Friday, July 19, 2024

HIP JOINT: This Ain’t Texas! – Rocking Through the Decades

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The music scene in Jacksonville back in the 1970s and 1980s wasn’t just history—it was a non-stop party! Imagine stepping into a time machine set to a soundtrack of Southern rock anthems and new wave beats.

It’s the early 1970s, and Jacksonville is buzzing with the electrifying sounds of Southern rock. The local heroes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, are cranking out hits like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird,” and every bar and club in town is echoing with their music. These guys weren’t just musicians; they were local legends. If you were lucky, you might have caught them playing at The Comic Book Club, a hot spot for live music.

Not to be outdone, The Allman Brothers Band, though mainly based in Macon, Georgia, had their roots firmly planted in Jacksonville soil. Imagine stumbling into a smoky bar and hearing the soulful strains of “Ramblin’ Man” live.

Fast forward to the neon-colored 1980s, and Jacksonville’s music scene is diversifying faster than you can say “radical.” The city wasn’t just about Southern rock anymore—.38 Special was blending rock with a pop twist, churning out catchy hits like “Hold On Loosely.”

Their concerts were the ultimate 80s experience, complete with big hair, leather jackets, and a whole lot of air guitar. The city also became a haven for punk and new wave. Clubs like the Milk Bar, A Nice Place, Buckets, Aw Shucks, Daryl’s, Houlihan’s and Einstein A Go-Go were the places to be.

Imagine walking into Einstein A Go-Go on a Friday night. Jacksonville’s music scene in the 70s and 80s wasn’t just about the tunes; it was about the lifestyle. The legacy of those decades is still alive and kicking.

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