Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Throwin' Out the BS Flag...

Gerry sends in the latest article guaranteed to cause endless hours of pointless debate...

And the best Southern rock song of all time is ... 'Can't You See'

There's a "Top Ten" list of Southern rock songs. Some of it I agree with - "Mississippi Queen", "La Grange", and "Sweet Home Alabama", certainly. The #1 song, though? Meh. I might have seen it as #9 or 10, but certainly not number one. I mean, no "Freebird"? The song that practically *defined* southern rock? No "Hair of the Dog" or "Love Hurts" by Nazareth? They list "Ramblin' Man" by the Allman Brothers but not "Midnight Rider"?

I call shenanigans...

That is all.

14 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

Bad List. No "Ghost Rider in the Sky."

No Jack For You!

Jay G said...

Dunno, Les. I always thought GRitS was more straight country than Southern Rock...

Then again, I thought anything by Charlie Daniels was also straight country...

Anonymous said...

Early on I saw CDB play on tour with ZZ Top, Elvin Bishop, The Outlaws and Marshal Tucker Band. Then old Charlie went and got all countryfried.

No Freebird, No Whipping Post, No Copperhead Road?

List must have been made by 20 year olds from California.

Gerry

Anonymous said...

Straight country as defined by a guy from Massachusetts is almost as bad a contradiction as the Congressional Oversight Committee!

BUT....I'd agree, it wouldn't be my first choice, in the top ten, but not first. Sweet Home Alabama is the song that immediately is on the lips of EVERY person I've ever asked when it comes to Southern Rock. When they think about it, they come up with Freebird, and some of the others on the list, but Sweet Home Alabama defines the genre.

Charlie Daniels is country, and rock. Remember, originally the two were pretty close to inseperable in some minds. Is Elvis rock or country? My kids would likely say country from their viewpoint. (They are all in their 20's)

Bill

Bubblehead Les. said...

Jay, the original Song is definitely WESTERN, written back in '48. I'm talking about the Outlaws cover of it. Heck, even the American Master Johnny Cash covered it. But the 60's Frankie Lane version is nice, also.

But have you listened to what Modern Country is playing nowadays? There's a Solid Southern Rock Undertone going on in a lot of the music.

I still stand by my statement. Not a Good Poll at all.

Dave H said...

Maybe they should ask Romney and Obama what they think at the debate tonight. Because I respect their opinions on Southern rock about as much as I do an internet polls.

I'd have to go with Freebird in the top spot.

ASM826 said...

I went and looked in the comments on the site. They are wearing him out. I think the whole list was an attempt to troll and gain some readers.

maddmedic said...

Free Bird
Sweet Home Alabama

No such list can leave them out

Such hogwash....

And Nazareth was a Scottish band..
One I listened to quite often
But still Scottish.
Sooo...

Dragon said...

Ummm...they did get it about half right...

ZZTop was really a blues band more than Southern Rock.

Southern rock (in its classic sense) I actually experienced firsthand when I lived in Charleston. Hands down, the locals preferred Molly Hatchet over Skynyrd. Also Black Oak Arkansas is considered Southern Rock. Allmans, Blackfoot, Wet Willie....those kind of skirt the edges of Southern rock...

Anonymous said...

how about chicken train by the ozark mountain daredevils for the debate tonight

John Richardson said...

Some I agree with and some I don't.

Humble Pie? They're Brits for God's sake!

I'd put Can't You See in the top 10 but not number one. I saw the reconstitute MTB in concert once and they weren't bad but they weren't the MTB I knew from the 70s. I might replace Can't You See with with Fire on the Mountain.

Whippin' Post by the Allman Brothers definitely needs to be on that list as does Free Bird and Gimme Three Steps.

A newer band that should be on the list is Gov't Mule and their song Soulshine. I may be prejudiced on that one because Warren Haynes is an mountain boy from North Carolina. He does play with the Allman Brothers when he isn't doing independent projects.

Weer'd Beard said...

No Jerry Lee Lewis???

Craig M. said...

Some of my fondest memories include partying with my girlfriend's biker brother and his friends, leaning against a tree taking care of nature with a plastic beer cup hanging from my teeth with the Allman Brother's "One Way Out" blaring through the sound system. AHHHHH the good ol' days.

Farmee said...

I find myself agreeing with a yank on Southern rock.