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hey - why such little talk about this kickass band? Any fellow diehards? Anyone seen them / planning to see them on their current tour? How about a POX or Search and Destroy?


For me, I'd search almost everything, especially Pizza Deliverance and Decoration Day, destroy a little over half of Southern Rock Opera(except Cooley's songs, they all rule).


Me and the lady have tix to see them here in NYC on Halloween - psyched!! May try to hit the Michigan gig on the 7th too...

roger adultery, Tuesday, 14 October 2003 23:33 (sixteen years ago) link

*raises hand*

adaml (adaml), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 00:27 (sixteen years ago) link

they're actually coming to State College next month. Just listened to Alabama Ass-Whuppin' two nights ago. I keep forgetting to apologize to Chuck for ignorantly mockin' them a while back. Great band. (though I still need to buy Pizza Deliverance and Southern Rock Opera).

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 00:29 (sixteen years ago) link

I think Decoration Day is (even) better than their other albums. they keep getting better album by album, no small thing. never seen 'em, for which, rest assured, I kick myself repeatedly on a daily basis.

M Matos (M Matos), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 00:33 (sixteen years ago) link

They played at the annual free festival on campus (opening for Jimmy Eat World!!) circa Southern Rock, but I was doing a radio show when they were playing. Glad they're coming back to let me rectify the situation.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 01:17 (sixteen years ago) link

I've seen them every time they've come through town over the course of the last two years or so, which has been a lot. Each time I walk into the show thinking, alright, this will be the night they let me down, and each time I leave with even more admiration for them than before. Fortunately, there is such a dedicated DBT tapers circle that I've been able to track down several of the shows I've seen, and the recordings bear out my initial thoughts. In fact, their recent shows have been among the best I've ever seen from anyone. I most recently saw them the night after Johnny Cash died, but they had the good taste not to do a Cash cover. Instead, they wrote a song about him, and it's a good one (and may still be up on their site). They did, however, cover Warren Zevon's "Play It All Night Long," and it kicked as much ass as their cover of "People Who Died."

Those shows are pretty futhermucking loud, though. On night two I occasionally popped in earplugs, which I never do. Do I smell a thread? "Earplugs at Shows?"

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 October 2003 12:40 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm seeing them in Birmingham tomorrow night, my sixth DBT show and hopefully not my last. They do have a demo of "Carl Perkins' Cadillac" up on their website, http://www.drivebytruckers.com/.

largehearted boy (largeheartedboy), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 13:03 (sixteen years ago) link

fan-friggin-tastic. though they tend to veer off into jam-band territory during live shows. decoration day is easily in my Top 5 (perhaps even 3) albums of the year.

Jeanne Fury (Jeanne Fury), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 13:37 (sixteen years ago) link

whooo!

teeny (teeny), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 14:53 (sixteen years ago) link

They come this month -- or next month -- to NYC. 18 Wheels Of Love is so NOT a novelty song.

She had three televisions just like Elvis, the King, used to have...

ModJ (ModJ), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 15:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Josh - would love to get ahold of some of those live tapes. Email me if interested in dubs / trades / etc.
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Okay, now that there's enough of us - How 'bout a Pick Only Ten? Here's mine, off teh top of my head:


1. The Company I Keep
2. Love Like This
3. Whiskey Without Women
4. Sink Hole
5. Wife Beater
6. Dead Drunk & Naked
7. Nine Bullets
8. Guitar Man Upstairs
9. Margo & Harold
10.Marry Me


roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 16 October 2003 03:11 (sixteen years ago) link

so far I like them
but I do not love them though
I know that's MY fault

Haikunym (Haikunym), Thursday, 16 October 2003 03:19 (sixteen years ago) link

CINNIBLOUNT TO THREAD!

Little Big Macher (llamasfur), Thursday, 16 October 2003 04:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Echo Decoration Day as a top-fiver. But also love some other tracks--Why Henry Drinks, Panties in Your Purse.
Tomorrow night they are in Memphis!

elle (elle), Thursday, 16 October 2003 14:23 (sixteen years ago) link

eight months pass...
What I posted on another thread yesterday:

>Playing the new Drive By Truckers album *Dirty South* now. It sounds even more tired than their last one; they've totally given up on trying to be Skynyrd, which sucks. Not horrible, though. Better than Patterson Hood's solo CD, I guess. So I bet it gets very good reviews.<

I'm now convinced, by the way, that *Dirty South* is their worst album ever, by far. The first song rocks okay, but just about everything else drags drags drags, almost 100 percent ballads, damn near no fucking memorable melodies, no fucking energy, nothing. Track #4 is okay, probably some others here and there, I forget which ones. Sometimes the high singing is kinda pretty, and the thing definitely is better to play at work than in a car, since the record does not move AT ALL. "Carl Perkins' Cadillac" strikes me as pandering bullshit. Track #9, "Cottonseed," is one of the most tedious, interminable songs I've heard all year. If somebody really believes I'm missing something, I wish they would explain what it is. Their three EARLY albums (as in pre Southern Rock Opera) blow this one out of the water, if anybody's curious.

chuck, Saturday, 19 June 2004 19:17 (fifteen years ago) link

worse than the Rob Malone tracks on Southern Rock Opera?

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 19 June 2004 19:27 (fifteen years ago) link

You mean, like, "Cassie's Brother," which is probably better than anything on *Decoration Day*? Yeah, way worse than that. Not even close.

chuck, Saturday, 19 June 2004 19:37 (fifteen years ago) link

Is that song that Cooley sings about NASCAR on this album? I saw them do it live about four months ago and it was definitely a crowd pleaser. I gotta tell you, I'm sorry to hear your report ...

Mr Deeds (Mr Deeds), Sunday, 20 June 2004 03:23 (fifteen years ago) link

They are the loudest band I've ever heard live.

TheNewJMod (JMod), Sunday, 20 June 2004 03:32 (fifteen years ago) link

Seeing Patterson Wednesday - can't wait.

Chuck's description doesn't worry me one bit if he really thinks "Cassie's Brother" is better than Decoration Day.

And yes, JMod, I agree - one of the loudest (and best) live shows i've ever seen.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Sunday, 20 June 2004 05:32 (fifteen years ago) link

Who exactly is "Carl Perkins' Cadillac" pandering to? I mean, any more than Big and Rich are pandering, which you've gotta admit they totally are in places (ie. that whole race thing never made sense to me blahblah bullshit), even though I do still really like the CD.

Now, I haven't heard the Dirty South yet so I guess I can't sufficiently respond, but what I'd heard live sounded terrific.

Mr. Deeds 100% OTM about "Daddy's Cup" - blew me away live, and honestly unless they TOTALLY changed the demo version on the website and the way they play it live for the record, I'm really surprised Chuck wouldn't like "Carl Perkins" 'cause it's got such a GREAT poppy riff on it, one of the catchiest I've heard all year.

"Where the Devil Don't Stay" was a great rocker live as well, and "Danko/Manuel" was a terrific ballad to these ears. I will admit that Patterson's songs did sound kind of weak in comparison to Cooley and Isbell, and of course again I haven't actually heard the album so I might be totally off base altogether.

Josh Love (screamapillar), Sunday, 20 June 2004 06:56 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah and Roger OTM about "Cassie's Brother" vs. All Of Decoration Day - I mean, c'mon, next to "Outfit" and "Sink Hole" and "Marry Me" and the title track, "Cassie's Brother" is a dud.

I will say however that I agree with Chuck about missing the humor and playfulness of the first three rekkids, the Truckers definitely do take themselves a little too seriously from time to time nowadays and I'd sure love it if they'd inject a little bit of that Panties in Your Purse/Steve McQueen/Too Much Sex (Too Little Jesus) spirit into their newer stuff.

Josh Love (screamapillar), Sunday, 20 June 2004 07:01 (fifteen years ago) link

The two times I saw DBT live (once on the Southern Rock Opera tour -- a show so disappointing that it convinced me not to vote for their album the year it came out {it finally wound up being my number two behind Rocket from the Tombs a year later}; once on the Decoration Day tour) they weren't loud at all -- Again, I wanted them to be Skynyrd (or at least try to be Skynyrd), and they just came out as an alt-country ballad band with way too much of the lazy drunken Replacements shtick I was sick of by 1986. I'm playing "Carl Perkins' Cadillac" right now; it's not that catchy -- a better than average Tom Petty song, at best. Jangly, I guess. I think it's pandering to the same people that the Dixie Chicks are pandering to when they drop Johnny Cash's and Merle Haggard's names in their otherwise excellent "Long Time Gone" (and all kinds of country songs in recent years pander to elsewhere): i.e., people who pat themselves on the back for knowing about music history. And its pandering is a lot less fun than the pandering on Southern Rock Opera (maybe because Lynyrd Skynyrd is more fun than Carl Perkins? could be), not to mention the pandering on on Big & Rich's album. And I can't follow the story, to be honest. And it doesn't rock. It's a stodgy old whitebread alt-country powerpop history book, and to hell with it, you know?

chuck, Monday, 21 June 2004 14:16 (fifteen years ago) link

In other news (in re: other "Dirty South* tracks plugged above), "Daddy's Cup" sounds alright I guess - A car song with a car rhythm; kinda monotonous, but at least it's got a bit of forward motion chugging it ahead. "Danko/Manuel" is an amorphous, deadassed bore of a ballad, trudging along aimlessly and hooklessly for almost six quiet minutes. And "Where The Devil Don't Stay," as I admit above, does indeed rock.

chuck, Monday, 21 June 2004 14:28 (fifteen years ago) link

Basically, though, I still believe they should release "Where the Devil Don't Stay" as a single, and relieve people of the burden of having to buy the whole album.

chuck, Monday, 21 June 2004 14:31 (fifteen years ago) link

I wanted them to be Skynyrd (or at least try to be Skynyrd

the key line

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 21 June 2004 14:41 (fifteen years ago) link

Ballads < Rockstuff.

Je4nne ƒury (Jeanne Fury), Monday, 21 June 2004 14:49 (fifteen years ago) link

you can have both, esp. when you accept that the band's not gonna play "freebird."

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 21 June 2004 14:53 (fifteen years ago) link

though that's a ballad too! heck, my fave skynyrd is "Simple Man"!

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 21 June 2004 14:54 (fifteen years ago) link

*Southern Rock Opera* DID have both rockstuff and ballads. But at least the ballads on that album rocked. (As do "Free Bird" and "Simple Man" and "Tuesday's Gone" etc.) The problem with DBT is that they've almost entirely given up on rocking. THEY'RE the one who chose one style over the other, not me. (Their best song is still "Zip City," as far as I'm concerned, by the way.)

chuck, Monday, 21 June 2004 15:07 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm pretty saddened by the idea of a rock-free DBT album, I'll admit.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 21 June 2004 15:13 (fifteen years ago) link

Frankly I wish they'd drop one element of Lynyrdism and not have a third songwriter. Neither Rob Malone or Jason Isbell ever did much for me.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 21 June 2004 15:14 (fifteen years ago) link

third guitarist/songwriter, I mean.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 21 June 2004 15:14 (fifteen years ago) link

"Their best song is still "Zip City," as far as I'm concerned, by the way."

I'll agree with this. Ah well, can't really argue with Chuck on this until I gets me a copy of Dirty South myself.

And I really like Isbell BTW, I thought his two contributions to Decoration Day were among the best on the album, and at least when I saw it performed live, I thought "Danko/Manuel" was absolutely haunting.

I can see Chuck's point about pandering as far the Dixie Chicks are concerned b/c that song did seem specifically geared to orient themselves in the "don't make 'em like they usedta" camp, but I don't see it with "Carl Perkins' Cadillac" - I mean, that's what the song's about, y'know? It doesn't seem to me to be contrived in the least, certainly it is a "history lesson" and maybe that's a bore for some, but I don't see it as pandering at all.

Funny you mentioned "Long Time Gone" Chuck b/c I referenced that song in my Stylus review of Gretchen Wilson today, how she's big-upping Bocephus while the Chicks prefer Hank Sr.

http://www.stylusmagazine.com/review.php?ID=2093

Josh Love (screamapillar), Monday, 21 June 2004 15:50 (fifteen years ago) link

CeCe you're crazy dude, Isbell is a FANTASTIC songwriter

roger adultery (roger adultery), Monday, 21 June 2004 20:51 (fifteen years ago) link

he's definitely better than Rob Malone, but his doesn't really get to me like Hood and Cooley's best do.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 21 June 2004 20:55 (fifteen years ago) link

>>I don't see it with "Carl Perkins' Cadillac" - I mean, that's what the song's about, y'know? It doesn't seem to me to be contrived in the least, certainly it is a "history lesson" and maybe that's a bore for some<<

I might not think the history lesson was such a bore if it was, say, "Michael Murphey's Cadillac, actually -- which would be way more clever, too, given Geronimo's and all. (Plus, the Kentucky Headhunters did a better song about Carl Perkins on a way better Southern Rock/country album LAST year. And it was easily one of the lesser songs on *that* album.)

chuck, Monday, 21 June 2004 21:57 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah, the new album is pretty sparkless and a lot more jammy, which is OK but I wish they'd get out of their torpor. I liked that on Decoration Day they were obviously pissed off at the world/fucked in life; they wrote great songs from it. this time they seem to have said, "Let's get looser on this one," and they did, but they're so much better when they're both at once.

Matos W.K. (M Matos), Monday, 21 June 2004 22:19 (fifteen years ago) link

Do any of you have any idea why I can't find DBT CDs in Japan? I can find pretty much anything here, but DBT's label or seems to have no Japanese distributer or something (I really have no idea how it works).

Debito (Debito), Tuesday, 22 June 2004 02:19 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...
Man I really love this album. Only a smidge less than Decoration Day, but liking this one more with every listen. Fucking Isbell, man. "Danko / Manuel" and "Goddam Lonely Love." Met him the other night (on my birthday!) and he was really nice (they all are)

I honestly can't remember the last time I was actually excited to meet a band - comes with the territory of being a rock journo I guess

Anyway, I wholeheartedly disagree with chuck upthread - and if you miss the lighthearted stuff, well, there's two songs about Walking Tall, fer chrissakes!! What do you want?? What's more lighthearted than Walking goddamm Tall? :)

roger adultery (roger adultery), Friday, 10 September 2004 15:41 (fifteen years ago) link

I keep listening to this and I can sort of hear the criticisms about the music being a little slack but these have got to be some of the angriest songs on earth right about now. The voices just keep grabbing at me.

They were on Conan last night and they did an Isbell song I think. How old is that kid? His lyrics are just too much. So well written and so fucking defiant. He was all dressed up and looked like an American Idol contestant singing about his sort of fucked up/backwoods life and how he doesn't (or can't, I guess) give a shit. It was pretty perfect.

He knows his southern writers I guess.

danh (danh), Friday, 17 September 2004 15:03 (fifteen years ago) link

It's awesome. i reviewed it and am still kicking myself for not giving it enough love. isbell really has it. he's about 25 - older then you'd think, still carrying the puppy fat.

god, i love them truckers.

Peter Watts (peterw), Friday, 17 September 2004 15:14 (fifteen years ago) link

so which should be my first album? Decoration Day?

gabbneb (gabbneb), Friday, 17 September 2004 15:17 (fifteen years ago) link

it's the best i reckon, but southern rock opera is more immediate. pizza deliverance is a blast, but less, er, authored.

Peter Watts (peterw), Friday, 17 September 2004 15:19 (fifteen years ago) link

I wasn't planning on buying this (if Chuck's review was otm I knew how painful the experience would be), but the three mp3s on their site are terrific. Maybe the rest is too slow but those three had great hooks and the kind of guitar interplay I die for. I'll get it today and I feel like a shmuck for waiting this long.

(judging from the song samples I heard on Northern State's site he's dead on about that album though)

manthony m1cc1o (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 17 September 2004 15:31 (fifteen years ago) link

fell asleep to this last night on conan, but i was beat, i'm interested though

kephm, Friday, 17 September 2004 15:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Those aren't even the best songs on the record.

danh (danh), Friday, 17 September 2004 15:50 (fifteen years ago) link

I really want to hear a Jason solo album. Cooley too.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Friday, 17 September 2004 15:51 (fifteen years ago) link

Seeing them tonight in NYC!

57 7th (calstars), Friday, 17 September 2004 16:00 (fifteen years ago) link

(And here's to an Isbell solo record, that would be great).

57 7th (calstars), Friday, 17 September 2004 16:01 (fifteen years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Luoe-6ok_TE

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 12 November 2017 19:31 (two years ago) link

Not into the political stuff. Not why I listen to DBT.

calstars, Sunday, 12 November 2017 22:23 (two years ago) link

Weird. They've always been pretty political!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 12 November 2017 22:53 (two years ago) link

Dad drunk and Amex

calstars, Sunday, 12 November 2017 23:21 (two years ago) link

It's okay. And every song by every act is political. Breathing clean air is a political act.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 November 2017 23:27 (two years ago) link

Women Without ILX

calstars, Monday, 13 November 2017 00:04 (two years ago) link

Angels and SNA

calstars, Monday, 13 November 2017 00:08 (two years ago) link

Wow, the enthusiasm is overwhelming.

Seriously, if this is not why you listen to the Drive-By Truckers, then I guess I don't know why any of you listen to the Drive-By Truckers.

And every song by every act is political.

Oh, come on.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 13 November 2017 00:22 (two years ago) link

I think they've always been political, but in the new song they name names.

I love the DBTs even though their work is very disciplined and rarely exciting. I'm seeing them live in Feb and also seeing Cooley and Hood's local solo shows.

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Monday, 13 November 2017 02:05 (two years ago) link

If you're gay, every love song is political.

This song is topical.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 November 2017 02:11 (two years ago) link

I thought the political songs on the last album were great but this one’s pretty awful. Boring music, super on the nose lyrics.

louise ck (milo z), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 04:17 (two years ago) link

This is fucking awful. I can just sense that my opinion is in some way regressive or rockist or whatever, but so be it. I wouldn't run screaming from a room where this was being played, but who could actually get into this

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:23 (two years ago) link

God knows we need something from music right now, but it's not a cringey, ham fisted explication of a sensible if obvious POV, set to pubrock

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:40 (two years ago) link

truly sorry for the triple dip, but I do want to say I love the exultant defiant The High Road by Isbell, which deals just as directly with this administration. I guess it's because the message is, transcend it instead of griping about it or wallowing in it. TPN's message is more suited to an op-ed or blog post imo

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:48 (two years ago) link

Into the Perilous Night: An Essay by Patterson Hood

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 22:41 (two years ago) link

I mostly like the riff and the faster than usual tempo. I also like Hood in righteous mode.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 23:04 (two years ago) link

xpost that's a great essay, I love his honesty.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 23:16 (two years ago) link

He's a fantastic writer.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 16 November 2017 02:17 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Something about the wrinkle in your forehead
Tells me there’s a fit about to be thrown
If we get the van out of the ditch before the morning
Ain’t nobody gotta know about what I’ve done

calstars, Saturday, 9 December 2017 04:27 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

As good as I have ever seen them tonight, and I've seen them a lot!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 7 April 2018 03:23 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

They just released an album by Hood/ Cooley’s 80s band Adam’s House Cat, with re-recorded vocals. It is excellent as usual. If you haven’t heard it yet, definitely check it out.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 24 September 2018 00:18 (one year ago) link

Saw them again last night, playing a truncated set at a beer fest. Great as usual, if shorter than usual. Hold Steady opened!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 24 September 2018 02:16 (one year ago) link

I was so worried the Adam's House Cat album would sound like some alt-era reject, but it actually sounds like a lost '80s Amerindie classic.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 11:54 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

C’mon no Heathens?!?!

Heez, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 02:06 (ten months ago) link

No Living Bubba?!

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 02:46 (ten months ago) link

no!

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 02:50 (ten months ago) link

NO EIGHTEEN WHEELS OF LOVE!?!??

Alfred why do u hate irl trucking

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 02:59 (ten months ago) link

well that gives me some hope

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 03:11 (ten months ago) link

His songs have gotten slower

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 04:06 (ten months ago) link

Interesting. I think "Ghost To Most" and "Gravity" Gone" both deserve a nod. Plus a bunch of Cooley, really (there's not much Jason to choose from). I mean, this is chorus!

"So I'll meet you at the bottom if there really is one
They always told me when you hit it you'll know it
But I've been falling so long it's like gravity's gone and I'm just floating"

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 January 2019 03:07 (ten months ago) link

Space City is my favorite Cooley

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 14 January 2019 03:10 (ten months ago) link

"Goddamn Lonely Love" is one of my favorite songs of all time, full stop.

resident hack (Simon H.), Monday, 14 January 2019 03:15 (ten months ago) link

I mean...

If I could have one wish right now
I'd be about as half as tough as I pretend I am
Then I wouldn't care how empty this old house feels
I could take her things and take them far away from here
I could make sure no dirt ever got on her name
Cause looking at that stone wouldn't bring me so much pain
I could go into town wearing my finest clothes
I could turn these tears into blood and make it run ice cold
Space City's one hour up the road from me
One hour away from as close to the moon as anybody down here is ever gonna be
And somewhere beyond that big white light is where my heart is gone
And somewhere she's wondering what's taking me so long
My hands are as good to me as they've ever been
And I ain't ashamed of anything my hands ever did
But sometimes the words I used were as hard as my fist
She had the strength of a man and the heart of a child I guess
Space City's one hour up the road from me
One hour away from as close to the moon as anybody down here is ever gonna be
And somewhere beyond that big white light is where my heart is gone
And somewhere she's wondering what's taking me so long

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 14 January 2019 03:25 (ten months ago) link

"Goddamn Lonely Love" is one of my favorite songs of all time, full stop.

― resident hack (Simon H.), Sunday, January 13, 2019

Same! I didn't think so in 2004. Now I understand the desperation.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 14 January 2019 03:33 (ten months ago) link

I need to make a concerted effort with Drive-By Truckers as I've only really dabbled here and there. The thought that there might be three songs better than Outfit staggers me.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Monday, 14 January 2019 16:01 (ten months ago) link

"Goddamn Lonely Love" is one of my favorite songs of all time, full stop.

― resident hack (Simon H.), Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:15 PM

It only started cutting into me last year.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 14 January 2019 16:04 (ten months ago) link

The thought that there might be three songs better than Outfit staggers me.

The fact that this band has remained so prolific yet turned out so many amazing songs is itself pretty staggering.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 January 2019 16:46 (ten months ago) link

Uncle Frank is my favorite DBT song, and probably my single favorite song of the century.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 14 January 2019 17:15 (ten months ago) link

I even like "The President's Penis is Missing."

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 January 2019 17:17 (ten months ago) link

women w/o whiskey

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 14 January 2019 17:19 (ten months ago) link

still trying to wrap my head around the absence of Gravity's Gone

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 04:00 (ten months ago) link

"Goddamn Lonely Love" is one of my favorite songs of all time, full stop.

― resident hack (Simon H.), Sunday, January 13, 2019

OTM

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 04:00 (ten months ago) link

women without whiskey is so good

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 04:43 (ten months ago) link

whiskey's hard to beat

peace, man, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:16 (ten months ago) link

nine months pass...

They've got such a catalog of great albums that it's hard to keep them all in rotation, but I put on "Go-Go Boots" for the first time in ages and it ruled. Still love "Used to be a Cop" (which could be a movie easier than most Hood songs he wrote with movies in mind), but "The Thanksgiving Filter" really got to me tonight. One of the few Thanksgiving songs! Just put on "English Oceans" now, and it's already ruling, too.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:18 (two weeks ago) link

almost time for Mrs Claus’ Kimono...

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:43 (two weeks ago) link

I was curious, so I did some googling, and saw this tidbit:

For ideological opponents who think that the current state of affairs has beaten the Truckers into silence, however, Hood has a message: Hold onto your hats. There’s a new record coming in time for 2020. And there may be another out by the end of the next year.

“It’ll be out in time for the next election cycle, and it is a political record. I would say it’s as political as (“American Band”), but it’s more personal,” Hood told The Daily Times recently. “It’s a little less broad based, a little less ‘Surrender Under Protest’ (the Truckers’ excoriation of Confederate flag culture) type of stuff and a little more inward, I guess. I’m really, really proud of it.”

With more than three years between it and “American Band,” it’ll be the longest gap between Truckers’ records ever, but for album No. 12, the guys wanted to get it right, Hood added.

“It was hard, writing a new record right now,” he said. “I’ve never really been given to having writer’s block. Cooley has, but we both struggled this time out, just trying to find a way to articulate how we feel at a time like this. What we ended up doing was basically record about an album and a half. So we’re putting out an album in January, and then we’ll be kind of finishing up the next record over the next year or so.

“The follow-up is not political. It’s a very personal record, maybe the most we’ve ever done. I’m excited about it all. I’m ready to go out as the primary season starts kicking up, to raise hell and be all in for any good we can do — we’re even thinking about trying to do voter registration drives and, as it gets closer to next fall, some other creative things in some swing states. We want to be all in. But my hope is, shortly after the election, we’ll release the other record and go out and do something different.

So it's a little confusing, but that implies a new album in January 2020, and then maybe another one at the end of '20?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 01:44 (two weeks ago) link


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