01 September 2007

Something 4 The Weekend # 41

I love Lynyrd Skynyrd. In fact, as far as good ol' Classic Hits rock goes, Skynyrd is probably my favorite '70's band. They just wrote great rock songs, and had amazing musical skills plus solid production values to make 'em undeniable. Lynyrd Skynyrd sounds great at a party, whether it's in a basement or a barbeque, their tunes work great at strip clubs, are essential jukebox material at all respectable biker bars, and sound just about perfect while blowing down some rural state highway at 75mph...And they've got enough shimmy and boogie for sexin'...

"I Know A Little" is off Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1977 LP, Street Survivors...Three days after the album's release, the band's plane crashed in rural Mississippi, killing six people, including lead singer Ronnie Van Zandt and guitarist Steve Gaines. Gaines wrote "I Know A Little", a speedy lil' boogie/shuffle showcasing the band's versatility and guitar skills...

Of note is the fact that Aerosmith had previously rejected that particular plane and crew, considering them unreliable. Now consider if Aerosmith had perished in 1977, and Skynyrd had gone on to perform big, dopey ballads written by the likes of Desmond Child for the soundtracks to big, dopey Hollywood action films starring Bruce Willis.


Hotcha! Hank

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