Lynyrd Skynyrd proved themselves as the kings of Southern rock yet again in 1993 when they released their seventh studio album, The Last Rebel. Filled with completely original material, the album was the group's second release since reuniting in 1987.
One of the standout tracks on the album was a song by the name of "Outta Hell in My Dodge." Written by Randall Hall, Ed King, Johnny Van Zant, and White Johnson, the song was featured as the sixth track on the album.
"Outta Hell in My Dodge" tells the story of a man who just can't handle his hard working lifestyle and "jerk" of a boss any longer. He makes the decision to go pick up his girl and leave town to drive off into his newfound freedom. These feelings are expressed best in the chorus, as the narrator sings:
"Take the road less traveled
Spend my life behind the wheel
Gonna get outta Hell in my Dodge
Freedom made out of steel."
During one concert, Skynyrd thrilled the crowd with a super-charged performance of "Outta Hell in My Dodge." Johnny's voice was filled with an intense sense of power, which complimented the brawny nature of the song. Gary Rossington riled up the crowd further with his jammin' guitar solo, and the Honkettes' harmonies were chill-inducing.
But one person who really got his chance to shine was keyboardist Billy Powell. At one point during his solo, the camera zoomed in to show his hands, which were moving over the keys at super speed.
Watching this performance will give you an even greater appreciation for Skynyrd and their musicianship. So buckle up your seatbelt, and prepare to go on a wild ride!
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