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#1
I was just wondering what some of you think of The band, like em', don't like em', anything, what genre would they be... to me their like a mix between rock, country, blues, and folk waht do you think? Me personally I kinda like them and their a pretty talented bunch of musicians.

Also where can I find some good tabs for their songs there doesn't seem to be any, and when you search the net for them because of their name you get anything and everything that has the word band in it so its pretty difficult to find tabs
#5
Yeah, I have Last Waltz as well. Although their appearance on Concert For George was their best in my opinion.
#6
One song I love and that I've been looking for that song "the weight" but can't find anything but chords, and I've been trying to figure out some of the riffs in between but I've had no luck, I wish I had a better ear for figuring out music!
#7
Yes!

The Band are one awesome!
Big Pink and (The Brown Album) The Band are great albums to have.

If you want to get good tabs of the Band look here:
http://home6.inet.tele.dk/thomasho/bandtabs/
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#8
i really like the band but i think Robbie Robertson is an ass, him and Martin scorsasie took almost all of the money from the last waltz, and he took credit for alot of songs that the others wrote.(Levon Helm wrote The weight and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. and the others may have wrote more that RR took the credit for.)
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#9
^^ wicked thanks for the site, I don't know too much about the inner band squabbles, what happened. I know tow of them died... did thier deaths lead to the disbandment or was it all the fighting the lead to it?
#10
they disbanded prior to the deaths mainly because of squabbles between members (I.E. everyone hated Robbie Robertson)
Rick Danko died on 12/10/1999 (cause unknown)
Richard Manuel Hung himself on 3/4/1986
Levon almost died from throat cancer (caused by smoking) but survived (and still smokes)
Robbie Robertson is fine and in good health
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#13
Definetly a great band....every member is equally as talented as the others, and they all play everything! The last waltz, festival express and even the new dylan movie all have great footage of them. and honestly, there aresnt any tabs out there, and usually i search the band and end up with dave mattews band..
#14
Try here for tabs: http://theband.hiof.no/books/sheet_mfbp_tb.html


The above web page contains tabs from their earlier albums.
That's the best I can suggest I'm afraid.
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#15
I'm fortunate to own a copy of the Northern Lights/Southern Cross music book. It doesn't have tab, but shows chords and the music for each song off the album.

They are one of the worlds greatest bands, and have made some fantastic music. Rick Danko's solo music is arguably as good as his work within the Band.
Richard Manuel's 'Whispering Pines' album was a brilliant live album, it's just a pity he didn't get round to doing a studio album.

Also, don't you think Johnny Cash should have been in the Last Waltz?! Grr!
#18
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I absolutely love the band. In fact I watched The Last Waltz yesterday, and the Festival Express today. So much ass-kickery


Easily one of the greatest music concerts ever filmed. The 12-Bar Blues bit with Clapton is extremely awesome. The people who appeared as guests in that film; Dylan, Clapton, Young, etc... Some of the greatest musicians of all time.

I own quite a few their CDs, but sadly, I can't find a favorite because they're all so good. A true American-Canadian classic.
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#19
Quote by Ranger01
they disbanded prior to the deaths mainly because of squabbles between members (I.E. everyone hated Robbie Robertson)
Rick Danko died on 12/10/1999 (cause unknown)
Richard Manuel Hung himself on 3/4/1986
Levon almost died from throat cancer (caused by smoking) but survived (and still smokes)
Robbie Robertson is fine and in good health


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#20
I believe that it's Levon who lives in Woodstock, NY and every Saturday or so has a jam with his friends where he sells 100 tickets (available online) to people who come to watch him play and bring a meal for a potluck dinner.

My plans for after graduating from college (when i get to college) are to move up to Woodstock (or in the general area) and open a guitar shop (just a little one) and maybe open a custom shop if I learn how to build guitars.

Maybe if I'm lucky Levon will still be alive and I can jam with him.
#21
I really enjoy some of The Band's stuff.... The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down is a fabulous song, as well as Up On Cripple Creek.... man, my dad is so lucky, back in 71, he got to see the Dead and the Band jam out AT ONE SHOW. He said it was ****ing awesome.
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#22
I love The Band, man. I'v listened to them for years. If you go their website, they have all their tabs.

^They played a few concerts together including one huge one. It was like woodstock, but just the dead, the band, and the allman brothers.
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#23
Damn... thats one of the best lineups I've ever heard... and its just three bands. When was this?
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#24
http://theband.hiof.no/lyrics/index.html that's the BEST tabsite - SO many cause its their site.

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I absolutely love the band. In fact I watched The Last Waltz yesterday, and the Festival Express today. So much ass-kickery



Festival Express is an amazing movie.
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#26
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I really enjoy some of The Band's stuff.... The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down is a fabulous song, as well as Up On Cripple Creek.... man, my dad is so lucky, back in 71, he got to see the Dead and the Band jam out AT ONE SHOW. He said it was ****ing awesome.


I saw 'em, once. 2nd opener for the Dead's '83 New Year's concert. No Robertson, so the guitar playing was pretty standard. Danko came out later & played guitar for "Ripple". Good time was had by all.

I tend more to Tears of Rage, Shape I'm In, King Harvest, Whispering Pines, Chest Fever, Unfaithful Servant, Rockin' Chair.

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#27
The Last Waltz rapes

i would go any buy stage fright, or just a greatest hits album.

"Don't do it" is my favourite song by them
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#28
I like them, The Last Waltz is quite fantastic, although that's about as far as my knowledge of The Band goes.
#29
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The Last Waltz rapes
i would go any buy stage fright, or just a greatest hits album.
"Don't do it" is my favourite song by them


Their versions of that Motown classic are all killer. Love Rick's intro riff in Last Waltz. Killer opener.

Stagefright is a good album, but not the one that I would recommend off the top, as intro to the group. My ranking runs closer to standard:

The Band (brown album)
Last Waltz/Big Pink/Before The Flood
Stagefright/Northern Lights/Cahoots/Moondog
Basement Tapes (the originals don't have Levon, btw)

I've also got Kingdom Come, which is a decent mix. Frankly, I'd rather have a good concert album (Waltz or Flood, for example) rather than a collection. Often the material is the same since both concerts & collections tend to favor popularity over critical/artistic considerations.

FWIW, Rock of Ages is my absolute least favorite album, because of the mix. Supposedly, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down is a re-mix, and the couple of tracks that I've heard are much better. Really, just a matter of dialing the horn section down...a lot.
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#31
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Yeah, I have Last Waltz as well. Although their appearance on Concert For George was their best in my opinion.


What are you talking about?

The band was never in Concert for George. Not one member of The Band participated in that concert. (Unfortunately)

Two of them were dead by then.
#32
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i really like the band but i think Robbie Robertson is an ass, him and Martin scorsasie took almost all of the money from the last waltz, and he took credit for alot of songs that the others wrote.(Levon Helm wrote The weight and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. and the others may have wrote more that RR took the credit for.)


Where did you get this information from? Michael Moore? Robbie Robertson wrote both "The Weight" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down? He took the money from the movie because he was the co-producer,and it was HIS songs appearing on the film! Of coarse he made more money than the rest of them. You have to realize how royalties work before you make stupid comments.

Robbie's not even my favorite. Rick and Garth are. But I had to defend him because I'm like that hahah.
#33
I love them. My favourite song are the weight, up on cripple creek and the last waltz.

I'd define them as country-rock with some blues influence but they're one of these bands that are almost impossible to categorise because no-one else really sounds like them.
#34
^^Besides the fact that no one else sounds like them, they can't really be classified because they can play so many different genres.

They can play blues, country-rock, folk-rock, etc.

No matter what they're playing, they're great to listen to.
#35
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Where did you get this information from? Michael Moore? Robbie Robertson wrote both "The Weight" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down? He took the money from the movie because he was the co-producer,and it was HIS songs appearing on the film! Of coarse he made more money than the rest of them. You have to realize how royalties work before you make stupid comments.


I have to agree with you here, if you see the brown album dvd, in the "classic's" series, Robbie talks about writing Dixie and, if my memory serves me well (nearly a Manuel/Dylan reference too!), the Weight as well.

Though there is certainly some bad blood between Robbie and Levon, but to be honest, I can't figure out what's going on. I know Levon wanted to keep on.

That's my two cents for what it's worth... two cents, I guess...
#36
I remember reading somewhere that all the people mentioned in The Weight and Dixie were from Levons home town. But ya Idk.
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#37
well i have last waltz (for christmas) and a live album (live @ watkins glen) but i'm not really feelin it.
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#40
Would anyone like to give their opinion on The Last Waltz boxset or the Musical History one?
I can really only get one and I keep going back and forth...
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