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Lynyrd Skynyrd has displayed some of the most skilled guitar work in the history of rock music. Some of that work appears in Skynyrd’s 1975 release, “Saturday Night Special,” which was the lead track on their album Nuthin’ Fancy.
The original recording of “Saturday Night Special” featured Skynyrd’s signature triple guitar sound, with guitarists Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, and Ed King playing on the track. It’s no easy feat to try and measure up to these three talented players, but one YouTuber was up to the challenge.
Trent Carr has been entertaining his followers with his guitar covers for the past seven years. Over the course of those years, he’s covered everyone from Led Zeppelin, to Kiss, and even Johnny Cash.
To add further to his catalog of covers, back in 2010 Carr covered Skynyrd’s “Saturday Night Special” on his bright green Peavey Wolfgang Standard. Carr kept the camera focused right on the guitar, so you could get an up-close look at how he played. But sometimes, his fingers moved so fast that you couldn’t even tell what he did!
With a recording of “Saturday Night Special” playing softly in the background, Carr made it sound like his guitar was simply part of the song itself. We bet you could fool your friends into thinking it was the real deal if you were playing this clip while they were in another room.
To sum it up, Carr crushed this guitar cover of “Saturday Night Special.” Check it out for yourself below, and let us know how you think he did!