Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

LYNYRD SKYNYRD / (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) (1973)

It's hard to believe that Pronounced... was Lynyrd Skynyrd's début album; the teething problems that usually litter a début are nowhere to be found. Most bands would trade their souls to make something as good as it over the course of their entire career; to get it so right on your first try is almost unheard of.
They're best known for their nine-minute long Freebird track, which closes the album. Love it or loathe it, you can't deny the enduring magnificence of it.
There's no rule that says you have to grow a beard and order a bottle of bourbon to enjoy Southern Rock, but it sure does help.~

Songs of Note: Tuesday’s Gone; Freebird

5 trains out of 5

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