January 31, 2012 – 4:33 am

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Cape Cod 1976 [Dan Lampinski Tapes, 1CD]

Live at the Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA; August 27, 1976. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to Dan Lampinski for taping the show and to djscomics who shared the tracks on Dime. Thanks also to Kev & Carl.

Lynyrd Skynyrd were opening for Jeff Beck and the Jan Hammer Group.

Nocaster posted this comment on the net:

What a great band Skynyrd were in the ’70s. They weren’t “evolving”, they weren’t changing with the trends or the styles of the day, they were staying honest and true to the southern rock that pulsed through their veins, staying loyal to their fans who were both feeding off of and giving back that loyalty. Southern rock never had a finer spokesman than the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band.

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Track 01. Workin’ For MCA (7.5MB)
Track 02. I Ain’t The One (6.4MB)
Track 03. Saturday Night Special (spliced) (8.9MB)
Track 04. Searching (6.9MB)
Track 05. Travellin’ Man (7.3MB)
Track 06. Gimme Three Steps (7.7MB)
Track 07. Call Me The Breeze (9.8MB)
Track 08. T For Texas (15.5MB)
Track 09. Sweet Home Alabama (11.1MB)
Track 10. Freebird (spliced) (21.2MB)

Ronnie Van Zant - vocals
Allen Collins - guitar
Gary Rossington - guitar
Steve Gaines - guitar
Billy Powell - keyboards
Leon Wilkeson - bass
Artimus Pyle - drums

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  1. 49 Responses to “LYNYRD SKYNYRD - CAPE COD 1976”

  2. …”Southern rock never had a finer spokesman than the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band…”

    sorry but you can`t discount the Allman Brother`s like that.

    By sluggo on Jan 31, 2012

  3. hey bigo, this looks good. thanks! i’ve seen skynyrd 3x here in b’ham. they are good live, even if gary rossington is the only original member left now. i think, ricky medlocke came a little later, but blackfoot were pretty good too.

    last year i found skynyrd-winterland ballroom 4.27.75. all the hits.


    By Ed Saad on Jan 31, 2012

  4. eveytime you say good soundboard they suck…

    By James on Jan 31, 2012

  5. southern rock sucks,,,,,

    By James on Jan 31, 2012

  6. use to think this site was cool for music but you keep putting up pussy music….whats up with that… ?

    By James on Jan 31, 2012

  7. “southern rock never had a finer spokesman than”…..Jim Dandy.

    By Sking on Jan 31, 2012

  8. ever notice how the words pussy and james always seem to show up on the same pages? whats up with that?

    By darth on Jan 31, 2012

  9. I could use more of the former and less of the latter.

    By Sking on Jan 31, 2012

  10. It doesn’t say soundboard and once again another asshole can’t appreciate something free so fuck off

    By greg on Jan 31, 2012

  11. Band: having fun.
    Audience: ditto.
    Sluggo, Ed, Sking, darth, greg and me: ditto.
    Must be playing in that great center of red neck southern states, uh, CAPE COD?!?

    By 3yrsnojob on Jan 31, 2012

  12. While I think of the Allman Brothers first when I think of Southern Rock, there is nothing wrong with the original Lynyrd Skynyrd. “Simple Man” is an anthem of unrequited life and love and anybody who would call it ‘Pussy Music,” or call this site uncool, needs a psychic overhaul. Or perhaps go to work with his spiritual brothers, those fine folk who raided MegaUpload’s HQ.

    Thank you Big O Amigos.

    James, from Thompson.

    By James on Jan 31, 2012

  13. Welcome 3yrs!
    In 1975 at the Orange Show Stadium in San Bernardino I saw Skynyrd open for Black Sabbath. Peter Frampton was later added to open but before the day of the concert Brownsville Station was also added. Tickets were $6.50. Skynyrd had all 3 guitars then. Brownsville got boo’d. After dark, beween the Skynyrd and Sabbath sets the biggest garbage fight ever broke out across the whole arena. You could hear bottles breaking against the speaker towers, trash flying high through the air. Total kaos! Then it was over as quick as it had started and Ozzy came out and the night resumed.

    Ah the good times. They don’t make ‘em like that anymore.

    By sking on Jan 31, 2012

  14. I think with all that’s happened I agree with James when he says Thank you Big O Amigos. Seems to me they’re Just about the only things up and running. I’m having withdrawl from being used to so many but started with Big O and I’m back there again. When I think of Southern Rock I think of the Allman Brothers as well and then Wet Willie and Marshall Tucker. Around the time of Saturday Night Special I read an interview in which they said Free was a great influence on them. I would never call the original band Pussy Music.They were heavy dudes to hang in after that plane crash. Phil Winans

    By Phil Winans on Jan 31, 2012

  15. this is a great set

    By tman on Jan 31, 2012

  16. I always think of SOUTHERN ROCK as being split into 2 camps…. JACKSONVILLE vs. CAPRICORN.

    Jacksonville was the stuff I liked more… SKYNYRD, BLACKFOOT, .38 SPECIAL and my absolute faves, MOLLY HATCHET.


    Ever hear the DRIVE BY TRUCKERS masterpiece “SOUTHERN ROCK OPERA”? It is BRILLIANT! About folks like us….as they sing, I never saw SKYNYRD, but I damn sure saw MOLLY HATCHET! HATCHET was OUR Skynyrd! Now I have seen SKYNYRD many times with JOHNNY VAN ZANT, but with RONNIE? I wish!

    Take care and thank you for reading

    Live from ATLANTA

    By The Russian Assassin on Jan 31, 2012

  17. drive by truckers have taken the tradition to the next that band ,and hey got a good marshall tucker show available?

    By sluggo on Jan 31, 2012

  18. hey russian assassin, i could use a good molly hatchet boot. hear rock city has some, but they are all megaupload links.

    were you into any of the thrash local bands from atlanta like nihilist, ghost story, distemper, damnage and the biggest to come out of atlanta was hallows eve. their first three albums on metal blade are classics. they are still around with stacy anderson on vocals, and there is a new song posted on their myspace. it’s ok. if you were, are fans of any of those bands i listed above, i can get you some links for some demos. they’re great, but they qualities vary.

    i’ve not listened to drive by truckers, but they have played in b’ham before. i’ll have to check them out.


    By Ed Saad on Jan 31, 2012

  19. I agree with sluggo….it would be the Allman Brothers at the top of the heap. Just saying.

    By jbbmusic on Feb 1, 2012

  20. Hey Ed- I got to see Blackfoot open for Alvin Lee. That show kicked butt.

    Here is a link to Skynyrd 4-27-75 Winterland. Ed mentions it above. It is soundboard and probably my favorite for the sound quality. There is another show here too that I don’t have.

    I think the Filefactory link is still good. Take the time to comment or say thanks. So many of the sites I used to visit are gone now but this guy is hanging in. He would probably like the encouragement.

    Other sites being down is probably why I’ve been commenting so much here lately. People used to rag on BigO for deleting officially released songs. But they played it safe & they are still here.
    Thanks BigO

    By Sking on Feb 1, 2012

  21. hey sking, there’s another winterland show from 1976. maybe bigo will offer it or a show with simple man on it. it’s one of my favorite skynyrd songs.

    as for bigo, it’s a great site. i can do without the bashing and negativity, though. i’ve gotten tons of great shows here for four years, but, i do get stuff from other places too mostly old thrash demos, rare thrash albums and live shows.


    By Ed Saad on Feb 1, 2012

  22. I saw them for this show. I also saw them at the old Boston Garden wit Ten Years After, and ZZ Top. Does anyone have a copy of that Show? The Cape Cod Coliseum was a great place for shows. Spend the day at the beach, go to a show. great day. The best show there was the Dead. I went both days. Thanks, have a nice night. Jimg

    By Jimg on Feb 1, 2012

  23. Fine share from the archives. Long live BigO.

    Not sure why someone would complain about a FREE share especially during the current file sharing nightmare brought on by the US authorities.

    Thanks bigO.

    By JALtheImpaler on Feb 1, 2012

  24. Thanks for sharing this recording from the band in their prime. I saw Skynrd at a Day On The Green, Oakland Coliseum 1976. Not a fan of Southern Rock per se, but you have to tip your hat to the best.

    Thanks for sharing, and ditto the comments of JALtheImpaler, for the boob complaining about your generosity. Kudos, BigO!!!

    By DanC on Feb 2, 2012

  25. Gotta say it again…is there a show Mr. Lampinski DIDN’T attend?

    By kingpossum on Feb 2, 2012

  26. Thanks for this one.Saw these guys in ‘77
    with reo,foreigner,and ted nugent for ten
    bucks. anaheim stadium.about 2 months before the crash.still remember listening to FREEBIRD
    as we were walking out.

    By BTLFAN on Feb 2, 2012

  27. another really great show from cardiff i believe from 1975 if you can find it!

    By BTLFAN on Feb 2, 2012

  28. hey BTLFAN- check the link I put about 8 posts up. The other show available there is the Cardiff show.

    By Sking on Feb 2, 2012

  29. Thanks for Skynyrd. Never enough ‘em!

    By Äyh! on Feb 3, 2012

  30. Interesting that people will complain about a free download. Just think if this very same show were taking place today…..ah fuck the god dam tickets would be $100 plus..and your special VIP for $500 more…don’t forget about $8.00 cheap piss Budwieser Beer at consessions and that T-Shirt for $35.00. Thanks for the Free Download.

    By James on Feb 3, 2012

  31. I’m with the Russian Assassin here - definitely two camps of Southern Rock, with two different yet in-common sounds. And the Allmans preceded everybody, and I don’t recall Southern Rock being a commonly-used phrase until the Carter administration (itself the biggest booster for Southern Rock, beer, trucks, and rednecks admitting they smoke pot, too).

    And this particular show…hey, I was there, and it was quite the night, with two very different types of music. The Coliseum is long gone (WWE Vince McMahon’s only losing venture), and I am, too, but what a time it was!

    But pussy music? I don’t think so. Perhaps if James was more familiar with pussy he wouldn’t say that.

    By O.B. Dan on Feb 4, 2012

  32. @ Jimg - did you see the Jerry Garcia show at C.C. Coliseum in 1982 or maybe 1983? Killer show - JGB at their best!

    By O.B. Dan on Feb 4, 2012

  33. Here’s the Winterland show link…

    Don’t know if it’s worth a visit…most of Breed’s links are deleted or out of business.

    By O.B. Dan on Feb 4, 2012

  34. Thanks, bigO

    By NAMoosedog on Feb 9, 2012

  35. skynard at the cape code collusium august 1976 was awsomw. charlie daniels and allmans were there week later! loved thet place and those bands!

    By jonnie on Feb 12, 2012

  36. Was there I believe it was July 1977, Lynyrd Skynyrd, CC in Yarmouth MA, a good friend from Walpole was killed going home after the show, RIP, Edward Evans, Free Bird, fly on,!!

    By Rickyboy on Oct 25, 2012

  37. I was at this Show! Ronnie had on his “Live at the Fox” Shirt! Awesome! Hot as Hell in the Colleseum as usual lol! Me and Jim were the last ones to leave the lot that night too. Too Much Partying! I Miss You Ronnie, Steve and Cassie!

    By Jeff Roche on Nov 18, 2012

  38. I was at that concert. I can’t believe I found this link. HOLLY CRAP. That’s Wicked Piss’a Excellent!

    By Bob Wyzykowski on Jan 24, 2013

  39. i have pictures of lynyrd and me but no one will ever see them.

    By darth troll on Jan 24, 2013

  40. I was also attending this was the first time that I ever found out about VIP packages. There was a company selling them called Fan Asylum. Really great outfit and I bought 2, two show packages for the four show stand. You got a hotel room in Westin Times Square (great hotel), a meet and greet party on the first night of each package where you had cocktails and mingled with other fans on the package. The day of the shows they had a pre-party and then took you over to the show. No soundchecks at that time but through those four shows in NYC, I met the core group of the people who after that I would be traveling everywhere with.”

    By Darth's MOM on Jan 24, 2013

  41. slut, get yourself back home, the boy needs lunch.

    By darth`s dad on Jan 24, 2013

  42. I never get to have any fun honey bunny!

    By Darth's MOM on Jan 25, 2013

  43. don`t you “honey bunny” me you worthless trollop.You been hanging around cheap stars so long now you sound like one.get your butt home and fix lunch!

    By darth`s dad on Jan 25, 2013

  44. I saw Skynyrd 3 times at least, Ist was at Florida field in Gainesville in either late ‘73′ or ‘74′ opening for Chicago, 2nd was 3/27/75 Bayfront Center, St. Pete, Fl. the 3rd was 5/1/76 Jacksonville Coliseum and if this was the date Ronnie quit singing halfway thru the show due to a sore throat and the crowd went nuts, knocked out the Drum kit with whiskey and beer bottles, show was cancelled and never made up.

    By Dougie on May 20, 2013


    By darth on Apr 4, 2015

  46. darth you want my job?

    By the grim reaper on Apr 5, 2015

  47. no i would never. your job sucks. hey didnt i see u in an old episode of the twilight zone? arent u robert redford? see now if u looked like lady death. the comic book character.. id be all too willing to let u lure me. sigh.

    By darth on Apr 5, 2015

  48. saturday nite 6-27 10pm eastern time. cmt channel crossroads lynyrd skynyrd. first time it will air. dont worry if u miss it. it will repeat 100x. and if u dont have cmt it will eventually air on palladia channel and vh1classics.

    By darth on Jun 26, 2015

  49. I was at that GREAT show that night at a very hot CCC. The place was packed and we all were in full go mode thanks to the dirt parking lot party had by all. I went to all the shows there in summers of 75/76. The place was fun always. The night of the shoe everyone wanted to hear the number 1 hit of the summer of 76, Free bird!I was at the door when the old 60s style black Caddy limos pulled up. The band pops out first all in a very good mood. Ms Linda Blare was in the car with the boys along with a bunch of young happy chicks. I was one of the luck ones that night. It was one of my top 3 shows of all time. To think the band would would suffer only a few months later, tragic just tragic. They were on fire with the number 1 hit and record. Thank you boys for making my summer of 1976 one I will never forget. Long live the CCC and all the fans who went to see the best Rock n Roll bands grow up.Brian Burke

    By Brian Burke on Oct 3, 2015

  50. Went to this with a couple friends from The Fair department store. Drove down in my sky blue 70 Charger, which was jacked up with racing tires and a great quadraphonic 8 track system. The parking lot beforehand was full of 70’s cars blasting 8-tracks of Skynyrd. Fine hot day. There was an amazing large pile of air conditioner snow they’d dumped in the corner of the lot. A couple jocks were playing frisbee and someone yelling “Skynyrd doesn’t like jocks!!!” Yea!!! lol We brought every imaginable party “supply” to this, rented a motel room so we wouldnt have to drive 200 miles home blitzed. And we spent the whole concert walkin around that outer ring (circular hallway)lookin for ‘chics’ to bring back to the room. It was tough because we needed three, for three guys. In the end, we found one good one and 2 dogs, and said the hell with it. Skynyrd was GREAT though!

    By Paul M on Jul 21, 2016

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