Gimme Back My Bullets is Lynyrd Skynyrd’s fourth studio album. It was released in 1976 and reached # 20 on the U.S. albums chart. This album is being reissued in 180 gram vinyl.
Perhaps Lynyrd Skynyrd’s most underrated album, 1976’s GIMME BACK MY BULLETS was another inspired and consistent set from one of Southern rock’s founding fathers. Like its predecessor, NUTHIN’ FANCY, Skynyrd’s fourth release didn’t produce a hit single like its first couple of albums had, but there were several songs that subsequently became standards for the band. Highlights include the album-opening title track, which captures Skynyrd at their toughest, powered on by muscular guitar riffing courtesy of Gary Rossington and the late Allen Collins, as well as “Searching,” the latter being included later in the year on ONE MORE FROM THE ROAD.
Gimmie Back My Bullets
Every Mother’s Son
(I Got The) Same Old Blues
Roll Gypsy Roll
Cry for the Bad Man
All I Can Do Is Write About It
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Ronnie Van Zant (vocals); Allen Collins (acoustic, electric & 12-string guitars); Gary Rossington (acoustic, electric & slide guitars); Billy Powell (piano, organ, Clavinet, keyboards); Leon Wilkeson (bass, background vocals); Artimus Pyle (drums, tambourine, percussion). Additional personnel includes: Barry Harwood (dobro, mandolin); Lee Freeman (harmonica); The Honnicutts (background vocals). Producer: Tom Dowd. Reissue producer: Ron O’Brien. Studio tracks recorded at Capricorn Studios, Macon, Georgia and Record Plant, Los Angeles, California in 1975. Live tracks recorded at Bill Graham’s Winterland, San Francisco, California on March 7, 1976. Includes liner notes by Ron O’Brien. Digitally remastered by Doug Schwartz (Audio Mechanics, Los Angeles, California).