Friday, February 20, 2009

Lynnerd Skinnerd?

^Maybe that's the way they should have spelled their name.

On the latest cover of Guitar Hero, Lynyrd Skynyrd's name was misspelled.
(See for yourself here: http://videogames.yahoo.com/featurescreenshot?eid=1289774&index=0&spaceid=567002212)

Now come on! Really? No one caught this mistake?
In my mind, Lynyrd Skynyrd is the epitome of Southern rock.
The group has been through so much (from the plane crash in 1977 to just recently losing a member) and now this happens. I'd be pretty ticked off.
Granted, Johnny Van Zant has done a tremendous job stepping in and taking over after his brother (a hard act to follow).

Here's a performance of "I Ain't the One" (I bet you were expecting "Free Bird" or "Sweet Home Alabama", right? Those are classics, but this song is underrated!) from the Old Grey Whistle Test - BBC 1975.
Allen Collins always creeped me out by his bushy long hair and his freakishly tallness! Awesome guitar player nonetheless.



Did any of you get the chance to see Lynyrd Skynyrd with this original lineup? I know my dad saw them the February before the October crash and he said it was a just a great concert.

4 comments:

Perplexio said...

The one thing I don't get when it comes to Skynnyrd... Whose idea was it to let Kentucky Fried Chicken use Sweet Home Alabama in their commercials?

Are the original members of the band spinning in their graves yet?

Bond said...

Saw the once..

The folks at Guitar hero should be ashamed at themselves...and their print production people (those that are responsible for printing of the cases, inserts etc - something I do for a living, though not on products that cool) should be fired.

Bond said...

Hey stop by THE COUCH on Monday's when we feature new music with a chance to win the CDs

Dan said...

Never saw them but I wish I had. I was a huge fan but was too screwed up at the time to pay for a ticket.
Thanks for sharing this. Too bad that they cant spell it right. Everyone knows it isnt spelled right but you would think they would check. Bush league!

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