Archive | Dec 04, 2017

Certain Songs #1062: Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama”

Album: Second Helping
Year: 1974

“Turn it up!”

So many angles to come at this one from. I mean, first off, there’s the fact that Lynyrd Skynyrd weren’t even from Alabama, but like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and the Allmans, were from northern Florida.

Or how about the weird coincidence that I’m writing and posting this during a moment where Alabama is central to the national political conversation in a way it hasn’t been in years.

Or maybe the fact that this declaration of state pride was a nationwide Top Ten single in 1974?