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(Some Guy)   Everything you have ever wanted to know about Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama and the fake feud with Neil Young   (thrasherswheat.org) divider line 62
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2009-11-27 10:56:55 PM
Damn. Someone must have earned their PhD in Rock Analysis writing that webpage.
 
2009-11-27 11:02:35 PM
A Southern man don't need him around anyhow.
 
2009-11-27 11:08:33 PM
Waaaaaay more than I needed to know. And people say I have too much time on my hands.
 
2009-11-27 11:22:56 PM
Everything you have ever wanted to know about Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama and the fake feud with Neil Young

This could be written on the head of a pin with a mop.
 
2009-11-27 11:30:49 PM
TheDumbBlonde: A Southern man don't need him around anyhow.

Darn. You beat me to it.
 
2009-11-27 11:59:33 PM
Everything you need to know about Sweet Home Alabama:

1. D-C-G.

2. Repeat 90 times.
 
2009-11-28 12:09:01 AM
wow. some stuff in there i didn't know.
 
2009-11-28 12:11:47 AM
Nicley written and researched. And I hope it's right so it can join Born in the USA and Rockin in the Free world as egg on conservatives faces.
 
2009-11-28 12:21:30 AM
TheDumbBlonde: A Southern man don't need him around anyhow.

And southern men don't have Skynyrd around anymore.

/NY has more talent in his left nut then that entire band had
 
2009-11-28 12:29:47 AM
4:45 of pure awesome.

All you need to know.
 
2009-11-28 12:39:36 AM
FREEBIRD!
 
2009-11-28 12:50:12 AM
 
2009-11-28 12:53:05 AM
I'm just tired of hearing it at hockey games. Yes you read that right.
 
2009-11-28 01:01:43 AM
Classic rock stations in the South are hilarious. At least once a day, they'll play "Southern Man" followed immediately by "Sweet Home Alabama". I call it the Southern Debate.
 
2009-11-28 01:38:37 AM
baka-san: Nicley written and researched. And I hope it's right so it can join Born in the USA and Rockin in the Free world as egg on conservatives faces.

And this is the exact response the writer/submitter was looking for. My God, the Internet can be dangerous sometimes.
 
2009-11-28 05:47:33 AM
regardless of whether they would have been conservative or not back before the crash, I think today's bastard version of the band has become is unarguably right wing. They are all about God and guns and the flag. They've tried to hitch their wagons onto that group of people and are making great efforts to cater to their agenda.
 
2009-11-28 06:28:46 AM
No FLORIDA tag?

Hobodeluxe: regardless of whether they would have been conservative or not back before the crash, I think today's bastard version of the band has become is unarguably right wing. They are all about God and guns and the flag. They've tried to hitch their wagons onto that group of people and are making great efforts to cater to their agenda.

I don't think they've changed a bit. However, having a BLACK MUSLIM PRESIDENT has probably factored into a resurgence of their popularity.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-11-28 07:57:40 AM
TLDR. I was curious about the subject and I didn't make it past the halfway point.

For further discussion: was Charlie Daniels endorsing hippies beating up rednecks when he sang "Uneasy Rider"? Is Warren Zevon's response to "Sweet Home Alabama" tasteless or funny? Show your work.
 
2009-11-28 09:19:00 AM
Everything I needed to know came from the Southern Rock Opera by the Drive-By Truckers.
 
2009-11-28 09:37:43 AM
Aside from a VERY creative guitar lick, the song was OK, but over rated.
 
2009-11-28 09:42:46 AM
interesting subject...

but holy shiat was that poorly written and organized. it reads like a 9th-grade book review.
 
2009-11-28 09:51:44 AM
Dorf11: Everything I needed to know came from the Southern Rock Opera by the Drive-By Truckers.

THIS
 
2009-11-28 09:52:57 AM
Anybody who thinks the original Skynyrd was just a redneck band hasn't ever listened to "Saturday Night Special". The whole song is about as anti-handgun as it gets. Obviously, the "classic rock" stations don't play it much anymore.
 
2009-11-28 09:53:50 AM
bigpeeler: baka-san: Nicley written and researched. And I hope it's right so it can join Born in the USA and Rockin in the Free world as egg on conservatives faces.

And this is the exact response the writer/submitter was looking for. My God, the Internet can be dangerous sometimes.


"how could a song championing such liberal causes as civil rights, justice and equality become such an anthem for the party and policies of segregationist George Wallace?"

Sweet jebus, can't I go anywhere on ze intarwebz without having to read liberal WHARGARRRRBL?
 
2009-11-28 09:55:53 AM
Dorf11: Everything I needed to know came from the Southern Rock Opera by the Drive-By Truckers.

I love that album, (and The Dirty South). Thought it was funny the article referenced them. An interesting story. I could see Ronnie and Neil both getting a laugh out of it.
 
2009-11-28 10:05:36 AM
Did anyone think to just ask them? Sheesh.
 
2009-11-28 10:08:30 AM
Whatever you want to say about Lynyrd Skynyrd, I will say that Simple Man is quite possibly one of the most beautiful songs written in the history of the world.

/ya rly
 
2009-11-28 10:19:23 AM
"Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash."
 
2009-11-28 10:19:37 AM
Doctor Jan Itor: Did anyone think to just ask them? Sheesh.

Yes. There was an interview in Goldmine magazine with one of the guitar players about 17 years ago. He said they all loved Neil Young, and that those lines were a joke.
 
2009-11-28 10:24:43 AM
GAT_00: I'm just tired of hearing it at hockey games. Yes you read that right.

My God... there must have been mullets everywhere...
 
2009-11-28 10:45:22 AM
Rappers would have settled it with guns.
 
2009-11-28 11:14:27 AM
They BOTH suck.

/classic rock dj.
 
2009-11-28 11:46:49 AM
I'd be happy to never hear "Sweet Home Alabama" again.
 
2009-11-28 12:16:31 PM
No_One_Special: Whatever you want to say about Lynyrd Skynyrd, I will say that Simple Man is quite possibly one of the most beautiful songs written in the history of the world.

Yes
 
2009-11-28 12:22:55 PM
That was a well-researched piece, and I feel edified for having read it.

That doesn't mitigate the fact that "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Freebird" are two of the most insipid songs ever created, rivaling even "Pop Goes the Weasel" and "Margaritaville".
 
2009-11-28 12:35:37 PM
DarthBrooks: Everything you need to know about Sweet Home Alabama:

1. D-C-G.

2. Repeat 90 times


I know, so simple compared to the intricate magic that is Neil Young's repertoire
 
2009-11-28 12:54:22 PM
No_One_Special: Whatever you want to say about Lynyrd Skynyrd, I will say that Simple Man Tuesday's Gone is quite possibly one of the most beautiful songs written in the history of the world.

/ya rly
 
2009-11-28 01:57:45 PM
Hey everybody, ko_kyi outed itself as an idiot.
 
2009-11-28 01:58:50 PM
"Alabama" is one of his best and most underated songs. The guitar riff at the beginning is so incredible, as is the chorus. Typical Neil Young genius.
 
2009-11-28 02:14:50 PM
Cortez the Killer: Hey everybody, ko_kyi outed itself as an idiot.

Struck a little close to home, eh? Sorry to hurt your feelings.

Neil, you should be a little more subtle in your fark handle.
 
2009-11-28 02:21:26 PM
Hidden interpretations are stupid.

/HAHA! When I say Obama SUCKS I actually mean Obama's Great so all you fools who attack me are actualy saying OBAMA SUCKS! SEE?

/STUPID SUCKERS!!!! HAHAHAH!!!
 
2009-11-28 02:50:00 PM
Pshaw. conspiracy nuts. Do some research you will discover Sweet Home Alabama to be about mobile homes.
 
2009-11-28 02:55:15 PM
Seriously, who the FARK cares?
 
2009-11-28 03:05:20 PM
shiatty song by a lousy band.

I already know all I need to know.
 
2009-11-28 03:25:07 PM
People that love Sweet Home Alabama, just love the song. That's it. They love the riff, and they love the chorus. Nothing more to it. Just like most songs.

Most people never looked at Skynyrd as racists, because most people aren't batshiat crazy liberals or egghead writers that think they are deep.
 
2009-11-28 04:23:48 PM
I'm not a Skynyrd fan, but why waste my time on "Sweet Home Alabama," or even "Freebird," when they have "The Ballad of Curtis Lowe"?
 
2009-11-28 04:39:09 PM
Lets address the real problem here. There is a whole generation of kids out right now that think this is a Kid Rock song.
 
2009-11-28 06:52:02 PM
RockIsDead: Hidden interpretations are stupid.


As stupid as someone who posts in nearly every thread with nothing valuable to say?
 
2009-11-28 08:03:01 PM
barneyfifesbullet:

People that love Sweet Home Alabama, just love the song. That's it. They love the riff, and they love the chorus. Nothing more to it. Just like most songs.

Most people never looked at Skynyrd as racists, because most people aren't batshiat crazy liberals or egghead writers that think they are deep.


*ding-ding-ding* (THIS)

FT(almost unreadable)A

"Sweet Home Alabama," was actually intended ...as a reminder to the rest of America that not all southerners were rednecks. When Skynyrd criticized Neil Young's "Southern Man," it was for the sweeping generalization of all southerners as rednecks. Don't condemn southerners now for what their ancestors did. "We thought Neil was shooting all the ducks in order to kill one or two," Van Zant said. "We're southern rebels, but more than that, we know the difference between right and wrong." In fact, the band was quite outspoken about their disdain for Wallace's policies."

The songs Born in the USA and Keep on Rockin (possibly NY's worst effort) are obvious anti-American screeds, that yes, many conservatives looked stupid in thinking was anything other than that.
 
2009-11-28 10:27:52 PM
"You end up like a dog that's been beat too much"

I love the Reagan people who thought that was a patriotic song. Also reminds me of Robert Wuhl's bit about NJ making "Born To Run" the state anthem. (Can't find a video of it.)
 
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