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Who could forget Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s fourth studio album Gimme Back My Bullets? The album contains some of the group’s greatest songs, including “All I Can Do Is Write About It” and the album’s title track.
Another gem on Gimme Back My Bullets is the song “Cry for the Bad Man.” Written by guitarists Allen Collins and Gary Rossington along with lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, “Cry for the Bad Man” is a lyrical masterpiece.
The song is told from the perspective of a man who has to work for everything he has. “I work seven days a week, eight when I am able,” Ronnie sings. “When you take money from me you take food from my mama’s table.“
After putting his faith in a “money miser” of a man, the narrator gets knocked down but manages to pull himself back on his feet. It disappoints the narrator that the “bad man” feels like he has to live his life in such a way, which is why he “cries” for him.
Along with the lyrics, the guitar parts to “Cry for the Bad Man” serve as the song’s backbone. In comparison to some of the group’s big hits like “Sweet Home Alabama,” you don’t see many people covering “Cry for the Bad Man” on guitar. But there’s one guy out there who did, and he crushed it!
YouTube user aahlstrom93 uploads a wide array of guitar covers and tutorials to his channel. He’s played a little bit of everything, including jazz, punk, heavy metal, and of course, Southern rock.
This multi-talented guitarist decided to tackle the rhytmn guitar part for his cover of “Cry for the Bad Man.” But he didn’t just tackle it…he conquered it.
Seriously, we’ve seen a lot of guitar covers, but we’ve only seen a few people play with the passion of this guy right here. Anyone who plays an instrument knows that the amount of soul you put into your performance makes all the difference. Well, there’s no soul lacking in this guy’s guitar playing!
Tune in below to watch this phenomenal cover of one of Skynyrd’s best songs. Like what you see? Check out his other stuff by browsing through his YouTube channel here.
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