Greetings from a relatively longterm fan new to the forum
February 24, 2010 9:48:32 PM UTC Post #1

Paul, mentioned in my signature, is the name of the relative who introduced me to Skynyrd (and let me borrow a lot of the CDs). I'm glad he did.
This was several months back; I'm only now coming around to the forums.

Seems that a lot of other people out there don't know about them, don't understand it, don't get it - whereas most people know about how great groups such as The Beatles and Led Zeppelin were/are. Of course, LS is something all their own, but they certainly belong amongst such illustrious names; that's one thing the outsiders don't understand.

It's a complex band, but I figure some people can't seem to get past a literal interpretation of "Sweet Home Alabama". I got past that, and was quite impressed. While there are recurring themes, there's such range and variety! [I often like bands who can pull this off well.]
One example is my joke about how serious basic life advice can co-exist with a boogie about getting caught in a bar with someone else's woman. Different themes, but Simple Man and Gimme Three Steps both rock.

I have a very wide-ranging music collection. (sometimes to the point of being amused by the juxtaposition between some of the bands in there)
However, the core of the collection was, and I suppose still is, classic rock. Skynyrd had previously been the major hole in that list; now they're one of the few bands where I have all/most of their discography.

Urban and Northerner here; music is music, ya know? :)
(As Johnny himself put it, 'sometimes we forget we ain't much different at all.)


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Thanks for the tip, Paul - Skynyrd is one of the most underrated classic rock bands. We in Skynyrd Nation know better.

What rock lost in 10/77 was no less than what it lost in 2/59.

“Some people said he was useless – them people are the fools."

February 25, 2010 1:26:08 PM UTC Post #1

=KingAlanI said:Paul, mentioned in my signature, is the name of the relative who introduced me to Skynyrd (and let me borrow a lot of the CDs). I'm glad he did.
This was several months back; I'm only now coming around to the forums.

Seems that a lot of other people out there don't know about them, don't understand it, don't get it - whereas most people know about how great groups such as The Beatles and Led Zeppelin were/are. Of course, LS is something all their own, but they certainly belong amongst such illustrious names; that's one thing the outsiders don't understand.

It's a complex band, but I figure some people can't seem to get past a literal interpretation of "Sweet Home Alabama". I got past that, and was quite impressed. While there are recurring themes, there's such range and variety! [I often like bands who can pull this off well.]
One example is my joke about how serious basic life advice can co-exist with a boogie about getting caught in a bar with someone else's woman. Different themes, but Simple Man and Gimme Three Steps both rock.

I have a very wide-ranging music collection. (sometimes to the point of being amused by the juxtaposition between some of the bands in there)
However, the core of the collection was, and I suppose still is, classic rock. Skynyrd had previously been the major hole in that list; now they're one of the few bands where I have all/most of their discography.

Urban and Northerner here; music is music, ya know? :)
(As Johnny himself put it, 'sometimes we forget we ain't much different at all.)



RIGHT ARM...................................................................... Welcome to tha Nation................ Pull up a chair n sit a spell.................................................. rusty

LONG LIVE SKYNYRD NATION!!!














February 25, 2010 1:32:16 PM UTC Post #2

Thank you.
I'm glad to "get it".
What should I do with that right arm?
Will default to the "hook em horns" sign unless I hear to the contrary. :)

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Thanks for the tip, Paul - Skynyrd is one of the most underrated classic rock bands. We in Skynyrd Nation know better.

What rock lost in 10/77 was no less than what it lost in 2/59.

“Some people said he was useless – them people are the fools."

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