Sunday, October 25, 2009

Keep On Truckin´

I gotta admit I was a bit late in discovering the Drive-By Truckers. Guess people just plain forgot to tell me about them or something. And when I finally did wake up to these southern rebel rousers a couple of years back, they crept up on me only slowly. Haven´t got a clue to the why, but it took me a quite while to acknowledge that the Truckers are probably the finest American roots rock band since... well, Uncle Tupelo maybe?

For some reason, their music works especially well while driving. So if you´re going on a road trip today, just load the tracks below - five personal faves, all from different albums - in your iPod and see what happens. Happy trails.

Drive-By Truckers - The Three Great Alabama Icons MP3
Drive-By Truckers - Tornadoes MP3
Drive-By Truckers - Daddy Needs A Drink MP3
Drive-By Truckers - The Night G.G. Allin Came To Town MP3
Drive-By Truckers - Panties In Your Purse MP3


ib said...

"Panties In Your Purse", eh ? Fine title.

Never heard this band. Thanks for the heads up; and thanks, too (if it was your good self) for the mention on Expecting Rain.

wv = 'tudleudo'. Close enough to Tupelo for me.

Ramone666 said...

Hope you like them Ib. Funny that you missed them altogether, while I was merely late. And I confess to the Expecting Rain link.