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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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2009-11-28 10:43:24 PM
bv2112: 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 Loew"?

FTFY

/Agree, though
 
2009-11-29 12:45:52 AM
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.

I love "Tuesday's Gone".
 
2009-11-29 12:50:34 AM
The President of Hittin' That Ass: "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.)


For me the lyrics, for the most part, were just part of the melody when I was a kid.

Mike Deaver wanted to use it because it has an uplifting tempo. He was asked about the meaning at the time and said it didn't matter what the meaning was because people didn't discern the meaning. If you just use the "I was Born in the USA" part in your ad it doesn't matter if the following lyrics were "and I eat newborn babies for lunch in Alabama with a banjo on my knee".

Just for the record the US didn't go to Vietnam to kill anyone. The communist north was waging war against the free south and the US was defending it. We didn't go to kill the "yellow man" in Vietnam anymore than we went to Korea to kill the "yellow man".

Baby boomers who didn't want to put their life on the line for a just cause and didn't want to admit that so they twist the US action as a unjust cause in order to have a moral justification for being "selfish". I don't consider that selfish but that's how they probably felt so that's why they had to justify it by lying to themselves about it and continue to do so.

The irony is is that is actually is an indefensible selfish act. Claiming something is unjust so you can justify your unwillingness to take part.
 
2009-11-29 02:23:15 AM
That Smell is their best song to me.
 
2009-11-29 02:36:03 AM
tl;dr
 
2009-11-29 07:13:33 AM
Cortez the Killer: Hey everybody, ko_kyi outed itself as an idiot.

for outing someone who writes lame music?
 
2009-11-29 01:37:19 PM
Mentat: 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.

I love "Tuesday's Gone".


Probably the only Skynyrd song I DON'T like. The repetitive high-hat crash drives me crazy. Once you're aware of it, it's all you hear.
 
2009-11-29 05:32:46 PM
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.

Listening to it as I read the thread.

So much this.

/Listened to Curtis Lowe before it.
 
2009-11-30 03:10:48 AM
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Mentat: 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.

I love "Tuesday's Gone".

Probably the only Skynyrd song I DON'T like. The repetitive high-hat crash drives me crazy. Once you're aware of it, it's all you hear.


That's funny, I remember listening to Simple Man in my car a few years ago and enjoying it, then my dad goes "The drummer certainly likes hitting those cymbals." Song ruined.
 
2009-11-30 08:52:52 AM
Anyone else notice the article links to this very comment page as an example of people trying to be clever in dissing Neil Young?

You may now take off your seat belts, ladies and gentlemen, the universe has come full circle.
 
2009-11-30 03:14:10 PM
Love Neil - grew up listening to him and to LS. I remember the first time I looked up the lyrics to Powderfinger and found all this deep, speculative stuff about the protagonist on the dock, what the boat represents, etc. Turns out Neil threw the lyrics together because he had this awesome guitar riff.

I do love it when when my kids ride with me instead of the wife - they go from top 40 seamlessly into "Shelter me from the powder and the finger!"
 
2009-11-30 10:27:03 PM
Sweet Home Alabama
Play that dead band song
Turn them speakers up full blast
Play it all night long
 
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