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Reunion Tours

I know I’m supposed to be on a hiatus, but I couldn’t pass this one up.

Rod Dreher asks a great question:

Which aging rock stars would you most like to hear perform one of their great albums, and which album? That’s easy for me: I’d give my next paycheck to hear the Rolling Stones perform “Exile on Main Street.”

Post your answers in the comments. You can put as many as you want and even duplicate somebody else’s answer, but try to think outside of the box. Also, your picks don’t have to be old. Stick to folks who are still alive. Feel free to elaborate on your answers and tell us why you’d like it as well as what you’d like. Mine are below the fold.

seven-turnsThe Allman Brothers BandSeven Turns

Not the absolute finest release of their catalog, but it was their comeback album and made my musical life richer by introducing me to one Warren Haynes. And Dickey Betts would have to rejoin the band. Oh yeah, they could also throw in “One Way Out” and another 20 minute rendition of “Whipping Post” just for the heck of it.

guitar-townSteve EarleGuitar Town

Earle’s first album and my favorite of his for reasons of taste and sentiment. Earle was 30 and had yet to cook himself completely on heroin and coke when this album was released and the whole thing resonates with a youthful energy he has never been able to recapture. This was the kick in the seat that country music desperately needed, and still needs. Where is the next Steve Earle anyway?

blastersThe BlastersThe Blasters

A seminal album of the 80s rockabilly revival. Harder than hardcore, faster than punk, and an important reminder that there was more to 80s music than Madonna and Flock of Seagulls.

musiquariumStevie WonderStevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium

’nuff said.

 

southern-rock-operaDrive-By TruckersSouthern Rock Opera

Their magnum opus. A meditation on all things southern.

 

arc-angelsArc AngelsArc Angels

If there were any justice in music, these guys would still be together and would be one of the biggest bands in the world

 

slow-turningJohn HiattSlow Turning

Hiatt’s never released a dud, but out of all of his albums I own this one gets the most play.

 

Now, let’s hear yours.

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14 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    I’d like to see the original line up of Santana, the one that played at Woodstock and recorded their first 3 albums. What a great band that was!

    It’d be great to see a Blind Faith reunion as well, they only put out the one album but it had some great stuff on it.

  2. odgie says:

    Actually, I heard that Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood are touring together this summer.

    Wasn’t Neal Schon one of the original members of Santana?

  3. Katherine says:

    I’d pay a lot to hear Chicago with Peter Cetera again. Their best albums (in the 80s anyway) were the two just before he left — while David Foster was still writing for them and his music sounded original rather than leftover.

    Not exactly hard-core rock, but you gotta give credit to guys who made trumpets part of main-stream music. 🙂

  4. Kelly says:

    Neil Schon only played on the last of those albums Odgie, Santana III. Then he and Greg Rolie left to start Journey, leaving no ice hockey arena safe for rock music for 20 years!

    I’d like to see that original line-up of Chicago, the 25-or-6-to-4 era, but I have to say I can do without the Peter Cetera era.

  5. Kelly says:

    I bet that Clapton/Winwood show this Summer will be really good too!

  6. Andy says:

    Is resurrection allowed here? If it’d be cool to hear “Pronounced Lynyrd Skynyrd” by all the orginal members.

  7. Roland says:

    I have seen the Stones 13 times and when I saw them in Cleveland in 2002, their “focus” album was Exile. They did, if I recall correctly, Tumblin’ Dice, Sweet Virginia, All Down The Line, Happy and Loving Cup. Loving cup was simply awesome!

  8. preacherman says:

    I love the Joshua Tree by U2.
    Hands down.

  9. Matt Smith says:

    Looks like there is some justice in the world – the Arc Angels are looking to have a busy year – http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/arc-angels-fly-again-1003947159.story

  10. odgie says:

    Matt,

    That’s the best news i’ve heard this week. Thanks!

  11. Kelly says:

    Are they coming anywhere close to us Odgie? If so, we must make it to that event!

  12. preacherman says:

    I hope you are enjoying your Hiatus.
    We miss you bro!

  13. preacherman says:

    God bless you and all you do.
    Your blog does make a kingdom difference.
    So, please come back soon!!!!:-)

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