Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Drive-By Truckers - Alabama Ass Whuppin'

Out of print for far too long, Drive-By Truckers have just reissued their first live album, Alabama Ass Whuppin'. Originally released in 2000, Alabama Ass Whuppin' showcases a pre-Jason Isbell DBT at their very best. It was an interesting time to release a live album, considering they only had released two albums at this point (Gangstabilly and Pizza Deliverance), but DBT have never truly followed a normal path. It also features an early version of "Lookout Mountain" long before it appeared on 2004's The Dirty South. A live staple, few songs match it's intensity when it's performed live. There's also DBT's cover of Jim Carroll Band's "People Who Died" on Alabama Ass Whuppin'. Drive-By Truckers have always been one of the best live acts around, and this album almost captures the live show perfectly. 

Make sure to head on over to Drive-By Trucker's website for more information and to purchase Alabama Ass Whuppin'. You'll also find a live video for "18 Wheels of Love" below, as well as current tour dates. If you've never seen them live, I can't implore you enough to head out next time they come to your area.

Sat Sep 28       Stateline, NV  Harrah's Tahoe South Shore Room    
Sat Oct 5         Mobile AL      Bayfest           
Sun Oct 06      Greenville        MS     Mighty Mississippi Music Festival     
Fri Oct 18        Macon GA      Cox Capitol Theatre   
Sat Oct 19       Live Oak FL   Magnolia Music Festival        
Wed Oct 30    Dubuque IA    Diamond Jo Casino    
Thu Oct 31      Chicago, IL     Vic Theatre    
Fri Nov 01       Detroit MI       Royal Oak       w/ OLD 97s
Sat Nov 02      Toronto ON    Phoenix Ballroom       w/ OLD 97s
Sun Nov 03     Buffalo NY     Town Ballroom           w/ OLD 97s
Tue Nov 05     Philadelphia PA          TLA    w/ OLD 97s
Wed Nov 06   Columbus OH Newport Music Hall   w/ OLD 97s
Thu Nov 07     Bloomington IN          Bluebird Theater        
Fri Nov 08       Covington KY            Madison Theater         w/ OLD 97s
Sat Nov 09      Memphis, TN  Minglewood Hall        w/ OLD 97s
Sun Nov 10     Nashville, TN  Cannery Ballroom      
Fri Dec 06       San Francisco, CA      The Chapel      Patterson Hood Solo
Sat Dec 07      Santa Cruz, CA Don Quixote's International Music Hall Patterson Hood Solo
Fri Dec 13       Denver, CO     Larimer Lounge          Patterson Hood Solo

Sat Dec 14      Denver, CO     Larimer Lounge          Patterson Hood Solo

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