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  posted on 1/8/2009 at 07:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaTZkIInYNw

A little dose of Mr. RVZ always helped my day along....




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  posted on 1/8/2009 at 07:48 PM
BigV, they don't allow embedding on the AG and WP forum. Just post the link to the video instead.

 

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  posted on 1/8/2009 at 08:35 PM
I'd take the man, himself, over RVZ anyday!

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  posted on 1/8/2009 at 08:59 PM
Ever seen "Feebird the movie?"They do a smoking versian,with Steve Gaines,Guess i'm a child of the 70's.peace all,matt
 

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  posted on 1/8/2009 at 09:17 PM
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A little dose of Mr. RVZ always helped my day along....


Hey, thanks for posting that V. This is the first time I've ever seen and heard Skynyrd at the same time. I just started to take an interest in the band. Reading the Guitar Legends Southern Rock issue peaked my interest in the band as well as knowing that Allen Woody played with Artimus Pyle and that Mule covered Simple Man. Just the other day I listened to side one of Lynyrd Skynyrd Gold {I'm reading the 'Gold' booklet and looking forward to side 2} and next I'm going to listen to Street Survivors for the first time. Nice solos by Billy Powell and Gary Rossington on Call Me The Breeze btw.

 

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  posted on 1/8/2009 at 09:49 PM
The real Skynyrd was a kick a$$ outfit. I was lucky enough to catch a Skynyrd show @ Winterland back in '75 or so. I remember Billy Powell had cut his hand and that after their set ...or encore some of the band were on stage explaining that they had "Played all the songs they could w/out Billy". I also recall Ronnie spinning the mic like a yo-yo, (Daltrey) while behind the band a HUGE Confederate flag unfurled as the band ripped into "I ain't the one"...and one more, as the soloing in "Free Bird" hit it's peak...I have a permanent image in my brain of hundreds of girls on the shoulders of their boyfriends....all moving with the music...


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  posted on 1/8/2009 at 10:28 PM
V, wow, lucky you to have that experience and those memories!

I had a chance last summer and thought about going to see the 'new' LS with Kid Rock but I passed. Now I regret my decision and hope they come to Toronto again and I get a second chance. I know it's not the same band but I think I've got to check it out none the less. I have heard Donnie's voice and I have to say, I'm not really into his singing. Ronnie's voice was special, very good.

Who are the original members that are in the new band? I know Gary R. and Ed King are there. Any other original members?

From Gary Rossington's interview in Guitar Legends re: Call Me The Breeze...

"We always liked J.J. Cale, and we heard 'Breeze' one night sitting around the house and Ronnie said, "Let's do that!". But it didn't work the way he did it--a real straight shuffle--so I wrote the arrangement, which was completely different. If we had changed the lyrics, it would have been a completely different song. We did the same thing to Merle Haggard's Honky Tonk Night Time Man."

 

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  posted on 1/8/2009 at 10:36 PM
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Ever seen "Feebird the movie?"They do a smoking versian,with Steve Gaines,Guess i'm a child of the 70's.peace all,matt

Now there's some good Skynyrd!!!

 

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Who are the original members that are in the new band? I know Gary R. and Ed King are there. Any other original members?



Man, I wish Ed King were still in the band. They would have at least one great player still in the mix. The only original members still in the band calling itself Skynyrd are Rossington and sometimes Billy Powell.

 

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Who are the original members that are in the new band? I know Gary R. and Ed King are there. Any other original members?



Man, I wish Ed King were still in the band. They would have at least one great player still in the mix. The only original members still in the band calling itself Skynyrd are Rossington and sometimes Billy Powell.


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  posted on 1/9/2009 at 02:07 AM
One of the few Skynyrd tunes I don't mind listening to, but JJ Cale's version is waaaaay better, one of his best tunes. Even The Band's version blows Skynyrd out of the water.

 

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One of the few Skynyrd tunes I don't mind listening to, but JJ Cale's version is waaaaay better, one of his best tunes. Even The Band's version blows Skynyrd out of the water.


Porkchop, Porkchop, Porkchop ... Ed King's chicken pickin' fills (pre-dating the modern country craze by twenty years) are some of the rocks best ... period. I can assure you J.J. Cale and even Ol' Robbie Robertson wish they could play like Ed. And also I venture to say J.J. has made more money from Skynyrd's version than his own. Skynyrd also does a killer "Same Old Blues."

 

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  posted on 1/9/2009 at 09:23 AM
diggin' it..

 

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  posted on 1/9/2009 at 09:33 AM
Leon Wilkeson holding down the bottom end on the music and the high harmony...R.I.P. Leon.

One of my favorite Skynyrd tunes to cover....

 

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One of the few Skynyrd tunes I don't mind listening to, but JJ Cale's version is waaaaay better, one of his best tunes. Even The Band's version blows Skynyrd out of the water.


Porkchop, Porkchop, Porkchop ... Ed King's chicken pickin' fills (pre-dating the modern country craze by twenty years) are some of the rocks best ... period. I can assure you J.J. Cale and even Ol' Robbie Robertson wish they could play like Ed. And also I venture to say J.J. has made more money from Skynyrd's version than his own. Skynyrd also does a killer "Same Old Blues."


Like I said, I don't mind Skynyrd's version, I dig it, but JJ's didn't need any chicken pickin' (which, while nice, were not invented by Ed King, even Toy Caldwell and Billy Gibbons were doing them around then, and Chet Atkins and others before that). I just prefer JJ's groove.

(and my mistake, the post-Robertson The Band covered "Crazy Mama" not "Call Me The Breeze" but Mr. Roberston could certainly smoke any Skynyrd guitarist. Plus, money is not directly proportional to the quality of the music.)

 

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Mr. Roberston could certainly smoke any Skynyrd guitarist


You sir, live in a dreamworld where Robbie Robertson is a great lead guitarist. While music is a very subjective thing, skill really isn't. Robertson is an amazing songwriter, but he couldn't hold the jock of Ed King, Steve Gaines, or Allen Collins.

 

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God bless the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band!

 

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Porkchop, Porkchop, Porkchop ... Ed King's chicken pickin' fills (pre-dating the modern country craze by twenty years) are some of the rocks best ... period. I can assure you J.J. Cale and even Ol' Robbie Robertson wish they could play like Ed. And also I venture to say J.J. has made more money from Skynyrd's version than his own. Skynyrd also does a killer "Same Old Blues."
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Like I said, I don't mind Skynyrd's version, I dig it, but JJ's didn't need any chicken pickin' (which, while nice, were not invented by Ed King, even Toy Caldwell and Billy Gibbons were doing them around then, and Chet Atkins and others before that). I just prefer JJ's groove.

(and my mistake, the post-Robertson The Band covered "Crazy Mama" not "Call Me The Breeze" but Mr. Roberston could certainly smoke any Skynyrd guitarist. Plus, money is not directly proportional to the quality of the music.)


First off ... you know I love you Porkchop , but ... you're crazier than hell on this one. No Ed King didn't invent chicken pickin'. However, he certainly injected the country to Skynyrd's otherwise Southern Fried Brit Invasion sound. And Ed's from So Cal!!! Go figure? Also it's funny but what passes for country these days is some male or female model "singing" over some watered down Skynyrd, Tucker or Top riffs.

You are certainly entitled to your opinion as I am mine ... which is J.J. Cale is a mediocre singer, songwriter, guitarist - lump him in with John Prine and more than a few of those Tex singer/songwriters absolutely adored by the critics but I have yet to "get" even after several honest tries. J.J. Cale (who by the way has stated that he digs the Skynyrd version) is one of the luckiest individuals on the face of this earth. Without Skynyrd or Clapton, ol J.J. may have had to make an actual living in Oklahoma ... the hard way. Oh well I'd rather be lucky than good too, J.J.

As for Robbie Robertson ... guitarist ... hmmmm ... skillwise ... C ... B +??? Singer??? ... Well he makes Dylan seem like Belafonte ... I suppose that's admirable. Songwriter ... well that one can't be argued ... can it? Although Brother Levon as well as some of the other Band members have begged to differ. But what do they know?

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You sir, live in a dreamworld where Robbie Robertson is a great lead guitarist. While music is a very subjective thing, skill really isn't. Robertson is an amazing songwriter, but he couldn't hold the jock of Ed King, Steve Gaines, or Allen Collins.


Of course after Martin Scorcesse (sp?) got through with him ... scarf ... $100.00 haircut ... clean shaven ... contacts ... and don't forget the ever important ... eyeliner!!! He sure was cute! And I mean Tigerbeat cute.

P.S. Jim Weider who did hold down the guitar chores in the post-Robertson Band is a monster player.

 

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You sir, live in a dreamworld where Robbie Robertson is a great lead guitarist. While music is a very subjective thing, skill really isn't. Robertson is an amazing songwriter, but he couldn't hold the jock of Ed King, Steve Gaines, or Allen Collins.


Lmao...really, that's not only hilarious, but spot on true....

As for J.J. Cale..talented songwriter?...Absolutely. No question. Great singer?...Not Imho. Exciting performer?. Not Imho. Great Guitarist?. Not Imho. J.J. Cale, talented as he is... is very similar to one Mr. Jack Tempchin, (of Eagles fame) who is a hell of a songwriter as well.....Have you ever seen and heard Jack perform?...

Back in March of '07... Eric Clapton and Derek Trucks came through San Diego and played the "I pay one center"..I was there, scored a seat out front just minutes before the show began and ended up sitting next to 2 Huge E.C. fans from England....As we waited for the show to began and talked about Derek and Eric's mutual and rich musical histories, we agreed that based on the tapes floating around from this tour that the, "sit down acoustic" blues set that Eric, Derek & Doyle had been doing was going to be awesome. (There are tapes out there of this show btw)...So the show is moving along and Eric brings out his friend J.J. Cale. Some of the people in front of us started shouting, "It's J.J. Cale" like the guy was John Lennon or Jimi Hendrix. What had been a GREAT show, with good energy and the anticipation of hearing Eric on a Martin and Derek with a Dobro....suddenly went ....p o o f.
J.J. Cale came out and immediately, the pace of the show came to a screeching halt ....(His little guest appearance ate up the alloted time for the acoustic blues part of the show.)
I really can't recall who was more upset myself, or my new found friends. They...were borderline angry. It wasn't terrible and I know that J.J. lives just minutes up the 15 freeway in Escondido....but it disrupted the show for me and a lot of other hard core Clapton fans who had just this one shot...

 

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Man, I wish Ed King were still in the band. They would have at least one great player still in the mix. The only original members still in the band calling itself Skynyrd are Rossington and sometimes Billy Powell.


Some of my favorite Ed King work is his fills on Swamp Music. And, even though we have heard it until we are sick of it, his lead on Sweet Home - just revolutionary. Second Helping is just an iconic album all the way around. Three guitars, all playing different riffs...

What is touring as Skynyrd these days is quite simply musical fraud.

 

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With that said, If you ever get a chance to see JJ - don't miss it.

 

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First off ... you know I love you Porkchop , but ... you're crazier than hell on this one. No Ed King didn't invent chicken pickin'. However, he certainly injected the country to Skynyrd's otherwise Southern Fried Brit Invasion sound. And Ed's from So Cal!!! Go figure? Also it's funny but what passes for country these days is some male or female model "singing" over some watered down Skynyrd, Tucker or Top riffs.

You are certainly entitled to your opinion as I am mine ... which is J.J. Cale is a mediocre singer, songwriter, guitarist - lump him in with John Prine and more than a few of those Tex singer/songwriters absolutely adored by the critics but I have yet to "get" even after several honest tries. J.J. Cale (who by the way has stated that he digs the Skynyrd version) is one of the luckiest individuals on the face of this earth. Without Skynyrd or Clapton, ol J.J. may have had to make an actual living in Oklahoma ... the hard way. Oh well I'd rather be lucky than good too, J.J.

As for Robbie Robertson ... guitarist ... hmmmm ... skillwise ... C ... B +??? Singer??? ... Well he makes Dylan seem like Belafonte ... I suppose that's admirable. Songwriter ... well that one can't be argued ... can it? Although Brother Levon as well as some of the other Band members have begged to differ. But what do they know?

Anyway I'll concurr with Mule75's post:

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You sir, live in a dreamworld where Robbie Robertson is a great lead guitarist. While music is a very subjective thing, skill really isn't. Robertson is an amazing songwriter, but he couldn't hold the jock of Ed King, Steve Gaines, or Allen Collins.


Of course after Martin Scorcesse (sp?) got through with him ... scarf ... $100.00 haircut ... clean shaven ... contacts ... and don't forget the ever important ... eyeliner!!! He sure was cute! And I mean Tigerbeat cute.

P.S. Jim Weider who did hold down the guitar chores in the post-Robertson Band is a monster player.


Charles, you're arguing points no one even brought up. I never said anything about Robbie's singing, which is only much worse than Duane Allman's singing. Robbie isn't the greatest guitarist in the world by any means (he does put some nice chicken pickin' on "It Makes No Difference") but boogie-speed isn't everything, and I think that's what Skynyrd guitarists are all about - they're not very dynamic, they're one-trick ponies. They play in circles, same licks over and over (see the last 25 minutes of "Free Bird").

I never said Robertson's self-indulgent performance in the highly overrated (but highly enjoyable) dog and pony show The Last Waltz wasn't mildly shameful (even Levon Helm has said so). But he has a lot more range than any of the 8 guitarists Skynyrd has on stage at a time. Robbie carried the guitar duties by himself and tailored his playing to the song. The Band was about the song, not crunchy guitar pyrotechnics. But he could light it up when he wanted to, he's highly underrated. (I agree about Weider, great player, too)

As for JJ, I dig him. Not all of his stuff, but I also prefer his "After Midnight" to Clapton's. I never said he was a great singer or guitarist (he's actually quite a boring, simple guitarist, but it works - that's not his focus). If I want a face-melting solo I'll listen to Van Halen. Willie Nelson isn't a flashy guitarist or a great singer, but he's one of my favorites, too. JJ Cale is a really good song writer, and while, like Dylan, his songs often sound skeletal next to other artists' covers, I still dig them. "Call Me the Breeze" is a great song, I'm sure that's why Skynyrd made a fine cover out of it, but I prefer the breezy original. That's all I'm saying, people. I prefer JJ Cale's version.

 

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but boogie-speed isn't everything, and I think that's what Skynyrd guitarists are all about - they're not very dynamic, they're one-trick ponies. They play in circles, same licks over and over (see the last 25 minutes of "Free Bird").



If you're talking about the current line-up of the band currently referring to itself as Lynyrd Skynyrd, I can agree with you. But you really sound like someone who has never really listened to very much by the classic line-up outside of Freebird. Collins, and especially King and Gaines, were special players. Not all about "speed and boogie", but melody, fluidity, and taste. As a fan of both the "original" Skynyrd lineups AND The Band, I'll have to say again that Robertson's playing is marginal at best. You can find better guitar players in most local bars in any major city or town. Have you seen the Crossroads DVD? Robertson is definitely out of place, outclassed, just a lame addition to the proceedings.

 

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Robbie isn't the greatest guitarist in the world by any means (he does put some nice chicken pickin' on "It Makes No Difference") but boogie-speed isn't everything, and I think that's what Skynyrd guitarists are all about - they're not very dynamic, they're one-trick ponies. They play in circles, same licks over and over (see the last 25 minutes of "Free Bird").




Check out Ed King's dobro solo on the "Ballad of Curtis Loew"....sweet

 

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