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Lynyrd Skynyrd – Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd (1973)

September 8, 2012

[Album 90/1001]

Had this album also featured Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1973 debut could easily be mistaken for a greatest hits package.

Side one contains I Ain’t The One, Tuesday’s Gone, Gimme Three Steps & Simple Man.  Side two ends with a little ditty named Free Bird.  Not bad for a first album.

Aspiring guitarists (and concert hecklers) are of course well aware of the album closer.  Free Bird‘s legendary song-ending solo is not an easy one to replicate and often ranks high on all-time best lists.  Those who find its solo too daunting can go for Tuesday’s Gone – simple yet satisfying string bends.

One can only hope the use of the Confederate flag in the band’s promotional materials/later discography is intended as a recognition of their contributions to the genre of Southern Rock, as opposed to promoting racism in any way.

Coming up in reviews #91-100, 10 albums that either followed/ignored good business advice.  Outkast, Kiss & The Black Crowes are up first, enjoy!

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