Whiskey bottles and brand-new cars : The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Lynyrd Skynyrd. / Mark Ribowsky.
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- ISBN: 9781569761472 (electronic bk)
- ISBN: 9781569761649 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015.
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.
Electronic reproduction. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 9972 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4239 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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