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With a total of 14 studio albums, Lynyrd Skynyrd has quite the catalog of songs. From classic hits such as “Sweet Home Alabama” to modern fan-favorites such as “The Last Rebel,” Skynyrd has no shortage of songs to choose from when it comes to creating their concert setlists.
During a performance on their Vicious Cycle Tour in 2003, Skynyrd decided to smash the old with the new in back to back performances which contained one older song and one from the tour’s new namesake album. The first song, which appeared on the group’s 1977 album Street Survivors is called “I Know a Little.” As for the second, it was Skynyrd’s lively tune “Pick ‘Em Up.”
From the second Skynyrd started playing the opening to “I Know a Little,” the crowd was electrified with excitement. Their enthusiasm only grew as the song continued, which featured some incredible guitar work and an awesome part on the keyboard by Billy Powell.
With the crowd’s energy at an all-time high, lead singer Johnny Van Zant announced they were going to transition into their new song “Pick ‘Em Up,” and that guitarist Rickey Medlocke was going to held him sing it. We don’t think the crowd was ready for the explosion of talent they were about to witness, because everything about Skynyrd’s performance of “Pick ‘Em Up” was top notch.
We could go on and describe the performance for you, but it’s really something you have to see for yourself. And you can if you simply tune in to the video below!
One live performance of a Skynyrd song is great…but a live performance of two high-energy songs back to back is something from out of this world!
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