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Whiskey Bottles and Brand New Cars - The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Lynyrd Skynyrd

Mark Ribowsky

This intimate story of Lynyrd Skynyrd tells 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, 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.

This intimate story of Lynyrd Skynyrd tells 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, 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.
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This intimate story of Lynyrd Skynyrd tells 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, 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeremy Arthur

Length:

10h 40m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

37:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

43:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

43:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

46:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:01:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:28