The music here represents all that is good in life. Second Helping features King, Collins and Rossington all collaborating with Van Zant on the songwriting, and cemented the band's breakthrough. Who do these guys think they are!?! But kind of country-rock too. Although, it did sport a couple of pot leafs on it which scored big points with my fifteen year old self! One of my essential albums. I did get a better appreciation of Ronnie Van Zant as a lyricist, especially on The Ballad of Curtis Loew and The Needle and the Spoon. The Ballad of Curtis Loew Lyrics80.
I recall studying the album cover on the way home. The plane crash was in late October of '77. Call Me the Breeze Lyrics45. Call Me The Breeze 32:11-37:20 Licence YouTube standard. The Needle and the Spoon Lyrics81. Michael Piwowarski: Sweet Home Alabama is one of those songs you either love or hate, but you can't deny the high quality musicianship that was a part of it, and the whole album.
Call Me the Breeze Lyrics43. The album reached 12 on the album charts. But Skynyrd was always more influenced by second wave British invaders Eric Clapton, Free, and the tough, garagey thud of the Stones, Kinks and Yardbirds than the jazzy, free-falling improvisation of the Allmans. This was the first Lynyrd Skynyrd album to feature the band's trademark triple guitar attack and also the first album to feature Leon Wilkeson on bass and the last to feature Bob Burns on drums. The tragedy was still very fresh for us. Their first album came and went without any notice from me or my friends. It played in friends' bedrooms, it played at parties, it played outside at the lake and it was blasting from the rolled-down windows of every teenage driven car that passed you.
Was I Right or Wrong Lyrics5. Call Me the Breeze Lyrics38. Take Your Time - Single Version Lyrics7. Peace, love and understanding never made it to Jacksonville. And guitar works are amazing of course, what a band.
Don't Ask Me No Questions Lyrics30. Don't Ask Me No Questions Lyrics32. As a result of this, I still cannot listen to either of the albums and I do still listen to both regularly without thinking of specific people and specific events. I came home on leave that December for Christmas. The Ballad of Curtis Loew Lyrics86. I had not heard of Lynyrd Skynyrd yet.
It also revealed that the band, under the direction of songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, was developing a truly original voice. Sweet Home Alabama 0:00-4:41 2. But the Pronounced album is way cooler than their follow-up. The Needle and the Spoon Lyrics75. The Needle And The Spoon Lyrics104. But kind of ambivalent about the six tracks in between. The back sported photos of the band.
Even if Second Helping contains the unforgettable Sweet Home Alabama and a bunch of all-time classics, I think I Need You doesn't live up to Simple Man or Tuesday's Gone, and Don't Ask Me No Questions doesn't reach Gimme Three Steps. Uli Hassinger: I'm a great Skynyrd fan and I love all of their albums. The Needle and the Spoon Lyrics87. Sticking with producer Al Kooper who, after all, discovered them , the group turned out a record that replicated all the strengths of the original, but was a little tighter and a little more professional. The best songs of this album are in fact the ballads Curtis Lowe and The Needle and the Spoon. Don't Ask Me No Questions Lyrics24.
The Needle and the Spoon 8. The Ballad of Curtis Loew Lyrics89. Skynyrd transcended the southern rock genre with their swaggering, dangerous music that conjured the dark fury of betrayal, perfidy or just plain orneriness and hopelessness over the diminished prospects in the rural south. The Ballad of Curtis Loew Lyrics71. This album is wonderful in every way, and it is ingrained my my Southern Fried Soul. Lynott Sykes: A milestone in the discography of the greatest southern rock band of all time. I graduated high school in 1977 and joined the Navy in August of that year.