Southern Rockers Burnin’ It Up


New music post by Ruddy Adam.

Southern Rockers Burnin’ It Up: Three Songs by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Alright, you all asked for more Southern Rock from the era they became known as such. Well, here we go, again with the boys, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Greg Allman’s, Stevie Ray Vaughn’s, and Ronnie Van Sant’s voices are Southern Rock. You get the latter with these three.

Contrary to what the kooks have proclaimed about this song, it does not glorify drinking and drugging. Quite the contrary, in fact. The result of the two is the “smell of death” that surrounds idiots who do either one.

“That Smell,” Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1977 (5:50) Live & Raw!

Another anti-drug song, the boys tear those guitars to pieces, per usual, without going overboard to hard-rock. Lord, would that our children listen to the boys!!

“The Needle And The Spoon,” Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1976 (4:40) Live & Raw!

Again, the boys give us some excellent guitar work, without resorting to speed-strumming or sharp, screeching sounds as the hard-rockers do. That was a staple of the Southern Rockers, to be slightly bluesy, but to showcase their guitars.

LS was one of the best groups I’ve ever seen to meld three guitars with a sweet piano. Not one inharmonic sound! Smooth! And the pianist gets his turn to burn.

“Call Me The Breeze,” Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1976 (5:00) Live & Raw!

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