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Lynyrd Skynyrd (1966-1977, 1988-) - Southern Rock Band from Jacksonville, Florida

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It seems a lot of people think the Allman Brothers were "southern rock" in the same vein as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, or some other twangy hillbilly crap, In my opinion, there was no comparison at all. The Allman Brothers were geniuses at weaving jazz and even classical music into their blues-based music. Plus, come on, Duane Allman and Eric Clapton? I wish I had been a fly on the wall during the Derek and the Dominos recording sessions.

Oh, come on...Lynyrd Skynyrd wasn't twangy, wasn't hillbilly and wasn't crap! And who doesn;t love those Molly Hatchet album covers?

You want twangy hillbilly crap, you got to listen to the Rolling Stones

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Oh, come on...Lynyrd Skynyrd wasn't twangy, wasn't hillbilly and wasn't crap!

"Oo-ooh that smale, can't you smale that smale..."

Google results for "Lynyrd Skynyrd twang": 2,050,000 :lol:

Ok it wasn't crap, but in my ever so humble opinion on all things rock-n-roll, AB was a far superior band that transcended the Southern Rock genre.

As for twangy Stones (Google results: 179,000), I've always loved Dear Doctor.

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"Oo-ooh that smale, can't you smale that smale..."

Google results for "Lynyrd Skynyrd twang": 2,050,000    :lol:

Ok it wasn't crap, but in my ever so humble opinion on all things rock-n-roll, AB was a far superior band that transcended the Southern Rock genre.

As for twangy Stones (Google results: 179,000), I've always loved Dear Doctor.

Google results.  That's like invoking Yelp reviews!

Allmans were the better band, but Skynyrd was a pretty good rock and roll outfit, despite "Smell that Smell" or whatever that song was called. Plus, they did a gun control song!

I like "Dear Doctor", but the accents are almost realistic on "Torn and Frayed," and the prominent pedal steel pushes its twang score up to 9.5.  Of course: "Country Honk."  And the less well known "Blinded by Love."

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Google results.  That's like invoking Yelp reviews!

Allmans were the better band, but Skynyrd was a pretty good rock and roll outfit, despite "Smell that Smell" or whatever that song was called. Plus, they did a gun control song!

I like "Dear Doctor", but the accents are almost realistic on "Torn and Frayed," and the prominent pedal steel pushes its twang score up to 9.5.  Of course: "Country Honk."  And the less well known "Blinded by Love."

Lynyrd Skynyrd was an interesting mix of Rebel Conservative and Progressive Liberal.

In their concerts, they'd have a Confederate flag in the background, and then sing "Things Goin' On"

http://youtu.be/c80ErUAIaVs

"Lynyrd Skynyrd: Confederate Flag is "Heritage, not Hate.'" on huffingtonpost.com

Without getting too political, (*) To people having the "Heritage, not Hate" stance: slavery is a huge part of southern heritage. Yes, it happened elsewhere, not everyone in the South supported it, and there are great things about southern heritage that have nothing to do with slavery, but despite all that, slavery remains inextricably linked to southern heritage, and the Confederate flag is a symbol of slavery to many (most) black Americans. It's like The Bible - you can't really "pick and choose" what's convenient for you; you either accept it en todo, or you don't. Well, you can do whatever you want, but just know that unless you accept the whole package, you're selectively filtering it for your personal benefit. There's nothing wrong with that per se; just be aware that you're doing it. (*) After finishing the paragraph, the first sentence seemed ridiculous.

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Legend Merry Clayton on "Sweet Home Alabama".

There's still a fair amount of debate about the meaning behind "Sweet Home Alabama." The obvious, 'It's a middle finger to Neil Young,' isn't necessarily true (*).

"Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young" on thrasherswheat.com

"Is Lynyrd Skynrd Skewering Neil Young, Or Slyly Agreeing With Him?" by Greg Richter on al.com

(*) From all I've seen (and I researched this for a couple of hours in the past), I think it was a scolding that they enjoyed very much, and they hedged afterwards; I seriously doubt they were going for the double entendre with "blue."

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I owe Waitman an apology. The other night an LS cover band was on the TV. I can't recall the band's name, but I could hear the original tunes in my head as they played. There was some good rock-n-roll in there and they definitely had a style all their own.

I guess I associate the music with my teenage years in Raleigh NC where I grew to despise all things southern-- except barbecue of course.

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