Greatest Southern Rock Bands
Almost nothing need be said, Lynyrd Skynyrd's, or simply "Skynyrd"'s as they're often refereed to, sound is unmistakable, the perfect mix of Blues, Rock, Jazz and Van Zant's relatable lyrics and more than capable voice, Billy Powell, Artemis Pyle and Leon Wilkeson's respective parts, and possibly above all the 3 guitar lineup of Allen Collins, Gary Rossington and Ed King/Steve Gains.
... No really, nothing needs to be said, just listened to *turns on Free Bird*
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.
There is no doubt the legacy Lynyrd Skynyrd has left will be remembered for years to come.. Greatest band in my opinion
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
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.
If CCR were a southern rock band, which they are not (from California) they would be at or near top of this list.
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!
Great band with deep lyrics, just listen to Hotel California!
This is a one great Southern band indeed!
I will say Lynyrd Skynyrd may be more popular, but in my opinion Eagles is basically superior
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
Not a band and not Southern Rock.
Just plain awesome
Deep Down in the South... Wow!
"So Into You"... Now this is the kind of soft rock that I like. Everything just goes together perfectly in this song. The electric piano melody, Ronnie Hammond's ethereal-sounding vocals and funky bassline just makes this an out-of-body experience through and through. With a sound like this, you may think this band would be from southern California or New York State, not way down in Georgia, even if you know the name of the band. The South truly was the birthplace of rock n' roll." -an older comment that I made on this song
I feel like Atlanta Rhythm Section is one of the Southern rock genre's more criminally underrated groups. They have been heralded as a radio-friendly version of Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers and they blended hard rock and soft rock perfectly. I would pretty much consider them to be a Southern version of Steely Dan or Jefferson Starship.
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.