Good Clean Fun (The Allman Brothers Band song)
|"Good Clean Fun"|
|Single by The Allman Brothers Band|
|from the album Seven Turns|
Criteria Studios (Miami)
|Genre||Country rock, Southern rock|
|Label||Epic Records 73504|
|Writer(s)||Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Johnny Neel|
|The Allman Brothers Band singles chronology|
"Good Clean Fun" is a song by American rock band the Allman Brothers Band, released in July 1990 as the lead single from the group's ninth studio album, Seven Turns (1990). Written by guitarist Dickey Betts, vocalist Gregg Allman and songwriter Johnny Neel, the song was the band's first single since their 1982 breakup.
"Good Clean Fun" was the first song Dickey Betts and Gregg Allman received co-writing credits.
David Browne Rolling Stone labeled "Good Clean Fun" one of the strongest tracks from Seven Turns, calling it "ferocious," and "full of snarly Betts-Haynes leads and the dueling kits of Trucks and Jaimoe."
Scott Freeman, author of Midnight Riders: The Story of the Allman Brothers Band (1996), wrote that the song "jumped off the disc […] It was a sound that was instantly familiar, yet fresh and alive. […] In just the first four minutes, Seven Turns showed more surprises and inventiveness than the previous two Allman Brothers albums combined." Alan Paul, author of One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band (2014), wrote that "the slide hook and guitar harmonies" established that "[Warren] Haynes and Betts were resurrecting the classic ABB sound and approach."
The song's music video contains rehearsal footage interspersed with shots of women searching for the musicians backstage.