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The Drive-By Truckers performance on Austin City Limits was an instant classic. Recorded during their Brighter Than Creation s Dark tour, the band line-up featured is Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley, Shonna Tucker, John Neff, Brad Morgan and Jay Gonzalez.
Formed in 1996, these southern rockers are known for their three-guitar attack. The 13 songs recorded for Austin City Limits feature a mix of new songs from Brighter Than Creation s Dark alongside DBT classics Let There Be Rock and
18 Wheels Of Love (off their second album Gangstabilly) and Marry Me (from Decoration Day). It also features one of the final live performances of the song "The Living Bubba".
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This concert DVD showcases some of their classic songs, plus some new songs from their recent album CD - "Brighter Than Creation's Dark".
The Drive-By Truckers are legendary for telling great stories, either, just by telling the story itself, or by telling the story through song. They certainly continue that GREAT story telling legacy in this DVD/CD Combo.
Most of the Drive-By Truckers band members, are from the Muscle Shoals, Alabama area. Their music is played in a genuine "Southern Rock" Style.
The line-up consists of the following:
Patterson Hood - Guitar, Vocals
Mike Cooley - Guitar, Vocals
Brad Morgan - Drums
Shonna Tucker -Bass, Vocals
John Neff - Guitar, Pedal Steel
Jay Gonzalez - Keyboards
The song set is as follows: (Note - ALL these songs are originals, written by the Drive-By Truckers, themselves.)
3.A Ghost to Most
4.The Righteous Path
5.I'm Sorry Huston (Sung by Shonna)
6.3 Dimes Down
7.Puttin' People on the Moon
9.The Living Bubba (Patterson introduces the song by telling a great story about the man he is singing about, in this song)
11.18 Wheels of Love - (Here you get an "Over-the-Top" 11 minute version of this great song.Read more ›
The Drive-By Truckers may be easy for fans of older country and rock to dismiss as just a sloppy, Gen-X version of a Southern rock/country band, but I challenge anyone to listen to a Mike Cooley song and write these guys off as sloppy or derivative of anyone. Yes, Patterson Hood has grown on me, but Cooley is the one who just amazes me. Far from thoughtlessly bombastic, their lyrics convey the hardship of being poor in the South without self-righteousness or posturing. That is a difficult balance to strike. The performance here is strong, and while the band doesn't generally stray as far from previous recordings of the tracks as modern jam bands do, they do add something new. However, most fans will probably play the DVD more than the CD anyway. This is well worth picking up for Drive-By Truckers fans, and it just might convert those who aren't yet fans. It converted me. I only give it four stars because Southern Rock Opera sets such a high bar.
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Love it. Completely entertained and digging it the whole time. My go-to album in the car.Published 19 months ago by Jessie
My first introduction the the Truckers. I am now a fan. Terrific performance on ACL. Country/southern rock at its finest.Published 22 months ago by beerdoc1
My only regret is that I didn't discover these guys sooner. I heard their music for the first time about three years ago. I liked most of it on 1st listen. Read morePublished on February 9, 2014 by vinson mann
Great performance. Austin City limits broadcast quality. CD & DVD for cheap! Fun to watch and listen! Very much recommended!Published on February 1, 2014 by Jordan Grunow
Great performance just a little too polished for my taste for live Truckers! Im down for some hard core Drive by!Published on June 10, 2013 by CreightonColeman
Covers a great sampling of their music catalog to date. The sound quality is superb for a live recording, and it really extends to the listener a sense of what great live musicians... Read morePublished on April 3, 2013 by Chris K. Smith
Not my style of music, I like a front man to preform. Music was to country for me. Was told by a friend about the band anyway it's different.Published on March 20, 2013 by Rhys Els