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Old 12-16-2014, 01:06 PM
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Re: Police Car Appears to Blast 'Sweet Home Alabama' at Protest

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I don't know. I really don't see how one could call the song racist. Alabama is also considered to be the home of the civil rights movement. So the song isn't racist, it's appropriate. If you consider like many do, this a civil rights movement.


But let's remember, the song was a response to Neil Young for calling the south racist. So obviously the song was made to refute that.
"The southern men who comprised Lynyrd Skynyrd were huge fans of Neil Young and his music, but they felt that Young had gone too far in launching his broadside attack against the entire South and all its (white) people.

The Skynyrd boys weren't racists; what gave Neil Young the right to judge them? Or, as band frontman Ronnie Van Zant put it in a 1974 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, "We thought Neil was shooting all the ducks to kill one or two." Not every southern man was a cross-burning bigot; was every white southerner supposed to feel ashamed merely for being who he was?"

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"The southern men who comprised Lynyrd Skynyrd were huge fans of Neil Young and his music, but they felt that Young had gone too far in launching his broadside attack against the entire South and all its (white) people.

The Skynyrd boys weren't racists; what gave Neil Young the right to judge them? Or, as band frontman Ronnie Van Zant put it in a 1974 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, "We thought Neil was shooting all the ducks to kill one or two." Not every southern man was a cross-burning bigot; was every white southerner supposed to feel ashamed merely for being who he was?"
You seriously believe Young was speaking about ALL southern men? What should he gave called the song, "SOME" Southern Men? If they felt offended, maybe the problem is theirs, not Young's.

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You seriously believe Young was speaking about ALL southern men? What should he gave called the song, "SOME" Southern Men? If they felt offended, maybe the problem is theirs, not Young's.
Neil Young himself said he regretted the song. Nor do I believe Young ever lived in the south. So his opinion isn't one he came too from baring witness. He could have made the same song about the north. When blacks started moving to Detroit in large numbers, the whites left in huge numbers.

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Refute? Lol, it's a response alright but it refutes nothing. It basically says "we're a bunch if inbred mullet wearin' crackers who're waiting in our pickups and double-wides for the south to rise again!"

But thanks for expressing your version of logic nik, it's always interesting to see you stretch the levels of incredulity.
It must suck being you.

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I don't live in Alabama. And I hear Sweet Home Alabama on the radio practically every day. Some old timers at my shop listen to the classic rock station all day long. It's a popular song even to this day.

I think there's a movie called Sweet Home Alabama as well. I'm willing to bet even many blacks like the song, especially ones from Alabama.
It's a good song.

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Well...how about anyone who knows a damn thing about Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd or for that matter, has bothered to listen to the song...Ya know, like the part that goes "Well I heard Mr. Young sing about her, well I heard 'ol Neil put her down...well I hope Neil Young will remember, a "Southern Man" don't need him around anyhow."
Excellent point, those are some pretty edgy and violent lyrics right there!



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It's a good song.
I like all three of the songs that surround this.

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It must suck being you.
Lol, even if it did, it would still beat being you by a mile.

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Excellent point, those are some pretty edgy and violent lyrics right there!



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Neil Young himself said he regretted the song. Nor do I believe Young ever lived in the south. So his opinion isn't one he came too from baring witness. He could have made the same song about the north. When blacks started moving to Detroit in large numbers, the whites left in huge numbers.
Young doesn't regret the song, he only wishes his tone had been less accusatory and that the lyrics were less easily misconstrued (his words). Oh, and since when is it necessary to have lived in the south to know it has a lasting legacy of racism. To use your astoundingly simplistic logic, one can or should only write songs about first hand experiences...

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