Bernard Setaro Clark
Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars offers an intimate look at Lynryd Skynyrd, a band of self-destructive misfits and lost souls who were able to ascend to the top of the ...
Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars offers an intimate look at Lynryd Skynyrd, a band of self-destructive misfits and lost souls who were able to ascend to the top of the rock 'n' roll world despite lacking any clear artistic plans. Mark Ribowsky puts their story together based on interviews with surviving band members to explore how the band's lead singer and frontman, Ronnie Van Zant, was able to guide the band to success. In the process, Van Zant created a new country-rock way of speaking and a new Confederacy that was constantly in conflict with the old Southern ideas and prejudices. Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars puts Lynryd Skynryd's music and persona into a broad context in the culture and provides a new perspective into the band's history, including stage fights, destroyed motel rooms, clever business deals, and superb studio productions. This book deepens the appreciation for Lynryd Skynyrd, a band whose legacy has fallen into self-caricature after their final plane ride.
"An excellent look at a band whose creative evolution was tragically cut short." - David Pitt, Booklist.
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