The Rhythm Section Could Run The Band

Young Rick was insistent. “Why can't we have a band,” he asked, “where everybody plays an instrument, everybody sings, everybody does it without some guy out in front of the thing running the show and deciding the way things are gonna go?” This was a radical notion, like communism. But maybe, I thought, for the first time in our or anyone's imagination, the rhythm section could run the band!

From This Wheel's On Fire: Levon Helm and the Story of The Band, New York: William Morrow and Company, 1993, ISBN 1556524056

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