Sweet Home Alabama

One of the best rock riffs ever written.

  • Ben Randolph

    What’s up with singing with the Confederate flag. Haven’t we gotten over that yet?

    • SV650

      Ummmmm…. no. Travel to the southern USA, and you will find many who believe the South will rise again.

      • Ha. I was born in Alabama, grew up here and now I live in Birmingham, AL. The scars of the past are very real here. The point of the song is that we know we still have problems but we don’t need a bunch of outsiders pointing it out.

        SV650, for every one person you find, I can find 1000 folks here who wish it never happened. You are exactly the kind of person to whom this song is addressed.

        Having only lived in Alabama, my view of the world was skewed until I spent one summer in Chicago. I had thought that pockets of racism only existed in the South. Boy was I wrong.

  • Jörg

    Ahh german tv. I like their music (Lynyrd Skynyrd) very much, but I can´t get this southern nationalistic spirit either – waving that flag. I also do not like this line in the song about Neil Young, – he´s a great musician so as CSN&Y – I love their music too. Music is a universal language. Lets´enjoy it as a familiy connected worldwide and building bridges. By the way: also like very much: “Swamp Music” and “Call me The Breeze” by LS. Jörg from Hamburg, Germany – sometimes working as a DJ plying those tracks.

  • Peter

    The funny is that this song denounces a Canadian – mr Neil Young for his song Southern man. Two great pieces of music! Absolute love it!

  • SouthernMan

    That is little more than a cover band. Here is the real thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCXRIFqSAoo

  • Here’s the shitty part: Rossington is ill, was just hospitalized. For what it’s worth, I was actually thinking, a few minutes ago, that he’s the only one left from the original band that played back in ’73. Damn. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/gary-rossington-hospitalized-lynyrd-skynyrd-postpones-concerts/

  • Colin Jensen

    A great song about Alabama with a great riff, completely ruined by whining about Neil Young’s entirely justified criticism.

  • allofusliveinglasshouses

    Before judging LS too harshly, realize that Neil Young’s lyrics in Southern Man “are accusatory and condescending, not fully thought out, and too easy to misconstrue” These are Mr. Young’s own words, in his autobiography “Heavy Peace”.