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Pizza Deliverance [Original recording remastered]

Drive-By TruckersAudio CD
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English Oceans, the 12th release by Athens, Georgia's Drive-By Truckers, is an elegantly balanced and deeply engaged new effort that finds the group refreshed and firing on all cylinders.

All but one of the collection's 13 new songs, written by singer-guitarists and co-founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, were recorded during 13 days of sessions in August 2013 with ... Read more in Amazon's Drive-By Truckers Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 25, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: New West Records
  • ASIN: B0006ULW0Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,046 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Bulldozers And Dirt
2. Nine Bullets
3. Uncle Frank
4. Too Much Sex ( Too Little Jesus )
5. Box Of Spiders
6. One Of Those Days
7. Margo And Harold
8. The Company I Keep
9. Tales Facing Up
10. The Presidents Penis Is Missing
11. Love Like This
12. Mrs Dubose
13. Zoloft
14. The Night GG Allen Came To Town

Editorial Reviews


To call the Drive-By Truckers an alt-country band is a disservice--to the Truckers and their Buzzcocks-meet-the-Outlaws brand of punk-rock twang, as well as to most alt-country bands, which hardly belong in the same county as DBT, let alone borrowing the same genre. This remastered re-release of the Alabama foursome’s 1999 sophomore record picks up where its debut album Gangstabilly (also re-issued by New West Records) left off--fruitful storyteller Patterson Hood and his cotton-drawl vocals bobbing and weaving through the trepidations and peculiarities of his life in the Deep South. The Truckers abstain from some of the white-trash bulls-eyes and volume 11 blasters on their debut for a 14-song hootenanny about riding bulldozers in red clay, a reclusive uncle, giving up sex for the Lord, and a Memphis performance by the late shock-rocker G.G. Allin. The bluesy sing-a-long "Nine Bullets" features one round of lead for each of Hood’s adversaries, but two songs later he harmoniously reminisces his great-grandmother in "Box of Spiders." It’s a remarkable divergence that drives Pizza Deliverance and sets the table for the Southern Rock Opera that comes next. - Scott Holter

Product Description

Digipak reissue if the southern indie rock act's 1998 album.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't...stop...listening! November 3, 2001
Format:Audio CD
The Drive-By Truckers stand out in the current crop of indie rockers...they don't play whiny college rock and they don't fuse hip-hop and metal as current fashion dictates. They are throwbacks to the dinosaur rock of the 70's, yet their lyrics are far more inventive and meaningful than those that came before them.
Pizza Deliverance is a great way to get to know the Truckers. Live staples like "Bulldozers and Dirt" and "Uncle Frank" are here but it's a few of the lesser-known tracks that stand out for me. "Love Like This" is the coolest Southern Rock/ballad ever written (sung by guitarist Mike Cooley, who you don't get to hear often enough) with its tales of abuse and codependancy. "The Night GG Allin Came To Town" made me laugh the first time I heard it, but it's the portrayal of Southern boredom ("might as well drink until we pass out again") that stays with you after the more obvious lines roll by. And "The Company I Keep" is the track that makes this officially a drinkin' record. "Sometimes I'm so high that I'm scared to go to sleep/ Sometimes I'm lower than the company I keep," it's a reminder that sometimes you turn into the one that your mother warned you about.
For lovers of heavy music, you can't go wrong with the Truckers. Don't let the Southern rock descriptions turn you off if you're wincing and imagining .38 Special rockin' out with Black Oak Arkansas. These guys are like Crazy Horse...heavy as hell and intelligent to boot. If they don't get their due it's a sin.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Alt-country from Alabama October 26, 1999
Format:Audio CD
The music they perform sort of a mixture of Uncle Tupelo, Bottle Rockets and other energetic country bands. Don't be driven away by the cartoonish cover and their choice of song titles for behind all of that is real quality and a sincere appreciation for music. It is their fine musicianship and an intelligent song writing that stands out from so many bland "middle-of-the-road" Alt-country bands out today. Plus, their live shows are louder than hell and they never take breaks (except for PBR).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweeter with time December 25, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This album is just like its title -- it gets better each time you hear it.

When I first bought the album, I thought it was the weak link of my Truckers collection. But one year and about 100 listens later, I found myself in a Tuscaloosa coffee shop asking Patterson before a concert to play more from it. You don't find much more Southern honesty than from DBT, especially in Pizza Deliverance. His stories of a great grandmother who was "too mean to die," a desire to use his roommate's gun to get rid of some of the annoyances in his life, relations with an older woman and his sister-in-law, and attending a G.G. Allen concert with fellow DBT singer Mike Cooley are too good lyrically not to hear. And by the way, if you think this guy can tell a tale, you ought to hear him elaborate on some of the songs in concert. Still, Cooley's the best lyricists of the three singers, and Jason Isbell was a perfect addition starting with Decoration Day.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 99% Killer and 1% Filler May 31, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This was the Trucker's second album, but was pretty much the songs they toured on when they first started out. In the liner notes, Patterson Hood states that they basically wanted to capture all those tunes even though "Gangstabilly" was the first release. This album has a lot of songs on it. As a result, the album seems kind of long to me, but really, there's only maybe one annoying song on the whole album. So, 13/14 ain't too bad.

First, the annoying one: "The President's Penis is Missing" is basically a jokey-jokey song not only about Clinton but a whole bunch of former U.S. presidential affairs. Might have been funny at the time, but seeing as how I got this CD in the middle of Bush's second term, it's outdated, and the music sounds like it belongs in a circus act. And for those of you keeping political score at home - it's neither defending or condemning these affairs, but just basically says it is what it is.

I'm not going to do a blow by blow of the rest of the tunes. They're all pretty great in their own way, and my favorites change depending on the day of the week. One notable is "The Company I Keep." To me, this is classic Patterson Hood. Just like Robert Plant claims "Kashmir" is the quintessential Led Zeppelin tune, "The Company I Keep" is THE ANTHEM of the DBT. Again, it's not my favorite tune, but the chorus is catchy as all get-out.

Mike Cooley's tunes, "Uncle Frank" and "One of These Days" are always in my head. If you google the Tennessee Valley Authority you'll find tons of sites discussing how great it was for Alabama. "Uncle Frank" tells the story from a different opinion. "One of These Days" seems to be about a rite of passage to me, or at least how different places and events can change a person.

"Pizza Deliverance" should have been an indication that these guys were destined for great things.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars southern fried with a pinch of punk December 11, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
These guys are the real deal. They prove that southern rock can rawk, without being corny. Excellent, hilarious songwriting combined with searing guitars and Patterson Hood's winsome, world-weary vocals evoke memories of skynryd, but with a very modern sensibility. They write songs about swingers, prozac and paranoid vietnam veteran uncles - all with a healthy dose of humor and the feeling that they know their subjects all to well. If you get a chance to see 'em live you won't be sorry.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars tba
Scratches on cd. Some songs didn't play. Understand its used but should have been told some songs were inoperable. Thats all
Published 5 months ago by pjo
4.0 out of 5 stars Early Truckers
The DBT were growing into their sound at this point. Pre-Jason Isbell, and they improved after he got there. Read more
Published on November 26, 2008 by Stranger
5.0 out of 5 stars The best TRUCKERS album...By far!
Listening to this CD is like pure heaven. From the first track to the very last, your hairs will stand up straight. Read more
Published on August 23, 2008 by WeezyBoPeep
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome
If you like rock'n roll then you will like Pizza Deliverance. This CD tells stories of middle class and southren heritage. Read more
Published on February 16, 2005 by J. Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, back in print!
Used to, you had to be lucky and buy a copy at their live show. They used to sell on [...]a pop (worth every penny). Read more
Published on January 26, 2005 by Sans_A_Cause
5.0 out of 5 stars It's good to hear decent Southern rock again
The good news is there's a Southern rock band that writes, sings and plays great music and that of course, is Drive-By Truckers. Read more
Published on April 4, 2004 by Virgil
4.0 out of 5 stars The phantom before the
I purchased "Pizza Deliverance" after buying Drive By Truckers' INCREDIBLE 2001 album "Southern Rock Opera". Read more
Published on February 21, 2002 by Brian D. Rubendall
5.0 out of 5 stars Too Much Sex (too little Jesus)
The title of track 4 says it all. Drive by Truckers have a way with words and can capture the quirks of life within their masterful lyrics. Read more
Published on December 8, 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars Ain't Enough!
Existentialism-philosophy stressing the need for personal decision in a world lacking purpose... NOW,aren't we all ready for a litle "purpose" in our lives? Read more
Published on March 7, 2000 by hiyall
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