Whiskey Bottles And Brand-new Cars: The Fast Life And Sudden Death Of Lynyrd Skynyrd by Mark RibowskyWhiskey Bottles And Brand-new Cars: The Fast Life And Sudden Death Of Lynyrd Skynyrd by Mark Ribowsky

Whiskey Bottles And Brand-new Cars: The Fast Life And Sudden Death Of Lynyrd Skynyrd

byMark Ribowsky

Paperback | March 1, 2018

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This intimate story of Lynyrd Skynyrd tells of 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, 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.
Mark Ribowsky has written 12 books, including widely praised biographies of James Taylor, Tom Landry, Howard Cosell, Phil Spector, and Satchel Paige. He has also contributed extensively to magazines including Playboy, Penthouse, and High Times. He lives in Boca Raton, Florida.
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Title:Whiskey Bottles And Brand-new Cars: The Fast Life And Sudden Death Of Lynyrd SkynyrdFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:March 1, 2018Publisher:Chicago Review PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1613738773

ISBN - 13:9781613738771

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“An excellent look at a band whose creative evolution was tragically cut short.” —Booklist