As far as I know, Lynyrd Skynyrd is the only artist on the list about whom another artist on the list has written an entire album. That album – the Drive-By Truckers‘ Southern Rock Opera – was essentially a Kickstarter project a decade before Kickstarter came to be. As something of an iconic southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd is known for several things, including one particularly long song. That encore favorite is a bit too long for this list, so we’ll settle for the next best, or at least the next-longest thing. Skynyrd aside, there are a whole bunch of noteworthy songs that clock in at a time longer than 7:55. At the end of the year, I’ll throw something together to give those tunes some recognition too.
Tuesday’s Gone – Lynyrd Skynyrd