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» From "Careful....you're treading dangerously close to offending part of your fan base...." // October 08, 2012 11:14:02 PM UTC
=BigMike7 said:Those on the "left" have no trouble flooding the airwaves with their crap like "Born this Way" etc... We're all supposed to like it because that is seemingly the flavor of the day in our society. Those on the "left" would say, "if you dont like it dont listen to it." Well if a person doesnt like "right" stuff, dont listen to it. It is refreshing to hear a band that stands for what they believes without caving to society.
I also agree with the thought that people should not come here to complain and whine. I dont go to the Duran Duran board (if there is one) and talk about how much I hate their music and lyrics. I simply avoid the things I dont like and focus on what I do like, i.e. Lynyrd Skynyrd and their music.
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Sorry for the previous empty response, accidentally hit the Respond button before writing my response.
My point has nothing to do with being left or right or whatever. I had no problem with the subtle political messages in some of the original band's material. I just thing batting people over the head with your views isn't really productive. RVZ had a way with lyrics where he could make his point in a subtle way and even if you didn't agree with it, you didn't mind or feel you were being talked down to. I 100% agree it's great that they stand up for what they believe in, but don't bludgeon us with it. A bit of the current material is so in-your-face that it sometimes does get in the way of the music. Sure, they have a right to speak their views, but I don't think any of us should be looking to Lynyrd Skynyrd or any other entertainers to give us political advise.
As for the thought that people shouldn't come here to complain and whine. Um, I'm not complaining or whining. I'm expressing a view. Trust me, I have applauded and defended this band for many years in many places. I am a far bigger supporter of the "new" Skynyrd than most. I am far from a habitual complainer. I don't think posting a viewpoint on the lyrical direction of the band makes me a whiner, and I sure as hell didn't say I hated Skynyrd's music or lyrics. They are my favorite band of all time by far. So please don't equate me with someone bitching about something I don't care about (your Duran Duran example). They are my favorite band, and I respect the hell out of Gary for what he's done to continue the band. But if all this board was about was how wonderful Skynyrd was and everything they do is perfect, this would be a mighty dull board.