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The Marshall Tucker Band

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Cameron talks about the rock and roll business with the Marshall Tucker Band for this 1974 Rolling Stone interview. Happy Tuesday everyone…

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Marshall Tucker: The South Also Rises

Atlanta, GA – It’s Friday night and Richard’s, the lively hotspot of Atlanta’s rock-club scene, is jumping. Onstage, a local favorite is grinding out rock raucous blue standards. The dance floor is an euphoric mass of squirming young bodies.

Welcome to the great lost teenage innocence. David Bowie may set the coasts afire with his 36 costume changes and the New York Dolls can mincingly sing of decadent trauma, but for this typically well-scrubbed Southern crowd, “drag” is when you’ve waited too long to buy your Allman Brothers tickets.

“That glitter shit,” drawls one sweat-drenched regular, “is for the people that don’t care about the music, dontcha think? Here in the South we got our own bands who don’t need any of those…gimmicks. Like Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Marshall Tucker Band or, acourse, the Brothers. Man, they just get out there and fuckin’ play.”

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Sep 8, 2015

Are You a Deadhead?

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A great time to revisit with the final Grateful Dead concerts just wrapping up. Cameron ponders this question and more in an extensive interview with the Grateful Dead for Creem magazine. This January 1974 story gives a nice back history of the band and includes many candid comments from Jerry Garcia.

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Grateful Dead Show Off New Bodies
Their heads are something else again…

There are over one million Dead Heads and your numbers keep increasing every day… – from THE DEAD HEAD NEWSLETTER, mailed out to all those who responded to a mailing address printed on the jacket of Grateful Dead.

Three frazzled red-freak winos spill out of a battered van parked outside the Universal City Amphitheatre and pause on the long trek to the entrance to piss away their Ripple on a shiny Nova. The sharp sound of three forceful gushes harmonizing against the side of the compact can be heard from some distance.

Having finished the deed, one of the trio groggily zips himself up and affectionately pats the car. “The Dead gonna be hot,” he asserts before cutting loose with a hoarse yelp. AAAAAAAWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO.” This wine-slurred call of the wild is immediately answered by a broadside of identically soporific shrieks from all directions.

Are these men Dead Heads?

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Jul 7, 2015

Archives: Marshall Tucker Band- Circular 1974

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A new addition to the Journalism archives today as Cameron chats with The Marshall Tucker Band for the February, 1974 issue of Circular magazine…

The Marshall Tucker Band Is Helping Make the World Safe for Southern Bands

A New Life From the Pride of Spartanburg, South Carolina

Quite simply, A New Life is as fine an album as any band could hope to have under its belt. The Marshall Tucker Band, on the heels of a solid year of extensive roadwork, has come up with the quintessential follow-up to its a superb debut album of last year.

“The material is really great,” says the man who should know, composer-guitarist Toy Caldwell. “It represents more of what the band sounds like today. We’ve gotten a bit more polished with all the touring we’ve done in the time between this album and the first one. The musicianship is better and the tunes are much more suited to the stage.”

Like The Allman Brothers Band before them, The Marshall Tucker Band has managed to overcome major obstacles in achieving its notoriety as one of the South’s biggest groups.

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May 7, 2015

Jackson Browne: Happy Birthday

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Jackson Browne turns 65 today and we thought we’d look back at some of his collaborations with Cameron. First up is the LA. Times interview from early 1974, followed by the more in-depth Rolling Stone cover story from May, 1974.  Lastly, there’s the Running on Empty liner notes from the remastered version that was released in November, 2005. Enjoy!

 

 

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Oct 9, 2013

David Crosby: Remember My Name Coming Soon!


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