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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 04:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RIP
Billy Powell
fine Keyboard player of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
His licks on Sweet Home Alabama are timeless.
I met him at their inauguration to the USA Rock and Roll

Hall of Fame in New York, three years ago.
Sad he has left us.
Rock on Billy.
Bri

Thatss what Brian wrote on is website...

But.. didnt they play once somewhere in scandinavia at the same venue? I am thinking of a storey where Queen thought Lynyrd Skynyrd were a bunch of rednecks... they didnt get along at all...

Somebody a better meory then me??

 



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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 05:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



kosimodo wrote:

RIP
Billy Powell
fine Keyboard player of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
His licks on Sweet Home Alabama are timeless.
I met him at their inauguration to the USA Rock and Roll

Hall of Fame in New York, three years ago.
Sad he has left us.
Rock on Billy.
Bri

Thatss what Brian wrote on is website...

But.. didnt they play once somewhere in scandinavia at the same venue? I am thinking of a storey where Queen thought Lynyrd Skynyrd were a bunch of rednecks... they didnt get along at all...

Somebody a better meory then me??

 


I doubt it. Lynyrd Skynyrd was never big outside the (southern) US. Them playing in Scandinavia sounds a bit fishy. They were a bunch of racist redneck fucks. They "proudly" displayed the confederate flag during their concerts. Bunch of assholes if you ask me.
I think their music sucks too. As the dude from Green Day said, "I fucking hate Lynyrd Skynyrd!"



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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 05:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger stated in an interview once that he hated the band also.

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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 07:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Come on, you guys are being terribly harsh.

Truth is, of course, that their plane couldn't hit the ground hard enough. 



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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 07:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RIP? I'll miss him as much as any other Klansman who can play a scale.



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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 10:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



ThomasQuinn wrote:

RIP? I'll miss him as much as any other Klansman who can play a scale.
A lot of their ignorant fans don't know how racist they were...
"In Birmingham, they love the governor
Now we all did what we could do.
Now Watergate does not bother me.
Does your conscience bother you? ..."
If that alone doesn't prove they're fucking rednecks, I don't know what does. The governor at the time was segregationist George Wallace. Dumbass Skynyrd freaks are quick to point out the barely audible "boo boo boo" after the first line I quoted but the "boo boo boo" barely sounds disapproving, IMO.



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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never liked them based on their music. This thread gave me another reason to dislike them. -.-



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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There must be some truth in my story... Darren1977 recalls an interview with Roger...


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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



kosimodo wrote:

But.. didnt they play once somewhere in scandinavia at the same venue? I am thinking of a storey where Queen thought Lynyrd Skynyrd were a bunch of rednecks... they didnt get along at all...

Somebody a better meory then me??

 



They opened for Queen on these dates:

23 November 1974 - Koncerthus, Gothenburg, Sweden
05 December 1974 - Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany






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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thx Erin... With your help i could come further...

Roger Taylor: (supposed in MOJO magazine)

"They were awful. They were Southern rednecks and they could not
believe it when they saw us four caked in make-up and dressed like
women. They were outraged, confused and a little frightened, because
the four nancy boys were giving them quite a run for their money
on-stage ... God, Lynyrd Skynyrd! They were arseholes, frankly. When
they played that song 'Free Bird' it seemed to go for months. As I
remember they had three lead guitarists. Hmmm, well we only seemed to
need one. Absolute arseholes. Later on they had that terrible fatal
plane crash, didn't they? Shouldn't speak ill of the dead ... bollocks
to that!"

Maybe they didnt speak, but Brian did see Billy in 1974!:)

Brian is getting older... luckely i am not;)

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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 13:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It means you're Peter Pan?

Btw, I agree with the general vibe here: I'm not happy he's dead (couldn't care less, to be honest), but I don't regard him as a great musician. A good one, maybe, a great one, no. Rick Wright was a much greater loss for music IMO.



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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Neil Young wins again!

I fucking HATE Lynyrd Skynyrd. A terrible band full of terrible people.



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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I, um, grew up in Jacksonville, went to school with the current lead singer's kid, and met them a couple of times after their performances at the Free Bird Cafe (a bar/venue they own out there). Can't say anything for the original guys beyond may they rest in peace, but the current incarnation of the band is a nice bunch of guys. Rowdy, yeah, but nice.

And their music isn't half bad either. Yes, you are allowed to like both Skynyrd and Queen, even if the two bands more or less can't stand each other.



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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

Come on, you guys are being terribly harsh.

Truth is, of course, that their plane couldn't hit the ground hard enough. 



HOLY SHIT. I feel like an asshole for laughing at that comment. Why must you reach my dark, cynical humor Zebonka?

I don't have anything personal against Skynyrd, I have a couple of their albums. They don't hold a candle to Queen in terms of talent, and in essence they are a very different band. But they are good Southern Rock.



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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

Come on, you guys are being terribly harsh.

Truth is, of course, that their plane couldn't hit the ground hard enough. 



I don't like their music. But the actual truth is that they made a name for themselves in the music industry, regardless of what you envision their beliefs to be, while you live with your mom and post on Queenzone. Walk proud!!!





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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FREEEE BIIIIIIIIIIIIRRDD!!!!  WOOOOO!!!!!!!!!







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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 23:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I found this fan's response to the Roger quote. It's good for a laugh.
==================================================

Hey Roger Taylor:

The guys in Lynyrd Skynyrd went through the South in the late
sixties and early seventies as rock-n-rollers with long hair! Do you
think the sight of four effeminate limeys would scare them after facing
all the good-old-boy roadside bars and backwoods joints they played
while woodshedding? Ever heard Charlie Daniels' "Uneasy Rider"?

If you are stupidly going to refer to the members of Skynyrd as
"rednecks" because they were from the South (which, by the way Rog, is
where rock 'n' roll was born), then I am going to refer to you and your
fellow bandmates as "swishy Brits." And it's off the topic, but why has
your country continued to make such pussified rock 'n' roll for the
past quarter-century or so? Is the swishiness in your blood or what?

And yes, while Skynyrd had three guitarists, they also didn't have
to spend eight months in the studio
overdubbing/multitracking/whatevering to come up with "Workin' For MCA"
or "Saturday Night Special" - rockers which simply and straightly kick
the ass of anything you and your mates ever came up with. "Free Bird"
goes on for months? You're one to talk - how about "Bohemian Rhapsody"
and that "We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions" monstrosity? Fuck, at
least Skynyrd wasn't channeling a Nuremberg rally. I'll put the
original Skynyrd's output of Pronounced through Street Survivors up against anything your cute little band came up with any time.

"Bollocks" to respect for the dead? I agree. When Freddie Mercury
croaked, I did a shot and cracked a beer and broke down and cried!
Queen could never again get together to create more gems like "Bicycle
Race"! Oh no! The tragedy! No more pretentious, overblown, aristocratic
British rock! No more brilliance ala "Body Language"! Boo-hoo! What a
loss!

Finally, Roger, let's get something straight. Lynyrd Skynyrd was
one of the finest, toughest, rock 'n' roll bands ever. Queen was an
overblown, crappy pomposity of an outfit that performed show tunes
covered up with a buncha overdubbed guitars and vocals. And as I type
this, I sincerely hope that wherever they are ... Ronnie Van Zant is
busting a pool cue over Freddie Mercury's skull.

(Note: A letter-writer in the June issue of MOJO points out that
the concerts occurred in 1974 and sent a photo of a ticket stub to
prove it. Makes sense as Skynyrd was still in the bars in '71 and
Queen's first album didn't come out until '73 - sloppy fact-checking by
MOJO. The letter-writer also says at the show he attended that Skynyrd
blew people away and half the crowd left before Queen came on. He and
his pals got bored with Queen after a few numbers and also left.)



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doxonrox wrote:

I don't like their music. But the actual truth is that they made a name for themselves in the music industry, regardless of what you envision their beliefs to be, while you live with your mom and post on Queenzone. Walk proud!!!



I'm not a group of racist, cracker morons, though.  I think I get at least half a brownie point for that.







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Posted: 01 Feb 09, 00:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He was a good solid piano player.

His solo on Call Me the Breeze is excellent.
It's not easy playing those boogie-woogie licks. I'm trying to learn that sort of shit right now.
So to say he wasn't a good musician is just ignorant. All of them were good musicians and Van Zandt was a very good lyricist.

In their recent incarnation they were pretty much a caricature of themselves and they become some run of the mill blase Americana band. But back in their heydey they were a good band.


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Posted: 01 Feb 09, 00:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Knute wrote:

they also didn't have
to spend eight months in the studio
overdubbing/multitracking/whatevering to come up with "Workin' For MCA"
or "Saturday Night Special"


And it showed...

Thanks for pasting that letter though, I got a giggle out of it!





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