Friday, June 5, 2009

Lynyrd Skynyrd cover band Feat. Gary Rossington @ Paris Zénith June 5th 2009

Lynyrd Skynyrd well sort of...
@ Paris Zénith June 5th 2009

After seeing Neil Young yesterday at the very same place , what's left of a band called Lynyrd Skynyrd is playing in front a little bit more than 2000 people when Neil Young played in front of more than 6000 people.
Who wants to pay between 70 and 80 euros to see a cover band ?
The only original member is Gary Rossington ( the guitar player with the hat ) all the others are dead.
Lynyrd Skynyrd my ass ...

Rickie Medlock ( former Blackfoot ) is on guitar and Johnnie Van Zant, on vocals, is wearing his brother's shoes. Can't tell the name of the others.
What to expect ?

Old songs , old songs and ... old songs , like any other cover bands they're not here to play any new songs nobody gives a damn.
We're here to hear the hits and that's what they're gonna do.
From start to finish Hits , Hits and ...more hits.
Unbelievable how many great songs this band HAD.

  1. Workin’ for MCA
  2. I Ain’t the One
  3. Saturday Night Special
  4. What’s Your Name
  5. Gimme Back My Bullets
  6. Simple Man
  7. That Smell
  8. Medley :
    • Whiskey Rock-A-Roller
    • Down South Jukin’
    • The Needle and the Spoon
    • Double Trouble
    • Tuesday’s Gone
  9. Gimme Three Steps
  10. Call Me the Breeze
  11. Sweet Home Alabama
  12. Free Bird
Not one song was played that was composed after 1977

They've played all these songs one after another no time for speeches, just 100 % music
The show ended with their anthem "Sweet home Alabama" ( the answer to Neil Young's " Southern man "), it's funny to hear them talking about Neil Young ( " The south doesn't need him around " ).
He was here on the same stage yesterday.
Just one encore and it's a terrific version of " freebird".

Great 90 min show , but how can they called themselves Lynyrd Skynyrd ?

Thanks to Patrice Guino for the pictures , he took'em with a small camera
you can see the difference with Neil Young's