Gimme Back My Bullets

Gimme Back My Bullets

by Lynyrd SkynyrdLynyrd Skynyrd


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/1999
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811202323
catalogNumber: 12023
Rank: 29560


  1. Gimme Back My Bullets
  2. Every Mother's Son
  3. Trust
  4. I Got the Same Old Blues
  5. Double Trouble
  6. Roll Gypsy Roll
  7. Searching
  8. Cry for the Bad Man
  9. All I Can Do Is Write About It
  10. Gimme Back My Bullets
  11. Cry for the Bad Man

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,Slide Guitar
Ronnie Van Zant   Vocals
Leon Wilkeson   Bass,Background Vocals,fender rhodes
Barry Harwood   Dobro,Mandolin

Technical Credits

Allen Collins   Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Doug Schwartz   Remixing
Ronnie Van Zant   Composer
Junie Osaki   Reissue Design
Ron O'Brien   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
George Osaki   Art Direction

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