Shinedown covers Simple Man

Three decades ago, Lynyrd Skynyrd revolutionized rock by infusing it with a certain southern flair. Being from Jacksonville myself, where the band grew up, the band has been a big part of my musical upbringing. My dad married the woman who was formerly married to Billy Powell, keyboardist for Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band was a household fixation.

Just recently, my dad pointed out a Jacksonville hard rock band called Shinedown. My dad’s favorite song by Lynyrd Skynyrd is Simple Man. Shinedown covers this excellent song, and they did a really great job doing it. Their media section has a video of their cover of Simple Man. However the site doesn’t seem to be able to handle streaming traffic very well, as even the 56k version of the video stuttered on my DSL connection.

With that in mind, I’ve made available the video of Simple Man here (right click and choose Save Target As) (13.6MB) and also a MP3

      here
(7.7MB). If you like their work, I suggest visiting their site and buying their albums.

10 Responses to “Shinedown covers Simple Man”

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  1. horai

    Hell Matt, you’re costing me money here man. I was a crazed Skynerd fan in the early seventies and saw them on their first European tour. These guys definitely have it so there’s another Cd to be bought. :-)

  2. Janie

    Hi, Could you please email the simple man song. It will not work when I click on the link. I really love it and it means so much to me.

    thank you
    janie

    PS the media worked fine.

  3. A Friend

    INCREDIBLE!! Lead vocal is Hot! Definitely a keeper. As for the foul-mouthed critic above: What does he know, anyway?

  4. Sorry about the dead link, I didn’t realize I messed it up when I changed host and didn’t upload all the data. Unfortunately, it looks like one guy with not too many brain cells wanted to insult me over something so petty. His comment has been deleted.

    Anyways, the link has been fixed. Enjoy!

  5. Mojo

    I LOVE THIS SONG IF YOU LISTENTO THE SONG AND BEEN IN THAT SITUATION AND FELT THE PAIN IT EXSPRESSED YOU WILL KNOW HOW SOME SOME PEOPLE LIVE AND STROGLE

  6. Beth

    This is awesome!! If you’re going to cover a great song like this you’d better do it well, and Shinedown does that and more.

  7. Ron

    Awesome Man!! Thanks for making available

  8. I’ve been looking for an easily DLed mp3 for this for a long while now. Thank you so much for providing exactly what I needed. :)

  9. Hari

    Thanks for download.
    It surely means a lot … words can’t express.

  10. nicole

    hey, thanks so much for the downloads!
    you don’t know how happy i was to find them lol
    thanks again!

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