Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
M. Miller | 09/12/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the worst rip offs on DVD. All of the acts except Black Oak didn't have the original people and they were all new concerts that sounded horrible!! I was hoping for some vintage concert footage but these just SUCKED. Do not buy this"
T. Perry | Harpers Ferry, WV USA | 08/11/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is interesting, but not good for the money. Artimus Pyle should be Skynyrds drummer and Ed King sounds good ,but the vocals for all these cover bands are weak."
THIS IS SOUTHERN ROCK - DVD
Gary Covington | Louisiana | 11/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"THIS IS A GREAT "SAMPLER" DVD OF SOME OF THE SOUTHERN ROCK BANDS AND SOUTHERN ROCK MUSIC, THAT IS OUT THERE. THIS DVD CONTAINS "EXCERPTS" FROM VARIOUS SOUTHERN ROCK CONCERT DVD'S AND SPLICES THEM TOGETHER ON THIS "COMPLILATION" DVD. IT IS A LITTLE AWKWARD TO FOLLOW, BECAUSE IT IS NOT ONE CONTINOUS CONCERT, HOWEVER, YOU DO GET A GREAT (SPLICED TOGETHER CONCERT) DVD OF 6 GREAT SOUTHERN ROCK BANDS. THERE ARE SOME GREAT "GEMS" IN THIS DVD.
First, you get the Lynyrd Skynyrd Alumni Band (this is not the real Lynyrd Skynyrd Band), this band contains some former members of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band - Artimus Pyle on drums, Ed King on guitar, and Leslie Hawkins and JO Jo Billingsly (the original Skynyrd Honkettes).
For me, it was great to see Artimus Pyle on drums again and Ed King on guitar. Plus it was a real treat to see Leslie and Jo JO after all these years. (This is a recent concert - not an old one).
I would like to share some personal information I am aware of. Jo Jo Billingsly (White) is now an ordained minister. She was on the cover of the May 18, 2008 issue of the "today's Pentecostal Evangel" magazine. They include a feature story on her. She was not with Skynyrd on their plane crash. She was going to join up with them later. However, the night before the crash, she had a dream about it, and she called and got Allen Collins, who told her they were having problems with the plane. She warned them of her dream, but they continues on. Anyway, if you are interested, you can probably get a copy of this at an Assemble of God Church and read her complete story. It is very interesting!!!
The Skynyrd Alumni Band perform 3 songs: "Sweet Home Alabama", "Gimme Back my Bullets", and an interview with Artimus, and "the Ballad of Curtis Loew".
Then you get Black Oak Arkansas featuring "Jim Dandy to the REsue". This is from an old concert from back in the 1970's. The concert dvd is avialable, and is pretty good.
Next, you get Molly Hatchet performing "Flirtin' with Disaster", "Whiskey Man", and "Beatin' the Odd". this is from a recent concert filmed in Kentucky and is available as a concert dvd.
Then, you get the Atlanta Rhythm Section performing "Champagne Jam", "so into you", and "Spooky". this is from the same concert as Hatchet above,and is available as an ARS concert dvd. See my review on it!!!
Next, you get Blackfoot, and they are OUTSTANDING!!! They perform "Train Train" , "highway song", and "Wishing Well". There is an entire concert dvd of Blackfoot available with these songs "TRAIN TRAIN - SOUTHERN ROCK'S BEST DVD". THIS BAND ROCKS!!! PLEASE READ MY REVIEW ON THIS ONE.
THEN, you get Poco and "Crazy Love".
PLUS, DON'T FORGET THE BONUS MATERIAL. YOU MAY HAVE TO GO TO THE SONGS MENU AND SCROAL DOWN UNTIL YOU GET TO THE BONUS "SOUTHERN ROCK PACKING LOT SHORT FILM". PLEASE WATCH THIS, IT IS GOOD.
THE TOTAL RUNNING TIME ON THIS DVD IS APPROX. 1 HOUR AND 40 MINUTES.
IF YOU LOOK AT THIS DVD FROM THE PROPER PERSPECTIVE ( A "SAMPLER" DVD OF VARIOUS BANDS, ALL FROM RECENT CONCERTS EXCEPT BLACKOAK ARKANSAS), I THINK YOU'LL ENJOY IT. THERE ARE SOME REAL "GEMS" IN IT. I LIKE IT AND I RECOMMEND IT."
Poorly Put Together Compilation Of Bands Past Their Prime
Chris Luallen | Nashville, Tennessee | 05/07/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The DVD opens with a couple of Lynyrd Skynyrd songs. But this is from a 2005 performance and includes only Ed King and Artemis Pyle from the original band. The bulk of the music is from a concert in Kentucky featuring Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot and Atlanta Rhythm Section. But obviously these guys are all middle aged and playing the music of their youth. So there's nothing especially creative or inspiring about it. The only vintage footage is from a Black Oak Arkansas performance of "Jim Dandy To The Rescue" in the 70's. It's not my favorite song. But at least you get to see the band in their prime. The DVD ends with Poco performing their mellow radio hit "Crazy Love". Poco came out of the LA country rock scene and are in no way Southern rock. So why they were included on this I have no idea.
Being a fan of the hilarious "Heavy Metal Parking Lot", I was looking forward to the "Southern Rock Parking Lot" bonus film. But this was mostly just scenes of the crowd dancing and drinking beer. There were a few brief interviews with fans attending the concert in Kentucky. But they were all apparently sober and with not much of interest to say. Boring, boring , boring.
Lacking vintage footage of the bands in their 70's heyday, this was clealy just a lame and poorly compiled money grab by some company called Deadline. Don't even waste your time."