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  posted on 2/5/2005 at 09:12 PM
Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels, and Donnie Van Zant are on CMT right now for those interested
 
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  posted on 2/5/2005 at 09:26 PM
I see that Hughie Thomasson is gone. I guess Skynyrd is trying to get rid of anything they had going for them.
 

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  posted on 2/5/2005 at 09:29 PM
Yeah, I didn't notice that.
 

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  posted on 2/5/2005 at 09:31 PM
Jo Dee's lookin' fine. Johnny looks like he hasn't missed too many meals.
 

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  posted on 2/5/2005 at 10:28 PM
Not a bad concert. Charlie and Donnie were deffinitly the highlights of the evening. I still think Billy is the only one left in the band. Don't get me wrong, they're all great musicians, but Billy Powell is the only one who has that skynyrd feel left in him. One hell of a piano player.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2005 at 09:07 AM
I watched about 30 minutes of it. It was all I could take. It's sad that a band that I liked has stooped to this. Cheerleaders dancing on stage with with them, jeez. Can Rickey Medlocke stand on stage without posing every second? And again where was Hughie ?
Billy Powell is the only one left that is worth listening to.

Looked like a Las Vegas show group.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2005 at 10:46 AM
I missed the show y'all are talking about, but I am reasonably sure Gary Rossington is still in the band being the de facto leader. You sure Hughie Thomasson is gone? Be nice if the Outlaws regroup. However, Hughie's playing with Skynyrd is a shade of it's former self IMHO. Hughie is also alot like Gregg Allman in the fact that he is certainly "no angel." From what I've heard the Outlaw title was pretty much earned.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2005 at 11:24 AM
Yeah, Im no LS expert, but I thought Gary Rosington was the only original member. I thought Billy Powell joined the group later. And, I agree , Powell is excellent on the piano.
 

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  posted on 2/6/2005 at 11:38 AM
nope, Billy and Gary are the only originals left. They kicked Artimis Pyle out a few years ago, I believe because they said he was beating his wife or something. He has his own band now. Artimis Pyle Band.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2005 at 12:03 PM
They've had almost as many versions as the ABB. I guess when you've been around 30-plus years, and lived the way these guys have, things are bound to happen. To their credit, they were able to bounce back from the tragic plane crash.
 

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  posted on 2/6/2005 at 02:05 PM
Last night ,to me,they were...in 1 word..."Plastic".... which is how they were in Memphis w/the Bros .....
"Can Rickey Medlocke stand on stage without posing every second?"
good question Fast43 ... could'nt of put it better myself.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2005 at 03:29 PM
Gary and Billy are the only playing originals. Ed King is still alive, with a heart problem. Artimus Pyle and Bob Burns are still both living, both played drums. Artimus is out of the band and is not liked by some members. Artimus plead no contest to some sort of child molestation charge years ago. I think he is innocent on that one. It was an ex girlfriend trying to ruin him, and she did. But Artimus ruins his own lot. Bob Burns is out of music and has been for decades. Bob is an ENIGMA, a shadowy weird kind of guy. Donnie Van Zant looked well, as did Jo Dee Messina. Gary and Rickey are the draw for me. I imagine Hugie is still in the band, but I have no real clue why he wants to be in that sham of a band. And JVZ sucks. I don't like him. Gary is still quite the quitarist, but has no clue as how to run a band.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2005 at 04:03 PM
A good quality post from jamin rebel here thanks

 

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  posted on 2/7/2005 at 12:08 AM
The original lineup was: Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson and Bob Burns. Ed King joined in time for the Pronounced album. Then Burns was out and Artimus Pyle joined after the Second Helping album. King quit in '74 and Steve Gaines joined in time to be featured on One More for the Road in October of '76.

That was the end of the "real" Skynyrd band shortly after that.

 

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  posted on 2/7/2005 at 12:14 AM
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The original lineup was: Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson and Bob Burns. Ed King joined in time for the Pronounced album. Then Burns was out and Artimus Pyle joined after the Second Helping album. King quit in '74 and Steve Gaines joined in time to be featured on One More for the Road in October of '76.

That was the end of the "real" Skynyrd band shortly after that.


Sad but true.

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  posted on 2/7/2005 at 03:55 AM
Since joining this board several months ago, I quickly learned to keep my comments to myself regarding Skynyrd. In my wildest dreams, I never imagined that respecting LS and enjoying their music meant I would be an outcast on this forum. I guess I just love great music..whether it be from the ABB or other artists. I saw the ABB twice last fall, and will be in the 2nd row at the Alabama Theatre Wednesday night to enjoy a great night of music with Gregg Allman and friends. Peace to all.
 

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  posted on 2/7/2005 at 04:28 AM
Oh, there's just a healthy debate on here at times, BamaGyrl. Everyone has their taste in music, just like anything else. Everyone's entitled to their opinion. If you or I like a certain kind of music or certain group, and their music makes ya feel great, to heck with them. Ride that train, and put on a happy face. i went to see LS with the Abb last fall, and I enjoyed both groups, and their crowds. If I had 30 bucks to go see Skynyrd or the ABB, I'd go see Abb. But that's just me. Enjoy GA and Friends-I'll be seeing GA in Toledo on the 19th. It'll be the first time I've seen them. Enjoy the music!
 

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  posted on 2/7/2005 at 09:00 AM
I'm not sure anybody is saying Lynyrd Skynyrd's music is not good. I think the point is today's version is merely a cover band and Skynyrd hasn't been around for a long time.
 

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  posted on 2/8/2005 at 06:49 AM
an ENIGMA hmmmmmmmmmm

 

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  posted on 2/8/2005 at 08:28 PM
Actually,Hughie is leaving Skynyrd with hopes of getting a version of the Outlaws back together.I imagine an official annoucement will be coming shortly. I know its hip to bash present day Skynyrd on here,but I still feel bad for them as here they are doing the high profile Grammy gig and pre Super Bowl show and timing seems a bit rough for them. Intersting to see how it will impact the situation with MTB as well,as Chris Hicks and BB Borden are likely to join Hughie in that venture.
 

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  posted on 2/8/2005 at 08:51 PM
I hope Chris stays with tucker.

 

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  posted on 2/9/2005 at 06:44 AM
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The original lineup was: Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson and Bob Burns. Ed King joined in time for the Pronounced album. Then Burns was out and Artimus Pyle joined after the Second Helping album. King quit in '74 and Steve Gaines joined in time to be featured on One More for the Road in October of '76.

That was the end of the "real" Skynyrd band shortly after that.


I'm new here and was reading everyone's LS post and I dont get it. I've seen both ABB and LS and loved both original bands and todays version, and have seen both "real" bands. How is LS not the same band according to most here and the ABB is ?? I believe the LS band has 1 original member (Gary Rossington) Who is with the ABB now that was with them when the band was first formed? I thought brother replace brother in LS and brother replaced brother in ABB , is this not right? What's the difference in the two??? Can someone explain ?

 

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  posted on 2/9/2005 at 10:39 AM
i agree that todays skynyrd band is a bit more show than substance, but they are still great musicians and make great music. i cant criticize them for having fun, and thats one thing nobody can deny. all-in-all skynyrd appears to have more fun on stage than any band ive seen. its hard to sit still while listening to their music. despite what critics say about them, i think that they're doing good almost 30 years after one of the biggest tragedies in rock-and-roll history. RVZ was an excellent bandleader and when he was tooken away, it would have been hard for any band to rebound. Six people were killed in that plane crash four of which were in the band, RVZ, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, and i cnat remember the name, but i believe it was their manager or somebody.. Not to mention the fact that almost everyone else was severely injured. then, ten years later, allen collins dies from injuries related to a car accident, ed king has heart problems, artemis pyle has mental problems, and leon died a couple years ago. so before you go criticizing LS, perhaps you should look what they've gone through and how they still make excellent music. JVZ is no RVZ but i still enjoy jearing them play great songs. Like the ABB, nearly every LS song ive ever heard is a classic in my book. Even though the original lineup was only around for six years, they made remarkable music, and i enjoy hearing it reproduced by the current LS
 

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  posted on 2/9/2005 at 12:42 PM
I can't believe I'm adding my .02 on this debate, but here goes...
I love Lynyrd Skynyrd's music, not as musically complex as the ABB, but still honest kick-ass rock n roll. That being said..
Today's Lynyrd Skynyrd is a a POOR representation of the pre-crash band. Besides Billy Powell's piano playing, there is nothing left. No heart, no soul. JVZ's vocals are pretty terrible. Rickey Medlocke doesn't do a thing for me. Gary is just keeping the cash cow rolling and his playing has seen better days. And business-wise they've also treated some former talented members very poorly over the years (i.e. Ed King, and other great guitarists that they've had on board post-crash). Oh, and their new music is really bad as well. I have seen about a dozen post-Ronnie shows over the last 15 years (the last one was with Leon on bass about 4 years ago..great bass player). Each show was less fulfilling than the last. And what I've seen of them lately, including live stuff I've seen on TV, just makes me cringe. Sure they've been through a lot, but there comes a time to hang it up. The hall of fame snub is no mystery to me. Would this current line-up play at the HOF induction? Maybe the cheerleaders could join them.

On the other hand, the ABB is probably as musically tight and talented as the original line-up. AND their last studio album was fantastic. They are still vital.

No bust on Skynyrd. They are one of my favorite bands. But if you have ears, you should see what I mean.

Sorry for the rant,
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  posted on 2/9/2005 at 12:52 PM
"I believe the LS band has 1 original member (Gary Rossington) Who is with the ABB now that was with them when the band was first formed?"

The ABB has three original members, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks and Jaimoe.

"I thought brother replace brother in LS and brother replaced brother in ABB , is this not right?"

Actually, it isn't. Duane and Gregg were in the band at the same time.

Of course, none of this means that you have to like the Allman Brothers more, or Skynyrd less. However, I do think there is legitimate reason to claim that today's ABB is more "authentic" or closer to the spirit of the original that the current version of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

 
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