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Southern Rock Mount Rushmore

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Driftwood, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    Who you got?
    I have seen the original or some incarnation of the Southern Rock Pantheon. If I was only ever allowed to listen to one genre of music for the rest of my life, it would be Southern Rock.
    So, if you are a fan of Southern Rock, and you only get four (acts, not people), who goes on your Mount Rushmore?

    Lynyrd Skynyrd - the gold standard
    Allman Brothers - maybe started it
    The Outlaws - my personal favorite
    Molly Hatchet - some of the best songs
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  2. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    Definitely Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers...

    After that I have to put ZZ Top in there. After that I'm kind of torn....38 Special maybe, Marshall Tucker Band, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Molly Hatchet, even the Black Crowes have earned a spot in the discussion.

    Right now Blackberry Smoke, Black Stone Cherry....even Zac Brown Band....There are a few acts still putting out good music that can fight for that fourth spot.
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Jason and the Nashville Scorchers
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  4. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Hate his politics and his racist bullshit but Charlie Daniels at least deserves to be in the conversation.
  5. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    Marshall Tucker
    Little Feat
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  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Just put Duane Allman and Dicky Betts up there and skip the rest of the monument. And I didn't realize Elvis is no longer considered southern.
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  7. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, perhaps?
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  8. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    If you go by Southerners who played rock music, then that is one group. If you go by “southern rock,” which is a much narrower vein of music, then really the first four mentioned fit the bill.
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  9. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Skynyrd and Allmans, for sure. After that a pick-em between Molly Hatchet, .38 Special, Marshal Tucker, CDB. Truthfully, as big as we think their impact is, there weren't a whole hell of a lot of groups that can be considered Southern Rock.

    ZZ Top is Texas blues, definitely not Southern Rock. Tom Petty was rock, but not Southern Rock.
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  10. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Thin Lizzy, which wasn’t Southern at all ( in fact they were Irish) and had three really popular tracks if you squint hard enough, will demand a place on the mount.
  11. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    Classics IV
    Atlanta Rhythm Section
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  12. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    I love me some Lowell George, and Atlanta and the Feat had a love affair, but Little Feat was an L.A. band.
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