Cry For The Bad Man

Album: Gimme Back My Bullets (1976)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about Alan Walden, Skynyrd's manager before they signed with Peter Rudge. Skynyrd lead singer Ronnie Van Zant was very close to Walden and even served as best man at his wedding, but he was outvoted in the decision to fire him. Walden later explained that he made efforts to keep the band financially sound and get them to be responsible with their money, but they rejected these efforts. Van Zant would later state that he regretted writing this song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Zap - Norwalk, CT

Comments: 2

  • Zap from Norwalk, CtSorry Jeff, but you are incorrect. I know several former members of the band (and one current one, LOL), and I can say without a doubt it's about Walden. Kooper is still held in fairly high regard by the band, unlike Walden or Rudge.
  • Jeff from Panama City , FlI think the song is not about alan walden but the later manager producer al kooper...anyway it is one of my favorite skynyrd songs...it is almost a mirror image to gimme back my bullets...
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