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Lynyrd Skynyrd (Official Thread)

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  1. eberg15101

    eberg15101 Senior Member

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    I saw the new band, but it was sort of terrible.. I had much higher hopes for the show, but everything from the sound to their playing wasn't very good at all.. I've heard most people say the exact opposite when talking about the new Skynyrd, but that was my experience:(

    Anyways..

    The original band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, named after this man, a high school gym teacher of Van Zandt..
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    The band formed much earlier than their years of success that began in the early 70s, they formed some time around 1965 under the name "The Noble Five".

    In 1973 they released their first, and one of their very iconic albums.. Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd.
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    Official Website

    1973 (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)
    1974 Second Helping
    1975 Nuthin' Fancy Platinum
    1976 Gimme Back My Bullets
    1977 Street Survivors
    1991 Lynyrd Skynyrd
    1993 The Last Rebel
    1994 Endangered Species
    1997 Twenty
    1999 Edge of Forever
    2003 Vicious Cycle
    2009 God & Guns


    This album features some of their most popular songs, and a few of my favorites.. Such as, the entire first side:heheh:
    "I Ain't the One"
    "Tuesday's Gone"
    "Gimme Three Steps"
    "Simple Man"
    Side 2's biggest hit was a little song called, Free Bird:D

    Through the early to mid 70s they continued to release brilliant albums.. They put out Second Helping in 1974, Nuthin' Fancy in 1975, Gimme Back My Bullets in 1976, and the original band's final album..Street Survivors in 1977..
    Everything seemed to be going perfectly for Skynyrd.. They were on top of the world and on the road to becoming one of the most successful and iconic bands of all time(which they did anyways)..
    But,
    From 1977, the remaining members took a break, and some pursued other projects, such as the Rossington-Collins band, Vision, and the Artimus Pyle Band.. Allen Collins', life was pretty much ruled with tragedy after the crash, and after so much had happened, he crashed his car while drunk, killing his girlfriend and paralyzed himself from the neck down.. he was not given a prison sentence because his injuries sustained "made it obvious that he would never drive or be a danger to society again."

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    They continue to tour today under the name of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the legacy lives on.

    My favorite Album is Gimme Back My Bullets, and Skynyrd has always been a favorite band of mine:grinthumb
     
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    Re: just saw lynyrd skynard

    Shame 'bout the sound. I've never embraced the "new" Skynyrd. And Rick Medlocke needs to go back to Blackfoot IMO.
     
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    Re: just saw lynyrd skynard

    I hate to say it, but if you just saw lynyrd skynyrd, you visited a grave site. The band will never be the same without the original members, and that isn't possible.

    Just get yourself some good old Skynyrd CD's and enjoy what they made while they were alive.

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    click the image to hear Second Helping album.
     
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    Re: just saw lynyrd skynard

    I have all of Skynyrds albums, they are an all time classic southern rock band, and like Magic said after the plane crash they are a different band, kudos for carrying on but not the same as when Ronnie Van Zant was the frontman.
     
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    Re: just saw lynyrd skynard

    I saw Skynyrd in 1974 at the World Series of Rock concert in the old Cleveland Stadium. It was a strange mix of performers that day.

    Skynyrd
    Reo Speedwagon
    Joe Walsh
    The Beach Boys
     
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    The Beach Boys were last to play....I would hope! The others were a decent mix of groups, though. Dont get me wrong I love the Beach Boys, they just dont fit that band line up. lol.

    I saw Skynyrd at the Cincy colliseum in 1975. I was only 15 at the time and really to young to really appreciate their music. But I still remember the concert like it happened yesterday!
     
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    Yea, that's what I meant to say. Which one of these groups doesn't belong in this set. HaHa
     
  8. Alrocks

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    Lynyrd Skynyrd - The original band

    For the past couple of days I have been listening to One More From The Road - Deluxe Addition (1976) and I have to say that the quality of the live music on this cd is outstanding . This was the best line up Skynryd ever had !
    It was a real tragedy that Ronnie & Steve died in that plane crash . For me they were the driving force of the band .
    I don't care what other people think I still think Freebird Live was there best music ever !

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    Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd - The original band

    Lynyrd Skynyrd is an awesome band. I dont much care for the replacement band.

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    Band members in photo from left to right: Leon Wilkeson, Billy Powell, Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington (seated), Bob Burns, Allen Collins, and Ed King.

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    I Ain't the One" (Gary Rossington / Ronnie Van Zant) – 3:53
    "Tuesday's Gone" (Gary Rossington / Allen Collins / Ronnie Van Zant) – 7:32
    "Gimme Three Steps" (Allen Collins / Ronnie Van Zant) – 4:30
    "Simple Man" (Gary Rossington / Ronnie Van Zant) – 5:57
    "Things Goin' On" (Gary Rossington / Ronnie Van Zant) – 5:00
    "Mississippi Kid" (Al Kooper / Ronnie Van Zant / Bob Burns) – 3:56
    "Poison Whiskey" (Ed King / Ronnie Van Zant) – 3:13
    "Free Bird" (Allen Collins / Ronnie Van Zant) – 9:18


    This album is Essential to any country rock collectors. What is so weird about this album cover is it shows 7 band members on the cover. Bassist Leon Wilkeson left the band before the album was released...but still was included on the cover.
     
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    Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd - The original band

    my favorite album from them is Gimme Back My Bullets, its such an underrated album
     

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