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just covered The KKK Took My Baby Away!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 July 2017 01:35 (one year ago) Permalink

Best tracks of their last LP: "Ramon Casiano" (another biting Cooley song), "Surrender Under Protest", "Guns Of Umpqua" and "Ever South".

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 21 July 2017 02:13 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Wow, just heard that awesome brand new song they snuck out. Called The Perilous Night, and it is without question the most political thing they've written to date. Calls out Trump by name, and so on. Hood on point.

Incidentally heard it in tandem with a new Neil Young protest song, Already Great, which sounded pretty awesome too.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 12 November 2017 18:19 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 12 November 2017 19:31 (one year ago) Permalink

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

calstars, Sunday, 12 November 2017 22:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Weird. They've always been pretty political!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 12 November 2017 22:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Dad drunk and Amex

calstars, Sunday, 12 November 2017 23:21 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

Women Without ILX

calstars, Monday, 13 November 2017 00:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Angels and SNA

calstars, Monday, 13 November 2017 00:08 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

Into the Perilous Night: An Essay by Patterson Hood

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 22:41 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 23:16 (one year ago) Permalink

He's a fantastic writer.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 16 November 2017 02:17 (one year ago) Permalink

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) Permalink

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 (ten months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

C’mon no Heathens?!?!

Heez, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 02:06 (one month ago) Permalink

No Living Bubba?!

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 02:46 (one month ago) Permalink

no!

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 02:50 (one month ago) Permalink

NO EIGHTEEN WHEELS OF LOVE!?!??

Alfred why do u hate irl trucking

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 02:59 (one month ago) Permalink

well that gives me some hope

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 03:11 (one month ago) Permalink

His songs have gotten slower

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 04:06 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

Space City is my favorite Cooley

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 14 January 2019 03:10 (one month ago) Permalink

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

resident hack (Simon H.), Monday, 14 January 2019 03:15 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

"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 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

"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 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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

kornrulez6969, Monday, 14 January 2019 17:15 (one month ago) Permalink

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

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 January 2019 17:17 (one month ago) Permalink

women w/o whiskey

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

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

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 04:00 (one month ago) Permalink

"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 (one month ago) Permalink

women without whiskey is so good

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 04:43 (one month ago) Permalink

whiskey's hard to beat

peace, man, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:16 (one month ago) Permalink


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