Good Clean Fun (The Allman Brothers Band song)

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"Good Clean Fun"
Good Clean Fun ABB.jpg
Single by The Allman Brothers Band
from the album Seven Turns
B-side "Seven Turns"
Released July 1990
Format 7" single
Recorded April 1990
Criteria Studios (Miami)
Genre Country rock, Southern rock
Length 5:06
Label Epic Records 73504
Songwriter(s) Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Johnny Neel
Producer(s) Tom Dowd
The Allman Brothers Band singles chronology
"Two Rights"
(1981)
"Good Clean Fun"
(1990)
"Seven Turns"
(1990)

"Two Rights"
(1981)
"Good Clean Fun"
(1990)
"Seven Turns"
(1990)

"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" returns to the harmonic guitars and slide hooks the band was known for in the early 1970s. The song reached number one on the Album Rock Tracks chart in 1990.

Background[edit]

"Good Clean Fun" was the first song Dickey Betts and Gregg Allman received co-writing credits.[1]

Reception[edit]

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."[2]

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."[3] 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."[4]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video contains rehearsal footage interspersed with shots of women searching for the musicians backstage.[3]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[5] 1

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul 2014, p. 279.
  2. ^ David Browne (August 9, 1990). "Seven Turns Review". Rolling Stone. New York City: Wenner Media LLC. ISSN 0035-791X. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Freeman 1996, p. 286.
  4. ^ Paul 2014, p. 277.
  5. ^ "The Allman Brothers Band Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved July 12, 2014.

Sources[edit]

  • Paul, Alan (2014). One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-1250040497. 
  • Freeman, Scott (1996). Midnight Riders: The Story of the Allman Brothers Band. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 978-0316294522. 

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