Review: The Allman Brothers Band – Good Clean Fun (Rock)

This review covers the southern rock track The Allman Brothers Band – Good Clean Fun.

This track was released in 1990 on the album Seven Turns.

The track starts off with some guitars and a snare drum. From there, the drum kit fills out and builds up the track. This section is purely instrumental, but does lead into a vocal section. This section does have a few keys that make a brief appearance.

From there, the track hits the main chorus. This is capped off with an instrumental section. After that, the track goes into a verse with the guitars pulled back save for the bass guitar. There is even a subtle bongo playing here.

The track then goes into the next main chorus. After this, there is a short guitar solo. The drum kit joins in as the solo continues.

When the solo ends, the vocals rejoin the track. After a snare roll, the track goes back into the main chorus one last time. This is capped off by another, but more brief, instrumental section. Some vocals make small appearances. The piano then comes in at the end and leads the track out as everything fades out completely.

For me, the best part of the track was the guitars. They do a good job at keeping the track reasonably varied throughout. This is aided by the solos throughout. So, that is pretty decent.

The thing with this track is, although the bass guitar adds a decent rhythm and energy, this track winds up being much more nondescript than you would think with so many different elements throughout. In fact, this is the kind of music I would expect to be playing in an old jukebox with low quality speakers placed in the corner of a bar. It’s something to add atmosphere, but nothing that distracts necessarily. It’s very bar music to me.

Beyond randomly playing in bars, I’m not sure I see a whole lot of use for this particular track. It’s an OK track, but nothing I would call memorable or exciting in any way.

Overall, this is an OK track, but nothing memorable or exciting. It’s got decent guitar work – including the bass guitar. Beyond that, there is nothing that really makes this track distinct outside of being random bar music. While a track that gives an atmosphere, there’s just not much use for this track. A passable track, but there’s far better out there.

Score
6/10

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