• 200-gram vinyl pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• All-analog mastering by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original tapes!
• Deluxe tip-on gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing!
What would American southern rock be without the scorching sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd? Analogue Productions and Quality Re- cord Pressings have already brought you exceptional reissues of Second Helping and Nuthin’ Fancy. Back to the well then, we go, for two more Skynyrd favorites — the epic Gimme Back My Bullets and the band’s bluesy, hard-rocking 1973 debut Pronounced Leh- nerd Skin-nerd.
The undeniable youthful hunger of Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd pumps through the subtly witty songs, all strongly rooted in South- ern heritage and working-class values. Independent of the most-re- quested tune in history, Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd bleeds red, white, and blue and encapsulates the wondrous dichotomies of Southern rock.
Months before Lynyrd Skynyrd enjoyed the privilege of recording its debut, the band entered its seventh year of playing juke joints and assorted dives in a bootstraps e ort to land a deal. During a residency at a hardscrabble Georgian club, the group’s rambunc- tious rock, swaggering attitude, blue-collar determination, and country-reared cadence caught the ear of producer/musician Al Kooper. The rest is history. Kooper inked the ensemble to his new imprint and hustled everyone into a Georgia studio for sessions that occurred March through April 1973.
It’s at the Studio One space that Lynyrd Skynyrd ashed scampering tempos, cutting give-and-take ri s, loose barroom lines, and o -the- cu vocalese that entirely separated its approach from that of the more jazz-styled a airs of the Allman Brothers Band. Confederate ags, empty whiskey bottles, cocked pistols, rotgut habits, scorned women, and prodigal drifters populate the songs, nearly all written from rst-person perspectives that add to their genuineness. Pro- phetic touches - twinkling piano notes, soaring mellotrons, a one-o harmonica - provide ideal complements to the intertwined guitar melodies and singer Ronnie Van Zant’s comfortable gru ness and way of expressing local customs.
01 I Ain’t The One
02 Tuesday’s Gone
02 Simple Man
01 Things Goin’ On
02 Mississippi Kid
03 Poison Whiskey