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Gimme Back My Bullets

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lynyrd Skynyrd begins to show signs of wear on their fourth album, Gimme Back My Bullets. The band had switched producers, hiring Tom Dowd, the producer who served Atlantic's roster so well during the label's heyday. Unfortunately, he wasn't perfectly suited for Skynyrd, at least at this point in their history. The group had toured regularly since the release of their debut and it showed, not just in their performance, but in the songwriting of Ronnie Van Zant, who had been so consistent through their first three albums. Not to say that he was spent -- the title track was defiant as "All I Can Do Is Write About It" was affecting, while "Searching" was a good ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lynyrd Skynyrd begins to show signs of wear on their fourth album, Gimme Back My Bullets. The band had switched producers, hiring Tom Dowd, the producer who served Atlantic's roster so well during the label's heyday. Unfortunately, he wasn't perfectly suited for Skynyrd, at least at this point in their history. The group had toured regularly since the release of their debut and it showed, not just in their performance, but in the songwriting of Ronnie Van Zant, who had been so consistent through their first three albums. Not to say that he was spent -- the title track was defiant as "All I Can Do Is Write About It" was affecting, while "Searching" was a good ballad and "Double Trouble" was a good rocker. These songs, however, were surrounded by songs that leaned to the dull side of generic unlike those on Nuthin' Fancy and Dowd's production didn't inject energy into the group's performances. This doesn't mean Gimme Back My Bullets is a bad record, since the group was still in fairly good shape and they had some fine songs, but coming after three dynamite albums, it was undoubtedly a disappointment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/1999
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811202323
  • Catalog Number: 12023
  • Sales rank: 10,505

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lynyrd Skynyrd Primary Artist
Allen Collins Guitar
Artimus Pyle Percussion, Drums, Tambourine
Billy Powell Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Clavinet
Lee Freeman Harp
Gary Rossington Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Slide Guitar
Ronnie Van Zant Vocals
Leon Wilkeson Bass, Background Vocals, fender rhodes
Barry Harwood Dobro, Mandolin
Technical Credits
Jim Capaldi Composer
Steve Winwood Composer
Allen Collins Composer
Tom Dowd Producer
Doug Schwartz Remixing, Remastering
Ronnie Van Zant Composer
Junie Osaki Reissue Design
Ron O'Brien Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
George Osaki Art Direction
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