Authorized Bootleg - Live Winterland San Francisco, CA 3/7/76
Released: Mar 2009
With this offering in the Geffen Authorized Bootleg series, you get live takes on Skynyrd's most menacing song, the swampy "Gimme Back My Bullets," as well as one of their best, "Tuesday's Gone," which would sound good even if they recorded it with tin cans on a string. The Honkettes (Leslie Hawkins [injured in the plane crash], Cassie Gaines [died in the crash], and JoJo Billingsley [missed the flight]) provide their famously soulful backing. Still, it's hard to take in how great the band was here without thinking about the awful tragedy that would befall them just 18 months later.