Thursday, April 19, 2012

Levon Left Today.

This is a recording from the LAST concert as "Ronnie & The Hawks."
Levon Helm felt to me to be a true, authentic, man of the people, and the soul of a gentleman.
The third member of that iconic ensemble, The Band, to prematurely "hang up their rock'n'roll shoes."
The Band is/was/will be, all in all, my absolute FAVORITE rock'n'roll ensemble ever. Their combination of influences, references, and the plasticity with which they wer able to wrap a plethora of styles around fascinating, evocative lyrics is mesmerizing, and their sublties are disguised behind bombastically entertaining arrangements. The only real discussion is for second, third, etc...
This is a good piece about their early days when it was Dylan and "the band."
If there's a Rock'n'Roll heaven, you know they've got a hell of a Band...

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