When Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crashed in 1977, killing several band members including singer Ronnie Van Zandt, it looked as though the group was finished. But before a "new" Skynyrd would once again burn up the highway, there were several offshoot bands. The most successful was this group, including Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson, Billy Powell, and others, with Dale Krantz (who would later marry Rossington) on lead vocals. On this debut disc, the band sounds great. The hottest track here is the first one, "Prime Time," although every track is quite good. "One Good Man" and "Three Times as Bad" are also standouts.
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AllMusic Review by Michael B. Smith