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Skynyrd's lowest ebb.
on 20 September 2002
This album marks Lynyrd Skynyrd's all-time low point. Whilst many people slated their previous offering - Nuthin' Fancy - this suffers from all the same problems, and then some. Nuthin' Fancy was born out of a ridiculously short series of sessions amidst their hectic tour schedule, but at least it had some excellent songs - and THREE guitarists. Before it was released, however, guitarist and principle song-writer Ed King had left in acrimonious circumstances (were there any other type of circumstances with Skynyrd?!). Gimme Back My Bullets was just more of the same - squeezed in during their permanent touring, amidst the downward spiral of drink, drugs and fist fights - but missing the artistic input of King. The title song is the best track on the album, but apart from Cry For The Bad Man and possibly Searchin', the rest is really quite poor. This album really could have been the beginning of the end for Skynyrd, but one day, backing singer Cassie Gaines begged the band to let her brother jam onstage with them at a gig in her home town. And when Steve Gaines launched into his slide guitar solo, the collective Skynyrd jaw dropped...
Get the follow-up albums "One More From The Road" and "Street Survivors" and listen to the difference!