Lynyrd Skynyrd stems?
February 24, 2010 9:25:01 PM UTC Post #1

Are separate acapella and instrumental tracks available for any Skynyrd songs?

My inner amateur DJ is thinking of involving LS in some remix/mashup projects.

Here are some of my ideas; I apologize if they don't seem serious enough to y'all. I really do mean to be respectful; I am leaving Free Bird alone. :P

"Sweet Little Missy", mashed up with "Whole Lotta Love"
* "On The Hunt" and "What's Your Name" might fill a similar thematic role.

A song explaining why I'm no fashonista [understatement alert]; I am planning a few interpolations of "Simple Man"


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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 8:07:00 PM UTC Post #1

Yeah, I figured some people would say that.
I'm not going to get into a discussion of the legal issues embodied in point 1, but I understand why many fans would feel as you do in point 2.

In point 2, do you mean you feel "it leads to bad music" or "it messes with Original Artistic Intent" or both?

Yes, you're right, it's hard (if not impossible) to beat the originals, but easy to screw them up.
Some bands I like have been remixed; from that I'll say a few things on the subject. I've found many that I couldn't stand, some that were alright, and very few that I really liked (and even those complemented the original rather than replacing it.)

Mashups I admit I like a bit more, as they seem to be more inclined to do something new with the song - maybe they put it into a new context, maybe they combine it with similarly-minded songs.

The better ones I saw as an inspiration to try and do this myself.
On a tactical level, I admit I may be over-reaching, trying to do something I can't pull off.

I also admit that in today's hit-music world, weak remixes sometimes seem to be an analogue to the weak B-sides of the 45-RPM era

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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 26, 2010 8:08:58 AM UTC Post #2

Also, I figure that remixes/mashups may be part of a music genre/music subculture that LS simply doesn't happen to be part of.

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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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