Thursday, 23 August 2018

Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King Dead at 68

quote [ Former member of Strawberry Alarm Clock joined Southern rock band in 1972 to give it its three-guitar sound ]

Not actually a southern man.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+3 Informative]
[by HoZay@5:53pmGMT]


C18H27NO3 said[1] @ 7:53pm GMT on 23rd Aug
To think I just watched the skynyrd doc on Netflix showtime just two days ago. And Sweet home Alabama was not a racist call. From the doc, they say it had no racial overtones. It was the producers.
Hugh E. said @ 11:36pm GMT on 23rd Aug [Score:2 Insightful]
It is interesting how the song, though in no way overtly racist, has the feel of "if you criticise us, we will dig in our heels" that seems to inform the modern white right wing rhetoric. The politics of fragility and spite.
dolemite said @ 11:58pm GMT on 23rd Aug
I think you nailed it.
3456 said @ 1:16am GMT on 24th Aug [Score:-2 Boring]
filtered comment under your threshold
HoZay said @ 1:06am GMT on 24th Aug
Victims, resentful, denying their own history, then as now. But that was some good rock and roll.
Hugh E. said @ 3:46am GMT on 24th Aug
Oh, no doubt. This song gets turnt up every time it comes on. The Swampers could make any questionable ideology sound good!
robotroadkill said @ 2:16am GMT on 24th Aug
"Watergate does not bother me..."
HoZay said @ 1:03am GMT on 24th Aug
It was the producers.
What did the producers do?
C18H27NO3 said[1] @ 2:05pm GMT on 25th Aug
In the doc the band members just wanted to be viewed as southern. The confederate angle was pushed by record producers, as a contrast to Neil Young’s “southern man.”
Hugh E. said @ 3:18pm GMT on 25th Aug
I think you caught it just in time. Just searched Netflix and couldn't find the doc. :-( Would like to have seen it. Especially how they address the Confederate / fan balance. There are a few artists who likely have to deal with how much, if at all, to distance themselves from certain fans, or address certain controversial issues. Particularly in country music (the new southern rock).
C18H27NO3 said[1] @ 3:38pm GMT on 25th Aug
I saw it on showtime. I think it’s still airing. Sorry for the misinformation. I thought it was Netflix until my SO corrected me.

When skynyrd was popular the times were very different.
Wulf said @ 3:44pm GMT on 31st Aug
I know this is late but I found this thread doing a search and recognized him from said documentary. I caught it on the cable channel AXS which is primarily music in late '19 or early '20.
dolemite said @ 9:40pm GMT on 23rd Aug
Should have stayed with Strawberry Alarm Clock, or joined Mott the Hoople, or Ultimate Spinach.

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