Gifted Hands
October 08, 2009 9:00:04 AM UTC Post #1

I think God & Guns is the best Skynyrd album since they reunited in 1987. Don't get me wrong I love all there stuff, but there's just something about this one. The song Gifted hands keeps going through my mind, what a great song.....

October 08, 2009 9:44:22 AM UTC Post #1

I agree! I love all Skynyrd--old and new--but there is just something about this album....

Ain't nothing sweeter than a Southern girl!

October 11, 2009 5:34:54 PM UTC Post #2

Couldn't agree more! To this day I havn't heard a Skynyrd song that I don't like but this album is so hard-hitting and so representative of my feelings about politics and society that it is my favorite album of any music I own now! I can not stop listening to it! Rock on Skynyrd and keep representing the TRUE America! Cause that's my America!!!

October 12, 2009 11:26:25 AM UTC Post #3

This album is beautiful, everything on this album kicks ass. There is something about god & guns that sounds old. And the piano is no different from when billy powell was playin, same amazing sound like in Southern Ways

October 12, 2009 12:15:07 PM UTC Post #4

=skynyrdnation7 said: And the piano is no different from when billy powell was playin,

Nothing against any other piano player, but in my opinion, Billy Powell sounds like no other.
He was one of a kind.
Always was, always will be.
God bless his soul and his big heart.
Respect always to Mr. Billy Powell.

October 13, 2009 7:20:00 PM UTC Post #5

no one plays as good as billy ,he was truly one of a kind

October 14, 2009 2:14:37 AM UTC Post #6


I agree with you that everything on this album kicks ass. You just have to be careful of how you word things. To say "the piano is no different from when Billy Powell was playin" can be interpreted as "Billy wasn't special, they can just grab someone else to play his parts". I honestly don't believe that you meant it that way (but please tell me if you did and I will reply differently).

Billy had his own style. The album's producer played the piano parts on "Southern Ways" with the intent of sounding like B.P.. I take that as a huge compliment to Billy. They can get someone to kinda sound like Billy, but they'll never find someone to take his place.

Having said that, I think that Peter Keys is great. I'm sure that he has a unique style and I hope to hear it on a future Skynyrd album. As the band progresses through the years, we have to accept the new members and appreciate what they add. It's unfair to directly compare each new band member to their predecessor. If we do that, we are no better than the jerk offs that say "Johnny is no Ronnie and Skynyrd died in 1977".

Just my opinion.

October 27, 2009 4:57:37 PM UTC Post #7

Srry for the confusion of my way of words, wat i meant was that billy was amazing at the piano and we never want to forget the skill of B.P and i think skynyrd did the right thing and found a skilled pianoist but everyone know that Billy Powell will NEVER EVER be forgotten. And if he was forgotten by anyone, then it shows wat kind of skynyrd fan they are

October 28, 2009 2:59:36 PM UTC Post #8

"Gifted Hands" is truly a remarkable song, it can almost move you to tears! The more I listen to the new cd- the more I like it. Would love to hear "Floyd" live, would be a great stompin' song. Still waiting to hear "Last Rebel" live, maybe summer 2010.....

October 28, 2009 5:54:32 PM UTC Post #9

@Wickey: Right on. Took the words right out of my mouth. Keep the bird flying.

October 28, 2009 5:59:35 PM UTC Post #10

This CD is just awsome. There is something special about this one. What ever you guys did keep it up. And there is only one BP, but things change, and we need to embrace peter, welcome him to the family. But never forget those who have left us, cause thats what life is about. New benginnings.

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