In this song, lead singer Ronnie Van Zant was warning about the dangers of hardcore drugs, which the band was just learning about.
Suggestion credit: Darden - Montgomery, AL
In 2015, Guitar World honored guitarist Allen Collins' solo, and his use of the wah-wah pedal to inject the Southern rock song with a hit of '70s psychedelia, by ranking it at #19 on the magazine's list of greatest wah solos of all time.
Phillip from Huntsville, AlMuch is made about the line about Neil Young in "Sweet Home Alabama", but Van Zant later said it was just a line in a song and he had no malice toward Young. Van Zant often wore a Neil Young "Harvest" T-shirt on stage.
Jenn from MassCompletely different song than the Savoy Brown tune.
Dead Lee from Trumptopiaoriginally by Savoy Brown, ca.1970
Brandon W from Miami FlHas anyone heard the Junkie demo? I think Needle & the Spoon sounds like a sped up version of Junkie, with different lyrics.
Cory from Nashville, TnI always find it so ironic when I listen to this song when Ronnie says "I'm comin' home on an airplane flight"...
Jd from Fairfield, OhI love the riff in this song, I've had it stuck in my head for a while!
Windle from Montgomery, Al"The Needle And The Spoon" is a song about Allen Collins.
Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScThe title of this song reminds me of the song "The Needle and The Damage Done" by Neil Young. I've never heard this song though. I know Lynyrd Skynyrd wrote "Sweet Home Alabama" as a response to the Neil Young songs "Southern Man" and "Alabama", so this other similarity is very interesting.
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