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Pencil Thin wrote:Not sure if anyone had seen this yet, but you can listen to the new album on CMT.com, here's the link if anyone is interested. I haven't listened to it yet, but plan on giving it a listen later on today.

http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/drive_by_ ... lbum.jhtml
Thanks for the link. Let me know what you think.

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Mixed Blessing
The Drive-By Truckers try to drive their way out of a self-imposed Southern label

By Rob Patterson

http://www.dallasobserver.com/Issues/20 ... _full.html

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This summer's Jones Beach schedule was announced: July 19 - The Black Crowes with Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Drive-By Truckers.
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LIPH wrote:This summer's Jones Beach schedule was announced: July 19 - The Black Crowes with Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Drive-By Truckers.
http://www.buffettnews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=47734

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Check out Patterson Hood's notes from the road in this new addition to the Truckers' web site:

http://drivebytruckers.com/notes.html

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LIPH wrote:This summer's Jones Beach schedule was announced: July 19 - The Black Crowes with Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Drive-By Truckers.
They are making a Woodlands stop, too

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Bound to the road even though their success would suggest they don’t have to be, Drive-By Truckers make a return to their roots of sorts on A Blessing And A Curse (New West). But those roots aren’t the Southern rock doppelganger DBT have come to signify, they’re the wild days when The Replacements meant as much to them as Skynyrd.

Read the entire article here:

http://www.illinoisentertainer.com/?p=626

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Patterson Hood's List of Music You Should Hear...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/gu ... 75-9672616

"The Blues Are Still Blue" ~ 'The Life Pursuit', Belle and Sebastian
My favorite new single right now. Very T-Rex influenced and catchy as all hell. Could end up being this year's "Hey Ya."

"Charlemagne" ~ 'Knitting Needles & Bicycle Bells', Tenement Halls
A great song from one of my favorite unknown bands. Chris Lopez has been leading great bands in and around Atlanta for years (Rock-A-Teens) and this may be his best yet. Merge put the album out recently.

"Triggers and Trash Heaps" ~ 'Fort Recovery', Centro-Matic
The latest single from my favorite band. Melodic, catchy as hell and rocking.

"Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung" ~ 'At War with the Mystics', Flaming Lips
One of my favorite tracks from the Lips' fantastic new album. Like every other song on the new album, this one grows on me each time I hear it.

"John Wayne Gacy Jr." ~ 'Illinois', Sufjan Stevens
My favorite song of last year, possibly my favorite album too. Hauntingly beautiful. Probably my favorite murder ballad since 'Nebraska'.

"Company in My Back" (live version) ~ 'Kicking Television: Live in Chicago', Wilco
This song neatly sums up why so many people think Wilco is the best band in America. An incredibly well-written song played to perfection.

"Lay Low" ~ 'Z', My Morning Jacket
MMJ transcended their supposed genre with 'Z', their latest album. This song sums up where they came from and where they're heading.

"I'm a Widow" ~ 'From a Compound Eye', Bob Pollard
Twice retired (3rd grade teacher and Guided by Voices frontman), Mr. Pollard rocks the f*ck out of the strangest and somehow optimistic chorus of recent years. "I'm a widow and I'm hot to do you."

"Childish Things" ~ 'Childish Things', James McMurtry
Another contender for song of the year, James definitely inherited his father's knack for the devastating use of the tiny detail.

"When You Lie" ~ 'Too Crowded on the Losing End', Patty Hurst Shifter
A killer pop song from on of North Carolina's best unsung treasures.

"Fountains of Wayne Hotline", Robbie Fulks
This iTunes exclusive is one of the funniest and biting songs of the past year.

"I Burn Today" ~ 'Honeycomb', Frank Black
My dad plays bass on this one, so I could have initially claimed a certain bias, but the fact that I still listen to and enjoy this record a year later tells me that it's a good one.

"Cold River" ~ 'Master of Disaster', John Hiatt
Make it a David Hood twofer, this one is also a winner nearly a year later. It's also the best Hiatt record in over 15 years.

"Aristiya" ~ 'Dimanche a Bamako', Amadou and Mariam
When life on the road is driving me crazy, a pair of headsets and this song = Happy Place. Try it, you'll like it.

"The Food (Live)" ~ 'Be', Common
This was my favorite song from my favorite hip-hop record of last year. It was recorded live on Chappelle's Show and if I remember correctly, Common and Kanye West were cooking while they rapped it.

"Celebration" ~ 'Late Registration', Kanye West
I was one of the few in the world that didn't love his last album (his first one was my album of the year a couple of years ago) but I do love this song.

"Jumpers" ~ 'The Woods', Sleater-Kinney

"New Year's Day" ~ 'Getting Somewhere', Alison Moorer
This song, from Alison's new album, is one of the most haunting songs I've heard so far this year.

"The Greatest" ~ 'The Greatest', Cat Power
This song seems like the perfect way to end the playlist. Cat Power has matured on this album, putting her own delicate spin on some of the same ground Dusty Springfield once treaded on her masterpiece 'Dusty in Memphis'. This song holds its own in even that hallowed company.

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OK, I'm sitting up waiting to see the DBT on Conan...
It better be worth it! 8)
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Drive-By Truckers Live Broadcast on NPR

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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=5546929

Saturday: Drive-By Truckers in Concert

NPR.org to Webcast Full Performance Live from Washington, D.C.

NPR.org, July 11, 2006 · The Drive-By Truckers have
been making bold, often epic southern rock since they
first formed in Athens, Ga. a decade ago. Now on tour
for their 7th album, the band visits the 9:30 Club in
Washington, D.C. for a night of live music, webcast in
its entirety on NPR.org. Hear the performance live
online this Saturday, beginning at approximately 11
p.m. ET.

The Drive-By Truckers features three guitarists and
songwriters: Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley and Jason
Isbell, along with bassist Shonna Tucker and drummer
Brad Morgan. Hood and Cooley formed the band in 1996
after meeting in college and have since played with a
revolving cast of other musicians.

The band's songs tell tales of drunks, widespread
poverty, loveable losers and stubborn good ol' boys
set against a backdrop of trailer parks and southern
despair. They speak of "the duality of the Southern
thing," pride and regret: the pride of belonging to a
special place with a separate history, speaking in a
distinct accent, and a feeling of discomfort, too,
about some of that history and attitude.

The Drive-By Truckers first reached a major audience
with their 2001 concept record Southern Rock Opera.
The double album uses the rise and fall of southern
rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd as a metaphor for the cultural
fall of the South as a whole. It was followed by
Decoration Day in 2003, The Dirty South in 2004 and
this year’s A Blessing And A Curse.

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Ahhhhh, it's about time people started "getting" the Drive-By Truckers. Tornados and Goddamn Lonely Love are probably two of the best songs ever written. Great songs, great albums. The last band to play Tipitina's in New Orleans before Katrina shut everything down. Dig 'em.

Hell, all you parrots oughta know - his dad plays bass on the Alabama tracks on BHOTM.

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I agree. I love this group. I think the latest cd "A Blessing and a Curse" is outstanding!

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Was there a Mean, Angry Drive-By Truckers thread?

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Dont know if its been said Southern Rock Opera is an amazing album. Just my two cents.

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JustDucky wrote:Was there a Mean, Angry Drive-By Truckers thread?

Too many to count.

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backstreets77 wrote:Dont know if its been said Southern Rock Opera is an amazing album. Just my two cents.
I'll raise ya a nickel. Especially when you hear the tale of how they couldn't even find a label to produce it for them, so they went to their fans. Gotta luv it.

I've had the pleasure of drinking Jack with Patterson after an Atlanta show, the dude is smarter than s***, in a dumba** sort of way...
it's a magic kind of medicine, no doctor could prescribe...

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I have one of their CDs, I got it a couple of years ago for free from the CD club I belong to as part of a promotion they were doing. It's one of the worst pieces of s*** I've ever heard. Makes a good beer coaster though.
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And I bet LIPH's favourite JB album is Last Mango In Paris - a true coaster more so than any Drive-By Truckers album.

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Re: The Kindler, Gentler Drive-By Truckers Thread

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From their recent Halloween show in Richmond, VA where they showed up dressed as police officers (and tossing doughnuts to the crowd) in honor of their new song, "Used To Be A Cop" that'll be released on their next record, Go-Go Boots due in February of 2011:


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One of their albums has been promoted in Amazon lightning round sales during Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales.
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