Gimme Back My Bullets

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Gimme Back My Bullets
Studio album by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Released February 2, 1976 (US)
Recorded Sep. 7-9, 1975 at the Record Plant, Los Angeles (tracks 2,4,8) and Nov. 28-30, 1975 at Capricorn Studios, Macon, Georgia
Genre Southern rock
Length 34:57
Label MCA (US)
Producer Tom Dowd
Lynyrd Skynyrd chronology
Nuthin' Fancy
(1975)
Gimme Back My Bullets
(1976)
One More From the Road
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[3]

Gimme Back My Bullets is Lynyrd Skynyrd's fourth studio album. It was released on February 2, 1976. It reached # 20 on the U.S. albums chart. The album was certified Gold on 1/20/1981 by the RIAA.

The album was originally titled Ain't No Dowd About It, in tribute to the producer Tom Dowd, whom the band idolized. It remains the only studio album by the precrash lineup to have not yet reached platinum or higher in the United States. However, it did include the hits "Gimme Back My Bullets", "Double Trouble", and "Cry for the Bad Man". Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis covered the song "Every Mother's Son" on his 1996 solo album, Martin + Me.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Gimme Back My Bullets" (Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) – 3:28
  2. "Every Mother's Son" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) – 4:56
  3. "Trust" (Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) – 4:25
  4. "I Got the Same Old Blues" (J.J. Cale) – 4:08

Side two[edit]

  1. "Double Trouble" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) – 2:49
  2. "Roll Gypsy Roll" (Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) – 2:50
  3. "Searching" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) – 3:17
  4. "Cry for the Bad Man" (Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) – 4:48
  5. "All I Can Do Is Write About It" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) – 4:16

1999 CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Gimme Back My Bullets (Live)" (Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) – 4:18
  2. "Cry for the Bad Man (Live)" (Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) – 5:35
  • Both bonus tracks were recorded March 7, 1976 at Bill Graham's Winterland, San Francisco, California and are previously unreleased.

2006 CD Deluxe Edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Double Trouble (Live)" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 3:13
  2. "I Got the Same Old Blues (Live)" (J.J. Cale) - 4:13
  3. "Gimme Back My Bullets (Live)" (Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) – 4:18
  4. "Cry for the Bad Man (Live)" (Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) – 5:35
  5. "All I Can Do Is Write About It (Acoustic Version)" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 4:24
  6. "Double Trouble (Alternate Studio Take)" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 2:51

2006 Deluxe Edition bonus DVD[edit]

  1. "Double Trouble" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant)
  2. "I Ain't the One" (Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant)
  3. "Call Me the Breeze" (J.J. Cale)
  4. "I Got the Same Old Blues (Live)" (J.J. Cale)
  5. "Every Mother's Son" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant)
  6. "Sweet Home Alabama" (Ed King, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant)
  7. "Free Bird" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant)
  • All tracks recorded live for "The Old Grey Whistle Test" on BBC television on November 11, 1975.

Personnel[edit]

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Additional: The Honkettes (background vocals: 5,8), Lee Freeman (harp: 4), Barry Lee Harwood (dobro & mandolin: 9), violin on (9) is "unidentified"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "Gimme Back My Bullets - Lynyrd Skynyrd | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: CG: Lynyrd Skynyrd". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ McGee, David (2011). "Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gimme Back My Bullets : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Retrieved 14 August 2011.