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» From "Street Survivors" // October 22, 2009 12:47:20 PM UTC
Over the years I must have played I know a little hundreds and hundreds of times. It took me months of three of four hours a night to get it polished. What a fun song to play! After 30 years I still enjoy playing this music. No other band has stayed with me this long. I play piano and guitar and out of all of the performers I have tried to sound like, Billy Powell is one of them. I was lucky to play guitar and piano on dozens of these songs. So very much fun. After all of years that have passed nothing makes me feel better than when I hear music from Lynyrd Skynyrd.
I still move my feet because it is great stuff. My kids love it. What can you say when the music take generation after generation. It is simply the best and will be remembered like the great bands decades in the future. I don't care who you are, if you can't move your feet to this music, you are deaf or not with us. I would like to know all of the particulars on the song, I know a little if anyone knows them. How it came about and who came up with the great riffs. I learned them on the guitar and on the piano so I could perform the twins regardless of what I was playing. It was really fun for me. I must admit I spent a lot of time on this song getting the guitar and piano parts right. I know a little and another song by the Outlaws back in the 70s took a lot of time to get the twins down right because they were so fast. Ah, but what fun it was once we got them down.
This has to be one of my all time favorite albums. Everyone of the songs are greats and it shows just how good the song writing was going at this point. It was very hard when I heard of the plane tragedy. Loosing Ronnie, Steve and Cassie plus the injuries to the rest of the band and the losses of the other on the plane was just awful. I still remember when Bill came to practice and told me what happened. We all just sat there and stared at each other. Most of the music we loved and played was from Skynyrd. It was a just few days after my birthday in 77' when it happened. A friend had got me the Street Survivors album for my birthday. What a tragedy. It is funny, I never felt that connected to any band before. I was lucky to see them back in the mid 70's. However they were pretty good in the mid nineties and in 2003. What a great show they put on.
Now Billy is gone too, and way before his time, I wonder. How many of the people I know have left because of heart problems. I would guess it was the seventies that is putting a lot of us into an early grave. I am trying hard to stay in shape myself, but I have all kinds of problems and I am only 55. Yea, it was the seventies for sure that created all of my issues. Damn the seventies. They were fun though. Oh well, C'est la vie. I have yapped enough. I am glad to see this great web site and I am glad to see the band is still rockin! Again, if anyone can send me to a place where I can read about song particulars I would appreciate it. I know a little is such a great song and I would like to know everything there is to know about it. There are a few of them I do not know how they came about and I would like to know.
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