LYNYRD SKYNYRD‘s Rickey Medlocke originally joined the band back in the early 70′s, left for a while and then re-joined in 1996 and has been rocking out with the guys ever since. Rickey took out some time to chat with Media Mikes about the band’s latest album “Last of a Dyin’ Breed”.
What was the driving force inspiration behind “Last of a Dyin’ Breed”?
Rickey Medlocke: I feel like we are the last of a dyin’ breed. Along with our band and others like The Stones, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Aerosmith and The Allman Brothers, we all are the last of our kind. Even by the way we recorded this album was a great approach. After it was written, we setup in the studio live and recorded it. Just like the way you hear it is the way it went down. It has really been a great experience.
With each track omitting gold, which ones do you foresee becoming part of a must play list during touring?
Rickey Medlocke: As far as the new stuff, we are doing “One Day at a Time”, “Last of a Dyin’ Breed” and “Good Teacher”. We wrote “One Day at a Time” we Kid Rock’s guitar player and writer Marlon Young. I really like doing “Good Teacher” because it has this Hendrix-style Wah-Wah. I broke out my ole Cry Baby for that tune when we recorded the track. I really enjoyed doing that. I also think that “Homegrown” is a great track to play live also. It has that Drop C that I really like. And of course, I also love “Mississippi Blood”, it has got some really great elements in it. Jerry Douglas played a great lap steel lead in that. This album overall is just loaded with good songs.
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