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Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd

 1973 (2001)

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Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd review

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s first album Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd is a fine debut album that has aged well over the years.  Their songwriting was already quite accomplished at this early point of their career.  sound is quite original branding the Southern Rock label by combining blues, country, and rock ‘n roll into their own style. They are often imitated, but never duplicated.

Many of the songs from Pronounced became fan favorites and were stables throughout their career such as “Gimme Three Steps,” "Tuesday's Gone," and “I Ain’t the One.”  A lesser known song “Things Goin’ On” has super New Orleans honky tonk style that showcases Billy Powell’s abilities, as well as Lynyrd Skynyrd's songwriting strength. This track meshes a seemingly country style song, which as it develops is just as much a blues, and even rock song.  A careful listen to the piano solo of their ballad “Tuesday’s Gone” has a hint the classic piano runs that would later be used in “Free Bird,” as heard in their live rendition on One More From the Road. 

 Lynyrd Skynyrd's debut album also includes their classic “Free Bird” that is not only their best song, it is one of rock’s greatest songs.   There is quite a bit to like on the Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd. The remastered release of Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd has five additional tracks. by Barry Small ©
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1. I Ain't the One (Rossington / Van Zant) - 3:53
2. Tuesday's Gone (Collins / Van Zant) - 7:32
3. Gimme Three Steps (Collins / Van Zant) - 4:30
4. Simple Man (Rossington / Van Zant) - 5:57
5. Things Goin' On (Rossington / Van Zant) - 4:59
6. Mississippi Kid (Burns/Kooper / Van Zant) - 3:56
7. Poison Whiskey (King / Van Zant) - 3:13
8. Free Bird (Collins / Van Zant) - 9:18

Bonus Tracks
9. Mr. Banker  (Rossington / Van Zant) - 5:22
10. Down South Jukin'  (Rossington / Van Zant) - 2:57
11. Tuesday's Gone (Collins / Van Zant) - 7:55
12. Gimme Three Steps  (Collins / Van Zant) - 5:19
13. Free Bird  (Collins / Van Zant) - 11:09

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Ronnie Van Zant - Vocals
Gary Rossington - Guitar
Allen Collins - Guitar
Bill Powell - Piano
Leon Wilkeson - Bass, B. vocals 
Ed King- Bass
Artimus Pyle - Drums
Bob Burns - Drums
Steve Katz - Harmonica
Robert Nix - Drums

This is a partial list of musicians. 

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Released - 1973 (2001)
Label - MCA

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