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Live at Billy Bob's Texas
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2003
may I recommend one of the various "greatest hits" albums? That way you can play "You Never Even Called Me" and "Take This Job and Shove It" on a continuous loop... This is a LIVE album, as in "recorded during a show". Name me one artist who goes onstage, doesn't interact with or speak to the audience, does a bunch of songs, and walks out the door.... This album is a take-home version of a DAC show, since, unfortunately, most people cannot roam from town to town following a performer. A Coe show is a lot like a Grateful Dead show used to be (without all the stinky dancing hippies).... a free-form, seat of the pants experience. David plays what he feels like playing that night, be it his classics, new original music, other artists' music, or a medley of stuff strung together. If you buy this expecting a studio album or regurgitation of his past classics, yes, you will be disappointed, but you also don't "get the concept". Our buddy "Guitar Bob" strikes me as the kind of guy who would have gone to a Dead show and complained that they didn't play "Touch of Grey".... As for the rest of us, this album is a live show available anytime we want a fix... DAC can only play so many shows a year, and won't be touring forever, so if you can't experience it in person, get this and the Biketoberfest CD.... and hold on!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 19, 2004
The main reason this one doesn't get as much attention as it should is that most fans liked the DVD version better, which makes sense, but if you are looking for a great CD of a DAC show this is it. This is great for listening to in my truck and believe me I've listened to it a lot. David does it all including rap, but he does not talk through every song like one person on here stated. DAC has done spoken word albums and even Hank Williams did spoken word so what's wrong with that? Truth be told, there is nothing dissapointing about this CD to me and all DAC fans should get this and play it for a friend. If you are not a fan you should give it a try. I think the new songs on here are very good. Somebody on here said they wouldn't be hits, but that's a given considering the current sad state of Country radio. Thank God we have DAC to entertain common folks with music that speaks volumes and touches the heart and lifts the spirit.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2004
i can't believe how great this cd is! i'm not usually a fan of live recordings, but this cd is incredible! it's filled with all the power and passion that has made david an outlaw legend. the man still has it. get this cd now!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2003
To correct one of the reviews, DAC talks and talks a lot, I was at Billy Bob's the night this album was recorded and was disappointed that songs where left off, which would really be my only complaint with this album.
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on October 1, 2009
I am a recently converted DAC fan. For the last 25+ years of my life I have hated country music and have been a die hard Heavy metal/hard rock fan.

I had heard the x-rated stuff a long time ago, but that's not my thing. And it's a very poor representation of DAC.

My second exposure to DAC was on Rebel Meets Rebel, the DAC/Pantera collaboration. Now that was up my alley! Being a long-time fan of Southern Rock, especially the harder variety i.e. Molly Hatchet, that album really got me interested in the man, David Allan Coe.

This CD, Live at Billy Bob's Texas, is my very first DAC cd. I took a chance on it, not really knowing any of the songs or having read any reviews on it. I had a choice between this one and a few greatest hits CDs. Not being a country fan, the only song I had ever heard was Take this job...So my election to buy this CD instead of one of the Greatest Hits CDs was based on
1.My love of live albums (hoping it would have the live "energy" that makes a great live album.

2.The fact that it had more songs (20 tracks incl. most of the "hits" listed on the other CDs) It also had "Nothin to Lose" from Rebel Meets Rebel.

3.The album cover, depicting a heavily tattooed, long-haired guy with beads in his beard and a Washburn Rebel Flag guitar. (I figured if any of those CDs was going to be like the Pantera collaboration it would be this one!)

Well it's not a Heavy Metal album, but I'm not disappointed either. This Cd is freakin awesome, it's dominated my CD player for weeks now. Of the 20 songs, there's only a couple I could do without (#1 & #5)and they're not horrible, just a little TOO country for me.

This Cd is so full of heart and soul, very atmospheric. The songs seem as if he's lived every line. (In truth, I bet he has lived most of them).

Highlights include:

#2 Talkin to the blues--cool lead guitar, very bluesy and gritty.
#3 Son of the South--this is Southern Rock party music at its finest.
#4 59 Caddy 57 Chevy--Another cool RnR song about the good ole days.
#8 Nothin to lose--wrote this song with Dimebag and Vinnie from Pantera, this is a more stripped down country/bluegrass version.
#9 Time off for Bad Behavior--This is a great Friday-gettin-off-work song.
#10 & #11 When I was a young man, If that ain't country pt.2-- These two fit together like a glove, this is REAL.
#17 The Ride--I guess all you Country fans already knew about this song, but it was new to me, and this live version rocks.
#18 Free my Mind--this song is so hilariously cool.
#20 You never even call me by my name--I guess this is another country hit I never knew about, this is a great rousing, live version.

These are just the ones that kind of stick out in my mind right now, the whole CD is great--buy it.

Note: This is DAC live, so be prepared for a little bit of profanity--there is no Parental Advisory label because that is voluntary.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2004
This is what Outlaw music is all about. Coe could have cleaned and polished it, but then it'd lose it's edge. David get's better with age like Willie, Waylon, and Cash.
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on January 29, 2011
If you're looking for a traditional country album, this isn't it. This is what I call "classic Coe." I watched the dvd and needed to buy the CD asap. He said he never gets tired of touring because he never does the same show twice. A lot of the lyrics to his songs have changed over the years, because he's changed over the years. True outlaw music. If you've heard most of his songs, and not just the few they play on the radio, you'll like this album. This fits more into the rock genre than country, as does Coe. If you're 80 years old and wanting to hear the perfect country & western song, this might not be for you. There's a few "country" songs on here, but they're not what you might be expecting. "I was young and crazy then, life was full of girls and beer, now I'm getting older but I'm still crazy after all these years." Those lyrics describe the album pretty well. Listen to the previews, you'll see what I mean. There's also some swear words on here, so if you're 8 years old you might be offended.
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on April 24, 2014
Good cd. If you're a fan and wondering if it's worth it, the answer is definately YES. Listen to it all the way through and repeat as necessary. . . I just hope some of this $ is going to the man himself. So many free music sites out there, I had to pay for this so the songwriter and performer gets his cut... Hope you do the same...
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on May 7, 2011
If you are a D.A.C FAN! BUY IT, You want be disappointed, ALL THE SONGS ARE GOOD, HE IS AN EXCELLENT SINGER, AND SONGWRITER, would recommend, just wished he had more dvds to purchase. He truly is a legend in his profession.I also, purchased the mp's download of the same songs on the dvd..
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on February 6, 2004
David Allan Coe delivers another fantastic album!
DAC's maintained his edge over the years and this is a raw Outlaw Country/Southern Rock/Blues/Bluegrass/Rap record that's a joy to listen to again and again.
LONG LIVE DAC!
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