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 this was Skynyrd’s début album; the teething problems that usual litter a début are nowhere in sight.  Most bands would trade their souls to make something this good over the course of their entire career; to get it on your first try is almost unheard of.
They’re best known for the 9 minute track Freebird, 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 neck a bottle of bourbon to enjoy it but it sure does help.

Songs of Note: Tuesday’s Gone; Freebird

5 trains out of 5

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