Lynyrd Skynyrd

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  1. old wrench

    old wrench Tele-Afflicted

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    There is a very cool program about Lynyrd Skynyrd back in the early days on TV right now.
     
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    No use whatsoever for Skynyrd, not because of their music. That's all.
     
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    Can you be more vague
    found it Showtime. I don't get that Channel
    so dig this track
     
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    Always liked Southern Rock Andy hey are tops.
     
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    I respect their catalog. I mean Freebird. No arguing it’s more than a classic. But
    I hear ya
     
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    I loved em', when I was in high school.
    I saw em' in 1975, when I was in high school
    They were great, when I was in high school.
    It was a long time ago, when I was in high school.
     
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  7. old wrench

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    Yeah, I hear you ;).

    All I can tell you is that it was totally different back then. I first saw them in a little bar that was jammed and crowded after 100 people were packed into it, and there were probably 250 crammed in there. It was just before or about the time when their first album came out. I was living in Florida back then, before I met my future wife. We had good friends up in Atlanta and LS started playing up there a lot, so we'd see them up there too.

    It was just good times, good people, and good music. We were all into the same things and it was mostly fun.

    What was left of the group after the plane crash took a different turn and they ended up turning into what you have today. People that seem to forgotten who we really are. It breaks my heart.
     
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    All-time favorite band.

    But I don't get that channel . :cry:
     
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    Yeah, so FYI, nowadays, most TVs don't have an antenna so you can't just flip thru channels 2 thru 13 and dial your bro up on the rotary phone and say, "oh yeah man, there it is, cool, I'm watchin' it too. Get back with ya in the mornin'. So cool dude, talk to you later, I'm digging this"

    Unfortunately, we're like 50 years past 1970, so you have say which one of the 1000 channels (! )on my cable this program might be airing on.

    Just throwing that out there.
     
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    I saw them open for The Who on their Quadrophenia tour in the early '70's. No one had heard of them yet and we didn't pay much attention to them. They were ok to me, but I was never crazy about them and always thought Van Zant was an *******. Hate Free Bird.
     
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    Sounds like more than just a non preference. Just wondering why the strong dislike? Especially as it is not related to the actual music.

    And, I ask this only from a place of respectful. sincere interest.

    I love Skynyrd. They are the music of my youth, growing up in the south. Of course, I understand that it is not for every one, and some people are offended by them.

    Thanks,

    Michael
     
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    I have direct personal knowledge of something that, if I were to post it, would get me banned. Sorry I can't explain further
     
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    Yeah, I know what you mean, sometimes I forget we now live in the age of instant gratification :).

    The truth is I very rarely know what channel the TV is on.
    I don't turn the TV on, but sometimes I turn it off.
    Whenever I change the channel, it's always to 854, that's the blues music channel - no pictures, just music.

    Last night my old gal yelled down to me that there was a TV program on that she thought I'd enjoy. She was right :).

    I suppose if ya'all were really interested in the program you could have looked at post #3 that Flash1909 posted, apparently the program was aired on Showtime ;).

    Thanks, Flash1909!

    Music should be common ground that we can all meet on, even if we don't agree about other stuff. A slow blues number doesn't care who plays it, as long as it's played with the right feeling, it always means pretty much the same thing. It's Blues, it's not red and it's not blue.


    Best Regards,
    Geo.
     
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    Thanks anyway for spreading the word about this great American band. I agree with your purpose and intent, and of course, your slow blues.

    Lynyrd Skynyrd is a national Treasure in my house.

    Peace.
     
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    I saw the documentary last night and really enjoyed it. They really worked hard for their success. It's easy sport to knock them, but the original band and albums were solid.

    Early in the documentary they showed old hand drawn concert flyers - one showed them sharing a bill with Mudcrunch, Tom Petty's old band.
     
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    I could care less. Great band. Solid musicianship.
     
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    I used to like them. I was in several bands with RVZ's widow's husband Jim. There's a good reason I don't like them, that I can't post without getting banned.
     
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    Skynyrd brought the hippies, rednecks and bikers together for the first time. No other band had ever done that before.
    If there's some deep dark secret I'm sure it could be exposed in some gentle way.
     
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    I actually didn't care for them at the time. I thought they were second tier. Now I listen and appreciate them. Solid songwriters and players. Great rock band IMHO.
     
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    They were something in the 70's, but that plane crashed a long time ago.

    No great fascination with the tribute band they are today.
     
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