på en lang opptur for bandet på slutten av 90-tallet, og som har vart fram til dags dato, med cd-en Hittin' the note. Løp og kjøp !!
All Music Guide :
The Allman Brothers Band's fifth live
release in 25 years, cut during 1994 in Raleigh, NC, and at the Garden State Arts Center in New Jersey, is a high-water mark in their Epic Records catalog. If anything, they're even better here than they were on the earlier Evening With the Allman Brothers Band, the old material getting fresh new approaches — the band was on for both nights, and presented sets, including an acoustic version of "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Jessica" (which won a Grammy Award), that soared and flowed, especially Dickey Betts and Warren Haynes' guitars. What's more, the clarity of the recording and the volume at which it was recorded make this a most rewarding 70 minutes of live music on a purely technical level — you can practically hear the action on the guitars during the acoustic set. It won't replace Live at Fillmore East or the live portions of Eat a Peach, but it deserves a place on the shelf not very far from them.
Plater av Allman Brothers Band fra 90-tallet  og fram til i dag som anbefales :

Seven Turns ( 1990)
Shades of two worlds ( 1991)
Where it all begins ( 1994)
Hittin' the note ( 2003)

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