You know what? We don’t even have to make this a big long anecdote. Because the wording of the stipulation leaves no margin for error. We aren’t looking for a song by my least favourite band, we are looking for a band I hate. And I have one.
I hate Lynyrd Skynyrd. With a passion typically reserved for animal abusers and big oil companies. This likely has more to do with the fans than the music or band itself, but it’s too late for me to distinguish the two.
We have a saying in this house: when you see Ed Harris in a movie, it doesn’t mean anything good. You doubt me, check his IMDB file. When Ed Harris shows up in a movie, he’s either a hallucination, taking hostages on Alcatraz, getting people stranded in space, ripping off a real estate office or some other shady business. I’m telling you, you see the man on the street, don’t even ask him for an autograph. Just run.
I feel the same way about ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ that I do about Ed Harris. When you see Ed Harris, some badness is coming. When you hear those opening string picks, you know some dumbass is about to start some dumbassery, usually assisted by an off-road vehicle of some sort. I’m loathe to even post a link here, but rules are rules.
Honourable Mention: For God’s sake, Skynyrd has a song called ‘That Smell.’ I can’t make this up, friends.