Monday, January 27, 2014
My Music Monday
I get that, when any band does an encore, it is funny to yell "Freebird" - no matter who the band is. Once.
That is once in a lifetime, not once per concert.
And of course, by "funny", I mean - not humourous at all. It's annoying as fuck. And I was never a fan of that song in the first place. Ditto with "Sweet Home Alabama", which was just a response to Neil Young's song "Alabama".
I would never really call myself a fan of the band.
Inexplicably, I know many of their songs: "Gimme Three Steps", "Saturday Night Special", "Call Me the Breeze", "What's Your Name" and the two aforementioned songs. Apparently, I am the product of coming of age in the '70s in Cleveland, Ohio. Thank you WMMS.
Possibly even more inexplicably is that I like another one of their songs that hasn't even been mentioned: "That Smell".
The song is a cautionary tale of the excess of drugs and alcohol on a person and 'the smell of death that surrounds you'. The song was co-written by after Ronnie Van Sant wrecked his car after drinking excessively. Ironically (?) Van Sant died three days after the album's release date in a plane crash.
But I like the medley. I like the vocal arrangement. I even like the guitar work.
It was 1977. There weren't music videos back then - unless you take the Midnight Special or Don Kirshner's Rock Concert clips. This is some fan-based one. You're listening for the music, not the questionable video retelling.