About a year or so before I joined the band, Allen, Gary & Ronnie went to see FREE in Jacksonville.
FREE showed up with only their guitars...their amps & drums were way-layed in some airport somewhere. So they proceeded with rented equipment. And then smoked through an entire set unimpeded. Quite an impressive set, I've been told. The influence was forever burned into Ronnie's & Gary's brain! Ronnie often acknowledged it and it's quite apparent on the tunes you mentioned.
When we made our first trip to England in '74, a few critics chopped us up because of this. Ah, so what? Fortunately, we were able to place our OWN stamp on our music. FREE's music is timeless.
Lynyrd Skynyrd could've been a J.J. CALE cover band. Ronnie LOVE'd to sing his songs.
I have to admit, I'd never heard a J.J. Cale song til I met Ronnie. I really have to say that Rossington's intro to BREEZE is absolutely genius. What a COOL guitar riff that is, one of the best ever because it suits the song and he came up with it all by himself.....that riff really made the song work. I always appreciate a cover tune that contains an original guitar hook & riff. You gotta give credit where its due. Rossington used a Univibe effect for CALL ME THE BREEZE.
relic: Quirkiness - a fine word. Efficient and precise in a somewhat obscure way.
May 7, 2016 22:08:52 GMT -5
Myke: Happy Memorial Day 2016-Thank You Veterans !
May 29, 2016 12:45:16 GMT -5
michaeljames: Thanks for the add........... !
Sept 28, 2016 15:57:05 GMT -5
Captainkirk: He Ed , Kikk here just felt like saying Hi
Nov 5, 2016 13:09:42 GMT -5
findthesun: I love the old RCB photos, brings back a lot of great memories!
Nov 21, 2016 14:42:43 GMT -5
tonytrout: Howdy, fellow Ed King fans!!! How are we on this bitterly cold Sunday morning??
Jan 8, 2017 11:26:04 GMT -5
macfangus: New member here. I'm a huge fan of Ed King era LS.
Feb 7, 2017 19:54:58 GMT -5
shaw: I wonder if Zap is around.I found a guitar someone was throwing out and it has Zapp on the headstock. Turns out its one of those Law Suit era Les Pauls. I'm putting it back together it was only the body & neck, with no hardware but I got all the parts now.
Apr 8, 2018 12:09:40 GMT -5
Zap: No relation to me, LOL, but you can gift it to me when you are done restoring it if you like! LOL!
Apr 17, 2018 6:34:05 GMT -5
rebel1222: Whats the point of having a forum if noone can reply to, or create threads?
Nov 28, 2018 8:49:07 GMT -5
gman620: @ rebel1222: Anyone is free to start a new topic or reply to any thread, anytime he or she desires. You've been a member for over three years now, with zero posts, so what's stopping you?
Nov 29, 2018 21:48:09 GMT -5
rocker2462: Looking for info on Ed's red Strat with the tele neck? point me in the right direction please.
Feb 19, 2019 0:47:14 GMT -5
stevecamp: I believe it was was a Warmoth body, aftermarket pickups, an old tele neck.
Mar 5, 2019 16:59:18 GMT -5
stevecamp: Pick ups may have been "lindy Fralins"
Mar 5, 2019 17:00:08 GMT -5