last night in the shanghai dive bar time passage , three chinese guys are playing decent cover tunes – all classic rock. some eagles, clapton, beatles, billy joel – late sixties through the late seventies. because we are obnoxious fools, we starting making the hand of rock and – well we weren’t shouting ‘freebird’ but we did say it loudly a couple of times.
and lo, did they become the first band to ever take that request seriously, and we were rewarded with a rocking version of freebird.
here’s the original. skynyrd!