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Skynyrd on TV last night

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Thanks for the link!

fixed to remove downer comments...

Have a nice day. :)
 
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Snowdog

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Thanks for the link!

Boy, for being probably my favorite band of all time, I couldn't be more unimpressed with that performance and/or new material.

Maybe because the band in the clip is in no way, shape, or form actually Lynyrd Skynyrd? (Having Gary Rossington, alone, does not make it LS).
 

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Are any of those members original or at least from the band that formed after the plane crash?
 

lofgren

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Are any of those members original or at least from the band that formed after the plane crash?
gary rossington is an original member as is ricky medlocke, ed king was an original member but hasnt played with them in quite some time.
 

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I thought it was a damn good band performance. They looked happy. Sorry to step on your downer party.
 
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gary rossington is an original member as is ricky medlocke, ed king was an original member but hasnt played with them in quite some time.

My understanding was that Rickey Medlocke was NOT an original member. That he did play with the band on occasion in the early days, but that it was more akin to sitting in and that he was never a full time member of the band until the 90s. I may be wrong, though.
 

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Rickey Medlocke WAS a member of the band prior to the plane crash. LS has had several drummers even before the crash, and Rickey was the drummer for LS for a good while. He was a drummer for LS before Pyle. He left because of Blackfoot.

And BTW, this is a pretty tired argument with no real winner. The current lineup is very good and keeps the music alive and for that I am glad. Good songs will outlast any band member of any band.
 

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Rickey was never a "member" although he did "sit in" with LS.. RVZ never asked him to join. At least according to Ed King, Artimus, and even Billy when I spoke with him about 2 months before his passing.

You can take that for whatever it is worth to you..
 

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HmmMMmm

It's not that they were a bad band in anyway, it's just that they aren't Lynyrd Skynyrd other than milking the name for all it's worth :dunno......


Sorry, didn't mean to be a Debbie Downer :cry:
 

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Rickey was a member of LS before this run as guitarist. He was. Also, Rickey grew up with all those guys and hung out with the Van Zants as kids. In fact, The Ballad of Curtis Leow was written about Shirty Medlocke who is Rickey's grandfather. Shorty also wrote "Train, Train" which was a Blackfoot song as well know.
 

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Im a house painter.. and about a month or so ago a regular customer called me up about how to custom mix some paint (on the spot) for his airplane.. I made him my home brew mix for it and he said .."Thanks man you are the last of a dying breed." He said "I tried the paint and auto stores and wallmart and they could not figure out nothing without a chip or formula." Go Skynyrd!!!
 

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Maybe because the band in the clip is in no way, shape, or form actually Lynyrd Skynyrd? (Having Gary Rossington, alone, does not make it LS).

Thanks to the OP for posting. From someone who saw the "original" band in June'77 and would have damn well enjoyed RVZ and Gaines (et al)performing all these years since, I enjoy seeing these guys in the present day.

Gary, Rickey and Sparky aren't good guitarists? Should all seven members have died in that Mississippi swamp and everybody would be happier?
 

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Rickey was NOT an "original member" of Skynyrd.
He was A member (in a loose sense of the word) of the band for a very short time in 1970 and '71 as a drummer and singer/songwriter. A couple of his tunes were recorded during the band's Muscle Shoals sessions and got released on Skynyrd's "First and Last".

Skynyrd's "original" members were Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Larry Junstrom and Bob Burns.

Greg Walker replaced Junstrom (who joined/formed .38 Special) and then Leon Wilkeson replaced Walker. Ed King then joined to replace Wilkeson and then switched to guitar when Leon returned.
Bob Burns was in and out of the band at different times in '70 and '71 and this is when Medlocke joined, both as a sub and as a 2nd drummer. He left soon after to reform Blackfoot and Bob was their permanent drummer until 1975.
Billy Powell joined on keys in 1972.
This line-up...Van Zant, Rossington, Collins, King, Wilkeson, Powell and Burns...would also be considered an "original" line-up considering they recorded the original commercially release "Pronounced..." album as a band.

Bob was replaced in '75 by Artimus Pyle.
Ed King left in '75 and was replaced by Steve Gaines in 1976.
The plane crash occurred on Oct. 20th, 1977 and that original Lynyrd Skynyrd band was over.

The band that's out there now started in 1987 as a "Tribute" band. Nothing more and nothing less. They can call themselves Lynyrd Skynyrd and they can keep releasing albums under that name...albums that I kept on buying up until this one and the last "God, Guns and whatever it's called".
I'm a fan of the "original" LS and I like some of the early Tribute stuff, but they've needed a fork stuck in them many years ago, if you want my opinion.
Few people want to hear ANYTHING recorded after 1977 and the bulk of their live material is that content.
Somebody's making money, I guess...
 

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Saw them open for Johhny and Edgar Winter in 1977 at the Springfield Civic Center in Mass., there live Album had just come out with Freebird...there were great and easily could have headlined...Johnny and Edgar also kicked ass and after an hour and a half set at 11:30pm the house lights came on and Johnny said "F**k it, were not finished yet." and he and Edgar proceeded to play four more songs! It was a great show.
 

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There never was a bigger Skynyrd fan than me. I saw the original band twice, and the reformed band several times. Saw them with Ed King, Hughie T., Medlocke, etc. I enjoy the current band - good songs, tight playing and all that, but I'd have a lot more respect for them if they'd call it a different name.

And I thought Medlocke was gonna leave a while back to reform Blackfoot?


Im a house painter.. and about a month or so ago a regular customer called me up about how to custom mix some paint (on the spot) for his airplane.. I made him my home brew mix for it and he said .."Thanks man you are the last of a dying breed." He said "I tried the paint and auto stores and wallmart and they could not figure out nothing without a chip or formula." Go Skynyrd!!!
WTF??? Yeah, Imron pretty much sucks these days. I like 4 parts Glidden and 3 parts Weatherbeater on my aircraft. :facepalm
 
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Mark Ray

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There never was a bigger Skynyrd fan than me. I saw the original band twice, and the reformed band several times. Saw them with Ed King, Hughie T., Medlocke, etc. I enjoy the current band - good songs, tight playing and all that, but I'd have a lot more respect for them if they'd call it a different name.

And I thought Medlocke was gonna leave a while back to reform Blackfoot?




WTF??? Yeah, Imron pretty much sucks these days. I like 4 parts Glidden and 3 parts Weatherbeater on my aircraft. :facepalm
Found this tonight:

http://blackfootband.com/
 






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