Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars by Mark Ribowsky audiobook

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

By Mark Ribowsky
Read by  Jeremy Arthur

Made for Success 9781569761465
10.50 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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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, in the process, created not only a new country rock idiom but also 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 destruction, 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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Summary

Summary

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, in the process, created not only a new country rock idiom but also 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 destruction, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An excellent look at a band whose creative evolution was tragically cut short.” Booklist
“Ribowsky makes a convincing case that the band died with the plane crash that took frontman Ronnie Van Zant and other passengers.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Ribowsky

Author Bio: Mark Ribowsky

Mark Ribowsky is an author of many books, including Howard Cosell and the New York Times Notable Book Don’t Look Back: Satchel Paige in the Shadows of Baseball, as well as The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal and Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: The Troubled Lives and Enduring Soul of the Temptations.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 10.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English