Silver Supporting Member
I try to keep an open mind with covers, but the Allmans are my favorite band. Dreams is my favorite song. I feel like everything the Allmans (and Duane) were was displayed in that song. It's just one of those songs that changed the way I look at music and life. I found out that Molly Hatchet covers it (and calls it "Dreams I'll Never See") so I looked it up and... wow. NO disrespect to Hatchet at all- they're good musicians, but IMO their version of the song sounds like crap compared to the Allman's. It just doesn't have that open but powerful feel that the original has at all. I'm really disappointed by it. This is my personal opinion, of course. The Allmans (especially when Duane was around) are just one of those bands that will never be covered in a way that equals or surpasses them, and in this case I think Hatchet borderline butchered them...