New PDF release: Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars: The Fast Life and Sudden

By Mark Ribowsky

This intimate tale of Lynyrd Skynyrd tells of the way a band of misplaced souls and self-destructive misfits with doubtful creative ambitions clawed their technique to the head of the rock 'n’ roll global. in accordance with interviews with surviving band participants, Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars stocks how lead singer and entrance guy Ronnie Van Zant guided the band’s highly profitable five-year run and, within the procedure, created not just a brand new nation rock idiom, yet a brand new Confederacy in consistent clash with outdated Southern totems and prejudices. putting the song and personae of Skynyrd right into a vast cultural context, this publication supplies a brand new viewpoint to a heritage of degree fights, motel-room destructions, crafty company offers, and amazing studio productions. It additionally bargains a better appreciation for a band whose legacy, within the aftermath in their final aircraft trip, has for the reason that descended into self-caricature.

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