Drive-By Truckers, "American Band"

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Drive-By Truckers, "American Band"

Post by Bud Charniga's grape ape » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:18 pm

For my money, it's their best since Dirty South. The music is fantastic. The lyrics are...well, the band's gotten a lot of stick for writing lyrics that are explicitly political instead of implicitly political, the way they've always done. I dunno. I think it's hard to listen to a song like "Puttin' People on the Moon" or "Decoration Day" without hearing the politics leaking through. But de gustibus non disputandum.

But if you don't mind the politics (I am a Bay Area lefty asshole, so I don't), or if you can set them aside, this is a great, tight rock album.




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Post by nafod » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:46 pm

Bud Charniga's grape ape wrote:For my money, it's their best since Dirty South. The music is fantastic. The lyrics are...well, the band's gotten a lot of stick for writing lyrics that are explicitly political instead of implicitly political, the way they've always done. I dunno. I think it's hard to listen to a song like "Puttin' People on the Moon" or "Decoration Day" without hearing the politics leaking through. But de gustibus non disputandum.

But if you don't mind the politics (I am a Bay Area lefty asshole, so I don't), or if you can set them aside, this is a great, tight rock album.

That tune pretty much rocks. Grabbed.
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Post by JohnDoe » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:27 pm

Here's a link to a full performance of the full album they did on NPR music:

http://www.npr.org/event/music/49668976 ... rican-band

It's a good one.

Saw them and The Hold Steady on their Rock N' Roll Isn't Dead tour eight or nine years ago. A great night.

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Post by milosz » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:30 pm

It's been a long while since I was really into any of their albums but they remain amazing live.

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