In compiling this list, I tried to pick songs I could most imagine listening to back-to-back repeatedly during a road trip, and I don't misstep in choosing this track, another mid-tempo gem about failed love. like you're there. NE., 9020 Bailey Cove Facebook. And he said, "Oh yeah. "Second Chance" is a song by American rock band 38 Special, from their eighth studio album, 1988's Rock & Roll Strategy. But don't let go.". (Source: .38 Special/Facebook) By Ed Payne | October 7, 2019 at 10:48 AM CDT - Updated October 7 at 10:57 AM (Gray News) – Larry Junstrom, who rocked us as a founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd and as the long-time bassist for .38 Special, has died at age 70. When you have dreams as a young This track is perfect adolescent rock, and that's not meant as an insult. "He left the band in 1987, just as the group's hot streak appeared to be coming to an end, but he came back into the fold in 1992 and continued to record and tour with the band into the 21st century. Top '80s Songs from Hard-Rocking Glam Metal Band Dokken, Top Jefferson Starship and Starship Songs of the '80s, Top '80s Songs of Australian Mainstream Rock Band INXS. For the past nineteen years he’s held the throne for one of rock’s most enduring organizations. you can't really see the band. "Dude, you New Tour Dates being added for 2021. marriage. ), ServisFirst As usual, it demonstrates that .38 Special's songwriting, whether internal or aided by outside talent, offers a hopeful take on the subject that goes perfectly with the upbeat sound created by its gifted rock ensemble. Good singing, good playing ... you can't go wrong. another boring picture of just us onstage. There's quite a few. there and high-fiving each other when their favorite song comes up. For 38 Special, it`s another season of survival.'' Hero" and "Rock Band" games and all that. Complete your 38 Special collection. MUSIC; PHOTOS; VIDEOS; STORE; Check It Out. hear the guitars. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Promoters across the nation jumped at the opportunity to book it. ∙ They released three consecutive Platinum albums, beginning with 1981’s Wild-Eyed Southern Boys. held at the Historic Huntsville Depot, address 320 Church St.. 38 Special | HOME; NEWS; ABOUT; TOUR; MEDIA. We can only wish mainstream rock even occasionally still sounded this good. Barnes is far more than merely a competent lead singer, but his Everyman sensibility adds to the band's universal appeal. I was always a fan of that kind I want to do what that guy does." As for "Caught Up in You," it's certainly a pleasant listen but suffers, I think, from too great a resemblance to any number of mainstream rock songs about romantic devotion. Special will close out WhistleStop Weekend. S.W. Don, you mentioned 38 Special hits arose from "personal experiences." You go home and you pick that guitar up and you say, "Wow. The guitar work, as usual, is alternately delicate and forceful, always deeply aware of melody in a way that few other hard-rocking bands have ever dreamed of. In 2013, after nearly a year of miss­ing per­for­mances, it was con­firmed that Don­nie Van Zant had of­fi­cially left 38 Spe­cial after 39 years, and w… Yeah, we stay in touch. In deciding between this tune and "Caught Up in You," I considered the possible insanity of leaving off either one of these most popular .38 Special tunes from this best-of list. Like 38 Special, he was from Atlanta and knew them before he moved to LA. Richard Donald Barnes (born December 3, 1952) is an American rock vocalist and guitarist and one of the founding members of the Southern rock band 38 Special. .38 Special Biography. of Bad Company guitars in your face, the power of the dynamics. 38 Special has had Gates Ave. posted: 3.06.20. ∙ Although Van Zant served as 38 Special’s singer during its Southern rock phase, the band’s hits were sung by guitarist Don Barnes, whose voice was better-suited to their arena-rock sound. And it's too bad people can't celebrate each other's differences and give Speaking of riffs, this tune offers another simple but memorable one, but Barnes' singing during the transcendent bridge may be one of .38 Special's finest moments. Despite having three albums under its belt, a young southern rock band by the name of 38 Special was, at best, a menial blip on the radar of rock radio. Donald Newton Van Zant (born June 11, 1952) is an American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist. We'll see 14 year olds out We are happy to announce that we have now posted some scheduled dates on our official site. all those songs were taken from personal experiences," Barnes says. Rooted deeply in Southern rock and a hard-driving '70s rock sound, .38 Special actually did not become a distinct entity with its own sound until the band developed a smooth, tuneful hybrid of hard rock and melodic, guitar-oriented pop in the early '80s. details 38 Special performs at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Great Frederick Fair at the Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. That said, this account doesn't match my recollection of the history of this song at all. Donnie Van Zant (vocals) formed the Jacksonville, FL-based .38 Special in 1975 with Jeff Carlisi (guitar), Don Barnes (guitar, vocals), Ken Lyons (bass), Jack Grondin (drums), and Steve Brookins (drums). (adult prices range from $25 single day general admission to $60 two-day VIP) I like "Chained Lightnin'." Ultimately, "Hold on Loosely" contains one of rock's greatest if far too well-known guitar riffs and therefore must be included. are available via whistlestopweekend.com, as well as at EarlyWorks Children's we're really tiny. Features 38 Special’s Gary Moffatt. This twin-guitar attack courtesy of Barnes and Jeff Carlisi is simply one of the best in rock, full of ingenuity and technically sound. Growing up you saw Jimi In usual .38 Special style, the song offers a seamless fusion between tuneful, almost gentle verses and a memorable chorus fueled by driving guitar. What does it take to make that 100 feet? Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). I like Imagine Dragons. "If it's got truth, it can't be denied, and It was a co-headlining, high energy show with classic radio hits that sold out every night - a great package. hear on the radio and enjoy? the music biz in 2013 due to inner-ear issues? [Laughs.]. Darren Tromblay It was 1981. everything. Donnie Van Zant, the younger brother of Lynyrd Skynyrd founder Ronnie, began playing music himself during his teen years, forming the band Standard Production in 1968, which paved the way for Sweet Rooster, Donnie's first professional outfit that he formed in 1969 with guitarist Jeff Carlisi and bassist Ken Lyons, soon joined by drummer Steve Brookins. boy and you see the space where you're standing and where that guy is standing That quality stems directly from a solid songwriting sense and a savvy yet never cynical understanding of what appeals to both pop and rock listeners. Road S.E.). Donnie kind of had the more bluesy voice and I had the .38 Special is a prime example of an AOR band with deep roots in Southern rock. You think, "He's only a hundred feet from me. He's doing fine. Simple Man Jam. More than three decades later, the band's dual-guitar riffing still packs an endlessly pleasant punch, and the sense of stinging heartache still rings quite true. We’re reuniting the Simple Man family for a southern rock adventure! m_gallery_type = "photo"; "Those songs" are 38 Special's fleet of sleek, ubiquitous classic-rock-station For tickets and more info, go to stuff's not on my guitar." Don Barnes was the singer for Southern rock band .38 Special, taking the lead on the group's major 1980s hits "Rockin' into the Night," "Hold on Loosely," "Caught Up in You," and "If I'd Been the One. The band's 1986 release, Strength in Numbers, was the classic lineup's swan song, and it's fitting that two truly sublime efforts, including this one, help to gracefully close the door. Hendrix and Led Zeppelin in concert. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. m_gallery_json = "https://blog.al.com/photogallery/4558/14813956.json"; quite a few radio hits. What do you think Few bands have used the talent from their individual components as skillfully as .38 Special does here. Max Carl sang lead vocals on this song. .38 Special's simple, driving rock sound has the intriguing capacity to sound entirely at home in the '80s without sacrificing any of its effectiveness over the years. m_gallery_permalink = "http://photos.al.com/4558/gallery/38_special_though_the_years/index.html"; .38 Special had released two albums and were about to issue a third when they got a rough mix of a song by the band Survivor called "Rockin' into the Night," which became their first hit when it was tacked on to that third album.That song was written by Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan of Survivor. Special's 2011 concert album "Live From Texas" is a little different in that he's always our brother. With the core of the group now sweated down to singer Donnie Van Zant, guitarists Don Barnes (back in the lineup for the first time since 1988) and Danny Chauncey and bassist Larry "L.J." When we put it Eminently hummable guitar rock just doesn't get much better than this. 38 The great thing about it is it reminds us of us – we were the 14 year old guys high-fiving each other when we I like Bruno Mars. about this title: 'Hold On Loosely'?" course, Hendrix blew everybody's mind. You've got to see the people. ), Huntsville Visitors Bureau (500 Church St. In their first album in six years, .38 Special comes back with a brace of tunes that recasts the band in contemporary terms. there. Of course, The band may not have initially aspired to be a highly accessible mainstream rock band and may wish on some level that transition had never happened, especially in light of those Southern rock roots. m_gallery_title = ".38 Special though the years"; Written by keyboardist Max Carl, guitarist Jeff Carlisi and Cal Curtis, the rock ballad was released as the album's second single in 1989 and became the band's highest-charting song in the United States. Nonetheless, both songs - from 1981's Wild-Eyed Southern Boys and 1982's Special Forces, respectively - skillfully embody this band's enchanting pop/rock hybrid. Zeppelin ... watching Jimmy Page in his prime It draws you into the photo, and the sound and everything. But it's actually their overplayed status coupled with their somewhat generic sound that forced my hand. Jerry has been an old friend of the band for many years and comes with an impressive pedigree as a titan in the southern rock field, a virtuoso guitarist and vocalist with a long history as a recording artist and bandleader in his own right. Barnes performed lead vocals on many of the group's biggest hits, including "Rockin' into the Night," "Hold On Loosely," "Caught Up in You," "If I'd Been the One," "Back Where You Belong," "Like No Other Night," "Somebody Like You", "Teacher Teacher", "Back to Paradise", "You Keep Runnin' Away", "Fantasy Girl" and more. To add to these solid ingredients, we also get Don Barnes' poised and convincing vocals as well as a forceful guitar attack that typically would be far more at home in '70s hard rock than '80s radio-ready melodic rock. I DO remember thinking it was a hit, and Cal's version was shorter/simpler; Even though it became an evergreen smash hit with 38 Special, I remember thinking it was a better song before the rewrite. Of Formed by vocalist Donnie Van Zant in 1975 in Jacksonville, Florida, the band initially had a straight-ahead Southern rock sound, much like Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band of his older brother Ronnie. m_gallery_id = "14813956"; WhistleStop tickets Here's a chronological look at the most compelling .38 Special songs of the '80s, released during the decade's first half. A fourth album was on the way, but vocalist and co-founder Don Barnes knew the band was treading on dangerous waters. Finally, 38 Special is proud to be introducing our newest member, legendary guitarist and vocalist Jerry Riggs! going through. All rights reserved (About Us). The band hails from Florida, and vocalist Donnie Van Zant is the brother of none other than Lynyrd Skynyrd 's Ronnie and Johnny Van Zant . and all locations of Star Market (702 Pratt Ave. This is rollicking, good-time driving music that also thoughtfully tackles romantic struggles in a personal manner ultimately far more profound than most pop music that purports to be about love. 10.11.20. https://www.liveabout.com/38-special-songs-of-the-80s-10363 Monumental. Junstrom, the time off between recordings has served the band well. Facebook; Instagram; YouTube; iTunes; Twitter We're still looking for him to return one day. It hasn’t always been easy, but … The last remaining member left from the original lineup, Barnes founded 38 Special with childhood pal and former 38 Special lead singer Donnie Van Zant while living in Jacksonville in 1974. Max Carl Gronenthal (born January 29, 1950) is an American rock singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter.He is the co-lead singer of the classic rock band Grand Funk Railroad.In addition, he spent several years as the keyboardist and lead singer for the southern rock band 38 Special.Carl is known for having co-written and sung lead vocals on 38 Special's hit song, "Second Chance" (1989). mainstays, many of which Barnes sung, such as 1981's "Hold On Loosely" HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- As a kid, Don Barnes frequently spun Little Richard 45s on his record player. weren't even born when this song came out!" Carlisi left Sweet Rooster after graduating high school to study architecture at Georgia Tech and was replaced by Don Barnesin 1970. 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