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(Yahoo)   Sure, Spinal Tap had issues with drummers. But they've got nothing on Lynyrd Skynyrd   (music.yahoo.com) divider line 40
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2012-10-20 09:09:47 PM  
It's a shame there's a lame tribute band running around pretending to be Skynyrd.
 
2012-10-20 09:24:00 PM  
But did Spinal Tap have nine arms and suck?
 
2012-10-20 09:42:28 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: It's a shame there's a lame tribute band running around pretending to be Skynyrd.


Yeah, I think they're down to one original member. Honestly, I think they should embrace the music of the members they recruited (Blackfoot, 38Special, Damn Yankees, The Bottle Rockets, and, until recently, The Outlaws) and tour as The Southern Rock All-Stars, playing generous helpings from all those bands. That'd be a blast on the state-fair circuit.
 
2012-10-20 11:42:38 PM  
fta: The drummer--who was one of the few able to walk (away from plane crash in swamp) --staggered out for help, and was allegedly shot at by an alarmed farmer.

That sucks.
 
2012-10-21 12:24:49 AM  
Look, you didn't have to write Sweet Home Alabama. This is just nature's way of reminding you.
 
2012-10-21 12:32:09 AM  
flannel shirt, blue jeans, work boots and a prize
that's what you get in cracker jacks
 
2012-10-21 12:39:13 AM  
Love the Neil Young "Tonight's the Night" shirt on Van Zant.

Boo Boo boo.
 
2012-10-21 12:45:56 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: It's a shame there's a lame tribute band running around pretending to be Skynyrd.

 
2012-10-21 12:55:33 AM  
A friend of mine bought that album (flame cover) from the dollar bin at Zellers years ago. Of course I ran to same bin but was only greeted with k-tels.
 
2012-10-21 01:06:43 AM  
The drummer--who was one of the few able to walk (away from plane crash in swamp) --staggered out for help, and was allegedly shot at by an alarmed farmer.

That's some Final Destination shiat right there.
 
2012-10-21 01:17:35 AM  

Hanky: fta: The drummer--who was one of the few able to walk (away from plane crash in swamp) --staggered out for help, and was allegedly shot at by an alarmed farmer.

That sucks.


I remember years ago, there was someone with a blog who was visiting all the death sites of famous rockers in the US.

The only one he couldn't even get close to was the Skynyrd crash site, as it's so far back in the swamp you'd get eaten by alligators before you got there. The memorial is so far into the woods/swamp that the nearest dry land is something like a quarter mile away and he was warned he'd likely be attacked by alligators if he went into the swamp.

I can image surviving a plane crash. But crashing at night into a swamp has to be utterly terrifying.
 
2012-10-21 02:04:53 AM  
They had a pretty good reunion run in the 90's. I didn't see them every time, but the times I did the parking lot cops took a lot of blind eyes to what was going on. A lot of poppers, crank & spontaneous sex shows on the flatbed.
 
2012-10-21 02:07:11 AM  

hodge-podge: spontaneous sex shows on the flatbed.


I have a feeling that Skynyrd fans in the 1990s (or later) are some of the last people you'd want to see having sex.
 
2012-10-21 02:52:54 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: hodge-podge: spontaneous sex shows on the flatbed.

I have a feeling that Skynyrd fans in the 1990s (or later) are some of the last people you'd want to see having sex.


And you're mostly right. Guns were thankfully kept under wraps but I saw a lot of cutlery that embellished the motorcycle jackets.
Old Glory flew just as much as the Confederate (because Amerikuh), and their coiffed & styled mullets flew on display as well.

I tend to think that the ones who didn't die from their lifestyle spend their days posting conspiracy theories at the Freeper/World Nut Daily sites or bringing down the national average with their herp 'n derp.
 
2012-10-21 03:05:51 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Hanky: fta: The drummer--who was one of the few able to walk (away from plane crash in swamp) --staggered out for help, and was allegedly shot at by an alarmed farmer.

That sucks.

I remember years ago, there was someone with a blog who was visiting all the death sites of famous rockers in the US.

The only one he couldn't even get close to was the Skynyrd crash site, as it's so far back in the swamp you'd get eaten by alligators before you got there. The memorial is so far into the woods/swamp that the nearest dry land is something like a quarter mile away and he was warned he'd likely be attacked by alligators if he went into the swamp.

I can image surviving a plane crash. But crashing at night into a swamp has to be utterly terrifying.


I believe that's Chuck Klosterman's book called Killing Yourself To Live. That book is rather depressing & full of self-loathing. I'd recommend Fargo Rock City first.
 
2012-10-21 03:49:38 AM  

matthew_tray: I believe that's Chuck Klosterman's book called Killing Yourself To Live.


That could well be it; any book magazine or blog I've read in the last ten years seems to have ended up in the same folder in my brain.

I blame the alcohol.
 
2012-10-21 06:17:11 AM  
Karma, as far as I'm concerned. Don't like the band, don't like their music, don't like their message, and don't like their fans.
 
2012-10-21 08:18:11 AM  

jso2897: Karma, as far as I'm concerned. Don't like the band, don't like their music, don't like their message, and don't like their fans.


I wouldn't wish flaming death on anyone, but I was reading up on the crash and apparently, Stephen Tyler was pushing Aerosmith to rent the plane before Skynyrd did; had they, history would have been quite different.
 
2012-10-21 08:46:26 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: I wouldn't wish flaming death on anyone, but I was reading up on the crash and apparently, Stephen Tyler was pushing Aerosmith to rent the plane before Skynyrd did; had they, history would have been quite different.


That would have sucked. Aerosmith may have done nothing but power ballads for movies for the last 20 years but they're a damn site better than LS.
 
2012-10-21 08:53:13 AM  

Mugato: That would have sucked. Aerosmith may have done nothing but power ballads for movies for the last 20 years but they're a damn site better than LS.


I don't know, I could see an alternative history where LS quietly went the way of Alabama in the late 1970s, while an Aerosmith wiped out by that plane crash would be remembered for "Dream On" rather than Steven Tyler "talent"-based game shows while running around looking like a Palm Beach grandma who's been dressed in drag in cast-offs from Stevie Nick's mid-1970s wardrobe.
 
2012-10-21 08:56:02 AM  
southern man don' need him 'round!
 
2012-10-21 09:09:20 AM  

expobill: southern man don' need him 'round!


...given that that's one of the main things they're remembered for, I'd say they definitely did need Neil Young.
 
2012-10-21 09:18:03 AM  
"Now, Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you?"

Someone please explain to me what the fark this means. This is some serious ancient derp right there, before derp was even called derp. So the fact that the President of the United States was involved in a break-in and cover-up doesn't concern you, but I need to look within myself, otherwise I can't judge?

I don't even...
 
2012-10-21 09:33:01 AM  

born_yesterday: "Now, Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you?"

Someone please explain to me what the fark this means. This is some serious ancient derp right there, before derp was even called derp. So the fact that the President of the United States was involved in a break-in and cover-up doesn't concern you, but I need to look within myself, otherwise I can't judge?

I don't even...


Many lyrics are written via stream-of-consciousness, they don't necessarily make sense,

I wrote this parody a few years back:
Link
 
2012-10-21 09:34:22 AM  
"And out in California,
a rock star from Canada writes a couple of great songs
about the bad shiat that went down

"Southern Man" and "Alabama" certainly told some truth
But there were a lot of good folks down here
and Neil Young wasn't around

Now Ronnie and Neil became good friends
their feud was just in song
Skynyrd was a bunch of Neil Young fans
and Neil he loved that song

So He wrote "Powderfinger" for Skynyrd to record
But Ronnie ended up singing "Sweet Home Alabama" to the lord"
 
2012-10-21 09:47:07 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Hanky: fta: The drummer--who was one of the few able to walk (away from plane crash in swamp) --staggered out for help, and was allegedly shot at by an alarmed farmer.

That sucks.

I remember years ago, there was someone with a blog who was visiting all the death sites of famous rockers in the US.

The only one he couldn't even get close to was the Skynyrd crash site, as it's so far back in the swamp you'd get eaten by alligators before you got there. The memorial is so far into the woods/swamp that the nearest dry land is something like a quarter mile away and he was warned he'd likely be attacked by alligators if he went into the swamp.

I can image surviving a plane crash. But crashing at night into a swamp has to be utterly terrifying.


Not if you wrote "Swamp Music".
 
2012-10-21 09:58:47 AM  

born_yesterday: "Now, Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you?"

Someone please explain to me what the fark this means. This is some serious ancient derp right there, before derp was even called derp. So the fact that the President of the United States was involved in a break-in and cover-up doesn't concern you, but I need to look within myself, otherwise I can't judge?

I don't even...


What Nixon did pales in comparison to some of the Dixiecrats most of us Rednecks were familiar with.
 
2012-10-21 10:00:52 AM  
That was a nice little dance around Artimus Pyle.

(I believe he is still incarcerated for Statutory Rape and Child Porn)
 
2012-10-21 11:15:50 AM  

hodge-podge: Dwight_Yeast: hodge-podge: spontaneous sex shows on the flatbed.

I have a feeling that Skynyrd fans in the 1990s (or later) are some of the last people you'd want to see having sex.

And you're mostly right. Guns were thankfully kept under wraps but I saw a lot of cutlery that embellished the motorcycle jackets.
Old Glory flew just as much as the Confederate (because Amerikuh), and their coiffed & styled mullets flew on display as well.

I tend to think that the ones who didn't die from their lifestyle spend their days posting conspiracy theories at the Freeper/World Nut Daily sites or bringing down the national average with their herp 'n derp.


for good times, who would you rather hang out with 50 random farkers or 50 Skynard fans?
who would you rather having watching your back in tough times?
 
2012-10-21 11:38:25 AM  

zvoidx: born_yesterday: "Now, Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you?"

Someone please explain to me what the fark this means. This is some serious ancient derp right there, before derp was even called derp. So the fact that the President of the United States was involved in a break-in and cover-up doesn't concern you, but I need to look within myself, otherwise I can't judge?

I don't even...

Many lyrics are written via stream-of-consciousness, they don't necessarily make sense,

I wrote this parody a few years back:
Link


I re-wrote "3 steps" and combined some "what's yer name"
sample:
"hey there feller with your teeth colored yeller....."
 
2012-10-21 11:42:39 AM  

Another Government Employee: That was a nice little dance around Artimus Pyle.

(I believe he is still incarcerated for Statutory Rape and Child Porn)


Apparently he was able to plea down that potential life sentence to 8 years of probation. Must be nice being able to afford a good lawyer. And it wasn't statutory rape and child porn, it was sexual battery against his two daughters, ages 4 and 8. Definitely an awesome guy.
 
2012-10-21 12:40:56 PM  

malaktaus: Another Government Employee: That was a nice little dance around Artimus Pyle.

(I believe he is still incarcerated for Statutory Rape and Child Porn)

Apparently he was able to plea down that potential life sentence to 8 years of probation. Must be nice being able to afford a good lawyer. And it wasn't statutory rape and child porn, it was sexual battery against his two daughters, ages 4 and 8. Definitely an awesome guy.


Sexual battery is one of those charges that covers a lot of ground. Sticking a thermometer up a kid's butt would technically be sexual battery in FL.

I have no idea what he did or was accused of doing, though, so don't think I'm defending him.
 
2012-10-21 01:57:55 PM  

Krieghund: malaktaus: Another Government Employee: That was a nice little dance around Artimus Pyle.

(I believe he is still incarcerated for Statutory Rape and Child Porn)

Apparently he was able to plea down that potential life sentence to 8 years of probation. Must be nice being able to afford a good lawyer. And it wasn't statutory rape and child porn, it was sexual battery against his two daughters, ages 4 and 8. Definitely an awesome guy.

Sexual battery is one of those charges that covers a lot of ground. Sticking a thermometer up a kid's butt would technically be sexual battery in FL.

I have no idea what he did or was accused of doing, though, so don't think I'm defending him.


There was apparently some fire attached to the smoke. The charges did come out of very nasty divorce proceeding, though.
 
2012-10-21 05:04:57 PM  

Hanky: fta: The drummer--who was one of the few able to walk (away from plane crash in swamp) --staggered out for help, and was allegedly shot at by an alarmed farmer.

That sucks.


i26.photobucket.com
Buddy Black, me, and dummer Artimus Pyle. They played at the bar I worked at a few years ago. Artimus told the story about the crash
 
2012-10-21 05:11:30 PM  
The gods have made it pretty damn clear they don't want these guys to make music. How much more direct can the gods be?!

They should quite while they're still... well they should just quit.
 
2012-10-21 05:22:17 PM  
Article doesn't seem to mention their grandest tragedy, when they all got ptomaine poisoning last night after dinner.
 
2012-10-21 06:53:47 PM  

weirdneighbour: A friend of mine bought that album (flame cover) from the dollar bin at Zellers years ago. Of course I ran to same bin but was only greeted with k-tels.


Got two of the original Street Survivors "fire" albums. I picked up the reissue of the CD with added bonus songs not included on the original release & they used the original cover. Some of the best Skynyrd music IMHO.
 
2012-10-22 01:53:43 AM  
Another unlucky band: 

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2012-10-22 03:25:58 PM  
For the record, here's Skynyrd's roster

Gary Rossington, guitar, 1965-present
Ronnie Van Zant, vocals, 1965-'77
Allen Collins, guitar, 1965-'77
Bob Burns, drums, 1965-73
Larry Junstrom, bass, 1965-70
Billy Powell, piano, 1971-09
Greg Walker, bass, 1971
Rickey Medlocke, drums 1971-72, guitar 1996-present
Leon Wilkeson, bass, 1972, 1973-2001
Ed King, bass, 1973, guitar, 73-75, 87- 95
Artimus Pyle, drums 1975-'92
Steve Gaines, guitar, 1976-77
Johnny Van Zant, vocals, 1987-present
Randall Hall, guitar, 1987-96
Kurt Custer, drums, 1993
Tim Lindsey, bass, 1993
Mike Estes, guitar, 1994-97
Owen Hale, drums 1994-98
Hughie Thomasson, guitar, 1996-2004
Jeff MacCallister drums, 1998
Michael Cartellone, drums, 1998-present
Ean Evans, bass, 2001-09
Mark "Sparky" Matejka, guitar, 2006-present
Robert Kearns, bass, 2009-11
Peter Keys, keyboards, 2009-present
Johnny Colt, bass, 2012-present
The band has also had eight backup singers: Cassie Gaines, Leslie Hawkins, JoJo Billingsley, Dale Krantz Rossington, Carol Bristow, Debbie Bailey, Debbie Davis, Carol Chase and Evans.
 
2012-10-23 10:05:30 AM  
Gimmie Back My Bullets..."drank enough whiskey to float a battleship around"

That sir, is bad ass.

Even more so when the mighty Weedeater covers it.
 
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