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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 25, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: New West Records
  • ASIN: B000FVGLES
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,528 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Though three-fifths of this Texas band was formerly in Slobberbone, there isn't a speck of slobber amid the sonic sheen of the new incarnation's debut. Instead, frontman Brent Best now positions his sound at the high-gloss juncture of arena rock and power pop, with barely a nod toward the roadhouse dive. With Slobberbone's drummer Tony Harper and guitarist Jess Barr reuniting with Best, two new recruits--keyboardist Chad Stockslager and bassist Keith Killoren, both from Dallas's Budapest One--bolster the harmonies and the arrangements. While it's difficult to resist the hard-driving uplift of "Hummalong" and "Unhinged," the power balladry of "Holy Moses" and "Wonderous Life" (both approaching seven minutes) might have packed twice the punch with half the bloat. Elsewhere, the country tinge of "Fireflies" comes close to the Eagles, the elaborate production of "You Won't Forget" (with synthesized strings, cloying harmonies, and a brass arrangement) veers from Beatles into ELO territory, and "Des Moines" sounds like a generic lovelorn road song. In terms of aural precision, it's hard to fault the production of Matt Pierce, but the album almost begs for an editor. --Don McLeese

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Christopher J. Munzke on November 1, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I don't know how many people will pick this up who were not already familiar with Slobberbone. Accordingly, the majority of listeners/reviewers are going to compare this to Slobberbone. Compared to Slobberbone, it REALLY sucks. Taken on its own merits, it only kinda sucks. Personally, I have reached the point where I can appreciate the simple pop tunes (e.g. Hummalong, Unhinged, Sortsighted). However, half-way thru "You Won't Forget", I thought someone had replaced my Drams CD with a Chicago CD. Skip tracks 7 and 8, and you are left with a mediocre, listenable CD, if only due to the fact that I still enjoy Brent Best's voice (no matter how overproduced). Think of the drop-off from Slobberbone's ETYTWRWWT to Slippage. The drop-off from Slippage to this album is about twice as steep.

Bottom Line: Buy this CD, and make your own decision 'cause Brent Best deserves to be a millionaire based solely on what he did with Slobberbone.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fred Lifton on January 22, 2007
Format: Audio CD
It's hard to feel sorry for Slobberbone fans who are disappointed in this disc. To me, this feels like an evolution or progression from that band to a new and very exciting sound. True, you do have to give it a few listens for it to really sink in. But I found much to love here once I gave it time. I think the songs are beautifully crafted, layers of sound and great playing tied seamlessly to lyrics that're provocative and lovely. Addictive hooks, gorgeous melodies, excellent arrangements, good production (though I wish I could get in on vinyl). I love the way the songs on this album evoke an amazing range of other artists, from Elton John to the Beatles, without ever sounding derivative.

Would we all love Neil Young as much if he had stopped creatively with "After the Goldrush"? Artists need to move on, all you Slobberbone fans should too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sal Nudo VINE VOICE on May 10, 2007
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The cover of this CD says it all. On it, a multitude of cool rock and roll instruments and equipment are just sitting in a studio, waiting to be plugged in so they can scorch some music-starved audience somewhere in the country. The aptly named "Jubilee Dive" is a great big sprawling -- but in-control -- hodge-podge of feel-good Saturday-night rockers and mellow fare like "You Won't Forget," "When You're Tired" and the achingly beautiful "Wonderous Life." Some of this stuff sounds a little like Wilco (see Summerteeth), and some of it like the Wallflowers (see Bringing Down the Horse), but truthfully, The Drams are probably better than both those bands combined. Written by singer and guitarist Brent Best, these sonic jewels are chock-full of moving and meaningful lyrics that lend the music serious poignancy.

Best and his band mates come off as road-weary but happy to be musicians; fun-loving but also old and wise enough to know better than to fall to the perils of touring; humble but also confident in what they're doing. Despite Best's leadership role in the band, there's a definite sense of musical chemistry, probably because two other Dram members played for years in Best's previous band, Slobberbone (Jess Bar on guitar and Tony Harper on drums). Best has a strong, slightly cracked voice, and in several tunes it sounds double-tracked a la Bob Mould (formerly of Husker Du and Sugar) for enhanced effect. Outstanding background vocals also infiltrate "Jubilee Dive," and the organ and piano work is stellar throughout.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Neely on August 26, 2007
Format: Audio CD
The sound has evolved from Slobberbone's in-your-face rock/twang hybrid, with a poppier, more lush sound. Amazing what adding keyboards and more prominent harmonies can do. But there's no denying that Brent Best's songwriting keeps getting stronger and stronger. Old school Slobberbone fans can't get past the sound to see that their hero's chops are better than ever. Even Slippage, the last Slobberbone album, is considered inferior by some for its missing twang. But it's a logical step b/w the rawness of EYTWRWWT and this. This is different. This is great. This is not to be missed.
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I played in bands alongside these boys back in the early days in Denton. I've seen them grow and I've seen the song writing progress. I discounted this effort at first. I didn't want to lose Slobberbone. I bought the CD out of loyalty and gave it a try. Didn't fall in love with it at first, but now, a few years later, it is one of the first albums that I go to when I can't think of anything else to listen to. Once it's on, I have to finish it, from front to back. It never fails to hook me into a full listen. Nice Job, Fellas, yeehaa!

First listen - go to Des Moines, Truth Lies, Fireflies, September and Holy Moses.
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By Matt on November 15, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I'm guilty of being one of the many Slobberbone fans loking for something that carried on that tradition. So I gave JUBILEE DRIVE two listens and shelved it. Totally wrong on my part. This record is like Slobberboe meets Sgt. Pepper. It took me throwing it in a jam box and hearing it on a job site to really HEAR what Best is up to. It's a lot BETTER than Slobberbone. Best is a real artist--which means he's way out ahead of any guy who can write in a sour review while sitting in his yellow-stained underwear :). That ain't me, but I think a few of the previous reviewers are looking down as they read this. . . Keep going, Brent!!!
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