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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 (seventeen years ago) link

*raises hand*

adaml (adaml), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 00:27 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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,

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


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

Josh - would love to get ahold of some of those live tapes. Email me if interested in dubs / trades / etc.
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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link


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

worse than the Rob Malone tracks on Southern Rock Opera?

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

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

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

Ballads < Rockstuff.

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

third guitarist/songwriter, I mean.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 21 June 2004 15:14 (seventeen 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.

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

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

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

so which should be my first album? Decoration Day?

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

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

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

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

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

Seeing them tonight in NYC!

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

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

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

Woowww... privileged much?? /s

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Thursday, 18 June 2020 15:00 (one year ago) link

try-hard is preferable to do-nothing

normally I agree with this sentiment but this one is pretty ridiculous. I guess it must be nice to be able to call up NPR and publish the fart of your choice

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 18 June 2020 15:03 (one year ago) link

I definitely assumed it was about drive-by shootings by truckers - a juxtaposition reinforced by debut album Gangstabilly.

peace, man, Thursday, 18 June 2020 15:04 (one year ago) link

^^ same, peace.

What we should definitely be doing is shaming people for trying, even if it comes off a little misguided. Absolutely, that's the best course of action.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 18 June 2020 15:11 (one year ago) link

He'll be fine.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 18 June 2020 15:14 (one year ago) link

I never thought of a different connotation for drive-by... but I also just thought it was a nonsense combo of words because '90s band name

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Thursday, 18 June 2020 20:59 (one year ago) link

Barenaked Truckers.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 June 2020 21:01 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

I don't know Jerry Joseph, but apparently the band backed him up on his new album? And Isbell adds slide to a track?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 23:15 (one year ago) link

Jerry Joseph is ... like, look up 'earnest grizzled veteran journeyman bar-rocker dude' in the dictionary and there'll be a picture of Jerry.

i think he's an OK songwriter who occasionally cranks out a pretty great song, but he has been such a sort of regional lifer in Portland for so long, i always dismissed him. that said, he is well-connected *and* he has been grinding it out long enough that i think i have no choice to come around to respecting him.

nice enough guy, though. takes his art real serious like. And I think he kicked a serious addiction somewhere along the way, too.

(short version: it's a coup for him to have DBTs and especially Isbell on his record)

alpine static, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 11:03 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

New album (already) out in December, called "The New OK." Curious, because of course that will be post-election, which could provide two very different contexts to the songs. Maybe they will be more thematically general this time?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 14:37 (eleven months ago) link

There's a short piece on them on Rolling Stone. Apparently most of the songs were leftover from the last sessions, though some of the leftovers from the last sessions are being saved for their *next* album already. This one apparently has a Ramones cover, which I presume to be "The KKK Took My Baby Away," and a Cooley song about how Sarah Palin essentially did Trump before Trump. He jokes in the piece that the GOP can't even give a woman credit for *that.*

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 17:10 (eleven months ago) link

Wait, the new album is out Friday!?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 21:14 (eleven months ago) link

Yeah, out digitally this Friday and physically in mid-December.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 30 September 2020 22:04 (eleven months ago) link

Weird, listened to the title track just now and towards the end I picked up that it's built from the DNA of Soul Asylum's "Cartoon," which could be a coincidence, but I can almost certainly guarantee those dudes are familiar with that song.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 1 October 2020 04:03 (eleven months ago) link

I was underwhelmed by the album from earlier this year.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Thursday, 1 October 2020 04:51 (eleven months ago) link

a Cooley song about how Sarah Palin essentially did Trump before Trump

man these guys have fallen very far indeed

the typo doer (Simon H.), Thursday, 1 October 2020 13:13 (eleven months ago) link

Nah they're still good, it's everything else that's fallen.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 October 2020 13:25 (eleven months ago) link

I liked The Unraveling, heard the highly-acclaimed American Band as clumsy with the political comments---trouble getting to fresh expression, esp in songshapes that lure---go back to Woody G, DBT: he always found a good tune somewhere, still got that P Domain for public discourse---anybody listened to all/any of these live sets? They've been pretty good live in my experience, even w material I didn't care for as studio tracks, but where should I start w all this?

Alabama Ass Whuppin' is a real good sweatbox set of prime early material, from when they still had a sense of humor.
This the official reissue of the bands long 'out of print' live album from 2000, ALABAMA ASS WHUPPIN'. Recorded in various Georgia clubs during the Pizza Deliverance Tour of 1999, it is probably the most punk rock thing they have ever done. ATO Records & Drive-By Truckers have restored the original 1/2' analogue mixes of the album which have been re-mastered with some beautiful new art work

dow, Thursday, 1 October 2020 15:57 (eleven months ago) link

I do agree that The Unraveling did a better job of being topical and political than the overt American Band did. That said, I don't think the band has lost their sense of humor so much as not having a whole lot to be happy about at the moment.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 1 October 2020 16:03 (eleven months ago) link

xp that was a fun time to be in athens. their shows felt like big parties with patterson hood hosting and making sure you had a good time and got shitfaced. elephant six had such a different thing going on but it all lingered together so well

Heez, Thursday, 1 October 2020 16:21 (eleven months ago) link

That's what came across on the album! And their humor didn't depend on happy stuff: This food tastes the way Ah feel...She's the best-dressed gurl in Butt-holevilllle. Ditto on Southern Rock Opera and Pizza Deliverance (still need to check Gangstabilly. "Go-Go Boots" is a good later example, with that creepy Sardonicus groove.

dow, Thursday, 1 October 2020 17:11 (eleven months ago) link

Based on a true/testified to story, let the record show.

dow, Thursday, 1 October 2020 17:12 (eleven months ago) link

Okay, three songs in and this is the most I've liked one of their records since Brighter than Creations Dark, so I'm hopeful.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 2 October 2020 20:03 (eleven months ago) link

Still good! Strong melodies, great (and successful!) use of southern soul tropes.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 2 October 2020 20:56 (eleven months ago) link

Ramones cover is just eh, haven’t listened to rest yet

curmudgeon, Saturday, 3 October 2020 18:24 (eleven months ago) link

"The New OK" has bee DBT's modus operandi since 2010.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 3 October 2020 18:28 (eleven months ago) link

it's better than ok.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 3 October 2020 18:34 (eleven months ago) link

""The KKK Took My Baby" away is good jolty closer, turning up the volume after sleepless swirl of "Watching The Orange Clouds," and I like the processing of Cooley's voice here and elsewhere, although his trademark corrugating crooning fills in pretty well for Shonna Tucker's touching tones, which I immediately started jonesing when the Spoonereque piano intro of "Sarah's Flame" commenced. Also like the way all his words roll with the keys, and baritone voice that occasionally shows up after he mentions "Barry's baritone."

That one a and the near beach music of "Sea Island Lonely," with soul horns grooving by sometimes, and "The Distance"---tracks 5., 6., 7.---will or would def. make it to my personal mixtape of DBT through the years. Also liking several more, although the big shoe stomp can still plod at times (drummer's doing what they want, or he'd probably be gone, like several longtime companions over the years).

dow, Saturday, 3 October 2020 21:13 (eleven months ago) link

Also "Tough To Let Go" : "Know that the weight of your expectations won't fit in the door."

dow, Saturday, 3 October 2020 21:19 (eleven months ago) link

There are a couple clear REM inspired moments (specifically nods to Automatic for the People), too.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 3 October 2020 21:56 (eleven months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Good interview w Hood, posted Oct. 23: Also: writing projects to keep from going crayzee, Petty as punk etc.

dow, Monday, 2 November 2020 01:18 (ten months ago) link

Shout out to the elderly lady up the road today wearin
a sleeveless pearl snap collared shirt workin a leaf blower
with one hand and a Coors light in the other. I 100% get it.

dow, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 17:48 (ten months ago) link


terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 17:56 (ten months ago) link

P. Hood, "I Know A Place---Growing Up Muscle Shoals":

dow, Friday, 13 November 2020 21:15 (ten months ago) link

And his accompanying playlist:

dow, Friday, 13 November 2020 21:17 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...
three weeks pass...

Yeah. Good check-in w Cooley too:
His relationship advice involves Foghat.
And his wit’s dry enough you can’t always exactly tell if he’s messing with you or not.

He's doing a few more acoustic solo shows---says full-band shows could get out of hand these days, re social distancing etc.---before the venues he's playing shut down again (as the owners have told him) ,'til the vaccine gets around (a very slooow process in Alabama), and conditions improve----anyway!
Oh yeah, and he mentions this benefit acoustic show w Isbell, now posted on Truckers' bandcamp:

dow, Saturday, 9 January 2021 23:12 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

This is actually kinda cool:

DBT Lyrics Raffle
Drive-By Truckers founders, Patterson Hood & Mike Cooley, have generously agreed to offer handwritten lyrics to one of each of their songs in their continuing support of Nuci's Space!

There will be 2 winning numbers drawn for the raffle.

The raffle winners will choose 1 song from the artists songwriting catalog.

The first winning entry will win handwritten lyrics for any Patterson Hood song from his catalog.

The second winning entry will win handwritten lyrics for any Mike Cooley song from his catalog.

$5 = 1 entry for the raffle

Any amount above $50 doubles your entries!

For example: $50 = 20 entries $100 = 40 entries, etc.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 13 February 2021 21:00 (seven months ago) link

they're supporting a good cause:

Brad C., Saturday, 13 February 2021 23:58 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

Mountain Stage recently re-broadcasted 2012 set of Patterson Hood & Friends (incl. Mike Mills)--podcast here, thugh you'll have to scroll down a little ways (has a bit more music than time edit of broadcast) Others in this show: Van Dyke Parks, Randall Bramblett (really good singer/ongwriter/multi-instrumentalist, was in best line-up of Cowboy etc.), Teitur, Caroline Aiken
Hood Set list: Pride of the Yankees
Leaving Time
After It’s Gone

dow, Saturday, 29 May 2021 22:47 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

Nice reminiscence here:

I was at the Hideout show Hood calls a turning point. I had actually taken my sister in law to see Bob Dylan at the United Center, and she was a little perplexed why I wanted to leave early to see this *other* show, but I'll never forget it and that lineup, even though as Hood emphasizes (and he's right) both the band and the music got better.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 17:43 (six days ago) link

I saw a tweet (in response to Isbell's celebration of SRO I think) about someone seeing DBT open for Slobberbone after the album came out. I saw Slobberbone a lot in that era (and they were good!) but with the institution that DBT has become it's weird to think about them as the opener.

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 19:50 (six days ago) link

It makes me really happy to see Isbell and the Truckers guys getting on well and still supporting each other.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 20:05 (six days ago) link

You're reminding me---this is him, not them, but since it's for charity, I'll bend the thread police rule (and I'm sure DBT approve): He vowed he'd do it if Georgia went blue in '20, and so he has, by cracky.

dow, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 23:03 (six days ago) link

07 Sometimes Salvation [ft. Steve Gorman]

lmao that's a solid troll

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 16 September 2021 00:08 (four days ago) link

Slobberbone runs circles around the DBTs

alpine static, Thursday, 16 September 2021 01:30 (four days ago) link

xp - that is a killer troll, A++++++

Would love to see the Robinson brothers reaction.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 16 September 2021 01:54 (four days ago) link

Slobberbone runs circles around the DBTs

Cool, take it to the Slobberbone thread. Oh wait...there isn't one.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 17 September 2021 02:19 (three days ago) link

how dare you

alpine static, Friday, 17 September 2021 04:38 (three days ago) link

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