LBIII & The Glory Fires – “Sweet Disorder” and On Covers

Sweet DisorderLee Bains III & The Glory Fires have released their latest 7″ this past week. The Alabama rock outfit on the SubPop label, purportedly ‘Too Loud For Texas‘ and known for their energy-filled performances, are coming from the release of 2014’s Dereconstructed which was not only Essential Listening, but my choice for Album of the Year.

While the track opens with thirty seconds of the blistering rock and roll we’ve learned to expect from this band, featuring wailing guitars and crashing cymbals, there’s eventually a brief intermission: Bains, singing quietly on a song for the first time since the band’s 2012 debut, with a simple piano accompaniment, before the rock returns with a vengeance. The point is made. The Glory Fires’ next effort, tentatively titled “Juvenile Detention”, may not be any less aggressive, but may be far more melodic than Dereconstructed. “Sweet Disorder” can be sung without having to be shouted. As the song builds to a climax and then breaks down, you find yourself wondering at the complexity that is possible even within such a powerful wall of sound (was that a trumpet?). Be prepared for it to get stuck in your head, doubly so once you read the lyrics.

The devil may be in the details, but the power of Bains’ songwriting is always in the lyrics. I strongly urge all Glory Fires fans to check them out; they read very easily as stand-alone poems.  In Bains’s own words, “The song developed out of months spent revisiting the Objectivist poets, binging on early Clash albums, and observing the Atlanta actions surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and other unarmed people of color.” While we on the site have been careful to keep personal politics out of our posts, Bains’s principles made up the bulk of his material on Dereconstructed, and are part and parcel of his music. With this track, Bains is honing his skills as a messenger, delivering sincere and incisive criticism of social norms and systems. While some music may be timeless, dealing with eternal themes like love and loss, who can deny the timeliness of a lyric focused on modern issues such as transgender rights:

I saw them lock her in her body, and tell her that it’s bad
Under the guise of affection.

You can pick “Sweet Disorder” up over on the SubPop website.

The B-side of the 7″ is a cover, “Stars” by the Primitons. The Primitons were a Birmingham band from the 80’s, one Bains describes with clear respect in the release for the single. You can hear it hear, and though while Bains plays it acoustic (there’s a definite Cheap Girls vibe), the original is very electric and very punk. It’s clear that the band influenced Bains in his Alabama youth, and likely continue to do so: just listen to those melodies!

The Cover is one of the most loving acts (or self-centered ones) a musician can undertake. Whether it’s the carefully crafted cover of an all-time favorite or the passionate proselytizing of a new fan, few things are as exciting to fans as covers. It’s a way for artists to pass on their knowledge and tastes, help spread the message of their influences, and most importantly help their buddies sell some records.

Some of these covers achieve almost-legendary status in their own way: how many younger Lucero fans had never heard of Jawbreaker before they heard “Kiss The Bottle”? That was where Lucero came from. How many had not heard of Glossary and Joey Kneiser before Ben Nichols played “Bruised Ribs”? That was the caliber of songwriting that an older Nichols was endeavoring to match. As soon as I learned from Chad Price that Drag The River’s “Leaving In The Morning” was a Lenny & The Piss Poor Boys cover, I bought Lenny’s record immediately. Michael Dean Damron’s soulful cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Dancing In The Moonlight” got me to listen to a phenomenal rock and roll band I always associated with classic rock stations and movie montages.

Is there anything more exciting than hearing a song entirely new to you and discovering that not only do you have a new song, but an entirely new artist to listen to? What are some of your favorite covers, and discoveries you’ve made from them? Let us know in the comments!!

 

Former And Current 9B Editors on the Radio

Our very own Wolf was on the radio with former 9B writer and editor Charles Hale this week and this is what it sounded like:

Benchmarks – “American Night” – American Night
Two Cow Garage – “Continental Distance” – Continental Distance
Benjamin Booker – “Have You Seen My Son?” – Benjamin Booker
Adam Faucett – “Rock Ain’t Gold” – Blind Water Finds Blind Water
Gaslight Anthem – “Lonesome Sound” – The ’59 Sound
Kill County – “Straight Six Ford” – The Year Of Getting By
Michael Dean Damron – “Dancing In The Moonlight” – Father’s Day
Shane Sweeney – “Motel Blues” – The Finding Time
Robert Chaney – “The Morning After” – Cracked Picture Frames
Tim Barry – “No News From the North” – Lost & Rootless
Jason Isbell – “Something More Than Free” – Something More Than Free
Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – “Waiting On You” – Catch the Presidents
Tyler Childers – “Charleston Girl” – Live At The Red Barn Vol. 1
Aaron Lee Tasjan – “Santa Monica & Vine” – The Thinking Man’s Filth
Arliss Nancy – “Front Seat” – Simple Machines
Langhorne Slim & The Law – “Past lives” – The Way We Move
Lilly Hiatt – “Jesus Would’ve Let Me Pick the Restaurant” – Royal Blue
The Killers – “Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf” – Sawdust
Against Me! – “F*** My Life 666” – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Austin Lucas – “Alone in Memphis” – Stay Reckless
John Moreland – “Sad Baptist Rain” – High On Tulsa Heat
Barton Carroll – “Every Little Bit Hurts” – Avery County, I’m Bound To You
Jamestown Revival – “revival” – Utah
Matt Woods – “Beating Down My Door” – Matt Woods Manifesto
Cory Branan – “No Hit Wonder” – No Hit Wonder
Glossary – “At midnight” – How We Handle Our Midnights
Lucero – “Hearts On Fire” – Live DVD
Drive By Truckers – “Daddy’s Cup” – The Dirty South
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires – “Dirt Track” – A Live Show

I’d be lying if I didn’t admit this was an excuse to post Charles’ podcast because it completely rocks and he’s pretty damn awesome. I know I miss his voice in the background of things around here. I’ve added his podcast to “Sites We Read” and hopefully you’ll all subscribe to it. There’s a lot worse things you could do with your time.

Ajax Diner Book Club – 3/2/15 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Booker T & the M.G.’s “Big Train” from Soul Dressing

Adam Faucett “Melanie” from Blind Water Finds Blind Water

The Cedar Shakes “From The Guts” from This Western Road

James McMurtry “Ain’t Got a Place” from Complicated Game

Micah Schnabel “Middle Child Complex” from Not The Boy You Used To Be

Robert Chaney “Patch It Up” from Cracked Picture Frames

Charlie Parr “Dead Cat On The Line” from Rooster

Drive-by Truckers “Grandpa Rock City” from Dragon Pants

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires “Can’t Get Right” from Arkedelphia

McDougall “Restless Friend” from McDougall

Pops Staples “Somebody Was Watching” from Don’t Lose This

The Soul Stirrers “Time Brings About A Change” from Joy In My Soul

Sly & the Family Stone “Everyday People” from Anthology

The Forty Fives “Go Ahead And Shout” from High Life High Volume

Superchunk “breaking down” from I Hate Music

Sour Boy Bitter Girl “Yellow Ribbon” from The Days After The Fire

ROMEO SID VICIOUS' – TOP ALBUMS OF 2014

Let me start by saying that 2014 was a great year for music and that once I sat down to make this list I didn’t want to. You see there was so much amazing music last year that I feel like any attempt to sort it all out in to some sort of arbitrary ranking wouldn’t do justice to any of it. So I’m not numbering these, nor will I say anything more than what follows are my favorite releases of 2014. Hell I honestly don’t even know how many there’ll be when I finish!


matt-brushyMatt Woods is one of my favorite people, bar none, on the planet. On top of that he makes amazing music. With Love From Brushy Mountain came out way back in May, 2014 and it hasn’t left my rotation since. It was Michelle’s first and only Essential Listening review and I agree with her assessment. Seriously, if you wrote a top list and this wasn’t on it then I think your list was, at the very least, lacking. On top of all that, Matt is reason I finally got to meet Larry Fulford in real life and, while not an album, that was one of the Top Things that happened to me all year.


calebcoverCaleb Caudle is an artist that I overlooked for way too long. I remedied that this year when I wrote up the initial review for Paint Another Layer On My Heart and I’m glad I did. One of the things that you find when you listen to and write about as much music as we do here is that some albums are good but in a few months they lose something and drop out of your daily rotation, sure you may queue them up sometimes but it’s the harsh truth that there is only so much time in a day to listen to music. For me what shows the true strength of an album, over time, is how long it stays in regular rotation. Well, Mr. Caudle’s record is still my daily rotation seven months later. I’m, pretty sure that says more than I did in my initial consideration.


leebains-dereconstructed-1425pxDereconstructed, in my opinion, was the most important album of 2014. The argument that Lee starts on this release is one that needs to be had. It is no longer time to couch the debate in niceties, we’ve moved beyond that. The attitude that comes through in these songs is how the issues involved need to be addressed. On top of that, because I’m hesitant to say an album is my favorite because I like its politics, I love the production on Dereconstructed. It was divisive and loud and everyone had an opinion on it which brought more ears to the party than a safe approach would have. This one will have a spot in rotations for years to come.


americanthreadI have often said I don’t like politics in my music but I’m thinking I’ll have to revisit that thought. While there aren’t overt politics on this album the plight of the working man is chronicled on Songs Before The War and that honestly shouldn’t be political but is in this country so that makes this a political album whether it was intended to be or not. And I don’t think it was intended to be, I think this was meant to be an album that people could relate to and find some solace in and it succeeds in that very well. The way Brendan writes songs reminds me of some advice that Rilke gave in “Letters To A Young Poet”: If your everyday life seems poor, don’t blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is not poverty and no poor, indifferent place. Brendan is quite capable of taking every day life and turning in to art and I think that’s the highest praise I can give any artist.


coverThere are times, and I’m pretty sure I mentioned this in my review, that one just needs some goddamn rock and roll in their life and We Are Already Dead fill that need quite well. This is music you can knock back a tall boy of your favorite beer to and get to that point where you don’t feel any pain. The songs here would be at home on the jukebox in any dive bar that I’ve darkened the door of and some days that’s just what you want to be listening to when your coworker taps you on the shoulder to complain that, even with you wearing your headphones, he can still hear your music.


CAR061Lost & Rootless came in almost under the radar for a lot a people and I even managed to not write about it in a timely manner and that’s a damn tragedy. On this release we get to witness a shift in Tim’s life through the lens of his music. It’s obvious that the changes in his life have shifted his perspective. There are more ditties and fun to be had here than in the past and things are little less dark on this album than on his others. I think this shift started on 40 Miler and I like that it continues here. Even if you’ve never met Tim it’s easy to feel like you know him through his music because he puts so much of himself in to these records, and so as long he keeps releasing them I’ll keep writing about them and I have no doubt they’ll make the year end list every time!


Cory_Branan_-_coverAt this point I think we can refer to Mr. Branan as venerable without being ironic. The No Hit Wonder is just plain good. Cory isn’t one to limit himself, in any aspect, and that quality really shows in his studio work. If you’ve seen him live then you only have half the picture as it’s more than likely you’ve seen him solo as he usually doesn’t have a band with him on tour. To capture the full genius of this man one must listen to his studio work. I know there are some of you out there that wish he’d release an album where all the songs are what you’ve seen at the shows but let’s face it, it ain’t in the cards. I’d love to see that as well but only if we get them with his full vision for the songs as well. I’m really excited to see this one released on Bloodshot and see them supporting his vision for the music. If I had a crystal ball I think it’d predict a live album sometime in the next little bit, that’s nothing official or even from Cory, it’s a just a feeling.


timThat’s right, Tim Barry makes the list twice! I am not always a fan of live albums as a lot of them fail to capture what makes live music so special but Raising Hell & Living Cheap does a fine job of doing what so many other live offerings fail to do. If you’ve never seen Tim live then you this is pretty damn close to the real experience. There’s just something about being able to hear him ramble on about the songs, life, or whatever pops in to his head that makes the live experience special. That goes for most every songwriter, but once you’ve seen Tim, or listened to this one, you’ll understand why it goes double for him.


coverI almost missed Columbia and I’m damn glad I didn’t. The kids in My Life In Black And White didn’t think it would the sort of thing we’d cover. I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for a good punk rock album and that’s exactly what this is. I don’t care if you don’t like middle-school punk or if you get in to all the BS of sub-genres and that rot. I’m just going to call this punk and be done with it. I’m also going to listen to it way too loud and make no apologies. I’d advise you to do the same.


TCR_-_coverTo Hell And Back is a screaming rock album that demands one get their ass in gear and it does it with style. This is what and Americans metal band should sound like. It’s only metal in the way that a lot of Americana is punk, by that I mean you can feel the metal roots in the music but these kids have added their own Kentucky take to everything and made it something completely different. Since AIV wrote about these kids I’ve been able to see them live twice, their bassist, Cory Hanks, has married our interviewer extraordinaire Michelle, and I got to hang with Brian Minks at Holiday Hangout. I think it’s safe to say these kids are as much a part of the 9B family as any of the folks that are on staff.


coverNo Salvation is another one of those albums that deals with every day life but this time it’s one that comes from a punk perspective. And as I make this list I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe I’ve just drifted in to a different perspective. I came up on country music and in that era there was a lot of working class themes in country so it’s no surprise that I’ve never really stopped liking those themes, even if I see them from a different perspective than I did when I was young. This is definetly a darker perspective both musically and lyrically but it’s a perspective that needs to be recognized and The Devil’s Cut does a fine job of putting it in front of us without doing anything more than making kick ass music.


Looking back at a year is always a pain in the ass. I know there are other albums that should be on this list, stuff I’m missing, which is why I always hate doing these. But there you have it, my Top Albums of 2014 in no particular order. I always feel like I’ve screwed up these lists because I already told you about these albums, I’ve already written the reviews, called them Essential Listening, or someone on here has, and now I have to say which ones are better than the others. Yet every year I feel obligated to make one of these. Some years I resist and some years I don’t. I failed to resist this year so you get a list…

9 BULLETS – 2014 ALBUM(S) OF THE YEAR

When you gather a group of sad bastard malcontents, like we have done here at 9B, you can’t expect that they’ll agree on everything. In past tears some albums stood out enough to take the top spot all on their own but last year there were just so many amazing albums that the crew couldn’t agree on a single album. I made a call and narrowed it down to two. So without further ado I present 9 Bullets album(s) of the year for 2014:


Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound – Self Titled

By: Charles Hale
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What makes the self-titled debut of Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound the Nine Bullets album of thetheir Bandcamp page year for 2014? A little bit of everything. One of the missions of Nine Bullets is to bring high-quality music to more people. Outside of Cincinnati there probably wasn’t a lot of people listening to this beautifully sad record before we ran our review. NB had a relationship with Sarah from the Lonesome Sound thanks to her work with Alone At 3AM and when this record was finished she sent it to AutopsyIV. His ears were pleased and excited and he shared the record, first with the other writers here and then with our readers. We like to think that started a snowball.
This Damn Town
What strikes me most about this album is how complete it is, how well it rests within itself. This ten songs complement each other on the way to creating a mood, a mood many of us here at Nine Bullets are drawn to. Sad but beautiful, contemplative yet well spoken, down but far from out. These songs are highlighted by the sound of a well-worn fiddle and instantly hum-able choruses. It is clear these are the first ten songs that these musicians wrote nor are they the first ten recorded. It takes patience to create an album so complete, so self-aware but unconscious.
Sad Country Song
If you haven’t taken the time to delve into this record there is no better day than today. Go over to their Bandcamp page and pick yourself up a copy.


Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Dereconstructed

By: Romeo Sid Vicious
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A lot of people were put off by this album, the production is jarring, the music is loud and in your face, and the lyrics aren’t designed to make you comfortbale, but in my opinion this was the most important album released in 2104. From the first notes of this album it is apparent that these kids are out to start an argument about the current state of affairs in the US and especially the Southern states. Whether he’s referencing the Occupy Movement or Alabama’s ridiculous HB 56 there is a thread to Lee’s lyrics and it’s that the time for conversation has passed and now it’s time for an argument.
We Dare Defend Our Rights
In person Lee is a soft but well spoken as well as one of the most humble people I’ve ever met. If you had never seen him and met him on the street you would never guess that he spends his nights on stage perfomring some of the most lyrically aggressive songs around. Before a show you might catch glimpse of him walking around with a gallon of water talking to the fans, genuinely happy to see every one at the show. Then the album comes to life on stage with Lee and the rest of the band putting every bit as much energy in to the show as you feel when you put on this record. Watching them live is almost a religious experience and it’s obvious that each and every one of them believes in what they are doing.
The Kudzu and the Concrete
This record is full of life, anger, and energy. It is, at its heart, a protest record and at the same time it’s the sort of record that you put on and can no longer sit still. The energy is contagious and I’ve watched it work its magic on even my youngest kids, who aren’t old enough to understand the frustration and anger in the lyrics or the struggles described. On this record Lee Bains is the incarnation of the angry young man and it’s an absolutely beautiful thing to behold! If you don’t already own a copy of Dereconstructed you can pick it up on SubPop’s MegaMart.


There are still a couple of top lists coming your way and I’ll personally be catching up on some albums I missed from last year. I’d like to thank all of you for supporting 9 Bullets and I know each and every one of us on staff is looking forward to regaling you with new music and our opinions on it.

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 04.26.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Grab 2 hours and drop your earholes on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for April 26, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. George Jones – Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes
02. Arlo McKinley and The Lonesome Sound – Waiting For Wild Horses (Self-Titled)
03. The Bean Pickers – Photograph (Potlatch)
04. Adam Lee and The Dead Horse Sound Co. – Broken Wings (When The Spirits Move Me)
05. Matt Woods – Drinking To Forget (With Love From Brushy Mountain)
06. Devil Makes Three – Old No. 7 (Self-Titled)
07. Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three – Drinkin’ Whiskey Tonight (Middle Of Everywhere)
08. John Mellencamp – Cherry Bomb (writing demo) (On The Rural Route)
09. Gillian Welch – Look at Miss Ohio (Soul Journey)
10. Justin Townes Earle – Lone Pine Hill (The Good Life)
11. Ben Knight and The Welldiggers – Iceman’s Lament (Divining Rod)
12. The Gaslight Anthem – Even Cowgirls Get The Blues (The ’59 Sound)
13. Glossary – Save Your Money For The Weekend (Feral Fire)
14. The White Buffalo – This Year (Shadows, Greys and Evil Ways)
15. Damion Suomi – Ghost (Self-Titled)
16. Joe Pug – Nobody’s Man (Nation of Heat EP)
17. Benjamin Booker – Violent Shiver (Benjamin Booker)
18. The Evening Rig – Goddamn, I Could Use A Drink (Is Doin’ Stuff)
19. Drive-By Truckers – Act 2: Road Cases (Southern Rock Opera)
20. Tyler Childers – Bottles and Bibles (Live at Red Radio II)
21. The Fox Hunt – it suits me (Long Way To Go)
22. Merle Haggard – Working Man Blues (Working In Tennessee)
23. Kill County – Down To Texas (The Year Of Getting By)
24. American Anodyne – Bastard Sons Of The New Depression (So, You Wanna Be A Bullfighter)
25. American Graveyard – Common Ones (Hallelujahland)
26. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – The Weeds Downtown (Dereconstruction)
27. Those Crosstown Rivals – Six Strings (Hell and Back)
28. Arliss Nancy – Failure (Simple Machines)
29. Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone (Gone, Gone, Gone)
30. Two Cow Garage – Jackson, Don’t You Worry (Sweet Saint Me)

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Episode 173: aired 04.26.2014

AUTOPSY IV'S FAVORITE 10 ALBUMS OF 2012 (today):

Most years, this is a much greater presentation from myself and I’m sorry that this year isn’t the same. It’s been a shit year and that fact combined with the depression that comes with it has sapped my entire motivation to sit down and do all the HTML formatting to make this list as beautiful as (i feel) it normally is.

Presentation aside. I stand by this list wholly. I may not have been able to muster the ambition to format it like years past (I am taking pills that are intended to get me back there) but the list was as brooded, mulled and fussed over as any other year.

So. Without any further ado. Here are, in my opinion, the best albums of 2012 (with links to the original review):

10. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple The Rails (not yet reviewed)
09. Andrew W. CombsWorried Man
08. Alone At 3AMMidwest Mess
07. The Great UnknownsHomefront
06. JKutchma & The Five FifthsPastoral
05. Lee Bains III & The Glory FiresThere Is A Bomb In Gilead
04. OFF!OFF!
03. American AquariumBurn.Flicker.Die.
02. Arliss NancySimple Machines

And my album of the year is:

01. Scott McDougall – A Few Towns More

THE NINEBULLETS.NET PODCAST: EPISODE 26

Holy shit. Like Poltergeist 2: we’re baaaaaack.

For now.

I cover it in the show, but I apologize for the massive break between shows. For the time being, I can’t say there won’t be another multi-month gap between shows and it’s gonna be that way for the remainder of 2012. It sucks, but sometimes real life takes hold. That said, I did make a show and that’s why you’re here, so let’s talk about that…

I have a show for y’all this time around that hits all the bases. Sometimes it rocks, sometimes it’s mellow. Sometimes it’s brand new, sometimes it’s…..well, it’s always pretty new. Some of the highlights on what is a show stacked with awesome are: McDougall, The Great Unknowns, Alone At 3AM, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, and Sturgill Simpson & The High Top Mountain Boys.

All that’s left is to press play on this motherfucker. So what are you waiting on? As always, if you like what you’re hearing on these podcasts, tell your friends about it. Post about it on your Facebook wall. Tweet about it. These bands are all pretty small so every new ear their music finds counts, and you can directly assist them in that effort by telling people about this podcast and others like it.

Track Listing: [Artist – Song – Album]

01. McDougall – Ready, Begin – A Few Towns More
02. Tim Barry – Thing Of The Past – 28th & Stonewall
03. Autopsy IV Commentary
04. Elway – Dear Colorado – Hence My Optimism EP
05. Alone At 3AM – Another Round – Midwest Mess
06. I Can Lick Any SOB In The House – Bad Days Ahead – The Sounds Of Dying
07. Autopsy IV Commentary
08. The Great Unknowns – Dead River, Lake County – Homefront
09. First Aid Kit – The Lions Roar – The Lions Roar
10. The Mastersons – You Don’t Know – Birds Fly South
11. Autopsy IV Commentary
12. The Mynabirds – Generals – Generals
13. River Giant – Pink Flamingos – River Giant
14. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Righteous, Ragged Songs – There Is A Bomb In Gilead
15. Autopsy IV Commentary
16. Sturgill Simpson & The High Top Mountain Boys (Sunday Valley) – I Don’t Mind – To The Wind And On To Heaven
17. Jason Eady – AM Country Heaven – AM Country Heaven
18. Marley’s Ghost – Hank and Audrey – Jubilee
19. Autopsy IV Commentary
20. OFF! – Feelings Were Meant To Be Hurt – OFF!


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LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES – THERE IS A BOMB IN GILEAD

Two years ago we’d booked Lee for the Saturday ninebullets.net day party out at SxSW. It was about an hour and a half before they were supposed to play and I realized I had no idea if he was there and, more importantly. I had no idea what he looked like. So, I wandered over to Shane (Two Cow Garage) and asked if he knew who Lee was and if Lee was in the building yet. Shane said (and I quote), “You’ll know him. He’ll be in overalls, carrying a gallon of water and he’ll be the best looking dude in the room.” The minute Lee walked in the room I understood just how terribly accurate Shane’s description had been. An hour later, Lee proved he and his band weren’t just a few pretty faces by completely destroying the room (figuratively not literally). Since then, I’ve been waiting on pins and needles for a Lee Bains album and, finally, we’ve gotten it in There’s A Bomb In Gilead.

Lee Bains, as most of you probably know, was the guitarist for The Dexateens (now Ex-ateens) and the Glory Fires are Matt Wurtele (guitar), Justin Colburn (bass) and Blake Williamson (drums), all well-seasoned vets in the Alabama music scene. Finding himself gigless after the sudden dissolution of The Dexateens, Lee and Co. went to work fleshing out the raw material Lee had that was suddenly without a home.

The result?

In a word, There Is A Bomb In Gilead is sexy .The result is everything The Drive-By Truckers have been trying to become since Jason left/was kicked out of the band. The result is pure rock and roll. Pure Muscle Shoals. Pure Essential Listening. Pure American music.

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Roebuck Parkway
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Righteous, Ragged, Songs
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Ain’t No Stranger

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