One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band
I was aware that tragedy had surrounded the band over the years, and also knew that 'Almost Famous', the Cameron Crowe film, was based on his experiences touring as a journalist with the Allman Brothers, but the extent to which death and demons associated with drug and alcohol abuse ...more
The new book is five times longer and will have 150 photographs.
I think people, or maybe just me, think of rock musicians as uneducated people that got discovered at a ...more
Every aspect of the band in it’s tumultuous existence is covered here in a unique approach that the author also used in his excellent biography Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan where he has multiple quotes from different band ...more
This is the Allman Brothers Band book that i've been waiting over 25 years for (ever since Warren Haynes made the Pattern Disruptive album with Dickie Betts back in 1989 - when I bought it.)
This book was so exciting I didn't even need a bookmark. Everytime I picked it up I knew exactly where i had left off the time before.
I'm a Warren Haynes fan, so those are the stories I ...more
***** This is a First Reads, Thank You Goodreads ******
Mr. Paul has gathered every surviving member of the band, past and present, to give an honest, raw account of the band, each other, the music, what was, and what happened. Duane Allman's demons come into account, the drugs, the fame, the brilliance that died too soon. The darkness that fell over them and yet through it they continued, they made music.
I love how this is told and weaved - the stories from different perspectives at the same ti ...more
If you are from the South, love Southern Rock music, and are a "baby boomer," then you know and love those boys from Florida - The Allman Brothers Band. Their music is legendary, their lives are legendary and now the tales of everything we've always "heard of" are related in a brilliant biography, "One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band," by Alan Paul.
Paul has gathered interviews with all the players, all the families and friends, and all the hangers-on to make this book o ...more
So many bands have ended along with the death of a member — Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Kurt Cobain come to mind — so it is amazing to read the story of a band that survived, and how they did, after the death of two founding members, Duane Allman and Berry Oakley.
It can be easy to miss the details, while enjoying the sound of a jam band. I enjoyed hearing the perspectives of all t ...more
I am a long time fan of the Allman Brothers Band. Of all the music I have ever owned, the Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore recording is my all-time favorite. Over the years I have worn out two copies of the vinyl record album, three CD's of the original recording, and one CD of the expanded reissue version.
This is the third book I have read about the Allman Brothers Band; this i...more
He is the author of Big in China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming a Star in Beijing (Harper), which is currently being developed as a film by Ivan Reitman's Montecito Pictures ...more