This is a promising edition of court links. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, and Jimi Hendrix; a very interesting combination.
Let’s start with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young, the famous musical feud that best alludes to Shakespeare’s Capulets and Montagues. The supposed feud I should say. For those who do not know, Skynyrd in their most famous song “Sweet Home Alabama” which has been taken solely as a conservative masterpiece speaks directly to Neil Young, “Well I hope Neil Young will remember, a southern man don’t need him around anyhow.” Young, whose anger towards southern segregationist policies seeped through his music was not very much liked among those committing these heinous injustices. They hid behind the words of the so-called conservative response from Skynyrd. The song and band are both widely misunderstood according to a thought-provoking argument provided by thrasherswheat.org. Skynyrd, especially lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, looked up to Neil Young and recorded the song as a wide joke just to play to southern ignorance. The messiah for conservative policies may have turned over to the other side but I guess no one will ever truly know.
Check out the article: http://www.thrasherswheat.org/jammin/lynyrd.htm
In a big surprise a recent musicradar.com poll shows that Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child” has been voted the greatest guitar riff of all time. Wow, I never would have guessed. “Nearly 40 years after his untimely death, Jimi Hendrix is still the undisputed heavyweight champion of rock guitar,” said Musicradar.com editor Mike Goldsmith. True now and probably true another 40 years down the road. In 40 years I’ll run a poll and we will see what the consensus is then.
Check out the rest of the list: http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/jimi-hendrix-has-greatest-riff_1123881