Whiskey Bottles and Brand-new Cars

Whiskey Bottles and Brand-new Cars

The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Lynyrd Skynyrd

eBook - 2015
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This intimate story of Lynyrd Skynyrd tells of how a band of lost souls and self-destructive misfits with uncertain artistic objectives clawed their way to the top of the rock 'n’ roll world. Based on interviews with surviving band members, Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars shares how lead singer and front man Ronnie Van Zant guided the band’s hugely successful five-year run and, in the process, created not only a new country rock idiom, but a new Confederacy in constant conflict with old Southern totems and prejudices. Placing the music and personae of Skynyrd into a broad cultural context, this book gives a new perspective to a history of stage fights, motel-room destructions, cunning business deals, and brilliant studio productions. It also offers a greater appreciation for a band whose legacy, in the aftermath of their last plane ride, has since descended into self-caricature.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781569761649
Branch Call Number: 781.66 Ri
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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Dec 22, 2016

I am a huge fan, have been for years, nothing will change my love for their music BUT wow I was very surprised about the greed, and much worse that still went on long after Ronnie's death. I guess I was a little shocked.
I always thought a lot of Gary Rossington ...until I read the last half of the book.
One thing the writer made an error about is small paragraph about Zakk Wylde , his name had to be a typo as there is no way that could of happened.
There is a chapter dedicated to the plane crash if you want the full story on that (assuming its correct)
Anyway if your a Skynyrd fan, I do recommend the book.


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