Lynyrd Skynrd — Gimme Back Bullets
Originally released in 1976; this re-release is to commemorate the band's induction into the rock & roll hall of fame next month. In addition to six bonus tracks (5 live, one alternate version of "Double Trouble"); there is a live DVD which features such classic as "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama", and "Double Trouble" recorded live in 1977; two years before the band suffered the plane crash that cost it its lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, 3 backing singers and guitarist Steve Gaines. This is Skynrd in their prime, firing on all their cylinders in their 70s glory. This glorious heavy-drinking Southern Rock is all its magnificence. The fact that you get all the extras as well makes it an extra special release. Well a bit of LS has done a great job at returning my ears to their heavy rock normality.
No news yet on my band's continuing adventure in the world of digital distribution. Things are going painfully slow; but I am assured that this is normal by CD Baby. There is more news to come on our band, including a name change and more songwriting. OK, to be fair we have been writing continuously whenever we get together and apart. The fact I have got me a fiance has added to the creative urges. Well that is what fiance actresses do for rockers ain't it?
Its getting to the point that I may even be releasing music solo that does not fit with the new band image. Oh, and yours truly is heading off tomorrow to record a demo; only this time I ain't going to be singing.
Anyway next week I have a couple of releases on Mausoleum and some more female fronted goodness in the form of Jaed. As always; be careful out there; but keep on rocking.