Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping
Release date:April 15, 1974
Genre: Southern Rock
The song reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1974, and became a rock radio staple and a song you couldn't go without hearing if you lived anywhere near the south.
"Don't Ask Me No Questions" shows a close resemblance to "Gimme Three Steps" while "I Need You" is almost the perfect mix between "Tuesday's Gone" and "Simple Man". Also, "Call Me the Breeze", "Workin' for MCA", "The Ballad of Curtis Loew" and "The Needle and the Spoon" continue Skynyrd's excellence in southern rock while "Swamp Music" may be a little, well...swampy....
This was the first "Lynyrd Skynyrd" album to feature the band's trademark triple guitar attack.
Sticking with producer Al Kooper (who, after all, discovered them), the group turned out a record that replicated all the strengths of the original, but was a little tighter and a little more professional.
The album reached #12 on the Billboard album charts. It was certified Gold on 9/20/1974, Platinum and 2x Platinum on 7/21/1987 by the R.I.A.A.
- Sweet Home Alabama
- I Need You
- Don't Ask Me No Questions
- Workin' For MCA
- The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
- Swamp Music
- The Needle And The Spoon
- Call Me The Breeze
- Ronnie Van Zant - Lead Vocals
- Gary Rossington - Gibson Les Paul Guitar, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitar on "Sweet Home Alabama"
- Allen Collins - Gibson Firebird Guitar
- Ed King - Fender Stratocaster Guitar, Slide Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Bass on "I Need You"
- Billy Powell - keyboards, piano on "Sweet Home Alabama"
- Leon Wilkeson - Gibson Thunderbird Bass
- Bob Burns - Drums except "I Need You"