Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday Nigh Music: Sweet Home Alabama

9 comments:

Dave Zeltserman said...

I saw Lynard Skinner in concert once at Red Rocks, Colorado, playing with Bad Company. Great concert, even with all the 20 somethings around us drunk and stoned out of their minds. Going to the men's room there was like walking into a bad horror movie. I'm still repressing memories from that...

Charles Gramlich said...

grew up on 'em.

pattinase (abbott) said...

HA! I feel that way at most concerts.
Not really my music but I like this one!

Elizabeth said...

"Turn it up."

Anonymous said...

What I've always found amusing is that Skynyrd is from Jacksonville, Florida rather than Alabama.

You could look it up.


Jeff M.

Margot Kinberg said...

A totally, totally cool tune!! Except I do not like the slighting reference to Neil Young. I love Neil Young and his work!

Deb said...

OK, I'm gonna be the wet blanket here: Neil Young's "Southern Man" is a serious song about racial prejudice. This song's dismissal of Neil Young (and, by implication, the south's long and complicated history of race relations) and it's pro-George Wallace stance ("In Birmingham, they love the governor...") puts this song in the same category for me as Charlie Daniels's "Be proud you're a rebel, 'cos the south's gonna do it again."

/Sorry for being a party-pooper.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Truthfully, I just like the tune. I am not very lyric savy with music. I just like the tunes.

Anonymous said...

Interestingly, Deb, they claim the song is misunderstood because no one hears the "boo boo boo" after the Governor line. I've certainly never heard it.


Jeff M.