The Drive-By Trucker’s are currently out on their The Dirt Underneath tour. The shows are all acoustic and are not coming anywhere near me here in Florida. Fortunately, the Truckers are a taper friendly band so I cruised over to the Digital Panic forums to grab me a copy of one of the shows. I ended up with a copy of the show they did on 04.28.07 at the Georgia Theater in Athens, Ga. I so wish this tour was making it to Florida. They sound great and are playing around 7 new songs that blow away everything on A Blessing and A Curse (thank god). Now, I am super duper excited about the new DBT album and figured I’d toss up some of the songs from the show. First, here is an acoustic version of the song that gave this here web site it’s name:
These two are my absolute favorite DBT tracks. I could not choose one over the other if I had to. Top lyrical moments:
Zip City – “Got 350 Heads on a 305 engine I get 10 miles to the gallon, I ain’t got no good intentions.”
Women Without Whiskey – “The whiskey ain’t to blame and I ain’t trying to. It don’t make you do a thing, It just let’s you.”
As I said, they are playing about 7 new songs on this tour and I posted a video of Patterson playing one of them, Daddy Needs a Drink, earlier today. I have agonized over this all day. Do I post the songs or not? I have decided that if you wanna hear them as bad as I did then, like me, you can go get the show and that I would just post my favorite of the new songs. Enjoy!
While we are on the DBT love train. An mp3 of one of Jason’s new songs, Try, has popped up. It has been available for streaming on his myspace page for a while but now you can listen without have to load that shitty myspace player. (Jason’s album, Sirens of the Ditch, comes out July 10 on New West Records)