Greatest Southern Rock Bands Evermdp1970
The Top Ten
These guys and the Allman Brothers are the best, but these guys win by a little bit. The new Skynyrd line-up isn't too bad either, with Danny Van Zant being the new singer. The only original member left is Gary Rossington, and Artemis Pyle but he got kicked out. It sucks tragedy hit such a good band.
They are simply irresistible. Surprise why they are not at the top. To me they are the best rock band from the South. Their legacy will live forever. Long Live Lynyrd Skynyrd.
California and southern rock are different therefore CCR should not be included on this list because then you would have to include the doobie brothers and Neil young so they are not southern rockers this list if you take out the California rockers is pretty accurate 1,2,3 are right where they should be however 38 special and Blackfoot could be moved up a few spots and the rossington collins band should be on there somewhere
They were like the Beatles of southern rock, both had a short existence and a ton of hits.V 12 Comments
Skynyrd may be more popular, in the south especially but the ABB is better by a good margin, if you're going by pure talent in musicianship and songwriting. They didn't wave the Dixie flag as much and they were racially integrated so they lose points with the rednecks but at peak their live show was second to none. So many chops they could have reformed the hog.
The music speaks for itself.
Really look at all the stuff ZZ Top has put out over the years. I bet if you're a true rock n roll fan you will know, like, and be able to sing along w/ minimum 30 songs! I recently started downloading a few ( 5-6 ) of their earlier songs & ended up w/ 63! And actually knew all / most of the lyrics for
If CCR were a southern rock band, which they are not (from California) they would be at or near top of this list.
Swamp Rock... - Britgirl
What is ZZ Top doing above CCR?
The top 4 here (Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, CCR) are all great, but I'd change the order to 1. CCR 2. ZZ Top 3. Lynyrd Skynyrd 4. Allman Brothers.
Too bad that Toy Caldwell died so young, they were really a dynamic organization...he was a great "no pick" guitarist.
fun to listen too...
So many great hits/albums. They rock!
I really enjoyed this band in the 80 s I think they very underrated and deserve more respect I actually enjoy them more than lynard skynard
Great band with deep lyrics, just listen to Hotel California!
This is a one great Southern band indeed!
These guys are awesome! Enough said.
My favorite songs:
1. Highway Song
2. Wishing Well
3. Left Turn on a Red Light
4. Fox Chase
5. Rattlesnake Rock 'N' Roller
He isn't a band actually - zxm
Not a band and not Southern Rock. - Britgirl
Just plain awesome
Black Stone Cherry are pure magic - carterthedrummer
Keep Your Hands To Yourself is the strength of my vote but otherwise...I wouldn't vote for them. There are far better SR bands out there:
1) Creedence Clearwater Revival
2) The Allman Brothers Band
3) Lynyrd Skynyrd
4) The Band
5) Eagles - Britgirl
Deep Down in the South... Wow! - Britgirl
Ronnie van zant always said that ARS was the greatest southern rock band ever. he also said that Ronnie Hammond was the greatest singer he ever heard.
Interesting, if not predictable list … agreed that 38 Special should be Top 5 with Point Blank Top 10 or better. I'm a native Texan who LOVES Southern Rock and am turning 65 … I've dj'd since I was 18 … I should know a thing or two by now!
They have the best perspective on the whole southern rock thing. 'Southern Rock Opera' is the album that knocks it out of the park, but they've got a lot of depth all the way through their southern thing...
Best southern band. Transcends southern rock and becomes one of the best bands in the world and are still top of their game twenty years after starting.
Their song ''If You Want to Get to Heaven '' is amazing, I hear it in Grand Theft Auto V radio station ''Rebel Radio''!
Actually it's The Tennessee Three
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