Partially because of their stereotypical fanbase, partly because classic rock radio has totally and completely (and continues to) beat them to !@#$ death every hour.
I used to like them.
Neal Young, for some of the same reasons. Lots of aging hippie fans here in Bellingham.
Interesting choice, Skynyrd. I would actually say they are one of the least polarizing bands. I've never heard anyone say they are their favorite band, and I've never heard anyone say they can't stand them.
A top 10 band for me probably top 5.
They are polarizing in that their fan base is stereotyped as stupid rednecks. Somewhat rightly but the kicker is the were fairly liberal in their lyrics.
I am talking tunes like things going on.
Saturday night special is the strongest anti gun song i have ever heard.
Pretty sure ronnie is turning over in his grave given what the band has done as of late.
I'm not being obtuse, but I guess I don't see how their fan base might be perceived makes the band polarizing. Is the point that some people think working class people from the South (which I'm not sure is even an accurate description of the fan base of a band that is all over classic rock radio) are beneath them so they don't like them? That they're politically conservative? I've just never heard someone say they're put off by Skynyrd's fans either.