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Lynyrd Skynyrd

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by ThinkRight, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. ThinkRight

    ThinkRight Active Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    Atlanta Ga
    Went to a braves game last night (damn Phillies)
    Ok but boring game...
    After the Game Lynyrd Skynyrd played !
    They were damn good.
    If anyone gets a chance they should go see them .
  2. signcrafters london

    signcrafters london Very Active Member

    May 22, 2010
    London KY
    The original band is my favorite of all-time. The current group is nothing but a crappy cover band. It's sad to see Gary Rossington keep pimping himself out this way.

    To put it in sign terms:

    Orginal LS = Mike Stevens, Mike Jackson, etc.
    Current LS = Flea market guy cutting stickers with 12" cricut.
  3. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

    Sep 27, 2010
    Mid TN
    I have to agree that the original band was better (even though they were before my time, still had the tapes and then later on the CDs of the original band). I think it's what the 3rd or 4th version of LS now? Kinda like Foreigner it seems like.
  4. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    i watched the BEACH BOYS...one nite on tv........mostly original guys.......cant expect 70 year old guys to sing like they did at 20)))))) same with LS.........
    CHICAGO, 3 DOG NITE......is still as good as ever.
  5. signguy 55

    signguy 55 Member

    Sep 28, 2009
    Saw Skynryd in '96 or 97 in Savannah with ZZ Top. Man when they dropped that 100' x 60' rebel flag down at the back of the stage. Of course someone hollered out "Free Bird" at about the second song of the set.

    I agree that they are a shell of what they were, especially since Gary is the last surviving member. Might be proof of what hard living can do to your health.

    Still remember where I was in '77 when I heard the plane crashed. Other southern groups like Molly Hatchet tried to copy them. but there will never be another one like 'em.
  6. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

    Sep 29, 2003
    Wetumpka, AL
    Wrong.....Flea market guy isn't making any money. Lynard Skynard may be pimping nostalgia.....but they're pimping for a mass profit.
  7. Border

    Border Very Active Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    I still like the new Skynyrd. Music/bands are a business, just like anything else and when you have something that makes truckloads of money, of course you want to keep it going, even if when you lose some team members as hard as that had to be. This is how these people make their living.

    I had the privilege to open up for them at a big outdoor festival in 2004. It was a blast!

    On another occasion, I actually got to sit in on keys and play Freebird for the encore song with the Jimmy Van Zant band, a cousin of Ronnie & Johnny.


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