Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Articles Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. And what he said in this song, his foresight was right on. Ed King had a heavy, staccato riff that he played for Ronnie one day. Ronnie wrote a lyric to match, featuring chilling vignettes in which sexual betrayal and drunken gambling led to fatal shootings.
And those guns were easy to find. We came from a rough part of town, the west side of Jacksonville. Once the song was written, the band recorded it immediately at the behest of their record company MCA. That summer, Skynyrd had notched up a Top 10 hit with Sweet Home Alabama , and label execs were keen to cash in on that success. Saturday Night Special was recorded quickly so it could be included in the soundtrack to the film The Longest Yard , a comedy about a prison football team, starring Burt Reynolds.
The track was recorded in a single day, between gigs, at Studio 1 in Doraville, Georgia, where Skynyrd had made their first two albums. It was their first recording with drummer Artimus Pyle, who had recently joined the group in place of Bob Burns.
It was more or less done live, with just a few overdubs for the lead guitars and vocals. According to Rossington, all of the group were more or less straight while they were working on the track.
Skynyrd had a well-earned reputation as a hard-drinking, hard-partying band, but in the studio they reined it in a little. There was a lot of stuff going on in those days — drugs and alcohol — but not to the extent that it really showed on the records. Retrieved St Ives, N. Archived from the original on Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade. Official Charts Company. Recording Industry Association of America. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 14,
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