Classic Rock

The Allman Brothers Band pour their hearts into “Whipping Post”

“Whipping Post” is a song by the American rock band The Allman Brothers Band. It was written by their lead guitarist, Gregg Allman, and originally released on their 1969 self-titled debut album, “The Allman Brothers Band.” The song is one of the band’s most iconic and enduring tracks.

“Whipping Post” is known for its bluesy and soulful sound, featuring Gregg Allman’s impassioned vocals and Duane Allman’s scorching slide guitar work. The song is characterized by its extended jam sections and is often performed live with extended improvisational solos.

Lyrically, “Whipping Post” conveys a sense of anguish and emotional pain, with Gregg Allman singing about the trials and tribulations of life. The repeated refrain of “I’ve been tied to the whipping post” reflects a feeling of being burdened and suffering.

The song became a cornerstone of The Allman Brothers Band’s live performances and remains a fan favorite. Its fusion of blues, rock, and soul elements has made it a classic in the rock genre, and it is celebrated for its powerful and emotional delivery. “Whipping Post” is often regarded as one of the defining songs of the Southern rock movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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