"Second Helping" brought Lynyrd Skynyrd mass success and for the follow-up they offered "Nuthin' Fancy". It was a self-deprecating title for a record that may have offered more of the same, at least on the surface, but was still nearly peerless as a Southern rock record. The biggest difference with this record is that the band, through touring, has become heavier and harder, fitting right in with the heavy album rock bands of the mid-'70s. The second notable difference is that Ronnie Van Zant may have been pressed for material, since there are several songs here that are just good generic rockers. But he and Skynyrd prove that what makes a great band great is how they treat generic material, and Skynyrd makes the whole of "Nuthin' Fancy" feel every bit as convincing as their first two records.
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Nuthin' Fancy (45rpm-edition)
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